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Frequently Needed Information About Studying in UK

We have tried to answer fully the frequently asked questions of most UK university applicants. This section is categorized according to various requirements (the required level of language proficiency for various courses, prerequisites and qualifications, costs and conditions of student work and accommodation and residence in the UK). We suggest you to read all the questions. Additionally, you have to consider that the terms and conditions of UK student visa are changing every day. On the other hand, the laws of the different universities are different and they are changing with time. Therefore, some of the questions that have not been answered with details can be pursued in the following ways:
 
 
1What sort of documents do I need to apply for a study visa?
Degrees - Admission Letter from UK Training Center - ATAS Letter (if required) - IELTS Language Certificate (if required), Bank Financial Support Letter, Civil and Occupational Finance Certificates. However, other documents, depending on the age of the applicant, will be required. You will be informed of said requirements once your application has been examined.
2How long does it take to get a visa?
It depends on many factors, first, the type of appointment (VIP, Normal, etc.) from the embassy. Second, the more accurate, complete and robust the documents are, the faster the embassy will respond. And third, the applicant's performance in the interview. Therefore in total, it takes between 3 to 30 days to complete this process. But generally, you can expect 2 to 3 weeks for it to complete.
3Can I bring one of my family members as my companion while studying?
Yes, but for master's and doctorate degrees, the chances of getting a visa can be poor.
4Can I take my wife or children as a companion while studying?
Yes, but the visa chances can be poor.
5Can I take my parents as companion while studying?
Yes, but only for applicants under 12 years of age.
6Can I get a UK residence after graduating from a UK university?
Yes. There are various ways, one of which is getting a job offer and a work visa.
7What is the proper age to apply for a visa?
It depends on the degree, but for postgraduate and PhD students with a good work experience, the chances of getting a visa can be increased.
8Can I apply for a short-term English language study visa?
Yes.it is easier for people under 18, for sure. But for people over the age of 18, we should consider the rest of the conditions.
9What are the Conditions of military service Exemption for Male Applicants?
Academic exemptions can be obtained for masters and PhD students.
10How old can kids be in order to have parents accompany them while studying in the UK?
Children under the age of 12 can have one parent accompany them during the duration of the study.
11Can I stay somewhere other than the university halls?
Yes. You can live with English families or rent a house.
12What is a Home-Stay?
Living with local English families, student placement coordination is done by UKstudy and the University.
13What are the conditions of residence in a university halls and are these different for each university?
After the student's initial request, Ukstudy's advisors will follow-up with other steps.
14What are the accommodation requirements at a Home-Stay?
In accordance with the rules of age you must first apply for and pay a deposit in advance.
15Am I a foreign student?
According to UKStudy.com anyone who is not a native English speaker and is not an EU resident, is a foreign student.
16How can UKStudy.com help you get a visa?
When you sign up for your course you will be given a letter of acceptance and you will be able to submit your letter plus your visa documents to the British Embassy after we have fully processed them beforehand. Also in the event that you are in need for an introduction we will provide one for you, which will support your application. (But we will not have any decision in approving your visa).
17How can I get more information about different visas?
You can find all the required visa information by visiting www.ukvisas.gov.uk
1What documents do I need to start my application for a student visa?
Copy of passport, Copy of the latest qualification and other documents in due course should be prepared.
2I want to study for September 2020 Should I take action now?
The best time is always 6 months before the start date of the course, but for some majors even earlier.
3How long before the start of my semester should I start my application?
The best time to apply is 6 months before the start of the semester, for some majors this may change.
4Can I get UK study online chat, email, phone and in-person consulting?
Yes. We can advise you from any communication channel.
5Do I need a proposal for Master's or PhD?
Yes, in some cases it is required, such as research-oriented masters and doctoral.
6What is an SOP?
SOP stands for Statement of purpose; it is a motives declaration letter, which determines the applicant's purpose.
7Do I need to have an SOP to study in the UK?
