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Study in UK

The United Kingdom has emerged as one of the top destinations to study globally, with an excellent employability rate of 75.5% in 2020. With high standards of education on every corner, and more diversity than many other countries, the UK welcomed 605,130 international students in 2020-21.

  • Undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have access to over 5000 courses. The universities are well-known for their high rankings all throughout the world.
  • Some of the universities in Britain offering quality education and research opportunities have acceptance rates going as high as 89.9% in 2021.
  • Asia accounts for 44% of all international students studying in the United Kingdom. The countries' unique degrees (ethical hacking, surf science & technology, puppetry design, performance, or even flower design) contribute to why they attract so much talent from around the world.
  • According to studies, 54% of all research undertaken by UK universities is classified as world-leading or internationally good. In general, the United Kingdom is regarded as a world leader in research.

The United Kingdom gives its international students a variety of options, whether in the courses they want to take or the university they want to attend. From STEM courses to Arts and leisure, the country provides something for everyone. It's a center for study and a high-quality lifestyle.

Why study in UK?

  • Internationally Recognized Universities

    The United Kingdom is home to some of the world's most prestigious universities. The United Kingdom is home to 4 of the world's best universities. The country's universities are known for their excellent teaching and high-quality academics.

  • Work While Studying & Post Graduation Employment

    The United Kingdom allows international students to work 20 hours per week during the academic year and full-time during the summer. International students can also apply for a post-study visa (PSW) that allows them to stay in the UK for up to two years after graduation in order to find jobs linked to their degrees.

  • Quality Education & Strong Research Infrastructure

    The United Kingdom brings with it a long history of academic excellence. Education received nearly $83.4 billion in government funding, indicating that it is a top priority for the government

  • Scholarships and Financial Support

    Hundreds of scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial aid are available from the UK government to students from a variety of nations. Many organizations also provide financial support.

Education System in the UK

The United Kingdom is split into 5 stages: early years, primary, secondary, Further Education (FE), and Higher Education (HE). In Britain, education is mandatory from the age of 5 to 16.

    • Early Years: All three and four-year-olds have been entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year since September 2010. 
    • Primary: This stage covers 3 ranges, nursery, (under 5), infant (5 to 7 or 8)
    • (Key Stage 1), and junior (up to 11 or 12) (Key Stage 2).
    • Secondary: Secondary schools accept students as young as 11 years old and continue until they reach statutory school age and beyond.
  • Further Education: It includes all semi-courses done after the compulsory education era has ended. It can range from basic skills training to higher vocational.
  • Higher Education: Higher education in the United Kingdom is the level of education that follows secondary school in the educational hierarchy. It comprises bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Universities QS Rankings 2022
University of Cambridge 2
University of Oxford 4
Imperial College London 6
University College London (UCL) 8
The University of Edinburgh 15
University of Leeds 86
Queen Mary University of London 125
The University of Exeter 149
Brunel University 412
University of Stirling 501

Types of Higher Institutions/ Universities

The United Kingdom's higher education system is one of the world's oldest. Universities are classified using a variety of categories due to their long history.

  • Ancient Universities

    Any universities established before the 19th century on British soil are referred to as Ancient Universities. These universities offer a glimpse into the rich and varied history of Englishmen.

  • Red Brick Universities (Civic Universities)

    Red Brick Universities (Civic Universities) aimed to promote development. Unlike their older counterparts, were primarily concerned with science and engineering.

  • Plate Glass Universities

    The UK government commissioned the Robbins study during the 1960s economic and social boom. According to the research, the UK has far too few universities. Many more new institutions, now known as the plate glass universities, arose as a result of this.

  • Polytechnic/ Metropolitan Universities

    Many polytechnic universities were founded in the 1970s and 1980s to increase the skilled workforce in engineering, science, and technology. In 1992, these institutions were given permission to call themselves universities.

  • Modern Universities

    A modern university is defined as one that was founded or awarded university status after 1992. In no way are these colleges less educationally qualified than their older, more experienced peers, despite their youth.

  • Colleges of Higher Institutions

    These colleges cannot award degrees by themselves. They do so with the partner educational institutions they are affiliated with. However they can apply for University status.

  • University Colleges

    These are educational institutions that can grant taught degrees but not research degrees under their name. To offer research degrees, many university colleges have partnered with or are associated with other universities.

  • Russel Universities

    The Russell Group comprises 20 prestigious research universities in the United Kingdom. The group works together to provide quality education, novel instructional practices, outstanding student engagement, and world-class research output

Curriculum & Degrees in the UK

More than 150 Higher Educational Institutions offer diverse programs in various fields to overseas students. The courses and degrees could be of any of the following types:

  • Foundation Courses

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Master’s Degree

  • Integrated Master’s Degree

  • Doctorate

  • Single Honors

  • Joint Honors

Courses to Study in the UK

Universities in the United Kingdom provide a variety of courses and also two-year degrees, which are popular among students. The following are some of the fields in which the courses fall:

  • English

  • MBA

  • Civil Engineering

  • Law

  • Information Technology and Computing

  • Sciences

  • Medicine

  • Psychology

  • Tourism & Hospitality

  • Architecture

  • Physiotherapy

Intakes in the UK

Intakes Durations
Fall Intake From September to December
Winter Intake From January to April
Summer Intake From April to May

Admission Requirements in the UK

To be admitted to a British University, the student must meet minimum academic and English level entry standards.

Scholarships in the UK

The scholarships and grants available for Indian students to finance their education to study in the UK are mostly merit or need-based. The scholarships are sponsored by educational institutions and other public and private organizations.

Scholarship Name Type Amount in GBP
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships Merit-Based 100,000
Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship College-Specific 33,115
Felix Scholarships Need-Based Variable Amount
Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships Award Variable Amount
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Full Ride Scholarships Variable Amount
GREAT Scholarship Company Sponsored 2,000

Study VISA to the UK

The United Kingdom is the second-largest host of international students. The high-quality education and cultural diversity make the UK a sought-after destination for many. Any non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals must have a valid Student Visa to study in the United Kingdom.  

Accommodation in the UK

Types of student accommodation in the UK

  • Halls of Residence

  • Private Student Halls

  • Private Rentals

  • Homestays

Cost of Attendance in the UK

The UK has one of the best higher education systems and numerous job opportunities after graduation. A variety of factors influence the cost of studying and living in the UK, including:

  • Program Cost
  • Housing
  • Cost of Food
  • Cost of Books & Supplies
  • Transportation Cost
  • Other Expenses
  • Private Student Halls: $380 to $850 / month
  • Other Expenses 

The average cost per month can range in-between 400 and 1,500 GBP to cover all their living expenses, including electricity, internet, and social activities.

Job After Study in the UK

After studying in the United Kingdom, you can expect to have a successful career in the following:

CEO and Managing Directors

HR Managers

Financial Controllers

Fiscal Managers

Chief Accountants

Portfolio Managers

IT Manager


Aerospace Engineers

Data Scientists

IT Consultants

Project Managers

Software Developers

DevOps Engineers

Popular Job Sectors in the UK


Financial Services




Law Practice


Technology & Telecommunications


Apps, Web & eCommerce


Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology


Media and Communications


Sports, Culture & Recreation


Transportation & Logistics


Service, Tourism & Restaurants

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