Study in UK

The UK is one of the top destinations when it comes to pursue higher education, with more than 500, 000 students enrolling to study in UK every year. In order to broaden your career pathway and achieve global exposure, UK has an unparalleled quality of education with reputed institutes to pursue study in UK for Indian students especially seeking career opportunities. The government of UK provides opportunity for the Indian students to study in the UK, but it is a pre-requisite to obtain a student visa. The student visa you need will depend on your age and type of study you are seeking to pursue. 

Opportunity: 

Some of the UK’s most famous universities have traditionally been ranked as the best in the world. Its capital, London is considered to be the world capital city of higher education with four universities being the top universities globally.

Holding a British degree will set you apart in today’s competitive job market, regardless of the country you are in. Not surprisingly, the UK is a hub for international students being the second most popular study destination for overseas students, with over a million international students. 

Application Procedure:

Admission Application:

  • Select the university/college of your choice
  • Ensure that you meet the requirements as per the course and college
  • Gather required documents and make application
  • If you are selected, you will receive admission letter
  • After receiving the admission letter, you may apply for visa 

Visa Application:
You can apply for Student Visa for UK from India online only as mentioned below: 

  • Apply online for Tier 4 (General) student visa
  • Get your biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) taken at a visa application centre
  • Collect your biometric residence permit at the given time 

UK student visa processing time depends upon the control of your country of residence. You are required to pay your UK student visa fee during the process. 

Study Cost in UK:

Tuition Fees: 

Level of Study 

Cost (in GBP)

Masters courses 

11,000 to 16,000

Bachelors courses 

8,000 to 16,000 per year

Foundation courses 

8,000 to 12,000

 
 

Cost of Living: 

Place of Living

Cost (in GBP)

Living in London 

12,000 to 14,000 per year

Living outside London 

9,000 to 11,500 per year

  
 
 

Student Visa Category: 

The basic student visa application requirement to study in UK is called General student visa type which is for students aged over 16 or over who have been offered an opportunity to pursue course at UK educational institution. If you’re a non-EU and non-EEA citizen, you need a student visa to study in the UK. The student visa in UK is labelled as TIER 4 (General). The day you are given a place at the university you must reach the British embassy to seek guidance on student visa requirements in UK. 

Attached with the admission letter your university will send you a reference number known as Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). You’re going to need this number at the British embassy to prove that you have been awarded a place at a UK college and therefore are eligible for a student visa.

Student visa/UK Tier 4 visa checklist for document requirement is as follows: 

  • A current passport or other valid travel documentation
  • Proof that you meet all the UK student visa financial requirements that may vary depending on your
    circumstances
  • Proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you’re under 18
  • Proof of your relationship with your parent or guardian if you’re under 18
  • Your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test

Employment Opportunity: 

International students who study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at a recognized university are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full- time during the holidays. There are thousands of part-time student jobs in London to help support your studies. Many universities have careers and work placement centers to help you find employment. The average part-time weekly wage across the UK is £112.20 a week, but the top 15% of students take home more than £200. Students in the east of England earn the most, at £131.70 per week on average. 

International students in the UK can apply for the Tier 5 (Government Authorized Exchange) visa to undertake work experience and internships in the UK after their studies. You can apply to switch from your Tier 4 visa to this visa from within the UK. In addition to that, there are certain visas like Tier 2 (General Visa), Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur), Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme and Tier 5 Temporary Worker. International Student’s visa will allow eligible students to work, or look for work, in any career or position of their choice, for two years after completing their studies. 

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