Yes, most of the time universities apply. For higher education, of course, it is a must.
12What are the admission requirements for medical and dental courses?
Studying in Medicine and Dentistry and entering these fields are one of the toughest stages in the UK. . To enter these courses, a student is required to complete a 2-year-long course in a specialty field. The cost is estimated at around £ 25,000 per year for education and £ 10,000 for housing and living. After completing this course, the student will have a chance to compete in medicine or dentistry if he / she achieves an average grade of 80% or higher. During the year a limited number student find the opportunity to compete for entry into the medical or dental fields. Students can finally enter the A-Level as a prerequisite until the age of 22.
13What are the entry requirements for law school?
It is like any other major, but may require a higher IELTS degree mark.
14What are the entry requirements for an MBA course?
It is like any other field. While most undergraduate majors can pursue an MBA course, you should keep in mind that applying for an MBA course in high rank UK universities requires previous work experience in related fields.
15What are the requirements for admission into the UK's top universities such as Cambridge and the Imperial College?
Higher IELTS degree score, entrance exams, interviews and more expensive tuitions.
16Can I transfer from universities outside the UK to the UK?
Yes you may, but it should be checked with the destination university.
17Where can I see the rankings of UK universities?
QS-The Guardian-Top University
18Would my rank in the nationwide university entrance exam of my home country help in my application for the universities in the UK??
No, unfortunately, it won’t.
19Why should you use UKStudy.com’s services?
UKStudy.com is a fully independent company that provides you with the best training options via impartial advice, keep in mind that UKStudy.com only works with the British Council-approved institutions and also UKStudy.com is approved by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. We do all the steps for admission and application processes on your behalf and all correspondences are only between us and the education center. Throughout the entire admission and registration process, we will guide you through the every step from application to accommodation. You can ask us any questions that you may have along the way. Even after registration, we will be with you. If you have any problems with the education center, we can contact the training center to resolve your issue.
20What exactly does UKStudy.com do?
UKStudy.com is the official representative of many prestigious educational centers in the UK, which can offer you the best educational options so that you can choose the easiest and best option and continue your studies at the best universities in the UK. We inform you about all the qualifications necessary to apply for admission and registration at colleges and universities, so that you do not encounter any difficulties when submitting your application. UKStudy.com assures you that we will be with you in all the stages from start to finish, from application to University admission and your accommodation in the UK. Even if you run into any issues past these steps we will be by your side at all times.
1I want to study in the UK but I don’t have enough money to fund my studies. Is it possible to get funds from the university?
The funding in GCSE, A Level and Foundation cover maximum 40% of the total costs. Also, there are very limited numbers of funds that cover 70% of the costs, offered from our partner universities. In addition, there are some discounts for bachelor students. However, the major parts of the bursaries are dedicated to the master and PhD students because they are research oriented. It is worth mentioning that these financial aids may be in form of full funds or partial funds.
2Does UKstudy offer free consultation?
Yes, our consultancy services are free of charge.
3Can I get discounts from the UK universities?
Yes, but these discounts are mostly for GCSE, Foundation and A Level courses.
4Does UKstudy suggest cheap universities to me as well?
Yes, we suggest universities based on the student’s budget and demands.
5What are the average costs and fees for UK universities?
The tuition fees vary depending on the field of study and university rank. Generally said, tuition fees for the majority of the universities and fields ranges from 10,000 to 20,000 GBP per annum. Some fields of study such as medicine demands higher tuition fees; more than 30,000 GBP per annum. Also, around 10,000 GBP should be allocated to the costs of living in the UK.
6How much should I allocated to the costs of living in the UK?
The costs of living in the UK are annually 10,000 GBP on average.
7How much is UKStudy’s service fees for student visa procurement?
The fees related to the student visa procurement is free when it is done inside the UK.
8Do UKstudy service fees vary from one university to another one depending to the university rank and prestige?
Yes, it differs.
