Study in UK & Visa Information

01 Aug

With an excellent higher-education system and hundreds of world-class universities in the UK it promises a rich experience for international students. Our Study UK resource is intended to help you learn more about studying in the UK as an international student, and includes sections on choosing the UK as a destination, choosing a location within the UK, learning more about the country, its history and culture, and adapting to life in your adopted country.The UK has grown to become one of the top destinations to study around the world. With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions at every corner and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot offer.

Growing Destination
International students have always been an important presence in the UK, and the numbers have been growing steadily. UK has worked hard to capitalize on the growing demand for English-language instruction and the academic courses.

Education Cost
The cost of education for an international student in the UK can be lower compared to the USA and other countries. Some courses in the USA can be $25,000 plus a year in tuition alone. Tuition for the majority of UK higher education institutions is in the region of £6,000 to £10,000 a year – considerably less!
You can also save a lot of money because your degree will generally take less time to complete in the UK than in other countries. Although four-year programs are increasing in popularity, most degree programs in the UK require a three-year course and a master’s program is typically between one and two years. When you consider the shorter time-frame, the cost will be much lower if you only have to plan for three years instead of four or even five as in many other are shorter, decreasing tuition and accommodation fees.

Worldwide Recognition
The degrees and qualifications from UK higher education institutions are known around the world as high quality and world class. The standard of excellence is set by some of the older universities with recognizable names, like Oxford and Cambridge, but the tradition carries through to many of the universities and colleges throughout the UK. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour!

Work Opportunities

International student in the UK are typically allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during school term, and up to full-time when school is out of term. Of course, you should always check with your international advisor at your school before starting any work – you do not want to be in violation of your visa, and rules change all the time. Also, it is not always easy to find a job, so relying on work income to fund your education is not a good idea. Unless you have employment set up through your school before you arrive, you should plan to fund the entire first year of your studies without any employment income.


The British Home Office requires any non citizen who seeks entry into England, Wales, and Scotland to obtain a Student visa. This student visa has a specific validity period and certain conditions attached to ensure that the student entering the UK understands their obligations and is also aware of the repercussions for not complying with these conditions. Students are required to maintain their enrolment with a prescribed Institution.
We have given you a summary of the major areas to understand in respect to the Visa Application process.
A visa is an entry clearance which gives permission to the student to enter the Country to Study. Each year thousands of international students attain a visa to study in the UK.
GWS helps students enter varied universities in the UK. We also provide full support to our students to apply for student visas.
The UK Universities are world renowned and its degree is globally acknowledged & accepted. The students gain skills, qualifications and experience which make them the finest amongst their generation.
Important Information for Bangladeshi Students:
International students at UK universities can work 20 hours a week during studies if going for a course at level 6 or above.
International students at UK universities can work full time (40 hours a week) during holiday periods if going for a course at level 6 or above.
After graduating you can work full-time in the UK if your job is in the relevant field & provides a salary of minimum 20,000 GBP.
The UK’s leading employers expect to recruit significantly more graduates in 2014 and are offering 8.7% more entry-level vacancies than last year – the biggest annual rise in graduate recruitment for four years.
This substantial increase in graduate vacancies for 2014 takes graduate recruitment to its highest level since 2007 and means that there will be more opportunities for this summer’s university-leavers than at any time since the start of the recession.
Graduate starting salaries for 2014 at the UK’s leading graduate employers are expected to remain unchanged for an unprecedented fifth year – at a median of £29,000.
Students will have four months to find a job after they graduate.
Graduate Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIER 1) – 1900 places under this scheme which gives an opportunity for Postgraduate students to extend their visa by 1 year.
Tier 4 (General) Student visa is for the student coming to the United Kingdom for their higher education & this category falls under the POINT BASED SYSTEM. Students need to obtain 30 points for CAS & 10 points for Funds Maintenance to obtain a study visa.
GWS has expert Student Counsellors who can advise you in great detail about the Student Visa Application Process. The UK process is a little complicated and having the right advise will ensure that your Student Visa Application is successful.
Contact GWS and speak to a counselor today.