The United Kingdom has a reputation for being the one of the best places in the world for
higher education. With an inclusive, multicultural environment, the United
Kingdom provides a class of education that is incomparable.
UK is home to top tier universities like the University of Cambridge and
University of Oxford. Furthermore, London School of Economics, The University
of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, Imperial College London and Queen Mary
University are some of the best educational institutions in the world.
London is naturally the most popular city for international students in pursuit of higher
education mostly due to the sheer number of reputable universities in the city.
Followed by Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
Institutional Requirements Required Documents: ‚óŹ Copies of SSC and HSC or O Level and A level certificates ‚óŹ Bachelor‚Äôs degrees (for postgraduate applicants) ‚óŹ Two Letters of recommendation (this may be academic or professional) ‚óŹ Statement of Purpose ‚óŹ Resume ‚óŹ Scoresheet of English language test (IELTS/PTE/TOEFL) ‚óŹ Portfolio (if applicable) ‚óŹ Proof of funds ‚óŹ Medical tests ‚óŹ Any other documents stated specifically by the university of choice
Visa Requirements Visa Procedure: In order to be eligible for the required Tier 4 (General) Student Visa to study in the UK, you‚Äôll need to: Complete the tier 4 visa application form. Have received a CAS. A confirmation of acceptance for studies will be given to you once you accept an offer of admission to a course in a UK university and paid at least the first installment of the tuition fee. Have proof of funds. This is usually in the form of a bank statement, unless stated otherwise, through which you need to show that you have at your disposal the tuition fee and maintenance (living costs) for at least a year. It is important to note that the money you show need to be held by you for at least 28 days. Additionally, you‚Äôll need to compile the following prior to your visa application: ‚óŹ A completed and signed copy of your visa application form You‚Äôll receive access to a tier 4 visa application form once you register for and create an account on the official UK Visa website. Once you complete the application form online, you have to print it out and sign it. During the process, you‚Äôll need to check the available dates and book online for an appointment with the visa application (VFS Global). ‚óŹ A valid passport The validity of your passport must extend beyond your intended stay period by at least 6 months. ‚óŹ Passport sized photos The photos for required for UK visa applications must be 35mm wide and 45mm high. The background needs to be light colored, for instance light grey, white, or plain cream. The photos cannot be older than a month. ‚óŹ Any and all previous passports ‚óŹ Receipt of health surcharge payment You are required to pay a surcharge in order to be covered by UK‚Äôs healthcare plan. You have to make the payment using your credit or debit card online as part of the application process. ‚óŹ Letter from your financial sponsor In the event that your tuition fee and maintenance funds are being paid by someone other than you, be it a parent, a legal guardian, or any other person, you will need to produce a signed letter of declaration from them stating their intent and consent to pay for your studies. It must be noted that any document submitted that is not in English must be accompanied by verifiable, fully translated copies. There is an application fee of ¬£348, which is usually paid at the visa application center (VFS Global), unless you opt to pay it online using your credit or debit card during the online application.
Pre-departure Checklist Important things to ensure before leaving for Canada: ‚óŹ Book airline tickets ‚óŹ Purchase travel and health insurance ‚óŹ Arrangement of accommodation on arrival to Canada ‚óŹ Arrangement of transport to home in Canada from the airport ‚óŹ Check baggage and customs policy Documents that you must have on you before leaving for the airport: ‚óŹ Passport ‚óŹ Airline tickets ‚óŹ Insurance certificates ‚óŹ Letter of Acceptance (the one sent by the university or college) ‚óŹ Key addresses and phone numbers ‚óŹ The bank statement evidencing the required funds ‚óŹ Prescriptions for any medication you might be carrying ‚óŹ Cash or traveler‚Äôs cheques ‚óŹ Medical and immunization records ‚óŹ Past certificates and transcripts evidencing previous education
Educational Requirements The most popular streams of study chosen by international students are Law, Business Management, Communications/Media, Sociology and Social Studies, and Computer Science. Language Requirements: the need to meet a minimum score in an English language test is a requisite in all cases. The most popular is the IELTS exam; the minimum score for undergraduate applicants is 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) and postgraduate applicants 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0). GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and PTE (Pearson Tests of English) are pretty standard alternatives to IELTS. A minimum academic grade may be a requirement depending on the university and program of choice. All of these will need to be proven through submission of related documents.