7 Reasons Why Students Prefer Universities in the UK
More & more Indian students are choosing the UK as their preferred study destination for higher education. While the UK has been popular with Indian students for many years, the recent surge in interest can be attributed to a number of factors, including the 2-year post-study work visa introduced last year. Let us take a look at some of the important reasons behind the resurgence in demand for Studies in the UK!
1. Affordable Fees for Masters
When it comes to studying in the UK, the most compelling reason is the affordable tuition, especially for the Masters’s degree programs. The fact that the UK Masters’s degree is just one year long as compared to two years elsewhere makes it attractive for Indian graduates.
2. Higher Visa Success Ratio
The UK boasts of an almost 100% visa success ratio for student visas, provided that the financial documents are filed correctly during visa applications. Just provide evidence of genuine 28-day-old funds covering one-year tuition & living expenses. With sufficient funds, even dependent visas are processed favorably.
3. Quick & Easy Process
The UK Study Visa process is one of the simplest among all study destinations, as most universities issue an unconditional offer letter right at the start. The University of Derby has one of the easiest processes & students can take advantage of the fact that there is no interview during the entire process from application to visa!
4. IELTS Waiver Possible
Yes, you read that right! Many universities in the UK waive off the IELTS requirement for students on the basis of the medium of instruction. Most universities also accept a range of ELTs such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL & Duolingo. Even when mandatory, the ELT scores are comparatively easy to obtain (e..g Overall 6.0/ NLT 5.5 in IELTS).
5. 2-Year Post Study Work Visa
All students who complete their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the UK are eligible for a 2-year post-study work visa. This is especially attractive for Masters’s degree students as they get a 2-year stay back with just one year of study! Students are also allowed to work part-time for up to 40 hours/ fortnight while studying.
6. Dependents are Welcome!
The UK is one of the few countries that welcomes students as well as dependents (spouse & children) wholeheartedly. Student & dependent visas are processed favorably, as long as evidence of sufficient funds covering the living expenses of all visa applicants is provided.
7. Attractive Scholarships
Many universities are offering attractive scholarships to students who want to pursue Masters’s degree programs. Scholarships help in reducing the cost of education, & also ease the fund’s requirement for CAS requests & Visa filing.
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