The UK is home to some of the best universities in the world. The QS World University Ranking has placed four UK universities within the top 10 global universities.
Around 20,000 Indian students go to the UK to complete their higher studies each year. The reasons behind this are the affordable tuition fees and flexible entry requirements in addition to the high quality of education.
Studying in the UK is affordable as there are many world-class universities that offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at relatively lower tuition fees compared to universities in countries such as the US and Australia. Moreover, many of the universities are located in affordable student cities which result in lower living costs for international students. Additionally, a range of scholarships are available to study in the UK including bursaries, Government grants and university-specific scholarships.
The course duration for studying master’s in the UK is just one year, while it is three years for a bachelor’s. For medical and engineering courses, the course duration is longer. The shorter duration of courses is another factor that makes studying in the UK affordable.
UK university graduates have the highest opportunity of employability according to the QS Annual Employer Survey 2020.
How to choose the best university to study in the UK?
Global rankings are often one of the major criteria influencing the choice of a university when considering studying abroad. The UK university ranking table is highly competitive with 150+ participants. However, it is important to go through other factors besides global ranking before choosing a university to study in the UK. These can be factors such as:
- Cost of Living
- Subject Ranking
- Student Satisfaction
- Research Ranking
- Percentage of international students
As per the Times and Sunday Times, the most popular universities to study in the UK are:
- University of St Andrews
- Oxford University
- University of Cambridge
- Imperial College London
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- Durham University
- University College London
- Warwick University
- Bath University
- Loughborough University
- Lancaster University
- University of Glasgow
- Edinburgh University
- University of Bristol
- Leeds University
- University of Southampton
- Strathclyde University
- King’s College London
- University of York
- University of Aberdeen
The top UK universities also provide scholarship opportunities to worthy students making studying in the UK even more affordable.
The most popular scholarships available across the UK universities are:
- GREAT Scholarship
- Chevening Scholarships
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship
- Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence Scholarships
- Commonwealth PhD Scholarships
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