How do foreign students study in London?

How do foreign students study in London?

Structure of higher education in the UK

Today, there are over seven hundred higher education institutions in the UK, of which around one hundred are universities. It is they who determine the nation's educational standards and thus shape overall educational policy. The university management also monitors compliance with all existing regulations and makes adjustments where necessary.

"Foggy Albion's higher education institutions offer a truly broad range of courses and learning styles. The most modern methods, constantly modernized equipment and professional teachers help to realize the full potential of students.

Due to the intensive pace of studies, students can obtain a bachelor's degree in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales in three years (one year faster than students from other countries). Scottish universities offer traditional four-year programs.

Students who complete a bachelor's degree can go on to a master's degree. This is often the right course for those who want to deepen their knowledge and develop professional skills or even change their profession. The duration of study for a master's program is one year. Students who have completed their undergraduate studies can immediately enter a master's program in the UK.

There are two types of degrees: general and honors.

How can students pursue higher education in London?

There are various scholarship programs available to help with full or partial reimbursement of fees. There are several types of programs.

The Endeavour Collar Scholarship is an international scholarship program created by the British government with funding from the British Foreign Office and other partner organizations.

The scholarship program is offered to talented students from around the world who have demonstrated outstanding ability. She invites them to pursue postgraduate studies at a UK university. The scholarship provides full or partial coverage of fees for one year at any UK university.

Students from other countries/regions need to constantly monitor course updates as offers for such students exist, but are not always valid.

University courses are also available, but they are more readily available to postgraduate students rather than BA or MA as described above. Universities are interested in investing in those who have decided to undertake research activities. If the applicant's development is really important and interesting, the applicant will receive a scholarship. Universities are also interested in those who are engaged in social activities or volunteerism.

Probably the most difficult way to get funding for study in the UK is to make an agreement with a large company or corporation. Here is the plan of action - you take interest in the company as a future employee, prove your worth, the company pays for your education, and then you pay back this loan over a period of several years.

In general, there are many options for obtaining a scholarship. You can search for the right one for you on special websites. There is also a list of universities that are leaders in terms of the number of scholarship programs. City University London, University of Lincoln, Sheffield Hallam University are just a few of them. Its recommended that you study this list in more detail depending on your chosen field of study.

Characteristics of applicants for admission to UK universities

 You can only hold A-levels or university preparatory certificates, which show that you have successfully completed a preparatory course at an English-speaking school.

The following option is very popular - the Foundation Preparatory Course. This program is designed for international students. It is designed for one year only (in some cases 6 or 18 months). Courses are usually held within the walls of universities and colleges and are conducted by their teaching staff. Special attention is paid to the study of English and some specialized subjects. Depending on the specialization you plan to accept, the program is divided into different areas: engineering program (engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering), business program (business, economics, finance), life sciences (chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics), legal profession (political science, social sciences, sociology), art and design (painting, photography, art history, design).

Of course, this is the easiest way to get into a British university. But, unfortunately, it's not enough to get into Cambridge, Oxford and some of the other most prestigious British institutions.

Accommodation for foreign students during their studies at UK universities

Most higher education institutions most often provide rooms on the student campus. There are single and multiple rooms. Private bathrooms, or shared. The average price of student campus accommodation is 150-200 £ per week.

However, there is one small feature of UK universities: accommodation in halls of residence is guaranteed only for the first year of study. In addition, the situation may change.

There are two "alternative" accommodation options. First, live in a rented apartment or room. Second, live with a British family. Family accommodation options are usually provided by the management of the educational institution. Homestay is a fairly economical accommodation option that many people may be interested in.

Higher education for foreigners is now available in the UK if the following conditions are met.

  • The student is at least 16 years old.

  • the foreign applicant's English language level corresponds to the high school graduation level of the local resident

  • the student is a citizen of a country that does not belong to the EEA (European Economic Area).

  • the higher education institution is selected from the list published on the website of the British Foreign Office

  • the applicant's financial support fully covers all expenses related to studying and living in the country for a specific period of time.

Of course, anyone knows that higher education in the UK is usually offered to international students who have previously received a high level of education. Moreover, every foreign student who plans to study in the country must have a sponsor.

University of London Tuition Fees

Studying in London assumes that the student chooses his major consciously: he must clearly understand the goals for which he invests money and time.

The exact cost depends on the chosen region and the rating of the institution. The best universities in London will offer higher prices for their courses, but you can safely consider them as a direct investment in your future.

Foundation: from £13,000 per year

Undergraduate: from £13,000 per year

Masters: from £14,000 per year

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