Quality: UK institutions have to maintain stringent quality standards which are continuously reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency. This is done by the way of a Teaching Quality Assessment and the Research Assessment Exercise. This assessment is conducted every five years by the government.
Compatibility: As the Indian education system traces its routes to the British education system. There is a seamless flow between the two systems. The Indian Bachelors Degree is obtained in 3 years as is the UK Bachelors Degree. This ensures that students can commence a masters program without delay unlike that in the USA. Most of the masters degrees (MSc's & MBA's) are one year programs. Required Tests: Most universities need English Language Test such as IELTS or TOEFL before the university will confirm your seat on the course. IELTS minimum score of 6.5 for Postgraduate and 6.0 for Undergraduate Studies. TOEFL score of 95+ for Postgraduate and 85+ for Undergraduate Studies.Exemption is possible if student has scored above 70% in English language in the XII std. (English Medium) & if medium of instruction throughout school & college was EnglishFor MBA programs in good universities, a good GMAT score is required, in addition to IELTS or TOEFL scores and work experience of 2-3 years, in addition to decent academic performance at the Bachelor's level.
Cost of Education: For international students, universities set their own fees and they vary by subject and by institution. The average costs of tuition in various fields are:
Under Graduation :(3-4yrs) £6,750 to £8,500 per year Post Graduation :£8,000 to £10,000 per year MBA :£7,500 to £13,500 per year (Programs at some top UK business schools can cost up to £20,000 per year) Scholarships:Up to 1000 Pounds.
For both types of postgraduate study (taught and research), you should budget for a 12-month academic year. Average living costs (covering accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel) for an international student on a degree course are £768 per month in London and £600 per month elsewhere.
Living expenses are approx. 400 to 500 pounds sterling per month depending upon your lifestyle and the city of residence. Please note, however, that some universities include the cost of accommodation and food within the total fee payable to them
Earn while you learn: To keep ones finance in good shape international students in UK are permitted to work off/on campus for upto 20 hours during term and full time during vacations. Though one must balance their studies and work it is quite common to see Indian students take advantage of this policy. Apart from this, there are several schemes introduced by the UK government that enable international students to work in UK namely the Training and Work Experience Scheme, Science and Engineering Graduate Scheme, the Fresh Talent Initiative etc.,
Visa the visa process is quite simple evidence of finance for the costs of tuition and living and a confirmed offer from a university the students stands a fair chance to obtain a visa. All genuine bonafide students applicants who can demonstrate the ability to fund their education are general granted the visa.
Best value If one is to analyze the quality the financial outflow, the duration (ex: one year masters), the part time income, the costs of living and no requirement of 16th year, education in UK offers the best value for the Indian students, time and money. In addition to these factors, students like UK because of the sizeable Indian population there, the vast choice of courses across diverse institutions and the multicultural society. Thus it is by no more coincidence that over a quarter of a million international students every year select the UK as their destination for study.