UK

FAQ: UK

Nationals of all countries can apply for this visa.

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  • Requires only 15 years of education for direct entry into postgraduate program;
  • International students studying at UK institutions are not required to obtain permission
    from the job center to take spare time and vacation work;
  • In the UK, most undergraduate degrees take only 3 years while postgraduate degrees take
    one year; you spend less time away from home and less money on course
  • Educational institutions are constantly monitored and reviewed to ensure that courses
    offered are of high quality;
  • Qualifications from the UK are some of the most recognized and respected worldwide;
  • There is a high success rate for international students in the UK education system;
  • Health insurance is free to students who are studying in the UK for 6 months of more;
  • There are many routes into education in the UK, so chances of accessing the British
    system are high;
  • UK is the gateway to Europe, rich in history and has welcomed international students
    for hundreds of years.

Points are awarded for having a valid Visa Letter issued by a licensed sponsor which is worth 30 points. In addition, 10 points are given for fulfilling the Maintenance (Funds) requirement. Entry Clearance Officers will only award points where you have indicated that you wish to claim them, and for which you have supplied the required supporting evidence.

Successful applicants will be granted a visa in line with the length of their initial course of study.

The Tier 4 (Adult) Student visa offers the student the benefit of developing an educational base in the UK while being permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term periods. Tier 4 Student (Adult) visa holders are permitted to work full-time during vacation periods without seeking further permission from the UK Border Agency. In some instances, graduate level students may be able to switch into a working visa category that could lead to a settlement in the UK.

If you have been offered a full-time place at a UK educational institution, you may be eligible to enter the UK on a Student Visa Requirements:

  • You must have a secured place at a UK-based institution for full-time study. Full-time
    means a minimum of 15 hours of classroom study per week.
  • You must be able to show that you can support yourself and pay for your course.
  • This is not a work visa however you can work part-time to supplement your income
    i.e. 20 hours per week and 40 hours per week during holidays.

Spouse immigration is only permitted for married partners and unlike a finance visa or De Facto visa, often known as an unmarried partner visa, your common-law or conjugal partner is not allowed to join you. Married partners will be granted leave to remain for a period equal to that granted to the student. During this time, they must be able to support themselves either independently or with the help of the applicant.

We suggest the student use Ranking as one among the criteria but not as a whole. It is understood that the Ranking is done by some Private bodies by using certain parameters which most of them are not applicable from the student perspective. We recommend a student to consider other important factors like accreditation of the University, courses, the strength of the faculty, infrastructure, on-going researches and the placement support at the University.

The more important student should look at his specialization and course and see if his choice of University is good for the same. Also, some universities do not get into the ranking race.

Accreditation is a process cum technique by which universities and their courses are recognized for establishing a certain level of performance and quality. It is usually done by non-governmental agencies called accreditation bodies. There are two types of accreditation namely Regional and Professional.

Regional bodies check if the University or college as a complete entity meets certain standards of educational quality.

  • Helps if the student wishes a transfer to another university or college.
  • Makes colleges and Universities meet the requisite standards.

Right from coaching for the test-prep, University counseling, Course counseling, application formalities, guiding on the drafting of LOR, SOP, score reporting process, follow-up with the universities for the admission status, guiding on the visa formalities, visa mock session and the pre-departure all are available under one roof i.e. “Success Overseas Education Consultants”. A complete service provider in catering to the student’s needs.

2 sources of benefit are:

  • NHS: All international students staying in the UK for the purpose of education for 6 months or more qualify for free healthcare through the National Health Service.
  • NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS: Loads of discounts are negotiated on behalf of their student members on things like books, stationery, food, clothes, travel, and entertainment. All students are entitled to free NUS membership.

If your visa is refused and you have paid a deposit to your institution or tuition fees, then you will receive a refund of the deposit when you send the institution a copy of your visa refusal letter from the High Commission. A few institutions deduct a small amount usually no more than £ 100 for processing the refund payment.

As compared to the cost of studying in India only, going abroad can seem to be steeply expensive. However, one must keep the possible returns in mind which are in the form of quality of education, international exposure and boost to one’s career when evaluating the costs of studying abroad. A student can rely on sources like family funds, bank loans, scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships, etc to provide for funds required by him.

  • Bank Loans
    Most nationalized banks offer student loans at competitive rates for considerable time periods which may enable a larger section of students to go and study abroad. They will ask for a collateral security to be pledged. You can even consider the possibility of an international bank loan. Kindly ask your counselor for further details.
  • Educational Trusts / Institutes
    Such organizations may also be able to help the student to fund his studies abroad.
  • Sponsorships
    A blood relative is always preferred but other sponsors can also help to fund your education in the UK provided a logical explanation is given as to why he is willing to sponsor you.

Some universities require the students to pay part of the tuition fees in advance in order to reserve a place for them in the university. In any case, we recommend that all students should make a deposit payment as it facilitates in getting a student visa.

British Universities do not have a formal ranking system, but the government does take the responsibility to monitor and control the quality of education provided by each university through the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. The Government conducts a Research Assessment Exercise once in every 5 yrs. which determines the level of research activity in a university department. The departments are graded as high as 5* and as low as 1. General League Tables prepared by newspapers like the Sunday Times and Financial Times can also be checked.

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