United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a sovereign country situated off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and a few other small islands. As per the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the United Kingdom has the sixth-largest economy in the world. Being the ninth largest purchasing power parity (PPP) and with a high-income economy, the human development index rating is 14th in the world. The economic, cultural, military, scientific, and political influence of the United Kingdom is quite good in the world.

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The country is known for its royal family and outlandish British traditions such as afternoon tea, scones, and queueing very politely. The UK has a proud history and rich cultural heritage, with each of the four countries adding to this mix with their own unique traditions and customs.

Out of the world’s top ten universities, four universities are based in the UK. The country is the second most popular choice for international students seeking to study abroad with over 4.5 lac international students who choose to take up their higher education in the UK every year.

Why Study in UK

The UK is the most preferred destination among the students for higher education as every year 500,000 students enrol in the universities and courses every year. The leading education destination is second to the US and have a world-class reputation for world-class research. A fair opportunity is available for the students to enhance their skills, knowledge, critical thinking and also to have great connections that boost their career to drive in the right direction.

Student Life

Being an incredible mix of international cultures and contemporary thinking, holding a sense of identity and tradition, UK is an amazing place for the students. One can explore various exotic places and also can get in touch with some new people.

Cost of Living

Students coming to study here should take note that 10,000-12,000 Euros per year, which includes accommodation constitutes living costs. But, if you are studying in London significantly more amount is required.


For international students, there is a great relief when applying to study in the UK as hundreds of scholarships are available. Key schemes are available not just from the UK government, but universities also have their individual scholarships. Do your research well and check whether you are eligible for that.

UK Universities give many opportunities to overseas students in terms of studies and security. So, Let's check out the 10 best universities in UK

University of Oxford

Established in 1096, it is the oldest and the best university in the English-speaking world. The University is considered as the world's best university and ranks on 4th position worldwide. It has the largest university press.

Famous Courses:- MBA, MS, BBA, B.E/B.tech, MIM

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 4.9 lakhs/ year

University of Cambridge

It is the most favourite university of foreign students. It has Alumni in over 200 countries. It has a historical and vast infrastructure having over 150 departments, 31 colleges and 110000 staff in addition to other schools and institutions.

Famous Courses:- MBA, MS, BBA, MS, MIM

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 3.6 lakhs/ year

Imperial College London

Imperial College is well known for science, medicine, engineering, and business streams. In this university, around 50% of the students are from outside the UK and 32% are non-EU students. It also offers scholarships for the candidates and provides good financial support to the students.

Famous Courses:- MBBS, MBA, MS, MS, MIM, Btech, BSc

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 4.0 lakhs/ year

UCL (University College London)

It is the third-largest university in the world. The University has 11 departments that include Medical Science, Life Science, Engineering, Brain Science, Arts & humanities, law, historical and social science that together offer around 440 UG programs and 675 PG programs. UCL has 29 Nobel laureates which is a remarkable achievement.

Famous Courses:- MBA, MS, MS, MIM, B.tech, B.Sc, M.Pharma

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 5.9 lakhs/ year

London School of Economics and Political Science

The school has the highest number of students from abroad. This university is best for students interested in studying economics, law politics, sociology, and anthropology.

Famous Courses:- BBA, MS, MIM, B.Sc

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 5.2 lakhs/ year

King's College London

It has 5 campuses and is known for its research and best world-class teaching having 30,000 students from more than 150 countries. The curriculum structure of the university is outstanding and its alumni include heads of states, government organizations and Nobel laureates.

Famous Courses:- MBBS, BBA, MS, MIM, B.Sc, B.tech

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 7.6 lakhs/ year

University of Warwick

Well known for its courses of international studies and economics, the University has over 27000 students and experienced and well-qualified teachers. This university has a special team that collaborates to make students employable by upgrading their skills. Students get special benefits like career advice, accommodation help, health services, and free counselling.

Famous Courses:- MBBS, BBA, MS, MIM, B.Sc, B.tech

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 7.6 lakhs/ year

University of Manchester

The University is quite new and was established in 2004. It focuses on providing counseling services, free sports, workshops for academic and personal skills, and a support network for the comprehensive development of students. The University provides many volunteering opportunities across the city.

Famous Courses:- MBA, BBA, MS, MIM, B.Sc, B.tech

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 6.6 lakhs/ year

University of Edinburgh

The University provides a cross-disciplinary culture that attracts students across the globe. Ranked 20th in QS world ranking in 2020, it attracts the best students that become Nobel laureates, explorers, inventors, and researchers. The university campus includes 3 colleges for arts, science, and engineering, and medical studies.

Famous Courses:- MBA, BBA, MS, MIM, B.Sc, B.tech

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 4.0 lakhs/ year

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol gives students the opportunity to learn from leaders from various fields. University provides cultural diversity with students coming from more than 150 countries. It is in the top 5 institutions for research as per the analysis conducted by REF.

Famous Courses:- MBBS, BBA, MS, MIM, B.Sc, B.Tech

Fees :- Accommodation and Meals - 5.9 lakhs/ year

Generally, the admission session and semester begins in September and January for international students. But some of the universities give the leverage of the ‘’rolling admission’’ procedure, wherein the admission of the International Students are considered around the year. As general guidelines, if you aspire to study in UK, here is the timeline that you must follow for successful enrolment:

  • April to June: You must begin with the research for the universities and institutions where you are interested to study. At the same time, you should manage your financial requirements or consider applying for loans or financial assistance to avoid the last-minute hassle.
  • July to August: You should start contacting the universities and institutions to plan and undergo the standardized tests for Language proficiency such as IELTS, TOEFL, etc. At the same time, you must find out the academic requirements that are mandatory for taking admission.
  • August to October: This time around you can fill up the university application form along with the supporting documents. Along with this, you need to pay the application fee as required against the course and program you are planning to undertake in the UK university or institution of your choice.
  • October to January: Now that you are done with the filling up of the application form as prescribed by the university and institution, you may submit the form and wait for the response from the university.
  • March to May: This is the period when you can expect a response from the university and institution where you have submitted the application form. Your application can be accepted or rejected.
  • May to July: When you have received the acceptance letter from the university and institution, the time is right to apply for the visa process. At the same time, assess the expenses that need to be incurred and arrange for the same.
  • July to August: Now is that time when everything is prepared and you will be all set to go to the destination you have been waiting for, that is your dream university or institution in UK.

There are five English language tests accepted for student visa applications in United Kingdom:

There are five English language tests accepted for student visa applications in New Zealand:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (paper-based test is accepted from limited countries)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • ISE (Integrated Skills in English)

There are various scholarships available for studying in UK that Indian students can avail. The highly popular scholarships that are funded by the government are the following:

  • Chevening Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship
  • GREAT Scholarships
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (CWIT)
  • Scotland Saltire Scholarships

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