Student Visa - United Kingdom

Study in United Kingdom

Why study in the UK?

The UK education system is flexible, so you can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations. When you study in the UK you meet people from different nationalities, sharing their backgrounds and discovering new perspectives.

The benefits of studying in the UK

  • The UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognised.
  • The UK undertakes 5 per cent of the world's scientific research and produces 14 per cent of the world's most frequently cited papers.
  • UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.
  • The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.
  • As a student you get the opportunity to be taught by the world's leading academics and experts; you also benefit from their constant academic support.
  • UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialised modules.
  • The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects.

Scholarships

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Make the most of 370 scholarships on offer and fulfil your academic ambitions in the UK. Scholarships worth 100 million announced

Hornby scholarships 2017

The Hornby Trust supports the teaching of English as a foreign language and awards scholarships to English language teachers from developing countries.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

This is an annual scheme made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships

The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) is an arts, heritage conservation and humanities scholarship fund.

Scholarships funded by other organisations

Students may apply for a range of scholarships and funding provided by UK and international Government bodies, the European Commission, trusts, research councils, industry and employers.

GREAT Scholarships

With 198 scholarships on offer, it's a great opportunity for Indian students wishing to make the most of their UK education.

Courses in the UK

The UK is home to some of the world's top universities, which attract thousands of students and researchers every year, including many from India. It is also the world leader in many areas of education including engineering, science, art & design, business & management, law and finance. Its reputation and legacy as an epicentre for scientific research makes it a place to be, especially for some of the very best thinkers in the world. In fact, with only one per cent of the world's population, the UK is responsible for eight per cent of global scientific publications.

The UK education system gives students the freedom to combine courses and subjects from different areas of studies, so you can tailor your degree to your own needs and interest.

Information on UK education and qualifications is also available on official government websites:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

Student visa to the UK

The UK has a points-based visa system, which is designed to be objective and transparent. To apply for a student visa, you need to gain 40 points. This includes 30 points for a "confirmation of acceptance for studies" from the university, college or school where you want to study.

Your chosen place of study must be on the "register of sponsors" kept by the UKBA. This register is designed to give you peace of mind that you are applying to join a bona fide institution.

Student life in the UK

The UK is an incredible mix of international cultures and contemporary thinking, held together by a strong sense of identity and tradition. As an international student, you'll find an array of exciting experiences ahead of you and will have the opportunity to discover exotic places and meet new people. As the UK is a cosmopolitan city, you'll find that many UK customs are already familiar to you and so you'll settle down faster than you think.

Anxious about your student life in the UK? Want to know how it is going to be living alone and away from family? Get practical advice and tips straight from the experienced lot of students who have successfully lived on 'budgets', made friends

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