Study In UK

Why study in UK?

Uk has a legacy in the academic world. Some of the Universities like the University of Oxford date back to 1096. It has hundreds of years of academic experience.

Uk attracts a wide number of nationals. It is the most diversified country. The world’s top 6 Universities out of 10 belong to the UK.

With excellent teaching facilities, a wide choice of subjects, and the universities, it is the popular choice of students.

It is cheap compared to the USA, Germany, Australia. It is quite popular among the southern countries because the time difference between these countries is less than 8 hours. This makes staying in touch with the family very easy.

There are many work opportunities, scholarship programmes in the UK which makes it a preferred location. Scholarships are offered for graduate as well as postgraduate courses. Some of the scholarships offered are:

  • Westminster International Scholarship
  • The Chevening Scholarships
  • Rhodes scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Cardiff University Scholarships

If you are doing a postgraduate course or a graduate course, you can work for 20 hours per week and full-time work during the holidays.

Similarly, diploma students can work for 10 hours per week and full-time work on holidays.

The UK is the only country in the world that provides shorter duration programmes. This in turn helps to reduce the cost of education and all other associated costs.
Also, you get the degree earlier and are capable to do a job.

For undergraduates – it is 3 years (4 years in Scotland)
For Post Graduation – it is 1 year.
Post Graduation in other countries requires 2 years.

Graduates or postgraduates from the UK are recognized worldwide. Hence, the rate of employability increases once you get an education from the UK.

If you are enrolled full time in a university in the UK for 6 months or more, then you get entitled to a free healthcare programme. Free healthcare programme assures you NHS healthcare coverage. Under the NHS coverage, a student gets free or subsidised medical treatment.

study in UK

Study in UK benefits

  • Uk has a legacy in the academic world.
  • It is the most diversified country.
  • The world’s top 6 Universities out of 10 belong to the UK.
  • It offers a wide choice of subjects and universities.
  • It is cheap compared to the USA, Germany, Australia.
  • It is quite popular among the southern countries because the time difference between these countries is less than 8 hours.
  • There are many work opportunities, scholarship programmes in the UK.
  • The UK is the only country in the world that provides shorter duration programmes.
  • Free healthcare programme ( for a course duration greater than 6 months) assures you NHS healthcare coverage.
  • The rate of employability increases once you get an education from the UK.

Euro Edu consultants are specialists in student visas for the UK. We have testimonials from students for being the best UK student visa consultant in Vadodara.

About the UK- Some facts

Most of the United Kingdom has a temperate climate. It has cool temperatures and plentiful rainfall all year round. The temperature varies between -20 degrees centigrade to 35 degrees centigrade. It is divided into mainly the following parts:

England– It occupies 53% of the UK’s total area and covers 130,395 square kilometres.
Scotland – It occupies one-third (32 per cent) of the total area of the UK, covering 78,772 square kilometres

Wales – It occupies less than one-tenth (9 per cent) of the total area of the UK, covering 20,779 square kilometres

Northern Ireland – It is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea and North Channel. It has an area of 14,160 square kilometres and is mostly hilly.

Contribution of different sectors in the Uk’s economy.

According to Wikipedia, the following is the contribution of different sectors in the UK’s economy. This will give you a rough idea of the professions that are in demand in the UK.

“The automotive industry employs 8 lakh people. It had a turnover of 70 billion pounds in 2015, generating 11.8% of the UK’s total export goods”.

“The Uk motorsport industry employs 41000 people, comprises around 4500 companies and has an annual turnover of around 6 billion pounds”.

“The aerospace industry of the UK is the third-largest national aerospace industry in the world and has an annual turnover of around £30 billion”.

“The pharmaceutical industry has an important role in the UK economy. It is evident from the fact that the country has the third-highest share of global pharmaceutical R&D expenditures”.

“The UK is home to several large energy companies. It includes two of the six oil and gas “supermajors” – BP and Royal Dutch Shell”.

How can Euro Edu Visa consultants help you in the admission process?

Directly applying to a Uk university website through UCAS requires a deep study on your part. Because you are allowed to choose only 5 universities. There are almost 60000 different courses and 400 different institutions.

Unless you are clear about your goals, it will be difficult to choose a proper university. For applying to UCAS you need to pay fees.

Euro Edu Visa consultants, leading UK student visa consultant in Vadodara, guide students for getting admissions in Europe. We can guide you in the best possible manner to reduce your costs and fulfil your dream of study in Engineering, management, graduate, MBA, or any other.

We will review your documents before you submit them and try to guide you in removing the pitfalls if any.

Cost of living in the UK

University and tuition fees

Costs depend on the university, course and duration you have opted for. They vary between 10000 to 35000 pounds per year.

Cost of living in the UK

The average cost of living is 15000 pounds in London and around 12000 pounds per year in the rest of the country.

Bank balance required for the visa application.

The requirement of bank balance depends on your place of study. For example, in London, you require to show a bank balance of 1265 pounds per month whereas in the other parts of the country you require a balance of 1015 pounds per month.

Steps in the admission process

  • Decide on the university and the course: You can search for the different universities on the UCAS website alternatively you can directly search for the university through its website.
  • Registration: The registration process depends on whether you are applying for graduate or postgraduate courses.

    For the graduate course, you need to apply through UCAS.

    For the postgraduate course, you need to check individual websites of different universities.
  • Acceptance of offer: Once your application is accepted by a particular university, you are intimated via email. In case of conditional acceptance, you might be required to appear for an interview or appear for an exam.
  • Funds arrangement: Depending on the university selected by you, you need to show the bank balance or apply for the scholarships.
  • Application for the Visa: Once all formalities are over you need to apply for the visa with all required documents.
  • Looking for accommodation: Once the visa is done, the next thing to do is to choose the accommodation. It can be a temporary stay in a hotel, or as a paying guest with someone or else in university hostels itself.

