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The United Kingdom is one of the prominently celebrated study-abroad destinations that attracts millions of international students representing over 100 countries across the globe. As per the survey results of India Today, UK ranked amongst the most preferred international destinations among Indian students. As per the latest report, there are 605,130 international students pursuing studies in the UK according to statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

Holding a British degree will set you apart in today’s competitive job market, regardless of the country you are in. Not surprisingly, the UK is a hub for international students being the second most popular study destination for overseas students, with over a million international students.

why study in UK?

  • World-Class education and academic facilities
  • Institutions consistently ranked amongst the best in the world
  • Numerous options of specializations to study
  • Admission possible without IELTS
  • Affordable and value for money
  • Scholarships and Bursaries available
  • Masters courses with paid placements or internships
  • Opportunity to work Part-Time i.e. 20 hours per week during study time for degree courses
  • Opportunity to work Full Time i.e. 40 hours per week during holidays
  • Post Study Work Visa of 2 years

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Types of Universities in UK

There are around 130 Universities in the UK which can broadly be classified into two categories

Traditional Universities

  • Old and ancient universities also known as Red Brick Universities.
  • Prestigious and High Ranked.
  • Research Focused.
  • Offering a wide variety of subjects and specializations.

(Ex. Durham University, University of Sheffield, University of Bristol, University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester).

Modern Universities

  • Polytechnics or other educational institutions which were given university status post 1992.
  • Focused on applied learning rather than research with excellent industry tie-ups.

(Ex. Anglia Ruskin University, Bournemouth University, Coventry University, University of East London, Northumbria University, Middlesex University)

From April 2012 onwards, only Universities and Colleges having Tier 4 Sponsors License can recruit international students.

List of Russell Group of UK Universities

The Russell Group is a collective of 24 research-intensive UK universities who have a shared commitment and focus to research and outstanding teaching and learning experiences

  1. University of Birmingham
  2. University of Bristol
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. Cardiff University
  5. Durham University
  6. University of Edinburgh
  7. University of Exeter
  8. University of Glasgow
  9. Imperial College London
  10. King’s College London
  11. University of Leeds
  12. University of Liverpool
  13. LSE (London School of Economics & Political Science)
  14. University of Manchester
  15. Newcastle University
  16. University of Nottingham
  17. University of Oxford
  18. Queen Mary University of London
  19. Queen’s University Belfast
  20. University of Sheffield
  21. University of Southampton
  22. UCL (University College London)
  23. University of Warwick
  24. University of York

Bachelor’s and Master’s

The biggest advantage of UK education in comparison to other educational destinations worldwide is that UK provides programs of shorter duration. Universities, and Institutes of Technology (IOTs). Fees would vary sending on the type of school you have enrolled into. The same is provided in the table below. 

Bachelors – 3 years (4 years in Scotland)

Masters – 1 year (2 years with placement / internship also available)

Bachelors with Sandwich year – 4 years (1 year of internship after completing the 2nd year)

Integrated Masters – 4 years (5 years in Scotland)

Integrated Masters with a Sandwich Year – 5 years (UG and PG Combined with 1 year of internship)

Top Courses in UK

Biotech, Bio-processing and Food Processing

Biotech, Bio-processing and Food Processing

Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical & Civil)

Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical & Civil)

Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

Nursing, Pharma and Healthcare

Nursing, Pharma and Healthcare

Most Popular
Business and Economics (MBA)

Business and Economics (MBA)

Business Analytics

Business Analytics



Computing and IT

Computing and IT

FAQ's for Study in UK

What is the Cost of Study Visa in UK?

For Single entry it is €60 and Multiple Entry is €100

Which are the top cities Preferred by students in UK?

Some of the preferred cities across Ireland that are also home to the best colleges in the country are Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford.

Is there Part-time work options for international students in UK?

Indian students in Ireland on an Irish Student Visa and enrolled on a full-time course that’s included on the Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP) would be allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours a week during the school year and up to 40 hours a week on holidays (summer and winter holidays).

Is there any scholarship opportunity to study in UK?

One of the biggest drawbacks of studying abroad is the high tuition fee. However, a lot of Irish universities are happy to waive application fees and also provide scholarships to students who have strong academic backgrounds. Candidates looking to study in Ireland can also check our website for a list of Scholarships to study in Ireland.

Types of Universities in UK

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