9What are the methods of payment?
All various authentic worldwide methods are acceptable.
10If I pay the university fees and costs right away in full, does it help getting the CAS and the visa faster?
Paying the university fees right away and in full results in obtaining the student CAS faster. Also, this will lead to getting the visa from the embassy on time. Therefore, paying the tuition fees in full will make the embassy issue the visa faster and more smoothly.
11Can I fund my studies in England with the loan that I have received from my home country?
Yes. But the amount of the loan should be higher than the university fees and costs of living.
12Can I work while I am studying in the UK?
Yes. You are entitled to work part time, which can cover around 50% of your living costs.
13How many hours am I allowed to work weekly?
Bachelor students can work 10 hours each week. Master and PhD students are permitted to work 20 hours a week. It is noteworthy that you are allowed to work full time on holidays.
14What subjects of study have lower costs in the England?
The fields that have less (or no) practical and laboratory subjects; the ones which are theoretical.
15Which universities are cheaper in the UK?
The universities which have lower ranks.
16In which cities in the UK the costs of living are lower?
Smaller cities and the cities located in the northern regions of the UK.
17Is it enough for me to have a house, car, etc. as the proof of financial ability to get a visa?
No. These documents are necessary. But it should be noted that a bank account with a sufficient amount of funds is needed as well.
18Are the costs of living in a family hostel paid by the university or the student?
The coordination in this regard is done by us and the university but the fees must be paid by the student.
19How can I study in the UK for free?
You will be able to study in the UK for free, if you are able to receive a full scholarship from your destination university.
20When should I pay my university tuition?
Generally, you will have to pay an advance fee after you have presented your documents and received your admission from the university. Although universities have different policies regarding the full payment of the tuition fees. Please contact our advisers for detailed information on this matter.
21Will my university advance payment be refunded If I am unable to receive my visa?
Most of the universities that collaborate with us will refund your advance payment fee if you present them with your visa rejection letter. But there are cases where this option is not available. Please contact our advisers for further details on this matter.
22How can I pay my college/university tuition?
You will deposit your course tuition fees directly to the college or university’s bank account. Exact details may vary depending on university policy.
1I have studied in the field of X and I have an intermediate English level. I have passed some English courses as well. Do I need an IELTS certificate?
The applicants, who are younger than 18 years old, do not need to show English language proficiency certificates for the levels GCSE and A Level. UK universities accept IELTS scores and the majority of universities accept the equivalent scores in TOEFL exam. Many universities have their own English tests as well. Moreover, if you have the minimum IELTS scores, you can attend Pre-master, Pre-sessional and extended courses.
2I have a TOEFL certificate. Is the TOEFL certificate enough for studying in England?
Yes. In addition to IELTS, some other English exams are also accepted, including TOEFL you can find the details on universities’ websites.
3Can I change my IELTS to TOEFL in order to study in UK universities?
You can not exchange your IELTS for TOEFL. Instead, you can offer the equivalent scores in TOEFL or different degrees that are mentioned in the webpage of the university.
4Can I study in UK universities without an IELTS?
Yes. In some cases, that is also possible. For the one who wants to study GCSE and A Level, the university internal English exam can be taken in the office of UKstudy (Tehran). Also, generally some universities have their own internal language exam in addition to IELTS which they also approve. In addition, if the last degree you have obtained is from the countries listed below, you are exempt from providing the IELTS certificate. Antigua and Barbuda Australia The Bahamas Barbados Belize Canada Dominica Grenada Guyana Jamaica New Zealand St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia St Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago USA
5Do I have to attend the English proficiency exam of the university if I already have an IELTS or TOEFL?
If you already meet the entry requirements in English language proficiency test scores, you don’t need to attend in such exams.
6Do I need to provide IELTS (UKVI) in order to study in the UK?
