United Kingdom (UK)

ABOUT UNITED KINGDOM

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in North-Western Europe. England is the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles. It is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state.

The United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a "very high" Human Development Index, ranking 16th in the world. It was the first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The United Kingdom remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence internationally.

The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. The temperature varies with the seasons seldom dropping below −11 °C (12 °F) or rising above 35 °C (95 °F). Summers are warmest in the south-east of England, and coolest in the north. Heavy snowfall can occur in winter and early spring on high ground.

WHY STUDY IN UK

The UK has a long history of welcoming international students to study in its universities and colleges. In Britain last year there were 1.8 million full-time undergraduate students in higher education, which included over 104,000 international students. With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions at every corner and much more flexibility than many other countries, British higher education and qualifications have an impressive international reputation, with students in the United Kingdom encouraged to develop their potential while enjoying a full social life. Studying in the UK will help you develop excellent language skills. The English language is of crucial importance in today’s global business area.

The cultural diversity of life in British higher education is unrivalled. From cosmopolitan cities like London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow, to historic counties like Warwickshire and Yorkshire, the UK is a place of contrasts and culture, where ancient buildings sit alongside contemporary architecture.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland it would be typically four years and postgraduate courses can be from one year upwards. Typically, international students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays.

QUICK FACTS

CAPITAL: London

POPULATION: 64.1 Million

CURRENCY: Pound Sterling

LANGUAGE: English

RELIGION: Christianity

DIALING CODE: +44

SUMMER TEMP: 35°C

WINTER TEMP: -11°C

POPULAR PROGRAMS

BACHELORS

PROGRAMMS RATINGS
Engineering
MBA
Media & Communication
Science
Arts & Humanities

MASTERS

PROGRAMMS RATINGS
Engineering
MBA
Media & Communication
Science
Arts & Humanities

MONEY MATTERS

Undergraduate – 16,000 p.a. onwards

Postgraduate – 16,000 p.a. onwards

An average monthly living expense is around 540 to 800. Living expenses cover accommodation, three meals per day, utility bills, and local travel. Though, it varies depending on the city & country you live and your lifestyle.

You can work part-time 20 hrs during their studies and 40 hrs full time during vacations. You may earn good enough to support your living expenses or may save some money as well.

CAREER POST STUDY

STAY BACK

After completion of your program, you can stay back in the UK for 3 months. During this period you can search for and full-time employment.