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by Admin Posted 7 October, 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 5 February, 2021


The United Kingdom is famed for the quality of its education. It’s no surprise that more and more students around the world (such as yourself) are looking to join some of the world’s highest-ranked universities. With all these known facts, COVID19 has also significantly changed how we do life, and ultimately, how we move around the world. Living in the middle of a pandemic has introduced us to a new world with more rules and regulations - especially when it comes to travel. Planning to go abroad has always been a process in and of itself, especially getting a visa. While things are trying to get back to normal, it’s not business-as-usual just yet. But don’t let that dampen your excitement, we’ve put together a nifty guide to help getting your visa feel like a walk in the park. 


You can apply for your visa as soon as you get admission

If the prospect of moving to another country has driven you to spend hours on the internet looking up everything you need to know, then you’re probably aware that student visas for the UK are offered based on a system of points. The good news is that you can now apply for your visa as soon as you gain admission into your chosen university and confirm your UK travel, for a maximum of three months before your studies commence. This new change came right in time considering the uncertainty of travel mid pandemic. Previously, you could only apply for this visa closer to the official course commencement date.  


Applying for your visa post lockdown

With the world slowly opening up again, you can also apply for your visa at various centres throughout India, namely: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (Global Tech Park only), Chandigarh, Chennai, Jalandhar, Kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai (Mahalaxmi only), New Delhi (Shivaji Metro Stadium only), and Pune, with the option of “on-demand mobile visa” available for delivery to your doorstep.

 

Key things to tick off your checklist when applying 

Ready to jet off into your new life? Here are a few things you need to be aware of as you get started preparing for your departure. This checklist serves as a guide to the information you will have to provide to obtain your UK study visa successfully:


  • Your passport details
  • Your latest head-and-shoulders photograph.
  • An unconditional offer of a place on your chosen course (provided by an accredited tier 4 sponsor) that serves as a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ from your institution. 
  • Evidence that you are proficient in the English language - This can be through a TEFL course or passing one of the authorised tests such as IELTS by meeting the required scores.
  • Evidence that you are financially capable of funding your stay while you are in the UK. If your parents support you, this can be in the form of their financial statements, assets, etc. However, if you will be going via a sponsor, you can submit a letter from your sponsor, clearly detailing the costs they will be covering. 
  • You may also require an ATAS certificate if you are studying a sensitive subject and are a Swiss/EEA/non-EU student.
  • You might also need to produce documents of your academic qualifications as well as attend an interview/biometric tests, including a digital scan of your fingerprints. 
  • You may also have to undergo various medical tests and vaccinations.  



Let’s help you get started

The procedure might seem lengthy, but with the right help, it’s a breeze. If processes often overwhelm you, don’t worry, we are here to help. Once that acceptance letter pops up in your inbox, contact us, and we will jump right on it and set you on the right path.

by admin Posted 28 January, 2021

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by Posted 17 December, 2020

Building the career of your dreams doesn’t come without hard work. Jobseekers can no longer sit back and wait for opportunities to fall at their feet. As the ever-changing world of work brings new developments, both digitally and professionally, humans will have to differentiate themselves in whatever way they can to keep up with a vastly competitive market.

 

That being said, here are a couple of things you can do to ensure you make yourself indispensable and in so doing, build the career of your dreams.

 

Never stop marketing yourself

Focus on the different ways you can showcase your abilities and strengths. Nowadays there are so many platforms available, particularly social media. Once you’ve built an audience, ensure that you keep posting high-value content that highlights your skills and abilities. Believe in your talents, take initiative, add value and get your audience to share your content with others. There’s nothing better than someone spotting your talent and signing you up to do the next TED Talk!

 

Lifelong learning

Obviously, a solid foundation in formal education is key, but, there’s nothing more important than lifelong learning and continuous improvement. Keep up with the latest technological/digital innovations and trends by reading or studying. There are thousands of online courses which you can find on Udemy or LinkedIn Learning, and some are even free!

 

Confidence to get what you want

You need to have a positive attitude and the confidence to go out and get what you want.

There’s a saying that goes, “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”. So ask – ask as much as you can. This is also about being in the right place at the right time. Make yourself available for opportunities, don’t sit back and wait, get out there, network and make it happen!

 

 

 

by Posted 27 October, 2020

Deciding where to stay while studying in the UK can leave you feeling overwhelmed, but don’t fret, every year students face similar worries and fears. Whether you are considering a student hall or have your sights set on private accommodation, there are a few things to consider. 

 Student halls or halls of residence are provided by the universities. They are large buildings often divided into individual flats where you may have the option of taking a single room or sharing with another student. Student Halls are a safe, comfortable, and affordable option. Although basic, the rooms are usually furnished with a bed, desk, and chair. There is an option for a private ensuite room with a separate shower and toilet, but most often, the kitchen and bathroom are shared with other students. Other communal facilities include a common room, a tv room, a small shop, and a laundry. Sometimes men and women share the same hall, however, most universities will also have single-sex halls for those who prefer such arrangements. Student halls have a self-catering option or you may want to include catered meals as part of your overall accommodation cost, where you will be able to eat in a designated dining room or cafeteria. Access to all university facilities including after-hour programs like on-site tutoring, counsellors, or mentors. Travel costs are minimal as these buildings are often in or near the campus. Student halls offer security, along with basic maintenance and access to Wi-Fi.

 Private accommodation can be found in large buildings where students can rent rooms within shared flats. This means that you can rent a private room while sharing communal spaces such as a kitchen, bathroom, and lounge with your housemates. You will have the option to select the housemates that you are going to stay with – they are often like-minded local or international students that have the potential to become your life-long friends. Unlike student hall accommodation where the university includes additional costs as part of the rent, household costs such as water and electricity and even maintenance will need to be divided between all housemates within the home or apartment. Depending on your lifestyle and study needs, the location of your home is your choice. Some advantages of private accommodation include - signing a lease contract with a landlord means you do not have to leave the room during the holidays and you are not surrounded by hundreds of other rooms filled with potentially rowdy students, so it is usually a lot quieter. Although you will have a lot more freedom, along with a sense of independence, you will have to do your research and understand all that is involved with private rentals.

 When it comes to choosing where to stay, you will have to decide which aspects are most important to you, such as location, safety, finance, or social needs.