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Why Study in the United Kingdom (UK)?

  • Made up of four countries-England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is a very popular study destination for Indian students.
  • The UK has more than 100 universities and around 165 higher education institutions including universities and colleges.
  • With ancient and traditional universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, University College London to modern universities, the UK offers something for every students in a variety of subject areas.
  • Taught Master courses are only for 1 year. You do not need 16 years of education to pursue a Masters degree in most subjects.
  • Most undergraduate (bachelors) degrees are for 3 years in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Scotland has some excellent universities, a different education system than the rest of the UK and a 4 year undergraduate degree.

Why Apply through Enlight World Visas?

  • More than 15 years of experience in successfully sending students to study at renowned institutions in the UK
  • Placed more than 6000 students till date
  • Officially represent more than 127 institutions in the UK
  • Impartial and ethical advice and services
  • Interesting fact - Enlight World Visas set up as a British Company in 1996 was founded by a British national

Institution List in UK

  • Abertay University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Aston University
  • Birmingham City University
  • BPP University
  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Birkbeck University of London
  • Coventry University
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • Institute of Education, University of London
  • London South Bank University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • Sunderland University
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
  • City University
  • Coventry University
  • Coventry University London Campus
  • De Montfort University
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Falmouth University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Heriot Watt University
  • Holborn College
  • Hult International Business School
  • City University London
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • Queens University Belfast
  • St Georges University of London
  • UEA London
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • London, World Education Centre
  • BU International College
  • Financial
  • Glasgow International College
  • KIC London Ltd
  • Liverpool International College
  • Nottingham Trent International College
  • The University of Brighton's International College
  • University of West of England Bristol International College
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University
  • Le Cordon Bleu
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • BCUIC at Birmingham City University, Birmingham
  • CRIC at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
  • EIC at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
  • HIC at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
  • ICP-International college Portsmouth
  • ICRGU at Robert Gordon University
  • ICWS at Swansea University, Wales
  • LBIC - London Brunel International College
  • PUIC at University of Plymouth
  • University of Northampton International College
  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle University London Campus
  • Northumbria University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queens University Belfast
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • SAE Institute
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Staffordshire University
  • Bellerbys College
  • Istituto Marangoni
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University, London
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds International Study Centre
  • Sheffield International College
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • Swansea University
  • The University of Aberdeen
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Reading
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Salford
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Sunderland - London Campus
  • University of Surrey
  • University of West of England, Bristol
  • University of Westminster
  • University of York West London College(Associate campus of Heriot Watt University)

Application Process and Deadlines in the UK

Undergraduate Applications

Applications for Bachelors degree courses are made through the Universities Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) that is a centralised application system.
Students can apply to a maximum of 5 institutions/courses only.

UCAS Deadlines-

  • 15 October for medicine, dentistry and veterinary courses and all courses at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
  • 15 January for all other courses except certain art and design courses that have a 24 March deadline.
  • 30 June is the final deadline for international students and after this all applications go into Clearing.

Postgraduate Applications

  • There is no single centralized system for postgraduate applications and students have to make applications individually to each institution.
  • Deadlines vary from course to course and institution to institution. Our counseling staff can help you with identifying these deadlines.

Enlight World Visas Application Processing Services-

Enlight World Visas provides complete application processing services that include putting together your application and helping you decide on your final choices. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality and a quick turnaround time once we get all the required documents and inputs from the student.

Cost of Studying in the UK

The costs incurred by a student can be divided into

  • Tuition fee of the course and
  • Living cost.

Tuition fee for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes ranges from GBP 4,000 to 18,000. Tuition for laboratory based courses is usually higher than classroom based courses. Medicine, Dentistry courses have much higher tuition fee.

The living cost in the UK is higher in big cities such as London and lower in smaller towns and cities. The UKBA has defined the living cost for the purpose of obtaining a student visa. This is as follows-

  • GBP 1000 per month in Central London
  • GBP 800 for outer London and the rest of the UK

SCHOLARSHIPS

Broadly there are three types of scholarships for studying in the UK available to Indian students-

  • Scholarships offered by UK institutions
  • UK Government sponsored
  • Private Trusts and funds

Studying and Living in the UK

Made up of four distinct countries- England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is a very popular study destination for Indian students.

The UK is a great place to study in. With excellent quality of institutions and a strong tradition of research, it offers an excellent learning experience. How can you ensure that your time in the UK as a student is well spent.

Studying and learning- This is an extremely important aspect that you will need to work on. In the UK the teaching and learning style is very different from that in India.

  • You will be expected to do extensive reading, researching and be able to express your arguments in a logical and convincing way.
  • Mostly the emphasis is on how to think rather than what to think.
  • Plagiarism is a serious offence in the UK and students need to ensure that they do not copy answers from their friends, books (without providing proper references).

Settling down to your new life as a student in the UK

Once you arrive in the UK you will need to take care of many things before you get busy with your classes and study.

Most institutions will organise an orientation days/week for international students where you will be introduced to the institution, class time table, accommodation, health and money matters. We recommend that you arrive at your institution in time to attend this orientation as it will help you settle in faster.

Enlight World Visas holds Pre-departure briefings to help students prepare well for life as a student in the UK.

GETTING AROUND - The first few days

ORGANISING YOUR STUDY

You may find the Education System in the UK very different from what you are used to in India. For one you will be expected to do a lot of self study and contribute with active participation in classroom discussions. You will get  assignments that you have to submit within the stipulated time neatly typed. Please note that plagiarism is a serious offence in the UK. Students who are caught copying material from friends, internet, books without giving due credit to the author are penalized and are asked to return to their home country. So do make sure your work is original and you give proper references wherever required. You can contact your personal tutor or attend the Orientation Program organised by you institution in order to find out more about this.

ACCOMMODATION

When it comes to finding somewhere to live you will find that most institutions will guarantee accommodation provided you have applied by the deadline date. If you are looking for an alternative, private accommodation available outside the university campus may work out to be much cheaper.

However, remember to factor in costs of transport to and from the university, utility bills for electricity, heating, internet etc. You must travel to the UK 1-2 weeks before your course starts so that you have enough time to look for private accommodation.

MONEY

It is recommended that you carry at least GBP 500 in cash to cover immediate expenses on arrival such as taxi/bus fare, initial deposit for your bank account, food items, stationery etc.

BASIC ESSENTIALS

While packing for your life as a student you might like to include a few basic essentials like a warm coat, pressure cooker, umbrella, good walking shoes, spices, plug adapter etc. Remember, layering your clothing is the way to beat the cold.

HOME COMFORTS

No matter where you live either in the university or in private accommodation try and make your room cosy and homely as much as  possible by bringing your own bed linen (unless you know its included in your room, you can always buy them on arrival in the UK), family photographs, bath towels etc.

MOBILE PHONES

In the UK a variety of pre-paid and post paid schemes are available. It might be difficult to get a post paid scheme soon after arrival as you will need to give proof of residence etc., hence a pay-as -you-go plan might be your best option. Some phone companies may have cheaper options to make calls to India so may be worthwhile to explore them.

INTERNET & E-MAIL ACCESS

Most colleges and universities in the UK provide free e-mail accounts for their students and you are recommended to visit your university library to find out more. If you are thinking of buying a laptop, we recommend you buy it in the UK as it might be cheaper. You would also find that it is easier to get second hand desk tops very cheap from students who are leaving the campus. There might be offers on brand new laptops arranged by the university and it is best to check with the IT Support staff or the Library staff to find out more.

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