Location: Western Europe
Countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Major Cities/ Counties: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Swansea and Cardiff.
Main Language: English
UK climate is one of the most unpredictable climates in the world.
Summers is between 18 c to 27 c
Winters is between -4 c to 10 c.
UK receives snow fall between Dec – Feb.
London is the world’s largest international financial centre
UK is today the fifth-largest economy in the world and the second-largest in Europe.
Britain’s aerospace industry is the second- or third-largest national aerospace industry depending on the method of measurement.
UK has the third-highest share of global pharmaceutical research and development. Of the world’s 500 largest companies, 26 are headquartered in the UK.
The British economy is boosted by North Sea oil and gas production; its reserves were estimated at 2.9 billion barrels in 2015.
GBP 1= BDT 100
· Why Study in the UK?
· Popularity: UK is now the second most popular destination for international students, behind the US.
QS World University Ranking says “Four of the top ten universities on the planet are in the UK”
· Value for Money: The cost of degrees for an international student in the UK can be generally lower compared to the USA and other countries.
Fast–track courses: Because your degree will generally take less time to complete in the UK than in other countries, this will also save you money.
· Research: The UK undertakes 5 percent of the world’s scientific research and produces 14 percent of the world’s most frequently cited papers.
· Flexibility: UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialized modules.
Teaching Methodology: The teaching and study methodology used in the UK gives you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.
Employability: The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects.
Students in the UK enjoy a great lifestyle: beautiful countryside, historic sites, city life and music, and culture.
Satisfaction: 91 percent of international undergraduates are happy with their experience in the UK
· Living in the UK
· Traditions & Culture: British literature, music, cinema, art, theater, comedy, media, television, philosophy, architecture, and education are important aspects of British culture.
· Food: British cuisine has traditionally been limited in its international recognition to the full breakfast, fish and chips, and the Christmas dinner. British cuisine has many regional varieties within the broader categories of English, Scottish and Welsh cuisine. Each has developed its own regional or local dishes.
· Safety: Even before you leave your country, even before you decide on the university you want to head to, it might be worth finding out which is a safe city to study in the UK. While traveling, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and avoid exhibiting your assets. UK is a “safe and tolerant” place to study. By taking all the precautions you can, you can ensure you enjoy a peaceful time while in the UK.
· Welfare: Welfare is vital for everyone. All the colleges and the universities provide a selection of training days on specific aspects of student support, including the safeguarding of young students, mental health issues, special educational needs, and managing student accommodation and etc.
· Health: It’s important to look after your health when moving away from home for the first time. NHS (National Health Service) is just a call away for all your health (mental or physical) related issues.
· Transport: Urban rail networks exist in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Leeds, and Liverpool. There are many regional and international airports, with Heathrow Airport in London being one of the busiest in the world.
· Train: There’s a really efficient rail network across Britain. Anyone in full-time study qualifies for a 16-25 Railcard, which saves you a third on most journeys you make. It costs £30 a year, which should make it worthwhile, even if you only make occasional journeys.
Buses: You can get lots of discounts with your weekly, monthly, or annual passes, which will save you money throughout the year.
· Coaches: Coaches are a good choice for students, especially for long-distance journeys.
· Cycling: If you can put up with the British weather, cycling can be a cheap and effective way to travel.
Driving: If you want to drive in the UK, you’ll need to first pass your driving test and get taxed and insured. Cars over three years old also need to pass a Ministry of Transport (MOT) test annually, to make sure it is still safe to drive.
Taxis: In all cities around the country, you should be able to flag down a taxi easily if you’re in a hurry.
International undergraduate and postgraduate tuition fees vary considerably, starting at around £8,000 and going up to £18,000 or more for medical degrees. At all levels, humanities and social sciences degrees tend to cost the least, while laboratory and clinical degree programs are markedly more expensive.
Under the UK immigration rules, you are legally permitted to work with the following restrictions: a maximum of 20 hours paid or unpaid work per week during term time for degree students. Hence, you can easily take care of your living expenses.
· Visa Processing
· Basics: As a Tier 4 (General) Student, you will be required to show the funds for 1st year’s tuition fee and living expenses.
· Dependents information: Dependents can accompany if the applicant is traveling for the post-graduate course.
· Immigration on Arrival: Your passport will be checked when you arrive at a UK port or airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It must be valid for the whole of your stay.
· How to Apply: h & I Council Experts will help you
· Universities we represent
· Bangor University
· University of Kent
· The University Of Law
· University Of Reading
· Brunel University London
· Middlesex University London
· University Of West Of England
· University Of Wolverhampton
· Cardiff Metropolitan University
· Queen Mary University Of London