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5 Things to Know About Studying in the UK

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Being a study abroad aspirant, it is important for you to learn a little more about the UK education system. We have shortlisted the 5 essential things you should know about studying in the UK.

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5 Things to Know About Studying in the UK

  1. 1. 5 Essential Things to Know About Studying in the UK
  2. 2. Table of Contents Application Process02 Student Accommodation03 Access to Healthcare04 Work While Studying05 University & Course Selection01 1
  3. 3. S T U D Y I N U K University & Course © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 2
  4. 4. Make sure that the course you choose to pursue has a good employability rate to ensure a good placement. Employability Think about what you adore doing each day and this can be part of your job after studies. Future Job Role Contemplate your career goals and the qualifications required as part of a person specification. Career Goals Take a look at the reliable subject guides available online. UCAS offers an excellent one. Subject Guides Search for courses by subject on UK university websites. Decide on what aligns closely with your aptitude. Courses by Subject C O U R S E S E L E C T I O N How To Decide On Which Subject To Study © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 3
  5. 5. Choosing Your UK University • Does the university offer the right course for you? • How does the university rank in league tables? • What is the student satisfaction rate? • What are the teaching and research standards? • Are there extra-curricular opportunities? • Where is the University located? • Are there enough options for part-time jobs? • What are the course fees and accommodation costs? Did You Know? A qualified UK education counsellor can guide you in the right direction and help with the entire application process. Click here to get started. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 4
  6. 6. S T U D Y I N U K Application Process © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 5
  7. 7. UK University Application Process Registration Application is made via UCAS or UK university websites. CAS Interview This is to assess your passion for the course, amongst other factors. Course & University Seek help from an expert UK education counsellor. Accept University Offer Accept the offer letter from the university; if it is conditional, meet the criteria. Arrange Funding Pay the fees as specified in the offer letter obtained from the university. Visa Application International students need to have the required visa to study in the UK. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 6
  8. 8. The 4 Criteria According to the UK government website, you need to satisfy four criteria before UK student visa application: • Have an offer letter from a licensed student sponsor • Have enough money support yourself and pay for your course • Can speak, read, write and understand English • Have written consent from your parents if you are 16 or 17 UK Student Visa © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 7
  9. 9. UK Student Visa Application Before you proceed to apply for Tier-4 student visa in the UK, it is essential to make sure that you have the required document ready. • A valid passport (or other accepted documents) • Proof of funds to cater to your living costs during your course • CAS reference number – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies • Documents used for obtaining the CAS • Colour photographs (passport size) • If needed, screening for Tuberculosis • Any additional requirements, as per the university © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 8
  10. 10. S T U D Y I N U K Student Accommodation © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 9
  11. 11. • University Halls of Residence • Private Halls of Residence • Private Renting 3 Main Types Student Accommodation in UK It is important to start early in order to ensure safe, convenient, and high quality housing in the UK. If you have applied through a reputed UK university consultant, they will help you out via their partnership with student accommodation providers. Whether you’re looking for your own studio, a flat that you can share with friends, or a private room with others – make sure that you convey it clearly. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 10
  12. 12. S T U D Y I N U K Access to Healthcare © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 11
  13. 13. UK’s NHS (National Health Service) is one of the world’s best healthcare systems. A Safe Student Life As an international student, you pay the healthcare fee during your visa application and it covers free medical treatment and reduced price dental care at an NHS dentist. Foreign students do not need private medical insurance when studying in the UK. STUDENT HEALTHCARE © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 12
  14. 14. S T U D Y I N U K Work While Studying © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 13
  15. 15. International students can work if they study at a university or college that is listed on both the official UKVI sponsor list and the list of UK government recognised bodies. You are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester and extended time during semester break. Further, after completion of studies, international students will now be allowed to stay back up to 2 years in the UK under the Post-Study Work (PSW) scheme. Earn While You Learn in the UK © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 14
  16. 16. Thank You

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