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UK

STUDY IN UK


OVERVIEW OF UNITED KINGDOM

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries namely England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and it is an island nation in Northwestern Europe. London is the capital of UK. England is home to centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge and it is also the site of Neolithic Stonehenge and Bath’s Roman spa. There are 71 UK universities that feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017 and four are ranked within top 10 in the world.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT UK

  • The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • The word Britain is derived from the word Brythons which is the name of a Celtic tribe.
  • The capital city of United Kingdom is London.
  • The word England is derived from the word “Angle-land”.
  • The total area of United Kingdom is 245,000 square kilometres with a population of about 65.1 million people.
  • The UK has the 12th-longest coastline in the world with 8,000 kilometres.
  • The United Kingdom is the 78th-largest country in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe by land area.
  • The United Kingdom is the 21st-most populous country in the world.
  • The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Navis in Scotland.

WHY STUDY IN UNITED KINGDOM?

The UK has become one of the top destinations to study around the world. With traditions of excellence that dates back hundreds of years and world-class institutions. The United Kingdom offers international students a lot of things that other English-speaking countries do not offer. Here are reasons why you should study in the UK:

  • The institutions in the UK are consistently ranked among the best in the world and the qualifications obtained are recognized internationally.
  • 5% of the scientific research in the world is carried out in the UK.
  • Institutions in the UK offer a flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.
  • The methodology of teaching and study used in the UK encourage you to be creative and help your skills development.
  • As a student, you will be taught by leading academics and experts in the world and you will also enjoy their academic support always.
  • The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects.
  • You can work 20 hours every week with your UK student visa.
  • International students are entitled to NHS health care package.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The main intake for Universities in the UK is September / October while few universities offer January / February intake also.

There is a centralized university admissions service in the UK which handles all undergraduate applications – the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). Both domestic and international students use UCAS to apply for courses at universities in the UK. Students need to register on the UCAS website before completing and submitting their application. Though UCAS processes the applications, decisions about admissions requirements are made by individual universities. So, if you have any questions that are not about the technicalities of application, you should direct them to the university concerned. Most universities and colleges require a first class degree or good second class honors for a Masters as well.

Some courses specify that you have to have achieved a 2:1 or above; others a 2:2 or above.



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