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United Kingdom (UK)
The UK is one of the world's most popular destination for students from overseas. In fact, more than 400,000 international students enroll each year. Study in the UK offers you a long history of teaching the world’s greatest leaders, thinkers and artists. UK universities and colleges attract some of the world’s leading academics and industry professionals. Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK.
On a UK course, you’ll gain skills and qualifications to help you succeed in any career you choose. With UK qualifications, you can make a real difference to your career.
UK Education System
Qualifications awarded by UK universities and colleges are:
Foundation programme - For students who do not have A levels and have less than 70% in HSSC
Bachelor’s Degree – 3 or 4 years duration
(Most universities offer sandwich programme – a year in industry experience during the degree)
Master’s Degree – 1 year duration
(Some master’s degree can be for more than 1 year duration with 1 year Industry Placement)
Doctoral Degree – 3- 5 years duration
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Benefits of Study in UK
The UK is a welcoming place for students of all countries and faiths and offer you opportunities to experience unique culture, cities and countryside. Coming to a UK university or college will offer you world-class teaching, cost effective study, and prepare you for the global workplace. The other benefits of studying in UK include:
- Wide Range of Courses
- Flexible Education System
- Quality Assurance
- Work Opportunities
- Gateway to Europe and international economy
Part-time employment opportunities
If you enter the UK on a Tier 4 student visa, Students can work for 20 hours a week during term time and in the holiday/vacation period., besides that they can go for on campus jobs as well including paid internships or assistant jobs If you go to the UK on a student visitor visa, child visitor visa, or prospective student visa, you will not be eligible to work in the UK. For the latest detailed information visit: the UKBA website.
Access to discounts
As a full-time student in higher education you will have access to a National Union of Students card which gives a range of discounts on study essentials, travel, entertainment, clothes, food and drink, shopping and more. Student rail (train) and coach (long distance bus) cards can provide excellent discounts.
Admission & Visa Process
Applying for admission and visa you must have to go through a number of steps.
ASCOM counsellors will help you in making application for the university of your choice and you will provide us all documents required for the admission. The university will notify you if you have been selected to study for the particular course or not. Once you have met all conditions of admission letter we will arrange Confirmation of Acceptance Letter from university.
Required Documents for admission
- All Academic transcripts and degrees
- Copy of passport/visa (if available)
- Certificate of English proficiency (IELTS)
- Personal Statement
- 2 Recommendation letters
- Experience letter (all previous work experiences)
- V (it must include all details of work and education)
- Research proposal (for PhD and Research students only)
- Portfolio (for Art and Architecture students only)
You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over. This is a points-based system.
As a Tier 4 (General) student, you must have 40 points to qualify.
- 30 points for having a valid confirmation of acceptance for studies, which you get for studying a course at an acceptable level with an approved education provider (also known as a 'Tier 4 sponsor'), and for having acceptable English language skills; and
- 10 points for having enough money (also known as maintenance or funds) to cover your course fees and living costs. Source: UKVI
Professional advice and guidance by ASCOM Education counsellors
Your experienced ASCOM Education counsellor will be able to provide advice and guidance throughout the UK student visa application process. If you have any questions about student visas to enter the UK, contact us today.
If Student Already in the UK
Following documents of color scan required for in country applicants.
- BRP (Biometric Residence Permit)
- visa letters issued / used at the embassy
- CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)
- Course enrolments/ progress/ completion letters
- Academic achievement in Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificate etc.
- In case if a college license is revoked students are served with a letter of curtailment from Home Office.
- Bank statement cover maintenance funds covering 28 days
If you are visiting us for your Free Consultation, use above checklist to ensure you bring along all your documents so we can make the most of your appointment.
Universities & Colleges
The UK has a well-deserved reputation worldwide for providing high quality and well-respected higher education. When you are choosing a course, make sure it is with a reputable university or college that has met strict standards set by the UK government and education sector.
The UK is one of the world's most popular destination for students from overseas. In fact, more than 400,000 international students enroll each year.
International students considering the UK have a choice of over 140 universities and higher education institutions, each offering a great range of tertiary qualifications that will be recognized the world over. Institutions that offer degree-level courses in the UK are called either ‘recognized’ or ‘listed’ bodies. Please check https://www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised/recognised-bodies for the availability of Institute, you desire to get enrolled in.
Courses in UK
The advantages of education from UK includes: short and precise one year master programmes, content and structure of such courses is designed in such a manner to provide guaranteed excellent study. ASCOM endeavors to provide best counseling and assistance so that students can choose wisely for the best course or study programme and college among the wide choices available.
Choice of Courses
UK offers many options for students looking to pursue education in wide range of subjects like Management, Medicine, Law, Engineering, Science, Finance, Banking, Biotechnology, Genetics, Architecture, Hospitality, Tourism, History and more…
How to Apply
How to Apply
- Applications for undergraduate admissions are done mostly through UCAS.
For entry in September and October, UCAS deadlines vary between courses and course providers.
- Applications for postgraduate degree are made paper based and online and have different deadlines.
Please consult our study abroad counsellor at ASCOM Consulting for more details.
Intakes in UK
There are 2 major intakes - September & January.
ASCOM offers help for selecting the best courses and institutes according to the student's interest and capability. Our team of expert counselors offers assistance in gaining admission to top notch universities of UK. Other services provided include:
- Selection of course and university
- Arranging admission
- Offer acceptance (CAS letter)
- Mock interviews for admission and visa
- Visa processing
- Pre-departure guidance