Why Study in the UK

Studying in the UK offers a diverse and flexible range of courses in globally ranked institutions. Courses in the UK education system are shorter and more intensive than many other countries, so you will graduate sooner without compromising quality. This will save you time and money in tuition fees and living costs. UK Universities are monitored closely to ensure that they uphold the highest standards of teaching, learning and research. They also work hard to ensure a safe, caring and supportive environment for all international students. To apply to a UK university it is advised to use UCAS. IE Abroad is a registered UCAS center and assists students with their UCAS application at no cost.


UK pathway providers offer pre-university preparation through foundation-level courses. These can help you to achieve entry to university or to prepare for university-level studies in the UK. UK Undergraduate (bachelor) degrees in the UK are essential for many top-level careers and are normally studied over three years in England and Wales and four years in Scotland. They are mainly taught degrees, with teaching varying in format but usually taking place in large group lectures and small group tutorials. Postgraduate degrees in the UK can be academic or focused on a particular industry you are looking to enter. You will generally need to have achieved an undergraduate (bachelor) degree or equivalent to be accepted into a postgraduate course. To apply to study in the UK you will need to use a registered UCAS center.

Studying in the UK offers excellent value for money and although studying in the UK is sometimes thought of as expensive, the reality is quite different. Courses in the UK are often shorter and more intensive than in other countries. This will help you to save on tuition fees and living costs. Tuition Fees in the United Kingdom start at: GBP£ 9,000 per academic year Accommodation in Canada cost: Start at around £ 300 a month to rent a room (Tuition and Accommodation fees will depend on your location and University choice, course choice may further impact your tuition fees).

When you apply for the visa you must provide: a current passport or other valid travel documentation proof that you can support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you’re under 18 your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test You need a page in your passport that’s blank on both sides for your visa. You may also need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances. Your documents will usually be sent back within 14 days. If you are applying for a visa to come to the UK for more than six months you will need to pay an additional NHS health surcharge of £150 per year. This includes students applying from within the UK or from outside the UK.

During your study in the UK: You can work part-time, volunteer or complete a work placement or sandwich course during your study in the UK, all of which are valuable work-based experiences that can provide an edge and build your résumé. Most UK universities and institutions have a dedicated careers centre that can advise students on all aspects of gaining employment during and after their studies.

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