STUDY IN UK

UK education is known and respected all over the world. Your UK qualification will be a solid base for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher wages. UK universities, colleges and schools will provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which to develop your potential. Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. Universities, colleges and schools continually have to prove that their courses meet strict criteria. Many other countries are now trying to follow the example of the UK.

One year courses Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma, Master's degrees, MBAs
Two year courses: Some master's degrees Three to four year courses: PhDs, New Route PhDs
Three to four year courses PhDs, New Route PhDs
Admission

UK degrees can take only three years and postgraduate Master's courses only one year - compared with four years and two years in most other countries. This means you will save a great deal on both tuition fees and living costs - and you will be able to start working and earning money sooner. UK degree courses are shorter because they are more intensive, and therefore more efficient in terms of your time and money.

Admission is based on individual institutions' requirements, since there are no pre-requisite tests (other than for English proficiency). Most universities require good performance at the undergraduate level, in relevant area, in order to consider admission into their Master's level programs. Most Master's programs are of 12 months duration.

MBA admission requires work experience of at least 2-3 years at the managerial level, in all decent UK universities.

And, unlike in the US, PhD applicants need a Master's degree. Otherwise, applicants could register for an M.Phil. Degree and transfer to PhD program if the progress is good.

Required Tests

You may be required to sit on an English Language Test such as IELTS or TOEFL before the university will confirm your seat on the course. The IELTS is organized by the British Council and results take 2-3 weeks.

The minimum scores usually required are 6.0 to 7.0 for IELTS and 213 to 250 (CBT) for TOEFL.

For MBA programs in good universities, a good GMAT score is required, in addition to IELTS or TOEFL scores and work experience of 2-3 years, in addition to decent academic performance at the Bachelor's level.

Expenditure & Length of Programs

For international students, universities set their own fees and they vary by subject and by institution. The average costs of tuition in various fields are:

Under Graduation (3-4yrs) £6,750 to £8,500 per year
Post Graduation £8,000 to £10,000 per year
MBA £7,500 to £13,500 per year (Programs at some top UK business schools can cost up to £20,000 per year)
Scholarships Up to 1000 Pounds.

Under Graduation (3-4yrs) £6,750 to £8,500 per year Post Graduation £8,000 to £10,000 per year MBA £7,500 to £13,500 per year (Programs at some top UK business schools can cost up to £20,000 per year) Scholarships Up to 1000 Pounds. For both types of postgraduate study (taught and research), you should budget for a 12-month academic year. Average living costs (covering accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel) for an international student on a degree course are £768 per month in London and £600 per month elsewhere.

Living expenses are approx. 400 to 500 pounds sterling per month depending upon your lifestyle and the city of residence. Please note, however, that some universities include the cost of accommodation and food within the total fee payable to them.