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Nor because it produced Michael Faraday (Electric motors), Stephen Hawkins, the greatest physicist alive today, William Wordsworth (Poet), Lord Byron (Poet), The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, Elton John, Winston Churchill, to name only a few, and over 114 Nobel Prize winners !
It is also not because it has been the traditional ‘temple’ of learning since before Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah or that UK qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world or because UK Universities, colleges and schools have always dictated the criteria and standards for education for the rest of the world and they provide a vibrant, creative, smart, and modern environment and multi-cultural society in which you can develop your full potential and thrive.
It’s also not just because your UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building your future and boosting your career prospects for a higher grade and salary, or that you can be assured of a very much broader outlook of mind, a first-hand experience of mingling with an international cosmopolitan crowd and gaining an insight into life in the fast lane.
Nor is it simply because out of the 3,000 UK universities that accept international students we recommend only the best (among the top 10), so you can expect to receive a top-notch education which can provide the spurt in educational growth capable of transforming an ordinary student into a Pandit Nehru, a Jinnah or a Rajni Patel.
But besides all of the above it is because you will probably learn more in one semester in UK than the total of all the previous years in your home country ! And of course it will be fun ! You truly will be changed forever, that can be all but guaranteed. UK education equips students with unparalleled academic and professional skills and augments their personal development with an unforgettable experience. You will surely have an enriching experience that will remain etched in your memory forever and will arm you with a truly global perspective. And yet, you will not be living in a deep freezer like Canada and some parts of USA where the temperatures are minus 30 degrees !
Whilst you may enjoy the picturesque relaxing atmosphere or take leisurely strolls along the rivers, your course will always bring out the best in you; and then, English is spoken in England, so you can experience the joys of studying abroad without having to learn a new language! Classes make use of lectures, intimate tutorials, and lab and field work. Students can have fun, as well as do a great deal of preparation outside of the classroom. Courses pride themselves on moulding the students to become creative, independent thinkers.
British universities are funded by the UK government and are subject to rigorous quality standards audits which ensures they maintain a consistently very high level of quality and standards. They work according to a set framework of quality standards with very strict monitoring on a regular basis.
So parents and students have complete confidence in the quality of UK education.
Over and above the prescribed curriculum, students on the selected courses are also taught grooming and soft skills, giving them confidence, poise and an edge over others when they enter the industry besides getting international exposure which ensures they will have a very broad outlook compared to those who remain in their home country. Whether you tour the rolling countryside, travel the cities in a double-decker bus or watch a game of cricket, you can bet your last buck you'll have a great time. It’s a lot more than just the history, unique pub culture and beautiful countryside that England offers. You will have a rich academic setting with the option to work part-time (full-time during vacation and industrial training) without any language problem, while being a stone’s throw away for weekend breaks in places like France, Belgium, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Greece or Ireland.
*Perhaps the best part is that whilst studying you will have preferential authority to work 20 hours* per week earning a minimum of £6.08 per hour if you’re over 21 (£550/- per month = Rs. 55,000/- pm which is good enough to pay for more than half your living expenses) or £4.98 per hour if you’re over 18 (£450/- per month = Rs. 45,000/- pm), and during vacations or on-the - job training (work experience organised by the institution) you can officially work 40* hours per week. Wherever you are working part-time, if your employers are pleased with you they could sponsor you for permanent employment as well. As per the current (6th April, 2012) UK Border Agency rules the minimum salary for an overseas student who graduates.
Students who are on-the-job training are very likely to find that the company with whom they do their training will absorb them on a permanent basis (if the student is good at work and gets along well with the employer and colleagues at work). Employers are always seeking well qualified people to fill their positions. If they find a well qualified person already training in their own company they will feel more comfortable and confident in absorbing this individual. However it is necessary to choose a higher education course that reflects the particular section of the industry that you wish to work in after your course. It is also necessary to work in a good establishment where the employer is likely to have a 'Sponsor Licence' which enables him/her to sponsor you for permanent employment. It is not advisable to work for small grocery shops, for example.
The UK is the centre of the world's commercial and financial sectors, and more than 13,000 international businesses from more than 92 countries are based here. Because of this dominance in business, commerce and finance, this is an outstanding country in which to study and work.
The stunning city of London is best described by poet Samuel Johnson who says: “By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.”
If you really think about it, in fact, the UK is best the opportunity for you to do better in life. Don’t you deserve this chance to do better as much as other people?!
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Studying outside your own country can be expensive and hence you should investigate all possible sources of funding. Many students will fund their studies through family or personal savings. Others will be fortunate to secure sponsorship from the University, government or charitable organisation. However many students are also funding their, or at least part of, studies through a bank loan and additional information is therefore outlined below.
Most public sector banks and private banks provide education loans to students for pursuing higher professional or technical programmes abroad. The sanctioned loan covers university fees, purchase of books, equipment, travel expenses and purchase of computers. Other essentials like study tours, project work and thesis are also often covered by the loan amount.
Different Banks have different schemes under which they define the amount of the loan they can sanction, the rate of Interest, the time and mode or repayment and all. We must strongly advise you to consult different local banks in your home town for education loans and choose the best option available.
Private Company Education Loan:
For your benefit and convenience we have tied up with AVANSE EDUCATIONAL LOANS, a private company, to provide you with an educational loan on reasonable terms. They will fund all your fees, travel and other expenses including living expenses. However there is no compulsion for you to take the loan from them; you can exercise your right to take the loan from your own sources also. Just click the ‘Need a Loan’ link on this website for an AVANSE application form. Fill it up, scan and email it to us. It takes about 7 days to get an ‘in principle’ approval.
Listed below is a guide to some of the documents that you would need to provide the bank before you can avail of the study loan: Unconditional offer from the university as proof of admission to the course
Bank statements for the last six months, IT returns not more than two years old and a brief statement of assets and liabilities of the borrower Schedule of expenses for the course including accommodation costs, travel costs, food etc
Mark sheets of school exams and graduate studies that you have completed so far. For a more comprehensive list visit a bank near your area and check with them.
Note that official study loans are accepted by the British High Commission or the British Embassy as proof of funding to cover your tuition fees and living costs. However you may still be required to provide evidence of the security you have provided for this study loan
Students are normally given a repayment holiday or moratorium during the study period plus one year, or six months after getting a job, whichever is earlier. The loan has to be repaid in five to seven years after the commencement of repayment, this again varies from Bank to Bank so please check with your banks while procuring the Bank loan. Whilst you are studying your family will usually be required to pay the interest only on the loan
University Careers Office - most universities and colleges in the UK have well resources careers offices to help students to find employment on completion of their studies.
Printed Media - a very common way to find jobs in the UK.
Career Fairs - These may take place in the city you are located or close by and happen at various times during the year.
What are British employers looking for?
Good academic grades from recognised institutions
Good communication and English language skills
Relevant training/work experience
An ability to contribute to the company to achieve its targets
An ability to work as a team member.
*These working hours are officially allowed for students who are studying at SOME OF the institutes we are recommending. They are not allowed for all UK institutions.
Please also remember that UK immigration regulations do not allow you to use anticipated income from a part-time job as evidence of financial support when applying for a UK visa.