Bizz Education specialises in selecting the right UK university for international students. We review academic backgrounds and career goals and provide you with a list of recommended universities. Your personal statement is then edited, ensuring you succeed in receiving an offer.
Benefits of studying in the UK
The UK is a welcoming, diverse and popular destination for international students. Coming to a university or college here will give you world-class teaching and help you develop great skills for success in the global workforce.
An interesting Place to Live
The UK is full of different cultures, historical landmarks and amazing events to keep you entertained.
- There’s a mix of cosmopolitan cities and countryside villages all over the four regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- You’ll find widely varied cuisine, strong transport links, famous music festivals and international sporting championships.
High Quality Education
UK education is recognised by employers, universities and governments worldwide.
- Four of the top six universities worldwide are in the UK
- UK research is ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’, which produces quality profiles for universities and colleges by assessing research activity against agreed quality standards.
Selecting your level of Education for UK
Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are grouped into levels, starting from entry level to level 8. The UK Study can helps you select your right level according to UK Education system.
UK universities and colleges offer thousands of excellent courses, leading to qualifications that are respected by employers and academics worldwide. When you think of UK higher education qualifications, you might think of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, MBAs and PhDs. There are, however, many other types.
In the UK, the standard academic year starts in September or October and few courses also start form January. Some courses are more flexible, however, and offer a range of start dates.
Average Tuition Fees
Tuition fees vary depending on the type of course (arts or science; undergraduate or postgraduate) and the duration of the course. An indication of the average international students fees are listed below.
- Undergraduate Arts- £7000 to £10,500 per year
- Undergraduate Science- £7000 to £10,500 per year
- Postgraduate Arts(taught)- £7000 to £10,500 per year
- Postgraduate Science(taught)- £7000 to £12,500 per year
- MBA £7,500 to -£15,100 per year
Cost of living
Living costs include accommodation, food and personal expenses, in addition to the full course fees, the average monthly living costs needed (depending on where you are studying) are:
|Monthly Costs: Lower range||Monthly Costs: Upper range|
|Printing, stationery, photocopying, text books||£25||£50|
|Total per month||£605||£1,230|
- if you make your Tier 4 application on or after 12 November 2015 this amount will increase to £1,265 per month. Therefore if your course lasts for nine months or more you will have to show £11,385.
- if you make your Tier 4 application on or after 12 November 2015 this amount will increase to £1,015 per month. Therefore if your course lasts for nine months or more you will have to show £9,135.
Working as a Student
If you are enrolled in a university, you can work for up to 20 hours a week, and full time in the holidays. You can also undertake work placement if it is a course requirement, providing the work component comprises no more than 50% of the total course.
If you are thinking of Studying in UK
The UK Study is here to help you find a course right course for your career needs. We make sure to check the entry requirements for your country. Each course and university will have different entry requirements. You can register with us to save your favourite courses and we will contact you for free consultation.
- Copy of passport/visa (if available)
- Academic transcript
- All academic certificates
- Certificate of English proficiency – IELTS/TOEFL/PTE
- Personal Statement
- Recommendation letters
- CV (if applicable)
Additional Documents for PhD/Research Studies
- Research proposal
Personal Statement Requirement
The personal statement is your opportunity to display why you would be such a good student for the university to accept. It should include:
- An introduction about yourself and your goals
- Outline your academic history and interests
- Outline any relevant work experience
- Summarise your academic goals on the course
- Express your will to enter this course
We will help you edit your personal statement.
Reference Letters Requirement
References are usually written by someone who knows you academically or professionally. Most references will talk about you from a teacher’s or supervisor’s perspective: the way in which you interact with other students and your performance in classes and seminars. Your reference does not have to be academic, but if you’re studying or have recently completed school or college, an academic reference is expected. Choosing the right referee is crucial for your application to university. Things to consider:
- Choose an appropriate referee
- Reference letter should be printed on official company or university letterhead
- The letter should explain the relationship between you and the referee
- The letter should express confidence that you will complete the course
- The letter should not date more than 6 months while applying
If Student Already in the UK
Following documents of colour scan required for in country applicants.
- Copies of all BRP (Biometric Residence Permit)
- Copies of all visa letters issued / used at the embassy
- Copies of all CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)
- Copies of all course enrolments/ progress/ completion letters
- Copies of all academic achievement in Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificate etc
- In case if a college license is revoked students are served with a letter of curtailment from Home Office.
- Copy of Bank statement cover maintenance funds covering 28 days
If you are visiting us for your free consultation, use above checklist to ensure you bring along all your documents so we can make the most of your appointment.
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Postgraduate and Masters Courses in the UK
After successful completion of an undergraduate degree, individuals can take their post graduate degree. The course generally lasts for a year compared to two-year Masters and postgraduate study in other parts of the world. The course could save time, money and help student to begin their professional career earlier.
Why study a Postgraduate Masters degree in the UK?
UK degree being one of the renowned degrees, post graduate degree is highly regarded. The UK is home to some of the leading universities in the world, renowned for their quality of teaching and research. A UK postgraduate degree is held in high esteem by employers, and for international students studying in the UK it is a fantastic opportunity to improve your English and immerse yourself in a multicultural and exciting community of academics and students. You will:
- Improve your career prospects
- Gain an internationally recognised qualification
- Earn more over the course of your career because of the weight a UK Masters carries
- Be able to shape study around your schedule
A study carried out in 2013/14 by the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that 86 per cent of students who completed a Postgraduate Masters in the UK were in full-time employment following graduation, compared to just 75 per cent of undergraduate leavers.
Types of Postgraduate and Masters Degree
There are four main types of taught programme, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Engineering (MEng), with each lasting 1-2 years full-time.
On a taught programme, students are expected to attend weekly seminars, tutorials and lectures, much like an undergraduate degree, and assessment can be via assignments, exam, dissertation or project.
A Research degree will see students take more responsibility for their work and schedule, basing their study around a thesis while being supervised by an academic. The most popular research degree is a PhD, which can take 3-4 years to complete, and consists of writing a thesis between 60,000 – 100,000 words which is then presented in an oral examination.
Other types of Research degree include the Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Master of Research (MRes). These degrees .are similar to a PhD, but not as academically demanding with research being much shorter.
How much does a Postgraduate Masters cost?
In general, cost of a postgraduate and Masters Degree in the UK for an international student is from £9,000 to £15,500. Tuition fees at postgraduate level vary on the type of Masters you wish to study, which part of the UK you wish to live, and what university you attend.
Postgraduate schools in the UK are far less expensive than graduate schools in the USA and Australia, and studying in the UK can be 30 to 60 per cent cheaper than American and Australian equivalents.
Undergraduate Degrees in the UK
Types of undergraduate degree
Standard 3-year undergraduate degree
As a first degree, most international and EU students undertake a three-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree, having a combination of seminars, workshops and lectures made up of different modules. Certain modules are optional, and as such students can tailor study to what they are most interested in.
Some undergraduate degrees, such as a science and engineering, can take up to four years to complete, while the introduction of fast-track 2-year degrees enable students to complete their undergraduate course and find a job much quicker.
In addition to the standard 3-year undergraduate degree, a joint or dual-honours undergraduate degree will see students split their time across two different courses, meaning a larger choice of modules and increased job options after you graduate.
A sandwich course will last four years and involve spending one year at a work placement related to your field of study.
Short undergraduate degrees
- Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) – Lasts for one year full-time and two years part-time.
- Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) – A 2 year full time degree course.
Neither of the above fast-track degree options lead to postgraduate study, but students can move into an extended three-year degree if they change their mind.
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