Education in England

Since quite a long time, British education has attracted students across the globe. The intensive and short duration courses at a feasible price are perhaps the major reasons why international students prefer to study in England.

Requirements for International students to study in England

International applicants applying at the colleges or universities in England need to fulfil the minimum entry requirements set by the same. For instance, candidates whose native language is not English will have to appear for tests like International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Besides, students need to also provide documents including:

  • Student visa
  • Valid passport
  • Evidence showing your enrollment in the desired course
  • Evidence showing you have sufficient money to fund your education

Top Colleges in England 

Name of the College Courses Offered
Imperial College London Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in:

  • Aeronautics
  • Engineering
  • Materials
  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Computing

Postgraduate courses in:

  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
London School of Economics Undergraduate and Post graduate courses in:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social policy
  • Mathematics and Economics
  • Law
  • Management
  • International relations
  • Language Studies
  • Economics
  • Environment studies
  • Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology

Graduate diploma programs in:

  • Sociology
  • Accounting and Finance

Executive Programs:

  • Global Master’s in Management (MiM)
  • MSc Finance (part-time)
  • MSc Diplomacy and International Strategy
  • MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management (Modular)
  • TRIUM Global Executive MBA

In addition, the school also offers research programs and double/joint masters programs.

Abingdon and Witney College Vocational courses in:

  • Accountancy
  • Art & Design
  • Business & Administration
  • Complementary Health and Beauty
  • Creative Arts & Graphic Design
  • Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Music Technology
  • Science
  • Travel & Tourism
Accrington and Rossendale College Part time/Full time courses in:

  • Uniformed public services
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Performance Arts
  • Motor Engineering
  • Media
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Horticulture
  • Health, Social and Child Care
  • Hair and Beauty Therapy
  • Construction and building services
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Administration, Business and Retail
Alton College Courses in:

  • Humanities
  • Web design
  • Wine tasting
  • Video production
  • Science
  • Media
  • Law
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Health and Social Care
  • Film Studies
  • Food Safety

Top Universities in England

Name of the University Courses Offered
University of Oxford Undergraduate courses in :
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Theology

Post Graduate Courses in:

  • Medical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
  • Humanities

University of St. AndrewsUndergraduate /Post graduate courses in:

  • Arts
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Art History
  • Science

Durham UniversityUndergraduate /Post graduate courses in:

  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Management

University of WarwickUndergraduate /Post graduate courses in:

  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Arts

University 0f CambridgeUndergraduate /Post graduate courses in:

  • Arts
  • Sciences

Scholarships Offered to International Students

Indian students willing to study in England are offered various scholarship programs to fund their education. Some of them are as follows:

Name of the Scholarship Eligible Candidates
British Chevening Scholarship For postgraduate and research students
Charles Wallace India Trust Awards For students pursuing a higher degree in Visual and performing arts, Architectural and materials, conservation, Museum studies and curatorship, English studies, Humanities, Journalism
Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships For students pursuing a course in engineering and technology, medicine, agriculture, pure and applied science, humanities and social science
Scottish International Scholarships For students pursuing a course in the creative industries, science and technology
The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards For students pursuing a PhD course in science, medicine, engineering, social sciences and technology

Educational and Estimated Living Expenses

List of Expenses Approximate Expenses in Pounds
Tuition Fees
  • £6,000-7,000 per year ( for undergraduate studies)
  • £16,000-17,000 per year ( for undergraduate clinical course)
  • £85 per week (London)
  • £45 – £50 per week (North England)
Food £35 per week
Travel £100 per week
Books, photocopying and stationery £5 per week
Telephone Bill £10 per week
Clothing £5 to £10 per week

Students Visa

Though there isn’t any specific duration for student visa, yet visas are usually granted for tenure of 1 year. Let us now take a look at the student category and eligibility criteria for candidates willing to obtain a student visa:

Student Category Eligibility Criteria
Tier 4 ( General) Student Candidates coming to UK for their post 16 education are eligible for this visa category
Student Visitor Candidates above 18 years of age and interested in pursuing a 6 months course ( up to 6 months) can apply for this visa

Education System in England

InEngland, students generally enter university at the age of 18 and the first degree they obtain is the bachelor’s degree (3 years). Students who have completed their first degree successfully can opt for a master’s degree and doctorate degree inEngland.