Must know Requirements to Study in the UK

There is no beating the internationally acclaimed academic experience that UK has to offer. Featuring three of the Top ten Universities world-over, according to The Times Higher Education World Rankings, it is undoubtedly one of the best countries to study abroad for Indian students.

One can be assured of working amongst the best minds in the UK, where strong emphasis is placed on the research of global relevance. Cutting-edge research augmented by state-of-the-art technology has placed the UK at the forefront, being ranked 2nd in the world for science and research.

Postgraduate courses in the UK are shorter than both the US and Australia and the universities allow the student to design customized courses such that modules may be handpicked to suit the student’s needs. It is this innovative and flexible approach that make UK universities the destination of choice for studies abroad.

Here’s a look at the requirements needed to study in the UK:

Requirements differ across courses and universities

Qualifying Tests

Factors like the course chosen, the study level and nationality are important in determining the qualifying tests to be taken by the student.

Tests can be classified taking into account University requirements and Visa requirements.

Universities need to assess whether the student is capable of speaking and understanding English in addition to estimating the student’s proficiency according to course requirement. The assessment tests accepted are from among TOEFL, GRE, UCLES, PTE, and IELTS, while GMAT is considered for management courses.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) provides details on the various English tests, administering bodies and minimum grades accepted. Different tests have different assessment criteria among reading, writing, speaking and listening. A student applying for a Tier 4 visa needs to sit for a test assessing all the four qualities, IELTS being one such test.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and A-level examinations (taken after GCSE level) requirements also vary from course to course, even in the same university. These tests may have to be taken by the student in the UK post entry.

Specialized courses, like those in medicine or engineering, have their own basic qualification level as far as IELTS and A-Level test scores are concerned. An aspirant who wishes to study in the United Kingdom must be aware of such specifics.

Requirements for an MBA

Most business programs from a top-ranked university have a minimum work- experience criteria of 3 to 5 years in managerial work.

Scholarships in the UK

There are many avenues through which Scholarships for International students in the UK are offered, some of them being; British Council scholarship, Chevning scholarship and Commonwealth Scholarships. The scholarship may prove to be a significant funding aid. Postgraduate studentships are exclusively awarded keeping the postgraduate students in mind.

A student is encouraged to get in the application as soon as possible since the popular courses get filled up faster. Keeping track of all such specifics, especially since the rules vary across courses and Universities is a daunting task. It is only the Top study abroad consultants in Nagpur who are up to the task.

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