Study in the UK
The high standard of education and first-class teaching are often key drivers when choosing the UK as a study destination, while also offering a cost-effective option when compared to other popular study destinations. A rich cultural diversity and welcoming communities make the UK an excellent choice for international students integrating with a new way of life.
There are approximately 130 universities across the UK with the vast majority of these public or government financed, only a handful of private/independent universities exist in the UK.
There are many ways to use the rankings to assist your choice of university, since there is variation between the guides and the measures/metrics they use, we recommend collecting information and interpreting the data! The popular and trusted guides include: The Times and Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Complete University Guide.
There are a range of course taught at universities in UK including Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor, Masters and PhDs. We can talk you through the best options for you. There are also more and more online courses.
Yes. you are eligible to study online courses but remember they are different to face to face learning on campus in UK. For some they are a really good option, but others struggle with this format.
The style of teaching in UK is different to many countries as the students are encouraged to develop an approach to learning rather than simply remembering what they are taught. Whatever the kind of course you study you will find it challenging and the styles of teaching very different to those that you are used to. Perhaps the biggest difference will be the amount of independent study you will be expected to do and that you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and question all that you learn. If you are studying more technical subjects you will spend lots of time in laboratories or workshops developing your skills. In all degrees you will be expected to study independently, that is spend time in the library and on the internet reading around the subject you are studying. Rather than simply report what you have found you will be expected to analyse and critically review your findings. You will be expected to participate in class and contribute to the group discussions, giving your ideas and thoughts. You will be expected to challenge what you are told and what you read if you do not agree, but remember you will have to ‘defend’ your opinions and findings in any academic debate as well.
Yes, you can but we would advise that you use the time productively and it may be best to check with the universities you are interested in (if you know yet) how they feel about Gap Year as well.
Every university is different and there are lots of things to consider when deciding where to go to study – ranking, cost, location, entry requirements etc.
You will usually need a recognized English Language qualification and this generally does not include being taught in English in Thailand but can vary between Universities. Please check with us if you are not sure if you will need to take IELTS
Yes, you will usually need a visa to study in UK as an international student, we are happy to help you through the student visa application process.
Applying to study in the UK
The entry requirements vary with each course so it is almost impossible to generalize but they will require you to prove you are able to follow the course content and to demonstrate this through your academic qualifications to date (School or University grades and qualifications) as well as English language proficiency. We are happy to advise you on the entry qualifications and your eligibility for specific program and universities.
As an official representative of UK Universities, we are here to help with your application.
You will need original documents for your academic qualifications such as transcripts and certificates – we are authorized to certify these for you if you apply with us. You will occasionally need additional documents like a statement of purpose or references and some courses may also require interviews or portfolios.
Yes, in most cases you will need to prove your English language is strong enough to study on the program you are applying to – we will be happy to advise you on the exact requirements.
Most universities offer English Language courses to help improve your English and many will offer a ‘packaged’ offer – this means studying English to reach the required level before enrolling on the degree program Of course, you can also study more English and try and take the test again.
This will vary based on which universities you are applying to and how you are submitting the applications. Our education counsellors will provide a bespoke application timeline based on your study plans.
This depends on the program and the university but usually you can expect between 2-6 weeks to get the initial decision on your application. We will advise you on this.
Money and fees to study in the UK
The universities will charge a tuition fee for each program and the fees can vary. Fee information is given on the university website. The range of fees is around GBP 12,000 to GBP 25,000 for undergraduate programme and postgraduate program (Masters) will usually be a little more expensive. Please note this is the tuition fee and doesn’t include your accommodation or living expenses.
Yes, there are many work opportunities for students in the UK, both during the degree course and after graduation.
The cost of living can vary lots depending both on your lifestyle and where you are living, with London usually the most expensive. Another way of looking at this is that as of October 2019 the financial requirements for a student visa stated the 12 month living costs as just over GBP 10,000 for international students.
Yes, there are a number of different scholarships available at most universities but they are often competitive. Each website will have information on the scholarships available or talk to us to find out if you are likely to qualify for a scholarship at one of more of our partners.
Studying English in the UK
There are many different types of English Language program available in the UK including General English, English for Academic Purposes, Exam preparation and specialist program. Speak to us about planning a bespoke English language course, we represent a variety of schools across the UK.
Student Life in the UK
International students are required to pay the Immigration Heath Surcharge prior to submitting a visa application, this provides comprehensive access to the public healthcare system in the UK. Addition private health insurance is optional but not necessary.
Upon completion of a degree course at British Universities, international students can remain in the UK for 2 additional years.