If you have the minimum IELTS scores as per demanded by the university, an Academic IELTS is accepted by the majority of the universities in the UK. However, if your IELTS scores are lower than the ones demanded by the university, you may want to attend a pre-sessional course. In this case, you must have IELTS UKVI.
7What are the minimum IELTS and TOEFL scores needed to study in the UK universities?
It depends on the applicant’s age and level of education. But, generally for GCSE, A Level and foundation courses, 4.5 to 5.5 points in IELTS is demanded. Moreover, for the Bachelor degrees band score of 6, Master’s 6.5 and PhD 7 is needed.
8Do required IELTS or TOEFL scores differ in different universities, courses and majors in the United Kingdom?
Yes. This depends on the field of study and the destination university’s rank. For instance, disciplines such as medicine, philosophy, law and literature demand higher IELTS scores.
1What sort of documents do I need to apply for a study visa?
Degrees - Admission Letter from UK Training Center - ATAS Letter (if required) - IELTS Language Certificate (if required), Bank Financial Support Letter, Civil and Occupational Finance Certificates. However, other documents, depending on the age of the applicant, will be required. You will be informed of said requirements once your application has been examined.
2How long does it take to get a visa?
It depends on many factors, first, the type of appointment (VIP, Normal, etc.) from the embassy. Second, the more accurate, complete and robust the documents are, the faster the embassy will respond. And third, the applicant's performance in the interview. Therefore in total, it takes between 3 to 30 days to complete this process. But generally, you can expect 2 to 3 weeks for it to complete.
3Can I bring one of my family members as my companion while studying?
Yes, but for master's and doctorate degrees, the chances of getting a visa can be poor.
4Can I take my wife or children as a companion while studying?
Yes, but the visa chances can be poor.
5Can I take my parents as companion while studying?
Yes, but only for applicants under 12 years of age.
6Can I get a UK residence after graduating from a UK university?
Yes. There are various ways, one of which is getting a job offer and a work visa.
7What is the proper age to apply for a visa?
It depends on the degree, but for postgraduate and PhD students with a good work experience, the chances of getting a visa can be increased.
8Can I apply for a short-term English language study visa?
Yes.it is easier for people under 18, for sure. But for people over the age of 18, we should consider the rest of the conditions.
9What are the Conditions of military service Exemption for Male Applicants?
Academic exemptions can be obtained for masters and PhD students.
10How old can kids be in order to have parents accompany them while studying in the UK?
Children under the age of 12 can have one parent accompany them during the duration of the study.
11Can I stay somewhere other than the university halls?
Yes. You can live with English families or rent a house.
12What is a Home-Stay?
Living with local English families, student placement coordination is done by UKstudy and the University.
13What are the conditions of residence in a university halls and are these different for each university?
After the student's initial request, Ukstudy's advisors will follow-up with other steps.
14What are the accommodation requirements at a Home-Stay?
In accordance with the rules of age you must first apply for and pay a deposit in advance.
15Am I a foreign student?
According to UKStudy.com anyone who is not a native English speaker and is not an EU resident, is a foreign student.
16How can UKStudy.com help you get a visa?
When you sign up for your course you will be given a letter of acceptance and you will be able to submit your letter plus your visa documents to the British Embassy after we have fully processed them beforehand. Also in the event that you are in need for an introduction we will provide one for you, which will support your application. (But we will not have any decision in approving your visa).
17How can I get more information about different visas?
You can find all the required visa information by visiting www.ukvisas.gov.uk
18What documents do I need to start my application for a student visa?
Copy of passport, Copy of the latest qualification and other documents in due course should be prepared.
19I want to study for September 2020 Should I take action now?
The best time is always 6 months before the start date of the course, but for some majors even earlier.
20How long before the start of my semester should I start my application?
The best time to apply is 6 months before the start of the semester, for some majors this may change.
21Can I get UK study online chat, email, phone and in-person consulting?
Yes. We can advise you from any communication channel.
22Do I need a proposal for Master's or PhD?
Yes, in some cases it is required, such as research-oriented masters and doctoral.
