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Study in UK

The UK education system is flexible, so you can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations. When you study in the UK you meet people from different nationalities, sharing their backgrounds and discovering new perspectives.

The benefits of studying in the UK

  • The UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognized.
  • The UK undertakes 5 per cent of the world’s scientific research and produces 14 per cent of the world’s most frequently cited papers.
  • UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.
  • The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.
  • As a student you get the opportunity to be taught by the world’s leading academics and experts; you also benefit from their constant academic support.
  • UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialized modules.
  • The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects.

Intakes

  • There are generally TWO Intakes in Australia – February and July of every year. Yet, very few Universities offer multiple intakes in September and November.
  • Strongly Recommended: Make your applications 7-8 months prior to the intake deadlines. Universities generally take around 4-6 weeks to process your applications.

Entry Requirements/Eligibility

  • Undergraduate – Bachelors
  • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling
  • Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites
  • 0 IELTS

Postgraduate – Masters

  • A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary
  • Any work experience in the field will be helpful
  • For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree
  • 5 IELTS

Visa guideline

 If you wish to apply for a UK Student Visa you should file-in your application under the ‘UK Tier 4 – Students’ Category. Your application will be assessed under the NEW Points-Based System (PBS). Your Visa Application Form commonly also known as VAF is VAF 9 and the Visa Application Fee is £ 289/- currently.

Financial Requirements: Proof of Evidence of Sufficient Funds for your Studies in UK

Besides completing all aspects of your UK Student Visa using the VAF 9, you should also provide the following essentials:

  • A minimum 28 day period of deposit of funds having remained in your savings or current bank account right from the date on which you filed your application form
  • Account shall be in the name of the concerned student or in the form of a joint account (including name of the student applicant) in case a financial sponsor is involved in sponsoring the student.
  • Effective 21st August 2009, funds can also be shown in the name of the student’s parents only, no siblings or grand parents, relatives sponsorship is acceptable.
  • If funds shown are in the form of fixed deposits, the concerned bank shall issue a letter confirming availability of such funds held along with verifying that encashment can be done within the stipulated maximum period of 28 days.
  • The bank letter shall not be dated less than ONE calendar month from the date of student visa application
  • Where a student has applied for an education loan, a sanction letter dated NOT less than ONE calendar month shall be produced along with a copy of the Terms and Conditions or a copy of the Loan Agreement as issued by the loan-granting bank
  • Such bank letters shall be signed by all appropriate parties to the agreement.
  • In case bank’s sanction letter is subject to the issue of a visa, the UK Border Agency assumes that the student is likely to get the funds by the time the concerned student travels to UK.

Varying Amounts of Funds to be shown for studying different Courses

For within London Borough limits:

First year tuition fees + 9,000 Pounds (for a maximum period of nine month).

For outside London Borough:
First year tuition fees + 7,200 Pounds (for a maximum period of nine month).

How to SUCCEED in your UK Student Visa

  • To gain admission into a UK Tier A University (registered in UK Border Agency Sponsor Register), you have to score 30 Points
  • Proof of Evidence of Sufficient Funds, enables you to score10 points
  • Clearing of Genuine Entry Criteria (visa interview assessment)

Visa document Checklist and Formalities

You have to ensure that you submit ALL the Documents mentioned below along with your competed VAF 9:

  1. VAF 9 and Appendix 8 Form (Tier 4 – Student).
  2. You’re Passport.
  3. One Passport size photo (45 x 35 mm Color, less than 6 months old).
  4. Your Biometric Details.
  5. Visa Fees of £ 289 (equivalent in Rupees, in D.D form)
  6. CAS Letter from University – ORIGINAL & Photocopy (of all docs.)
  7. Unconditional Letter from University
  8. ATAS Certificate (if necessary)
  9. Receipt of Fee Payment (towards your Accommodation and Tuition in UK).
  10. Bank Statements – ORIGINAL for the last 28 days from ALL Sponsors.
  11. Transcripts (Mark sheets) (from 10th class till the last degree obtained).
  12. Affidavit of Support to be given by the Sponsor on appropriate ((PKR 20) stamp paper (non-judicial).
  13. Work experience certificate (if applicable).
  14. Fixed Deposit Receipts (if required).
  15. Bank Loan Sanction Letter (if required).

Step by Step Route to your UK Student Visa Application

Step 1: Register with Study International
Step 2: Submit all the required documents.
Step 3: Our Consultant offers assistance with regard to other requirements such as selecting the most appropriate college/university and prepares and finalizes your Application.
Step 4: Payment of application fee (waived for us being official representative)
Step 5: Submission of documents for admission to chosen institutes.
Step 6: Our Consultants will provide updates about admission or notify for any required information or document from university
Step 7: Receiving admission notification or rejection letter
Step 8: Payment of tuition fee directly to institute as notified in offer letter or reapply to other university in case of being refused for admission.
Step 9: Obtaining medical test report from IOM
Step 10: Applying for visa upon receiving final admission letter (CAS) along with all academic and financial supporting documents
Step 11: Visa interview at Fedex and at possibly at British High Commission also
Step 12: Visa departure being successful in obtaining visa and our Consultant will give you expert advice and useful tips on travelling, studying, accommodation, assistance in getting overseas travel insurance, and settling down in the UK