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Why Study and Live in the United Kingdom?

All over the world, university degrees from UK institutions are highly sought after, and you have a wide range of options for what you can study there. With a degree from a British university, you’ll have a competitive edge in the job market no matter what industry you’re applying to or where you’re seeking for a job.

Higher education in the United Kingdom is renowned for its innovative and challenging environments, which encourage students to reach their full potential. Academically, they’re among the best in the world, with experts in a wide range of fields, and they’re generally ranked well in international rankings.

With its innovative teaching methods and state-of-the-art facilities, British higher education has long been a model for the rest of the globe.

Studying and Working in the UK

An average international student can work up to 20 hours per week during term time and 10 hours per week while school is not in session. A part-time or internship position helps students to learn new skills and earn money while they’re in school.

As part of your study, your university may be able to assist you in securing an internship, which will provide you with a competitive advantage when you graduate. An extension of two years on the post-study visa has been announced by the UK government for international students who complete their studies in the summer of 2021.

Choosing to study in the United Kingdom will ensure that you don’t be bored, no matter what your hobbies are. In the United Kingdom, many families have roots from all over the world, making it a really diverse country. In the end, this results in a country that is a crossroads of many cultures, cuisines, and interests. People from other countries and cultures will also share their experiences and knowledge with you.

No matter where you go in the UK, you’ll never run out of things to do, whether it’s restaurants, nightlife, shopping, or sports. Visiting art galleries, clubs, concerts, and open-air markets is a common pastime in the UK, so you’ll never be bored while you’re not in class.

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Academic Requirements

To study in Australia, you’ll need a different set of qualifications depending on what level of education you wish to pursue. Please contact us for information on each university’s admissions requirements, as they may differ.

  • Schools — Depending on the state or territory you plan to study in, the prerequisites for admission differ from school to school. Applicants’ grades and test scores are taken into account during the selection process.
  • Vocational Education and Training — As a general rule, there are no entry tests for vocational education and training (VET) colleges and universities. Some courses, on the other hand, may include prerequisites or employment obligations.
  • Undergraduate Studies — Undergraduate programs in the United States still require students to have finished secondary school, which is similar to the senior high school level in Australia.
  • Higher Education Postgraduate — Your university may evaluate research ability or relevant work experience in addition to the successful completion of at least one undergraduate degree.

Financial Requirements

Financing conditions Costs associated with daily living and upkeep. If you plan to stay in the UK for more than nine months, you must bring £7,380 in cash. If you’re here for less than nine months, you’ll need to establish that you can afford £820 per month for each month of your programme.’

Bringing in family members

There is a maximum of £4,140 per dependant that can be brought to the UK, therefore if you have any, you must show that you have £460 per month for each dependent you bring.

When a student brings his or her partner and a child, they must show that they have held the following sum in their bank account for 28 consecutive days before applying for Tier 4: By multiplying each figure by nine, the total sum comes to £15,660, or $820,460.

Proof is required

For self-funding, the money must be held in either your own account, a joint account (you and someone else’s), or your parents’ account. In order to utilize a friend or relative’s account, you must have your own.

Signed and dated letter from your parents stating that they are aware that their money will be used to pay for your studies in the United Kingdom are required if your parents’ bank account is being used for your education.

‘Acceptable’ bank accounts for verification purposes

Make sure your bank is not on the list of institutions that the UK Visas and Immigration is unable to verify, especially if you are from Cameroon or Ghana and plan to transfer money from an offshore account.

There must be at least 28 consecutive days of money in the account prior to submitting an application in all circumstances.

Your Tier 4 visa application will be rejected if your income falls below the amount you are required to present, even if it’s only for one day. As long as that 28-day period ends less than one month before your application date, you’re good!

Please ensure that the bank statement you submit contains the following information:

  • Your name (or that of your parents)
  • The account number
  • The date of the statement
  • The financial institution’s name and logo
  • The amount of money available
  • Transactions showing that the funds available to you have been in your account for a minimum of 28 days.

Language Requirements

Depending on the institution and the level of English language study desired, different entrance criteria apply. International applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds are expected to demonstrate proficiency in English, as evidenced by the following criteria:

Passing a standardized examination, an academic English program or passing an approved alternative requirement.

Universities in the UK will accept the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS – Academic
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – PT and iBT
  • University of Cambridge – ESOL Examinations for the Certificate of
  • Proficiency in English
  • (CEP) or the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

1. Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Each section of the IELTS must score at least a 5.0, with a total score of at least 5.5.

