1. First Degree Courses in Arts and Sciences:
Bachelor’s degree is usually of 3- or 4-years’ duration and are mostly taught courses, sometimes including the preparation of a small written thesis.
2. Sandwich Courses:
In these courses the coursework is accompanied by practical work. A student could either complete two years of college, then a year of commercial training before returning for a final year in college. OR Student could do a Four-year course with three-six months’ training interspersed each year. The main benefit is that the student gets real experience while in the learning form. Most universities offer this type of education.
3. Higher National Diploma:
Higher National Diploma is awarded by Vocational and Technical Educational Councils. They offer a two-year course in a vocational subject like technical business and scientific subjects. Great emphasis is placed on work experience. It is often seen as the first step towards a degree course as the credits can be transferred.
4. Vocational Courses:
Vocational courses offer an opportunity to enter the university system slowly. Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), General Vocational Qualifications (GNVQ), General Scottish Vocational Qualifications (GSVQ) offer recognized courses in a range of disciplines. Most students opt to take 1-2 years of, for example, BTEC courses before being transferred to a degree programme. BTEC national certificates/diplomas are usually accepted as an alternative to A-Levels.
Postgraduate study may take the form of an independent piece of research under supervision or a taught course and leads to a variety of degrees and awards. The taught courses last normally for 1-2 years. Completion of a doctorate normally takes a minimum of three years. Many post-experience courses are also available, either leading to a qualification or providing a refresher course for graduates wishing to update or extend their knowledge. In some institutions, occasional students are admitted in limited numbers. They attend courses or undertake research, possibly for a period of one or two years. These courses do not lead to any formal qualification or ‘credit’ although certificate of satisfactory attendance may be given.
The cost of higher education and living expenses in the UK::
Undergraduate: Starts from GBP £11, 400 per annum.
Postgraduate: Starts from GBP £12, 200 per annum.
Doctoral Degree: Starts from GBP £13, 000 per annum.
Note: These costs vary from one institution to another and one could pay up to double the total listed above in a leading UK institution.
In London: GBP £1,265 per month (minimum)
Rest of UK: GBP £1,035 per month (minimum)
Scholarships to Study in UK:
Students are suggested to begin the application procedure 3-5 months prior to the intake.
Scholarship deadlines vary amongst Universities.
We advise you to walk into ASTIN OVERSEAS CONSULTANTS Offices as early as possible and we will provide you complete information on the UK scholarship process.
To know about more detailed admission process in the UK and to get the up to date quality advice about the opportunities for studying in the UK, Students should register with ASTIN OVERSEAS CONSULTANTS. Then students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages to maximise their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice.
UK Student Visa:
A Student visa to study in UK is relatively easy to obtain. The process is further simplified by introducing the PBS (Point Based System) wherein you need to achieve 40 points to become eligible to get the Student Visa.
Student Visa Requirements for UK:
ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF VISA APPLICATION.
PASSPORT: Original and Copy of Passport having validity of minimum six months.
PHOTOGRAPH: Not more than 6 months old with White Background and close-up of your face. Size: 35 mm x 45 mm.
VISA FEES: Visa Fees – IT IS COMPULSORY TO PAY THE VISA FEES BY CREDIT CARD. Visa fees are non-refundable. In addition to the visa fees, students have to pay a mandatory health surcharge. (refundable in case of a visa refusal).
VISA APPLICATION FORM: Online Point Based System Visa Application Form.
CAS STATEMENT and Fee Receipts.
WORK EXPERIENCE: (a) Work Experience Certificates / Reference Letters / Appointment Letters from all the Employers.
FUNDS- Through bank statements, Fixed deposits and Educational loan from the acceptable financial institutions by UKVI. ASTIN OVERSEAS will give you clear guidelines on this at the time of your processing.
Medicals: All students applying for a Tier 4 visa need to undergo a TB screening in India from a select Panel Physicians approved by UKVI.
Skype Interview: Student will need to undergo a Skype interview at the time of submission of the visa application. ASTIN OVERSEAS helps you in getting ready you to face the interview.