United Kingdom

Study in the UK Overview

The United Kingdom (UK) has been known as a world leader in education for longest time. UK is home to some of the world’s oldest and largest universities including The University of Oxford, and The University of Cambridge. A degree from UK University is highly regarded by employers all over the world.

Growing Destination

International students have had an important presence in the UK. Over the years the number of students going to UK for studies has been growing steadily. Behind the US, The UK is the second most popular student destination for international students.

UK Education System

UK is known for its shorter duration courses (1 year masters and 3 year bachelors’ degree). UK has both universities and colleges that offer degree and diploma courses. Indian students prefer Masters Programs as it is among the few places where a world class masters’ program can be completed in 1 year. Sandwich programs which are study –work programs at the bachelors’ level are also popular.

Entry Criteria

  • Undergraduate programs - 10+2 or equivalent (Application for a bachelors program has to be filed through UKAS)
  • Postgraduate program - 3 year bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Past academic record in the same field is desirable though not mandatory.
  • Admission into management fields is open to all students. However some universities also require GMAT score and / or past work experience for admission into MBA programs.
  • Students with strong academic profile can get admission into high demand traditional universities. If you have average score, don’t worry you can still apply. There are some modern universities and colleges offering quality education accept applications with lesser percentage.
  • Doctoral programs are also available for many fields and the profile can be evaluated on a case to case basis.

Admission Intakes

  • Major intake – September / October
  • Other Intakes – Jan / Feb, May few Universities offer rolling intakes as well

Education Costs

Tuition fee:

Undergraduate students – £8000 – £12000 per year

Post graduate programs – £8000 – £12000

MBA program – £9000 – £15000

Monthly living costs:

£800 to £1000 (London) and £600 to £800 (outside London)

In its 14 long years of existence Adept has helped numerous students for UK universities. We have a special wing of officers dedicated to help students for UK admissions, their visa and related logistics issues.

Why study in the UK?

Worldwide Recognition

Be it law, literature, business, science or arts, UK universities has its own magical level of achievements and world rankings. Come and study in UK to see a magical world unleashed for you. With more than 11000 bachelor programs, you learn about a new culture, new language with assured quality and standards.

The UK’s beautiful scenery and ancient architecture

It is no wonder that Harry Potter and Hogwarts are British, given what amazing and magical places there are in all the cities of U.K. Like any future student, you may be wondering what that has to do with anything. Well, everyone knows that it’s the environment that makes a student’s journey truly a magical one. Luckily, the U.K. has some of the most well-preserved architectural wonders, from castles, abbeys, bridges, palaces, ancient ruins and dungeons to towers and halls, as well as many natural landscapes and landmarks like caves, meadows, forests, bogs, rivers, cliffs and beaches. Check out all the magical places to see in the U.K. to convince you it’s the place to be and study.

Outstanding British Libraries

You cannot miss anything in a British library even if you are looking for the most remote segment of knowledge base. With the advent of latest technologies, you have books and databases available for students. UK has the largest and complete library resources in the world apart from the most famous British library there are individual university libraries with loads of information for a thirsty student.

Multi-language learning

Options to study various languages other than English are great in understanding different cultures and interacting with diverse environment. If you think English is only language spoken in UK, then it is wrong where Greek, Latin, Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and other languages are being taught in studying law, medicine or sciences. If you are interested in studying your course in other languages then try your options in UK.

Serious about studies

U.K. universities have a very serious and disciplined approach to studies and learning, so joining one would make you feel like you’re being managed by the magical ‘Hogwarts school’. Needless to say that being serious is the first step to becoming the best at what you love and that’s why many graduates from U.K.’s finest universities are now global trailblazers.

Admission process is easy and also tough

Some universities have the easiest admission procedures while highly valued universities have tougher admission requirements. This is aimed to achieve the best students to join the institution and filter bad apples from good, reputed universities. At the same time, liberal universities offer the same curriculum for lesser qualified candidates with almost the same type of amenities that are still world-class.

Improved transport system

UK has the most advanced and improved transport facilities whether it is urban or rural transport systems. Reaching destinations is organized and well-planned from one place to another. If you use train or bus both has sophisticated transport and is faster.

University sports team

UK urges students to participate in team sports that are common to local as well as international students. This builds team building, interacting, and active involvement in keeping the camaraderie healthier always. Team sports involve cricket, basketball, football in UK universities and students have the opportunity to play at league level and competitions too!

Experimental learning

Experiments in science have a vast opportunity if you choose to study abroad in UK. British higher education institutions provide their students with the latest available learning experience based on innovation and hands-on approach. So, if you are trying new formulas to solve scientific problems of the world or invent a new technological device, UK universities is just your stop.

Become a professional after you study

Any good university in UK gives you the satisfied feeling of completing a better degree and education that you ever thought you deserved in your life. You can captivate as a leader, attract the courtroom as a lawyer or exercise your tricks in an operating room and so on. Your expertise is sure to be recognized worldwide is no doubt.

Work Opportunities

In the UK, an international student is allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during his/her school term. He can work full time when school is out of term. But please check with our counselor the complete details, so that you do not violate the visa rules, as the rules keeps changing frequently. Working while you study, will give you independence so that you will learn to lean on yourself.

Admissions Process for UK Universities

  • You need to plan 2-3 months in advance for admission in UK universities
  • Admission Application includes,
  • Academic records
  • IELTS/TOEFL score
  • Work experience letter (if asked by the univerisity)
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of purpose
  • Passport copies
  • Correctly filled application form

It may take 2 to 3 weeks to receive the offer letter from the university which mentions the course fees and payment of 1st term fees.

Pay the 1st term (6 months) tuition fees to the university.

University sends CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) which can be used for visa filing.


