Do you want to study in the UK? IELTS can help you get there.
Almost all UK universities and higher education institutions accept IELTS for proof of proficiency in the English Language. The IELTS test gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English.
- About 94% of Native Students in the UK receive free education paid from Public Funds.
- UK has around 28 million skilled and adaptable workers and high standards of education with a strong emphasis on vocational education and training.
- UK has the lowest main corporation tax rate of any major industrialized country, and there are no additional local taxes on profits.
- UK is the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Europe and in the World it is second only to the US.
- It is the World’s fifth largest exporter of goods and services
- UK offers a stable and productive environment for business and is striving to create a knowledge driven economy.
- UK is in fact a cluster of four Countries; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each with its own flag, identity, tradition and ancient language.
United Kingdom boasts of harboring the best-known business schools in the World like The Oxford University and London Business School. The soothing climate of UK is very conducive to an efficient study environment and the colleges in UK are among the most sought after in the World.
Some Salient Features
- British Education is famous for its academic excellence.
- British Standards are among the highest in the World. It is distinctive, diverse and flexible.
- Students are legally allowed to work part-time during the studies.
- Indian 3-year degree is acceptable directly for Masters programs.
- No GRE / GMAT / SAT required.
- Admission is possible in some institutions without TOEFL/ IELTS also.
- In UK all Masters courses are of 1 year and all Bachelors courses are of 3 years, unlike other Countries where Masters are of 2 years and Bachelors of 4 years.
- Excellent post qualification prospects.
Geography & Climate
There are four distinct seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. On the whole, it is fairly temperate, and temperatures rarely fall below 2°C and rise above 32°C. The climate is mild and the rainfall is not spectacular. The least hospitable months for visitors are November through February - it's cold and the days are short. March and October are marginal - there's more daylight but it can still be very cold. April and September are undoubtedly the best months.
The official currency of UK is Pound Sterling.
1 £ = Rs. 100/- (Approx. as on May. 2015).
Cost of Education & Living
The cost of education in U.K. is between £12000-14000 for Undergraduate Courses and between £12500-16000 for Post-Graduate Courses. The cost of living is approximately £12000 - £13500 per year, this covers all the living expenses; including accommodation, food, travel, books, clothes and entertainment.
The major cities are London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Belfast, Plymouth, Cardiff and Glasgow.
UK Study Application Checklist
Careful planning is required for applying to study in the UK. Use this checklist to record your progress.
Up to 3 years before enrolment
- Research institutions in the UK. Find the college or university of your choice, and check the version of IELTS you need to take and the IELTS score required on ‘Who accepts IELTS?’
15-18 months before enrolment
- Maintain a good academic record at your current institution.
- Find your nearest IELTS test centre, check for a convenient date and book your test. You should plan to take the test around 12 – 14 months before enrolment on your course. See ‘How to book the IELTS test’ for details.
- Start preparing for IELTS – even if you are a native English speaker.
- Find out if the institutions you are interested in require an admission test. Start planning to take the test(s) required by your chosen institutions.
- Look at information about studying in the UK from organizations such as and .
12-14 months before enrolment
- Take the IELTS test and receive your score within 13 days. Visit ‘Improve your score next time’ for ideas about how to do better next time if you did not achieve the score you need.
- Prepare a folder for each institution you want to apply to so that you can organize all forms, correspondence and receipts.
- Carefully read all application materials and fulfill all requirements by their due dates. Create an application calendar to stay on track.
10-12 months before enrolment
- Complete the admission application for the institution(s) you have chosen.
- Complete your financial aid and scholarship applications.
- Check the visa requirements.
6-9 months before enrolment
- At this stage you should know which UK institutions have accepted you as a student.
- Choose the UK institution you wish to attend and send in any necessary deposits or paperwork.
3 months before enrolment
- Ensure your visa application is progressing as required.