Study in UK

UK higher education consulting Kavitta Mehtta

Why United Kingdom ?

It is a matter of prestige for Indian parents to send their child to study in UK. Over 1.4 million Indians reside in the UK with many of them originally being students. If you are planning to study in UK then you will definitely not feel homesick there. Living and studying in the UK is like experiencing the high profile urban lifestyle and enjoying the diversity, complexity, civic infrastructure and social exchange while enjoying beautiful ancient yet modernised cities and delicious food with the liveliest population to be around.

  1. The UK has more than 100 universities and around 165 higher education institutions including universities and colleges.
  2. With ancient and traditional universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and University College London to modern universities, the UK offers something for every students in a variety of subject areas.
  3. Taught Master courses are only for 1 year. You do not need 16 years of education to pursue a Master’s degree in most subjects.
  4. Most undergraduate (bachelors) degrees are for 3 years in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Application Process

Undergraduate Applications:

Applications for Bachelors degree courses are made through the Universities Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) that is a centralised application system.Students can apply to a maximum of 5 institutions/courses only.

UCAS Deadlines:

15 October for medicine, dentistry and veterinary courses and all courses at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

15 January for all other courses except certain art and design courses that have a 24 March deadline.

30 June is the final deadline for international students and after this all applications go into Clearing.

Postgraduate Applications:

There is no single centralised system for postgraduate applications and students have to make applications individually to each institution.

Deadlines vary from course to course and institution to institution. Our counselling staff can help you with identifying these deadlines.

Summer School options in UK

Summer Schools are classes held for about 4 – 6 weeks typically during months of May and June or July and August.

  1. Kings College, London
  2. London School of Economics

Cost of Studying

The costs incurred by a student can be divided into

  1. Tuition fee of the course
  2. Living cost

Tuition fee for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes ranges from GBP 4000 to 18,000. Tuition for laboratory based courses is usually higher than classroom based courses. Medicine, Dentistry courses have much higher tuition fee.

The living cost in the UK is higher in big cities such as London and lower in smaller towns and cities. The UKBA has defined the living cost for the purpose of obtaining a student visa. This is as follows-

  1. GBP 1200 per month in Central London
  2. GBP 1000 for outer London and the rest of the UK


UK is one of the most dynamic study destinations in the world. Top class teaching facilities at some of the most renowned universities in the world make UK ideal to gain an undergrad or post grad degree. About 10 – 30% of students at UK Universities are international students. You would get a chance to meet and interact with students from European countries as well as other countries from around the world.

You will be expected to do extensive reading, researching and be able to express your arguments in a logical and convincing way.Mostly the emphasis is on how to think rather than what to think. Plagiarism is a serious offence in the UK and students need to ensure that they do not copy answers from their friends, books (without providing proper references).

Most institutions will organise an orientation days/week for international students where you will be introduced to the institution, class time table, accommodation, health and money matters. We recommend that you arrive at your institution in time to attend this orientation as it will help you settle in faster.

3RDiConsulting also holds Pre-departure briefings to help students prepare well for life as a student in the UK.

Kavitta has been a great support during the entire process. She was very well informed about various aspects.
A holistic view and not one track focussed, she never pushed for a certain country or university and always had our best interest in mind. She went beyond the professional realm and offered that personal touch.

Testimonial 3rdiconsulting
Shraddha Shah
Masters- Cass Business School, UK