About UK

 

The United Kingdom or UK is one of the Top 3 destinations for international students. It is a political union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. London is the capital of UK and its other major cities are Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Southampton and Bristol. UK is one of the highly developed G-7 countries with reputation as global financial and business center. It is also one of the oldest knowledge centers and is known for its diverse cultures, multi-faith society, variety of foods and famous tourist attractions. Below are some interesting facts about UK:

  • Has world famous universities like Cambridge and Oxford
  • Programs on BBC TV channels have no advertisements
  • There are more Indian food restaurants in London than in Mumbai or Delhi
  • All horses in UK have a passport!
  • All locations in UK are within 120 km from sea coast.
  • Birthplace of personalities like Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Beatles, Charlie Chaplin, JK Rowling, etc. and fictional characters such as James Bond, Harry Porter, Sherlock Holmes, Jack Sparrow, Mr. Bean, etc.
  • World famous UK brands are Rolls Royce, Vodafone, Jaguar, Range Rover, Bentley, Reebok, Tropicana, BP, Shell, BBC, Lipton, etc.

Why UK?

 

UK is the pioneer of modern education and has a legacy in the form of some oldest universities like Cambridge and Oxford. Over 6,00,000 international students choose to study in UK making it the top destination after USA and it is considered as a benchmark in education. Below are some points to study in UK:

Reputation UK has over 390 Universities offering 50,000+ courses in all the subject areas. 4 of these universities are in world’s Top 10. All the academic institutions are monitored for quality standards by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The learning is more practical and utility-based and with its highly advanced institutions with world-class infrastructure, offers excellent opportunities for research and innovation. The qualifications gained in UK are globally recognized and highly valued by employers.
Learning Flexibility Universities in UK are renowned for courses in Arts, Business, Media, Engineering and Technology. Students get choice of 50,000+ courses to choose from 25+ subject areas. Some of these courses are quite unique and has multiples intakes in a year. UK’s education system is quite similar to Indian system. Student’s assessment is done through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.
Lifestyle UK is an amalgam of cultures, nationalities, religions, languages and foods. Indians and people from Indian-origin have a sizeable presence in areas in and around London. Students get various accommodation options in central cities as well in nearby areas with multi-modal transport connectivity. The climate is temperate and generally enjoyable throughout the year.
Work Opportunities The international students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during study sessions and full-time in vacations and holidays, which may vary in certain programs and study levels. Being a global economic powerhouse, UK offers valuable work experiences to students in the form of part-time jobs, internships, industrial/business visits, seminars, events and on the job practical sessions. There is possibility to obtain post study work rights upon completion of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

Over 15,000 courses are available for international students. The popular study areas are in Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Applied Sciences, Healthcare, Design, Hospitality, Business Management and Information Technology & Computer Sciences. It is important to choose a program by researching on its relevance to your current studies, emerging technologies as well as future professional prospects.
The common entry requirements are: Previous academic qualification, English language proficiency and Relevant work experience. Some specialized technical programs may need students to clear Entrance Tests like GMAT, GRE, SAT, etc. The requirements may differ from country to country and from course to course. Shree Hari Consultants provides guidance in choosing the best program as per student’s profile and interest.
International students from non-English speaking countries needs to demonstrate English language proficiency. Some countries and academic institutions may allow relaxations based on certain criteria like English subject scores in Higher Secondary exam and/or Medium of Instruction (MOI) in undergraduate studies. However, it is highly recommended to have a valid English language proficiency score. Some of the accepted tests are; IELTS, IELTS-UKVI, TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo. Please check with our counsellors for applicability as per your case.
Scholarships are a great way to bring down the tuition fee costs but it is highly competitive. Many overseas institutions provide upfront scholarships to meritorious students. However, certain prestigious scholarships may require international students to fulfil the eligibility criteria like previous academic scores, entrance tests, interviews, extracurricular activities and study program & level. Some major scholarship types are: University/College Scholarship, Government-funded scholarship, Fee waivers, Private-funded scholarships/grants, Merit Scholarships, etc. Qualifying students may also fund their studies by availing bursaries, fellowships and research & teaching assistantships.

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