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Geography of U.K

United Kingdom is located in Western Europe and comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland under its territory. It was a leading member state of European Union (EU) before BREXIT. United Kingdom is surrounded by Atlantic Ocean, the Northern Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. Most of the land in U.K. is rugged hills and low mountains.
United Kingdom is the fifth largest economy in the world and is one of the most globalised economies. It is the world’s first industrialized country and still stand ahead in terms of economy, politics, culture, science, and military forces. U.K. is a world center for financial services and is the hometown for industrial revolutions and renovation. The currency of U.K is ‘Pound Sterling’ represented by the symbol ‘£’ and is the third largest reserve currency after U.S. Dollar and Euro.

The climate of U.K is temperate maritime with plentiful rainfall around the year. In general, the U.K. has warm summer and cool winters. The summers are cooler than other continents on the planet whereas winters are milder not falling beyond zero. The temperature is damp and is subject to frequent changes. July and August are the warmest months in the U.K. Around the coasts, February is the coolest, whereas in the central U.K. January and February can be considered as the coolest of all. July and August are warmest months. The best months to travel to the U.K. are May, June, September, and October.

The social structure of the U.K. is dominated by the concept of social class which affects society for a long time. Being a cosmopolitan place, United Kingdom is a hometown for a richly diverse, open-minded and multicultural population. There is also more than a quarter million students from other countries who are living in the U.K. for the purpose of gaining elementary and higher education.

U.K. has more than three thousand educational institutions that welcome international students to pursue their studies. There are options to combine different types of courses and form under one degree. The degree qualification in U.K. is of three years duration whereas, the postgraduate master courses are only assessed for one year. This enables you to save on your tuition fees and living costs. The courses of U.K are shorter because of their intensive nature and the inefficiency in terms of management of time and money.

The transport system in U.K. is well connected and therefore you don’t have to rely on your personal commute. The air, rail, and bus networks are well connected with the help of either of them, you can travel across U.K. Students are also eligible for discount on tariffs in most of the transport system. With the latest changes in work regulations in U.K., students from other countries can work up to twenty hours a week and can also contribute towards industrial internships that fetches hands-on international work exposure. Many universities provide direct pickup from the airport and also offer accommodation for the first year of your studies. They provide dedicated international student societies, academic support, counselors and advisers.

1)    University of Oxford

2)    University of Cambridge

3)    University college, London

4)    King’s College,London

5)    Imperial College, London

6)    Durham University

7)    London College of Commerce

8)    University of West Anglia

9)    The University of Manchester

10)   University of Exeter and many more…..

The admission criteria in order to study at U.K. University is to be a graduate or 10+2 along with IELTS/ PTE/ TOEFL certification. Few universities at U.K. also waives off IELTS requirement if the students have scored more than 70% in English exam in their academics. For admission in top ranked universities/ colleges in U.K. for Business Programs GMAT score is also mandatory. 

The average tuition fee for the study programs’ in U.K. universities ranges between £9000 – £15000. Along with the tuition fee, the student has to bear the living costs which majorly depends on the accommodation type. The average living expenses in U.K. will be £500 – £800 per month which include rent, local transport, internet, calling, and food.
Students are entitled to work 40 hours per fortnight, i.e. 20 hours per week as part time to support their living expenses during their period of study. Alternately the students are free to work full time (40 hours per week) during their semester break and vacation.
Post Study Entitlement

Students are entitled to stay and gain international work experience for 2yrs post their studies .

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