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by admin Posted 28 January, 2021

Why study in the UK? 

Excellent education standards paired with England’s dreamy historical landscapes makes for the perfect student life experience.

Universities in the UK can be pricey, but England has a long-standing position of providing world-class learning with qualifications acknowledged globally.

 

What does studying at universities in the UK cost?

 London is known for being one of the most expensive areas in the world for international students. Tuition fees can typically range from £10,000 up to £33,000 per year. These costs can be even higher for students taking law or medical-related courses.

 For non-EU students considering making the UK their study abroad destination on a budget, you will be able to support your student life by working 20 hours per week during the term. 

If you have impressive schooling achievements and are hoping to study for free - scholarships for international students in the UK are surprisingly easy to apply for. How so? Simply compile a list of companies in line with the course you’re interested in, find out which of these organisations offer student aid programs and lastly, submit an application form along with your financial support requirements. Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships are both government-funded options you can apply for. 

 

To help narrow down your options, we’ve compiled a list of the top universities in the UK with the cheapest tuition fees. Bear in mind, however, low tuition fees do not make these institutions any less competitive than the top universities in London. 

 

Top 5 UK universities with the cheapest tuition:

 Located in Carlisle, a city consistently ranked high in terms of happiness, the University of Cumbria invites students from all over the world to study whilst surrounded by nature. With a reputation for being interdisciplinary and prioritising the student experience, Cumbria is ranked quite high amongst Indian students studying in the UK.

Tuition fees - £9250.

 

 A unique feature of Harper Adams University is that all undergraduate courses include industry placement for students to gain experience ahead of graduating. Located in Newport, United Kingdom, Harper Adams boasts an employment rate of 98%. 

Tuition fees - £10,200

 

 Focused on providing inspiring education and recognised as one of the most inclusive academic institutions in the UK, York St John University holds an impressive employability rate of 94%. 

Tuition fees - £10,000

 With a whole team dedicated to supporting international students and industry-leading research, the values-led Staffordshire University has been ranked in the top 100 universities in the UK for many years. The university is located in Stroke-on-Trent, England.

Tuition fees - £10,900

 

 Voted University of the year for Student Experience by The Times, Coventry University has a high international student population. The university is located in Coventry, England.

Tuition fees - £11,750

Helpful suggestions when applying:

Typically, admission can be competitive for even the most cheap universities in the UK, due to the overall high standard of academics, however, there are a couple of things you can do for your application to stand out, namely:

 

  • Get your application in early.

  • Write your motivational letter explaining why you want to study in the UK and not your country of origin. Emphasise why the course you have selected is suited to you by highlighting your knowledge and passion for the subject.

  • Add your employment history to your motivational letter as it will showcase your working background and performance skills. Adding references will speak for your capabilities. 

Indian students will need a visa before studying in the UK, making it essential to find out if your chosen university is listed on the Register of Tier 4 Sponsors, for your application to be approved. Visa applications cost £348 and the processing period can take up to 3 weeks. You will also be required to provide the following documents when applying for your Tier 4 student visa:

· Record of your grades.

· Proof of finances.

· Competence in English.

· References and a motivational letter.

 

We understand moving to the UK to study as an international student can be overwhelming but we hope with the above list of tips and high-quality yet cheap universities in the UK to choose from, the process might be more daunting. Book a free consultation with us here.

by Posted 21 September, 2020

Thanks to Covid-19, it’s been a tense year for students who are waiting to find out if they can follow through with their plans to attend university. The great news is that universities in the UK are opening their doors! Students from India who are wanting to study in UK universities will be happy to know that they can continue with their plans and that the universities are ready to hit the ground running for the 2020/2021 educational year.

 

Staying safe

 

Universities across the UK are doing their best to minimise the spread of the virus

by incorporating online learning into their syllabus, to limit social interaction and an influx of students onto the grounds. Many programmes at UK universities are designed to be studied independently so this makes studying online even easier. 89 Universities will be offering some in-person teaching, as part of a “blended approach” involving online learning and face-to-face tuition. Many universities will begin their year in Autumn 2020 as planned, however some are looking at a January start date, so it’s best to check with the university that you plan on attending, to make sure that you get the start date correct. Most universities will be offering an online induction process to get students up and running with their online learning platforms.

 

Every university will be following the recommended Covid-19 safety guidelines, as stipulated by the relevant authorities and scientific bodies. Campuses will be cleaned regularly, and this will include residence areas where extra measures will be implemented to ensure that rooms, bathrooms and all surfaces are sanitised regularly. In the UK it is obligatory to wear a face mask on public transport and in shops, and social distancing guidelines apply. Please note that if you’re travelling to the UK to attend university, you may need to allow extra time for a quarantine period once you land.

 

What about exams?

 

The UK government has made provisions for exams and if need be, can award students the grade that they would be most likely to achieve. Each university may be different so when it is time to write exams, make sure to check with your university ahead of time.

 

However, it’s safe to say that universities in the UK are ready and waiting for students, and those who wanted to study in the UK can go ahead with their plans. For more news on studying in the UK during the pandemic, click here.

 

 

 

 

by Posted 19 June, 2020

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https://studyportals.com/blog/how-to-help-students-deal-with-covid-19/

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/how-universities-can-support-students-mental-health-amid-covid-19-crisis

https://www.qs.com/how-universities-can-manage-the-impact-of-international-crises/

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/mar/06/uk-universities-face-cash-black-hole-coronavirus-crisis

Covid19 outbreak is undeniably a huge crisis and a big hurdle that every student and the university along with the whole world should overcome. Since the count of the affected is increasing and there is no proven way to control the spread, there are various ways the university can overcome the gap that is been existing.

Universities can develop webinars and sessions for the students to make them understand the supportive steps taken by the universities.

Constructing students peer support groups so that various problems can be discovered and sorted.

Addressing the financial doubts of international students and making a better plan for them to meet the unexpected needs

Coming up with coping ideas that can enhance the relationship of students and the university rather waiting for the government or the world to conclude ideas on the outbreak.

Clear communication about the education front-classes, assignments, thesis and project work details and submission process to be clearly explained with proper guidance to the students and prior information about the sessions to be given to international students