2. Undergraduate Students

Each section of the IELTS must score at least 6.0. Courses like Teaching and Nursing, for example, require much higher. In order to pass the IELTS, you must get a minimum of 7.5 out of a possible 7.5.

3. Post Graduate School

Depending on the university, the minimal criterion is 7.0 overall in IELTS with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest.

Visa Requirements

Student Visa is required for international students who plan to study in the United Kingdom, whether in England or elsewhere in the country.

Checklist for Students Applying for UK Visa

  • An application for a visa.
  • Your sponsor, in this case the educational institution where you’ve been accepted as a student, must provide you with an authentic Visa Letter.
  • Foreign travel requires a valid passport from your home nation.
  • Passport-sized color photograph that displays your face without a cap, head covering, or sunglasses, and taken against a white background is required.
  • While head coverings worn for religious or cultural reasons are permitted, they must not completely obscure your face.
  • Your fingerprints and photograph, which must be supplied in person at an approved collecting facility.
  • While in the UK, you will need proof of cash to cover your lodging and costs. In the form of bank statements, or even a letter from a financial institution confirming a loan, this evidence can be helpful.
  • A bank account must have been open for at least 28 days before you can withdraw money from it.
  • The fee of obtaining a visa.
  • Students who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in medicine or dentistry will also need an authentic letter from their postgraduate dean and official transcripts or certificates to prove their credentials.

Institutions in the United Kingdom

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. Imperial College London
  4. University College London (UCL)
  5. London School of Economics and Political Science
  6. The University of Edinburgh
  7. King’s College London
  8. The University of Manchester
  9. University of Warwick
  10. University of Glasgow
  11. University of Bristol
  12. University of Birmingham
  13. University of Sheffield
  14. Queen Mary University of London
  15. Lancaster University
  16. University of Southampton
  17. University of Leeds
  18. University of Nottingham
  19. The University of Exeter
  20. Newcastle University
  21. University of Sussex
  22. University of Aberdeen
  23. Durham University
  24. University of York
  25. University of Liverpool
  26. University of East Anglia
  27. University of Leicester
  28. Cardiff University
  29. Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  30. Queen’s University Belfast
  31. St George’s, University of London
  32. University of Bath
  33. University of Bath Online
  34. University of Dundee
  35. University of Reading
  36. University of St Andrews
  37. University of Surrey
  38. Swansea University
  39. Anglia Ruskin University
  40. University of Essex
  41. Birkbeck, University of London
  42. Bournemouth University
  43. Brunel University London
  44. City, University of London
  45. Loughborough University
  46. Royal Holloway University of London
  47. University of Kent
  48. University of Stirling
  49. Aston University
  50. Bangor University
  51. Goldsmiths, University of London
  52. Liverpool John Moores University
  53. Middlesex University
  54. Northumbria University
  55. Northumbria University London Campus
  56. Northumbria University Pathway
  57. Royal Veterinary College
  58. Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
  59. SOAS University of London
  60. University of Plymouth
  61. University of Strathclyde
  62. University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
  63. Aberystwyth University
  64. Birmingham City University
  65. Edinburgh Napier University
  66. Heriot-Watt University
  67. Keele University
  68. Nottingham Trent University
  69. University of Lincoln
  70. University of Portsmouth
  71. University of the West of Scotland
  72. Coventry University
  73. De Montfort University
  74. Glasgow Caledonian University
  75. Manchester Metropolitan University
  76. Oxford Brookes University
  77. The Open University UK
  78. Ulster University
  79. University of Bradford
  80. University of Brighton
  81. University of Derby
  82. University of Greenwich
  83. University of Hertfordshire
  84. University of Huddersfield
  85. University of Hull
  86. Edge Hill University
  87. Kingston University
  88. Leeds Beckett University
  89. London South Bank University
  90. Sheffield Hallam University
  91. University of Bedfordshire
  92. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  93. University of East London
  94. University of Roehampton
  95. University of Salford
  96. University of Westminster
  97. Canterbury Christ Church University
  98. Cardiff Metropolitan University
  99. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  100. Cranfield University
  101. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  102. Nottingham University Business School
  103. London Metropolitan University
  104. Queen Margaret University
  105. Robert Gordon University
  106. Harper Adams University
  107. University of Northampton
  108. London Business School