Euro Edu consultants, the Best UK student visa consultant in Vadodara, help you in all the above processes and make it simple for you from the time of selecting the courses until you land in the UK and get accommodation.

How to apply to the Universities in the UK?

  • Register on UCAS: You will be provided with a username and password which will be used for future communications.
  • Filling the required details: UCAS form is quite descriptive with 8 to 10 different fields each having different forms to fill. You need to have all KYC documents, mark sheets, photos duly scanned and ready with you while filling the forms.
  • Choosing the courses: A student is allowed to choose 5 different courses. But if you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge university, you can choose either one of the two universities and choose only one course.
  • Mention your education details: UCAS application form will prompt you to enter your education details. You need to enter your mark sheets and relevant certificates.
  • Employment history: Employment history is particularly important if you have taken a break after studying a particular course before applying to the university in the UK. It adds value to your application.
  • Write a personal statement: This is perhaps the most important document which will decide whether you get admission to the UK university or not. The personal statement should not be copied from somewhere. It should list your career aspirations, why you prefer the UK for study, your weakness, your strengths, why the university should consider your application etc. Take the utmost time to draft it.
  • Review the application: Once you apply to UCAS, you won’t be allowed to make any changes to it. UCAS charges fees for the application so before you apply, it is necessary to review it.
  • Add good references: You need to add two references. Often universities contact them via email to get information about the applicant. So it is necessary to give a proper reference.

The Top 20 Universities of the United Kingdom

UK Rank Global Rank University
1 4 University of Oxford
2 7 University of Cambridge
3 8 UCL (University College of London)
4 9 Imperial College London
5 20 University of Edinburgh
6 27 University of Manchester
7 33 King’s College London (KCL)
8 44 London School of Economics and Political Science
9 49 University of Bristol
10 62 University of Warwick
11 67 University of Glasgow
12 78 Durham University
13 78 University of Sheffield
14 81 University of Birmingham
15 93 University of Leeds
16 96 University of Nottingham
17 97 University of Southampton
18 100 University of St Andrews
19 126 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
20 128 Lancaster University

Timeline to be followed to get admissions in the UK

One year to 18 months before the enrollment:

Research on different universities delivering the course of your choice. Study their fee structure, course details in detail, note the deadlines for application.

Eight to ten months before the enrollment:

Once you have done preparations for the applications and narrowed down your search, it is time to draft your personal statement and prepare for competitive exams.

Ten months before the enrollment:

Apply for the required competitive tests.
Start to work on the UCAS application form. Collect brochures of different universities from the websites.

Begin applying for loans and scholarships.

Start drafting your SOP, personal statements and essays.

Contact the persons whom you intend to show as references and ask them to give a reference letter on the organisation letterhead. Preferably the reference should be your past employer or a university head or a university professor.

Enrol for the course:

Apply within the deadlines prescribed by various universities.
Be prepared for any sort of verbal communication via phone or a webinar with the university authorities for an interview.

Keep an eye on your inbox. You receive the application status of being accepted or rejected through it.

Eligibility Criteria to study in the UK

The entry requirements differ for each university and each course. But in general, the following is the criteria.

Exam grades:

An academic record of 65% and above for humanities stream in class 12th.
70 to 80% and above for Science/Commerce stream in class 12th.
Foundation and diploma programs for students securing below 60%

Suitability of the candidate for the chosen course:

The university will judge from your records and the application whether the desired course will suit you.

Admission tests conducted by the Universities:

Often the universities take admission tests to judge the level of the candidates before he joins the course.

English Proficiency tests:

Candidates will be required to produce the results of IELTS, GRE, GMAT, TOFEL to get admissions. This needs to be approved by the UK visas and the immigration.

Interview and discussions:

The university can then conduct a telephonic interview or make a video call to ascertain the genuineness of your application.

Tests and Scores

Language exams

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE are standardized language tests.
Student can choose which test he wants to appear for.

Repeat appearance in exams: If any candidate fails to obtain the required band/marks in the above exams then he can reappear for the same.
IELTS- can be taken unlimited times.
TOEFL – can be attempted multiple times but not more than once in 12 hours.
PTE – can be attempted multiple times but not more than once in 12 hours.


IELTS – INR 14000
TOEFL – INR 13625
PTE – INR 13300

Time required to prepare for the above exams:

It generally requires 2 to 4 months depending on your proficiency in the English language.

Time to apply:

It depends on whether you want to apply for the September intake or the January intake in the university. The universities mention which exam results will be accepted for the different courses.

General exams

GMAT – The Graduate Management Aptitude Test is used to test the abilities of the MBA aspirant. It tests the mathematical, English and reasoning skills of the applicants.

GRE – The Graduate Record Examination is required for getting admissions in MA or MS.


GMAT – INR 16000
GRE – INR 12000

Repetition of exams:

GMAT – Unlimited attempts restricted to 5 times in a year and a gap of 30 days between two tests.
GRE – Unlimited attempts restricted to 5 times in a year and a gap of 30 days between two tests.

Preparation duration:

You require at least 4 to 6 months for studying for these exams.

Scores needed by the Universities:

The average GMAT score accepted is 540 and the GRE score is 155 for verbal, 167 for quantitative and 5.0 for writing. Actual scores differ from university to university.

Times of Intakes by the Universities in the UK

The intakes for various courses are done in September and January.

Things to consider before you finalise a particular university

  • Have you chosen the right course?
  • How does it rank in terms of student satisfaction?
  • What is the percentage of employability after getting a degree from the preferred university?
  • Teaching standards
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Location of the university in the UK
  • Fees and accommodation costs
  • Is the institution recognised by the UK authorities to accord a valid degree?