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ABOUT UNITED KINGDOM


THE PEOPLE :
  • Sizeable Indian Population Specially in the bigger popular cities
  • Contrary to popular belief quite friendly
  • Open to diverse culture.
  • Traditional in value system
POPULATION :
  • Over 60 million people
  • Ranked 18th in population census
  • Quarter million International students at any given time
CLIMATE :
  • 4 Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn
  • Temperatures vary from -5oC to 32oC.
  • South of UK is warmer than north of UK.
  • The Cities are warmer than Counties
  • Most noticeable climate feature : long summer days and short winter days
REGIONS :
  • England : South East England - London, Portsmouth South West England - Bath, Exeter Midlands - Newcastle, Bradford, Derby
  • Scotland : Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh
  • Wales : Cardiff
  • Northern Ireland : Belfast
SCENERY :
  • Scenic Countryside
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Glens, Scottish Lochs and Scottish Highlands
  • Caverns and tableaux in Wales
SPORTS & RECREATION :
  • Cinemas, Theatre and Film Societies
  • Pubs and Night Clubs
  • Football, Cricket, Rugby
  • Shopping
VISA

Student visas are relatively easy to obtain. Most of the applicants from India who provide a confirmed offer from a UK University and evidence of financial support for tuition fees and living costs are issued visas. In addition to our academic counsellors at west highlander we also have dedicated visa counsellors who are trained in visa formalities to help students with the above. Its important that you hold on unconditional offer from a university t apply for a visa. Along with the visa form you need to submit personal information, academic qualifications, financial strengths etc. Generally you are granted a visa for the entire duration of the course in the UK. All student visas are Multi Entry Visas.


EDUCATION SYSTEM
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT

UNDERGRADUATE :
  • 65% and above for humanities in XIIth.
  • 70 - 80% and above for Science, Commerce, Engg in Std. XII / Diploma.
  • 2nd class could also be considered by some Universities if there is some additional qualification / experience.
  • Completed / will complete 18 years of age before joining a degree program.
POSTGRADUATE :
  • 60% and above in 1st degree is required by most of the Universities for Masters and Research courses.
  • Some may even take students at 55% and above in the 1st degree.
  • GMAT scores ranging between 500 - 650 by many Universities for Management Programs if required.
  • Full time work experience of at least 1 - 3 years after 1st degree required by many Universities for Management Programs (MBA). The same may vary from University to University
  • For Management Programs (MBA), some Universities have a minimum entry age of 25 years.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
  • IELTS minimum score of 6.5 for Postgraduate and 6.0 for Undergraduate Studies.
  • TOEFL score of 237 for Postgraduate and 223 for Undergraduate Studies.
  • Exemption is possible if student has scored above 70% in English language in the XII std. (English Medium) & if medium of instruction throughout school & college was English.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM OF STUDYING ABROAD :
FOR ALL STUDY VISA RELATED QUERIES CALL US NOW FOR MORE DETAILS OR E-MAIL US NOW. YOU CAN DIRECTLY TALK TO US ON:91 98243 93391, 9998806666. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL IS A VISA CONSULTANCY BASED IN AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT.

SCHOLARSHIPS

UK universities are generally government funded which mostly means limited funds available for the university to disburse among students as bursaries and scholarships. Still most universities do have certain awards which are given to students based on their merits as well as performance during the course. Some of the UK universities also have special awards for Indian students besides the ones which individual departments may offer to students coming there to pursue their further studies. Another important source of scholarship are the British Government sponsored awards like the Chevening Scholarship Commonwealth Scholarship, DFID Scholarship. These are extremely competitive and the deadlines are much in advance of the session.

UNDERGRADUATE
  • Merit based.
  • Universities offer part bursaries for certain courses and are limited in number.
  • The Undergraduate and Vocation Scholarship Scheme (UVS) which more than 60 universities offer in collaboration with the British Government.
  • Different University Scholarship have their respective deadlines.
POSTGRADUATE
  • British Chevening: for deserving students wishing to pursue Research / Taught Postgraduate Courses.
  • Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plans are for citizens of Commonwealth Countries
  • Shared Scholarships scheme for taught postgraduate course which are shared with British Universities.
  • Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) for postgraduate research.
  • University - based scholarships are in the form of part bursaries which vary from £ 1000 - £ 2500 rebate in the tuition fee.
FAQ's
ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS OFFERED TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHILST STUDYING IN UK?
sources of benefit are:
  • NHS: All international students staying in UK for the purpose of education for 6 months or more qualify for free health care 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.

WILL I GET A REFUND IF MY VISA IS REFUSED?
If your visa is refused and you have paid a deposit to your institution for 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.

HOW CAN I FINANCE MY STUDIES?
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 ones 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 students loans at competitive rates for considerable time periods which may enable a large 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 west highlander counsellor 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.

SHOULD I PAY A DEPOSIT?
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.

HOW ARE THE UNIVERSITY RATED?
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.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM OF STUDYING ABROAD :
FOR ALL STUDY VISA RELATED QUERIES CALL US NOW FOR MORE DETAILS OR E-MAIL US NOW. YOU CAN DIRECTLY TALK TO US ON:91 98243 93391, 9998806666. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL IS A VISA CONSULTANCY BASED IN AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT.

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