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Study in UK

The United Kingdom is one of the favourite destinations for foreign students to study. Therefore your interest to study in UK is not surprising.

This article will cover the most important things to know about studying in the United Kingdom.

Advantages of the UK university system

  • It must be said that the British university system has serious advantages.
  • Each year, UK universities top the world university ranking, especially for disciplines like engineering, science, law, finance and business.
  • The United Kingdom is known for the flexibility of its education system; it is possible to combine several courses in different disciplines.
  • The most recent universities in the UK offer courses that are even more innovative and flexible in terms of teaching.
  • Some very famous traditional universities are in the city centre, and university campuses are located in green landscapes. Therefore, the living conditions of students are pleasant.

Language Tests to Study in the United Kingdom

  • The IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The schedule and locations for the test can be found on www.britishcouncil.com (Price: 239 €).
  • The TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Testing). Test schedule and locations available at www.ets.org (Price: between 265 and 295 dollars, or approximately between 224 and 249 €).

NOTE: You need 6 to 6.5 out of 9 for the IELTS test for the Undergraduate program and between 6 and 7 out of 9 to be able to enter the Postgraduate program as said by the British Council.

  • Cambridge Exams: the British Council offers 6 exams at different levels. The test schedule in Paris is available at www.britishcouncil.com (Price: 230 € for the CAE, and between 92 and 250 € for the other tests).
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Enrolling To a University in the UK

It is better to do this early, therefore you need to be prepared beforehand.

In fact, in many universities, regardless of the university level targeted, your application files must be submitted from December preceding the following school year.

The undergraduate registrations are handled by UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) while the post-graduate (master) registrations take place directly at the university.

Note that all the formalities for registering to study in the United Kingdom are indicated on the UCAS official website: www.ucas.com.

Grants and Scholarships to Study in the UK

Studying in the UK is expensive.

Due to the decentralization of UK administrations, tuition fees can go up to £ 9,000 per year, depending on the country and the university concerned.

Tuition fees vary depending on the institution, type (undergraduate or postgraduate) and duration of studies.

To limit this cost, it is possible to apply for different types of UK scholarships;

The most advantageous is often to benefit from an Erasmus program –

The Erasmus grants are awarded to students and researchers who, through their work or professional projects, help consolidate links between France and the United Kingdom.

To find out more, do not hesitate to contact the British Council.

Other programs are;

  • Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students
  • University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship
  • UWE Millennium Scholarship for International Students

How to Find Accommodation While Studying in the UK?

In the UK, rents are among the most expensive in the world.

Fortunately, foreign students have the right to accommodation in a university residence for 1 or 2 years. In this context:

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The prices are very interesting: 2,500 to 4,000 € per year for Halls of Residence (full board), and 1,800 to 3,500 € for Self-Catering;

The university’s social work service (Accommodation Office) can help you to benefit from this.

Also, many websites offer student accommodation.

Conclusion

There is more to studying in the UK but the tips discussed today has covered the most important aspects you should know.

So, if you have friends online who intend to study in the UK, then they will find this article useful. Ensure that you share it with them.

Also, don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks.

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