Friday, 12 August 2011

Ring in the new academic year in UK

'Prepare in advance' may be the mantra if you want to study abroad. But fortunately, there are exceptions to every rule. So if you think you are too late to apply for February/September intakes for 2009 for pursuing education in the United Kingdom, you are wrong. The good news is admissions are still open for the upcoming intakes and you can still enroll for them. So hurry and approach counsellors at Edwise who will guide you on the quickest and easiest route towards your goal.

For over a century now UK has been the mecca of quality education. Winny Rawal who got through to Coventry University to pursue her Automotive Engineering degree in January 08 vouches for her UK experience. "Getting here was hassle free. I am impressed with the study techniques which are interactive and practical as opposed to theory-oriented," she says. Rawal is joined by thousands of like-minded students who are pursuing their degrees in UK currently.

Students can specialize in many popular courses like International Business, Satellite Communication, Fashion Retailing, Broadcast Journalism, Engineering, Biotechnology, Forensic Science, Sports Management, etc. MBA happens to be the most sought after course because of the current market demand.UK offers several incentives to Indian students aspiring to study in its universities and colleges. The biggest advantage is its one-year Masters Degree for almost all courses, which saves you time and money. Secondly, unlike universities in other countries, most universities in UK recognize the Indian education system of three-year graduation. Thirdly, you can apply to numerous universities on the same application form, as UK has a central system known as UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service), which clears applications for first degrees. 

What's more, you can take your pick from a plethora of courses in every conceivable subject. As Jamie Vegad International Officer of De Montfort University (DMU) puts it "At DMU, we offer an outstanding range of courses, designed to meet the needs of international students in today's global job market."

The British Government has streamlined its visa process in recent years to make it more user-friendly for international students. Post your degree, UK also provides you with a stayback opportunity. In fact, international graduates from UK are free to seek employment for up to two years under Tier 1 of the Points Based System (PBS) - under which points are awarded for objective criteria such as qualifications, previous earnings, age and UK experience.

Tier 1 permits 2 years of stay permitted and allow international graduates to find work in the UK without the need for a sponsor or work permit.

Students are cautioned that it is important to process their applications from a "Trusted Partner of the British High Commission. Promoting Education in the UK" as they offer quality certified counseling services and assist with visa formalities. So what are you waiting for? When it comes to making a decision to pursue a degree in UK, it's never too late.

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