With more than 40,000 Indian students studying in UK universities and UK colleges it clearly emerges as a popular choice with students aspiring to study abroad.As a UK postgraduate student, you will be expected to take up a lot of independent study which develops an individual's thinking and research skills. Studies in UK are challenging as it involves lots of projects, assignments, regular presentations and case studies. Although this is different from what many Indian students have experienced, it is a welcome change to complete the mix.
Preety Bansal,Country Manager India ,Newcastle University UK says “UK is traditionally recognized for its high class studies and research excellence. It has been the top choice of quality focused students and continues to be at the forefront of knowledge and innovation delivered through an array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses”
The quality and standard of a university's teaching and its general facilities are evaluated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Research standards are examined by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which publishes its findings every five years. Both are part of Government system of quality check & control.
The cost of education for an international student in the UK can be lower as compared to other countries especially in case of postgraduate studies as the duration of most programs is one year as against other places where the tenure of study tends to be more than a year.This works in favor of the students helping them to cut down on their living expenses.
The Universities in UK offer courses which provide a wide range of career opportunities upon completion. Like most other programs, Engineering and technology courses especially are structured as per the market demands, incorporating all recent advancements. This gives you an excellent platform for a career in the global marketplace. No matter whether you wish to study art, design, humanities, management, law, science, architecture, engineering, medicine- you have a choice of institutions which are world renowned and help you develop your knowledge and skills.
The UK Visa is quite easy to obtain and the process is pretty streamlined for genuine applicants who have received an offer/CAS and are able to show the required funding available. The new student visa process under the Tier 4 of the Points Based System is simpler, more transparent and user-friendly for international students.
Rakesh Gopal, a student pursuing his masters in finance from the prestigious Exeter University says “My decision to come to UK was vindicated the moment i reached the university. The first few days were a wonderful transition to student life here with all kinds of facilities and support available along with meeting people from all over the world. Settling into my academic schedule made me value the quality of education i was receiving with fabulous staff who were on top of their subjects.”
This is the best time to apply to the UK institutions.However, you must have all the required documents in place at the earliest so that you can approach the best possible Universities of your choice.