First Degree Courses in Arts and Sciences (Bachelor’s degree) are normally of three or four years’ duration and are largely taught courses, sometimes including the preparation of a short written thesis.
Sandwich Courses are where the coursework is accompanied by practical work. A student could either complete 2 years of college, then a year of commercial training before returning for a final year in college. Or, he/she could do a 4-year course with 3-6 months’ training interspersed each year. The main advantage is that the student gets real experience while in the learning mode. Most universities offer this type of education.
Higher National Diploma (HND) is awarded by Vocational and Technical Educational Councils. They offer a 2-year course in a vocational subject like scientific and technical business subjects. Great emphasis is placed on work experience. It is often seen as the first step towards a degree course as the credits can be transferred.
Vocational Courses offer an opportunity to enter the university system slowly. Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), General Vocational Qualifications (GNVQ), General Scottish Vocational Qualifications (GSVQ) offer recognized courses in a range of disciplines. Most students opt to take 1-2 years of, for example, BTEC courses before being transferred to a degree programme. BTEC national certificates/diplomas are usually accepted as an alternative to A-Levels.
Postgraduate study may take the form of an independent piece of research under supervision or a taught course, and leads to a variety of degrees and awards. The taught courses normally last for one or sometimes two years. Completion of a doctorate normally takes a minimum of three years. Many post-experience courses are also available, either leading to a qualification or providing a refresher course for graduates wishing to update or extend their knowledge. Some institutions admit occasional students in limited numbers. They attend courses or undertake research, possibly for a period of one or two years. These courses do not lead to any formal qualification or ‘credit’ although certificate of satisfactory attendance may be given.
Each course in the UK sets it own entry, so they vary considerably. Most degree programs in the UK will require that the student have passed either A-levels and attained certain grades, for example 4 B grades, or equivalent grades in a BTEC or GNVQ. So within a university different courses will have different requirements and universities as a whole may have certain requirements that all students will have to meet. For example, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge generally require all students to attend an interview, other universities will not require this.
Most of the colleges by now have made the admission application online. However for the rest paper based applications are made available through websites, education consultants or simply requesting the college to email one. Make sure that you fill out the form neatly and it reaches the institution within the specified application deadline.
Make sure the college also recieves your application fee. Institutions accept fees by means of credit card, demand draft or even a wire transfer (check with the institutions on the opions available).
The Following are the documents required for admissions into the US Universities:
|1||Convocation/Provisional Degree Certificate||Final Degree certificate is a mandatory document. If the certificate hasn’t been issued as yet, then any one of the following should work: course completion certificate/provisional degree certificate along with the final marksheet.|
|2||Marksheets||All semester/yearly marksheets|
|3||Higher Secondary & Secondary Certificate||—-|
|4||Language Test Score Card||IELTS or a TOEFL score sheet.|
|5||Recommendation Letter||Atleast 2 in no. issued by your faculty members from your last attended institute. A recco from your work place would also help.|
|6||Statement of purpose (SOP)||The most important and one of the deciding factors of your application. Please refer to our sample sop’s under the tools section.|
|7||Financial Summary||Ask the office for a template|
|8||Sponsorer Declaration/affidavit||On a Rs. 20 stamp paper, your sponsorer would declare his sponsorship towards your study in the USA|
|9||Bank Statement||Original Updated bank statement with the balance covering the entire tuition fee and cost of living. Additional 25% funds for visa would make the visa application stronger.|
|10||Photograph||50×50 white background|
|11||Passport||Photocopy of the front and last pages.|
|12||Extra curricular certificates||Photocopy of the front and last pages.|
|13||Resume||A basic resume|
|14||Professional Documents||Appointment letter,Relieving letter, Recommendation Letter.|
Getting a scholarship isnt all that easy. One cannot expect a scholarship to be thrown in just like that. We suggest you do a detailed study on the available options. There is enough of resources available online to help you identify the scholarship otions available to you. However we striongly recommend our student to view and learn from the British council website:
At World Visa Consultants, we assess and eveluate the studenys eligiblity for an scholarship programs from any agency.Our team of coounselors will give you inputs thereafter about deadlines, scholarship applications, other financial aid, bursaries etc. We would then help you present a strong and competitive application for scholarship, be it the Institution, govt agency or any private scholarship agency.
Note: Each year the scholarship dealines close latest by March.
Undergraduate Degree: University fees for international students vary in the same way that ESL program fees vary. It is dependent on the course, the location of the university, etc… As a guideline you can expect to pay between £6,000 and £9,000/ year for courses. If your course is specialized, such as a clinical program for doctors, this can be as much as £18,000 per year. You will have to factor in that most university degrees last for 3 years, and 4 year sandwich programs are becoming a lot more popular.
Post-Graduate Degree: As a post-graduate student, the course length will generally be shorter, and class sizes will be much smaller. For this reason, fees will be higher ranging up to £10,000 for a course. If you are taking an MBA program, competition may firstly be fierce, and the cost could be in the region of £10,000 to £16,000 or more per year.
|Monthly Costs: Lower range||Monthly Costs: Upper range|
|Printing, stationery, photocopying, text books||£25||£50|
|Total per month||£605||£1,230|
Unless you are from an EU country, when you complete your studies in the UK you will need to apply for a work visa if you would like to stay on. There are a number of different types of work visas that generally fall into two categories: Tier 1 and Tier 2. Which visa you will need depends on whether or not you have already been offered a job, or whether you meet specific skill or investment requirements. Some of the vaible options for the Non EU students are