  • You need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK.
  • You can apply 3 months before your course starts
  • When you get a decision - within 3 weeks of applying for a visa
  • Visa Fees - £328


You must have:
  • An unconditional offer of a place on a course
  • Enough money to support yourself and pay for your course
  • English proficiency test report (IELTS / TOEFL)
  • A current passport
  • Proof that you can support yourself and pay for your course - this will vary depending on your circumstances

You must prove that you have £1,265 per month for living costs if studying in London and £1,015 elsewhere outside London.

Candidate has to personally submit the visa application.

At Adept we provide you step by step guidance to prepare your visa documents and also offer mock interview sessions so you learn how to answer UK visa officers confidently. To know more about Visa requirements and preparation meet our visa expert for USA at our office or just call at: 9000511144, 9010811144

University List:

Adept Overseas Consultants feels proud to represent these famous universities from UK and many more.

University of Hertfordshire is among top 150 universities of the world known for high quality teachings and reseach in subjects such as Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics etc.

With a glorious history of 160 years of teachings and research University of West London is one of the famous education providers in the United Kingdom. The university got 56th place in the the new Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of the UK's largest universities in terms of number of students enrolled. Courses like Business and Management, computing and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Film, media and Journalism are very popular in UCLan.

De Montfort University (DMU) has been ranked twice in the top 150 young universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings. You can apply for Art and Design, Business, Computing and Engineering, Humanities, Law, Media, Performing Arts and Science courses.

Heriot-Watt University is a truly global university and was named by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide as International University of the Year 2018. Courses like Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Business Information Management, Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Economics, Banking and Finance are among the most popular programs you can study in Heriot-Watt University.

London South Bank University (LSBU) has the highest possible rating for the quality of education, from the independent Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). LSBU is also named the University of the Year for Graduate Employment and prospects by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a modern, student-centric university which got the prestigious TEF Silver award for delivering high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. LJMU helps students find their place in the world.

The University of Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain's top-20 leading universities. The university is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.

The University of Northampton is known to provide exciting, industry-relevant courses and excellent and passionate lecturers. The university is into active industry partnerships and a dedication to employability help graduates secure the roles they deserve.

Located in north London, Middlesex University is a progressive university that puts its students first. The university is known to provide expert teaching that is informed by inspiring research and practice. It offers degree programmes in Art and Design, Business, Law, Health and Education, Media and Performing Arts, and Science and Technology.

FAQs for UK

The 10+2 education system of India is accepted for the masters program in UK.

When you choose a university and program for further studies, it is totally dependent on your academic background, interests and the budget. You should first create a list of your interests and skills and spend time analyse and research which skill set has the scope for you in the future. Try to check out all the preferred courses as not all universities in UK offer programs in all the intakes.

When you want to do your post graduation in the UK, it is one of the best decisions that you make. It will help you enhancing technical skills. With a graduate degree from India, you should look for an University that will provide you hands on experience and making you job ready. In UK, there are number of universities that provide you the internship and the chance that will make you job ready.

Start assessing the subjects you have learnt during undergraduate program and list the ones that interests you and has great future for you professionally. When you apply to British universities, you need to take language and aptitude tests. Hence, you need to consider the academic scores when you decide the program that you want to study and where to study.

At Adept, there are experienced counselors, who will identify the Universities and programs that are of your interest. You can visit the Adept Office in Hyderabad and Coimbatore for free advice and check out the procedures for your post-graduate career in the UK.

Almost all the universities in the UK accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for the UK Visa and also UKVI is the English language proficiency test. This is also advised as the per the UK visa rules.

Students who have Tier 4 visa can work in UK. They can work for 20 hours per week when they are studying and also full time during vacations.

Yes, the degrees awarded by the UK Universities are recognized worldwide and they are accepted and known for their quality education

Here are the top 10 Universities in UK University of Cambridge University of Oxford University of St Andrews London School of Economics and Political Science Imperial College London Durham University Lancaster University Loughborough University University of Bath University College London

Most popular degrees in UK are the following: Business.

  • Natural Sciences.
  • Engineering and Technology.
  • Medicine.
  • Law.
  • Social Sciences.
  • Sports Science.
  • Media and Communication.
  • Arts.
  • Hospitality and Tourism.

Here are some of the UK Scholarships that are for international students

  • Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford
  • Denys Holland Scholarship at University College of London
  • University of West London International Ambassador Scholarships
  • Bristol University International Office Scholarship

There are certain rules for international students who want to stay back in UK after their studies and it all depends upon the type of course that you are studying. If you want to stay in the UK after your graduation, you have to apply for a different visa. You can walk in to Adept Office and know more about it. Our counselors will guide you through the process.

Yes you can apply to more than one course in the university of your choice. There are no strict rules for you that stop from applying to more than one university. There are certain universities that let you nominate a second course if you think that it also meets your requirements.

It is important that you find a course that matches with your needs and skills. If you not sure which postgraduate course is right for you, you can research the possibilities. But the best way is to talk to our counselors who will guide you through the process.

The fees is determined by the duration of the course in the University. Please talk to our experienced counselors at Adept, who will be happy to share the various fee structure of different universities with you.

You need to complete writing an application for each of the University that you want to apply to. At Adept, we have special counselors who will help you with the application process so that it is easy for get through the whole process.

You should choose the University based on the course modules that suits your needs and interests. Rankings are just a guideline for you and everytime the parameters do keep changing and the lists can vary.

There are many programmes validated by a university that help you to prepare for a degree course. They are called diploma, foundation or pre masters courses.

Your academic grades of great importance for the admission to a British University. Extracurricular activities and sports help you have a better profile as compared to other students, especially for scholarships and job interviews.

To complete an undergraduate degree from a UK university, it will take three years. For a master’s degree it takes about a year and for a PhD takes around three years.

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