The UK is best known for its research-based higher study. The UK has decorated with 88 world-class universities to serve its nation as well as the students who come here from all around the world. The best-known universities like Oxford, Cambridge or London is in the UK. There are so many great things about the UK for which it is one of the most desirable destinations for international students.
Students are attracted to do their higher study in the UK because of the greater value of degrees & easy access to highly reputed universities. Otherwise, all international students can work up to 20 hours a week. So, the UK is kind of heaven for international students. Every year around 110000 students come to the UK for higher study. UK universities take less time to complete your study than any other country in the world. UK University courses offer one year to complete Masters take & Undergraduate program takes only 3 years to complete. Even it charges less money than the USA. Otherwise most of the times you don’t even need GRE for getting admitted in the UK universities.
Top 12 UK universities according to QS ranking
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- UCL (University College London)
- Imperial College London
- The University of Edinburgh
- The University of Edinburgh
- King’s College London
- The University of Manchester
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
- University of Bristol
- The University of Warwick
- University of Glasgow
Students are likely to be found of UK universities because of their education system which has an impressive reputation. In the application process after registration students are guided for their online application system. The best thing is UK universities also help you to develop excellent English language skills. Any student can have a very good company there and life experiences. The UK’s QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) of Higher Education regularly monitors Education Standards.
Taking Arts & Humanities degree from Oxford University is the dream of most of the students around the world. Students who are thinking of taking engineering, life science, medical or natural science degree from Cambridge University is the best choice for them.
UK’s Universities have promising Graduate Employability Score on which you can rely on and forget about your employability.
|Rank||University||Graduate employability Score|
|4||University of Cambridge||67.7|
|6||University of Oxford||66.7|
|9||Imperial College of London||64.6|
|7||University College of London||65.6|
|29||University of Manchester||65.3|
|41||University of Bristol||64.8|
Living Cost for International Students in United Kingdom
Living cost in UK is pretty reasonable but following price hikes in recent years UK universities are going to charge 11,380$ for home students. For international students these days’ tuition fees varies from 12300 to 43100 US Dollars per year & cost of living in UK on average 14,750 dollars per year, which means you have to spend at least 27040$ per year.
It might seem UK costs higher than other countries but must not forget they offer shorter programs than most other countries in the world. But if you are looking for some low tuition university, here are some-
List of low tuition Universities in the UK
|Name of School||Undergraduate||Postgraduate|
|The University of West London||£9,350||£9,950|
|Southampton Solent University||£9,785||£10,300|
|Leeds Trinity University||£9,300||£8,500|
|Leeds Metropolitan University||£9,500||£10,100|
|Canterbury Christ Church University||£9,710||£10,510|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||£9,700||£10,000|
|Royal Agricultural University||£9,000||–|
|Robert Gordon University||9,900||£10,000|
|Queen Margaret University||£10,170||£10,170|
|Edinburg Napier University||£10,080||£10,760|
|University of Bedfordshire||£9,600||£9,600|
Documents needed for Applying in the United Kingdom University
Normally for applying in universities you will require special documents but these documents you will be asked for frequently-
- A certified copy of your previous degree.
- Translated overview of your courses modules & grade.
- Two passport photo.
- Copy of your passport.
- and of course proof of your language proficiency.
How to Get Student Visa for the UK?
You have to apply for the VISA at least 3 months before you move to this country. The documents you are going to need are-
- Completed application form.
- Valid passport.
- Two photographs.
- Letter showing you have been accepted by the UK university.
- Transcript of academic record.
- Certificate of your language proficiency or other what they granted like TOEFL or IELTS.
- Health insurance certificate.
- Declaration of the authenticity of the documents submitted.
The UK universities may or may not require any entrance exam as requirement varies with different universities. But every international student must ensure their language proficiency and if anyone wants they can seat for these test for extra advantages-
BMAT – Biomedical admissions test
ELAT – English literature admissions test
GAMSAT – Graduate medical school admissions test
HAT – History aptitude test
LNAT – National admissions test for law
PAT – Physics aptitude test
MAT – Mathematics admission test
MLAT – Modern languages admissions test
STEP – Sixth term examination paper
UKCAT – United kingdom clinical aptitude test
MMLT – Modern and Medieval Languages Test
TSA – Thinking Skills Assessment
Written By: Muhammad Imran Shorif