Studying in the UK

 

 

 

 

The United Kingdom is one of distinguished countries in the world and it is well known of its development in research and education and it has the top universities in the world such as Oxford and Cambridge. Some of its characteristics are that it has good reputation, great civilization, diversity, etc. Many international students prefer to study in the UK. Furthermore, students need to complete the foundation year and three years of studying successfully to finish the requirements of the Bachelors. With regard to Masters,  The students may need one year of full time studying to finish the requirements of the Masters’ degrees or two years in some universities. They may also need three to four years of full-time studying to finish the requirements of the PhDs.

 

 

 

The Tuition Fees and Living Costs 

The tuition fees are different from a university to another and it is generally estimated between 9,000 GBP to 16,000 GBP per academic year and it may be more for some specific specializations. With regard to living cost, it is generally estimated between 600 to 1500 GBP and it could be more according to the students’ life styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language Course

 

 

There are a lot of universities and language centers that provide English language courses to the students and we will try to do our best to choose the best services provided  by universities and canters. The costs of language courses are different, but they are generally estimated between 800 to 1500 GBP for one-month training course including the fees, accommodation, health insurance, and picking up the students from the airport to the accommodation and returning them to the airport. It also costs between 2500 to 4000 GBP for three-month training courses including the fees, accommodation, health insurance, and picking up the students from the airport to the accommodation and returning them to the airport. The number of teaching hours is between 20-30 hours weekly according to the programs, courses, and schedules of the universities or centers and according to the students’ request. Many universities and language centers provide the service of living with a family which facilitates the English language learning, particularly, conversations in English language, communication skills, confidence, and cultural awareness.

 

 

The Admission Process

Reception: we receive the application with the necessary documents.

Application: Filling in the application based on the country, university and major that the students prefer.

Communication: We start contacting the universities to get the required admission.

Following up:  We follow up with the universities until we get the application accordingly.

 

The Dates of Admission and Studying

Some universities in the UK have two semesters and other universities have three semesters and students may be admitted and enrolled at the beginning of each semester.

The universities usually commence their study in September or October and some universities may have three admissions annually (in September/October January/February, and/or April).  

 

 

Required Documents

English Language Course

  • A photo of the applicant’s valid passport.

  • A photo of the last academic qualification.

  • Bank statement or official scholarship document to prove the ability to pay the tuition fees to the university or center.

  • The application form

 

 

Bachelors

  • The average in the high school should be very good or above.

  • A photo of the applicant’s valid passport.

  • An original copy of the high school certificate attested officially from the Ministry of Education.

  • Bank statement, an official scholarship document to prove the ability to the tuition fees to the university and specify the specialization, or a sponsorship letter from the sponsor or Ministry of Higher Education.

  • An approval letter from the Minsitry of Higher Education allowing students to study abroad at their own expenses (there should be  NOL from the Minsitry about the program and university.

  • Certificate of IELTS/TOEFL or an equivalent certificate if it is available to get unconditional admission offer. Some universities may require academic IELTS 6.0 or more .TOEFL score of 79 (IBT) or 550 (PBT), or the computer based TOEFL with a score of 213.

  • Certificates of SATs to support the application if they are available.

  • Pesronal Statment about the student himself (some ask one page 250 words and others may ask between 250-650 words)

  • Detailed address (email, phone number, and home address).

  • The application (online) form.

 

Masters

  • A photo of the applicant’s valid passport.

  • Photos of the bachelors’ and high school certificates, and transcripts.

  • Bank statement, or an official scholarship document to prove the ability to pay the tuition fees to the university, or an approval letter from the Ministry of Education allowing students to study abroad at their own expenses.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Some universities may ask recommendation letters from referees (2-3 letters). 

  • The application form.

 

Doctor of Philosophy

  • A photo of the applicant’s valid passport.

  • Photos of the certificates and transcripts of Bachelors, Masters and High school.

  • Bank statement, or an official scholarship document to prove the ability to pay the tuition fees to the university, or an approval letter from the Ministry of Education allowing students to study abroad at their own expenses.

  • Research Proposal

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Some universities may ask recommendation letters from referees (2-3 letters). 

  • The Application form

 

 

 

Important Notes

  • Some universities may ask the original birth certificates attested from the concerned governmental departments or ministries, certificate of experience, and other documents.

  • All documents must be in English language.

  • Most universities have some conditions such as the IELTS certificate and they may require IELTS (band 6.0, 6.5, or 7.0) or an equivalent certificate according to the university and the specialization.

  • Some Universities may require the vaccines certificate and/or disease-free certificate attested from the concerned departments and ministries.

  • Some universities may have its own conditions such as specific test and/or interviews.

  • Some universities may admit students if the medium of instruction of the last academic qualification was in English.

  • Conditional offers: some universities may offer conditional offers until the students meet their conditions such as English tests (IELTS) or other specific tests.

  • The process of obtaining the required admission may take two months.

Important Notes

  • Some universities may ask the original birth certificates attested from the concerned governmental departments or ministries, certificate of experience, and other documents.

  • All documents must be in English language.

  • Most universities have some conditions such as the TOEFL certificate and they may require (TOEFL 510-590) according to the university and specialization, or an equivalent certificate.

  • The process of obtaining the required admission may take two months.

UK Student Visa

The US student visa will be issued after receiving the official form showing that you have been accepted in one of the academic programs or degrees at the university that you applied to study in.The time to get the visa is varied, but it may be between 3-9 weeks less or more. 

All the students are advised to contact the UK embassy in their countries through the official website to get the most updated information, requirements, and/or instructions.

 

 

 

 

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