23What is an SOP?
SOP stands for Statement of purpose; it is a motives declaration letter, which determines the applicant's purpose.
24Do I need to have an SOP to study in the UK?
Yes, most of the time universities apply. For higher education, of course, it is a must.
29What are the admission requirements for medical and dental courses?
Studying in Medicine and Dentistry and entering these fields are one of the toughest stages in the UK. . To enter these courses, a student is required to complete a 2-year-long course in a specialty field. The cost is estimated at around £ 25,000 per year for education and £ 10,000 for housing and living. After completing this course, the student will have a chance to compete in medicine or dentistry if he / she achieves an average grade of 80% or higher. During the year a limited number student find the opportunity to compete for entry into the medical or dental fields. Students can finally enter the A-Level as a prerequisite until the age of 22.
30What are the entry requirements for law school?
It is like any other major, but may require a higher IELTS degree mark.
31What are the entry requirements for an MBA course?
It is like any other field. While most undergraduate majors can pursue an MBA course, you should keep in mind that applying for an MBA course in high rank UK universities requires previous work experience in related fields.
32What are the requirements for admission into the UK's top universities such as Cambridge and the Imperial College?
Higher IELTS degree score, entrance exams, interviews and more expensive tuitions.
33Can I transfer from universities outside the UK to the UK?
Yes you may, but it should be checked with the destination university.
34Where can I see the rankings of UK universities?
QS-The Guardian-Top University
35Would my rank in the nationwide university entrance exam of my home country help in my application for the universities in the UK??
No, unfortunately, it won’t.
36Why should you use UKStudy.com’s services?
UKStudy.com is a fully independent company that provides you with the best training options via impartial advice, keep in mind that UKStudy.com only works with the British Council-approved institutions and also UKStudy.com is approved by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. We do all the steps for admission and application processes on your behalf and all correspondences are only between us and the education center. Throughout the entire admission and registration process, we will guide you through the every step from application to accommodation. You can ask us any questions that you may have along the way. Even after registration, we will be with you. If you have any problems with the education center, we can contact the training center to resolve your issue.
37What exactly does UKStudy.com do?
UKStudy.com is the official representative of many prestigious educational centers in the UK, which can offer you the best educational options so that you can choose the easiest and best option and continue your studies at the best universities in the UK. We inform you about all the qualifications necessary to apply for admission and registration at colleges and universities, so that you do not encounter any difficulties when submitting your application. UKStudy.com assures you that we will be with you in all the stages from start to finish, from application to University admission and your accommodation in the UK. Even if you run into any issues past these steps we will be by your side at all times.
38I want to study in the UK but I don’t have enough money to fund my studies. Is it possible to get funds from the university?
The funding in GCSE, A Level and Foundation cover maximum 40% of the total costs. Also, there are very limited numbers of funds that cover 70% of the costs, offered from our partner universities. In addition, there are some discounts for bachelor students. However, the major parts of the bursaries are dedicated to the master and PhD students because they are research oriented. It is worth mentioning that these financial aids may be in form of full funds or partial funds.
39Does UKstudy offer free consultation?
Yes, our consultancy services are free of charge.
40Can I get discounts from the UK universities?
Yes, but these discounts are mostly for GCSE, Foundation and A Level courses.
41Does UKstudy suggest cheap universities to me as well?
Yes, we suggest universities based on the student’s budget and demands.
42What are the average costs and fees for UK universities?
The tuition fees vary depending on the field of study and university rank. Generally said, tuition fees for the majority of the universities and fields ranges from 10,000 to 20,000 GBP per annum. Some fields of study such as medicine demands higher tuition fees; more than 30,000 GBP per annum. Also, around 10,000 GBP should be allocated to the costs of living in the UK.
43How much should I allocated to the costs of living in the UK?
The costs of living in the UK are annually 10,000 GBP on average.
44How much is UKStudy’s service fees for student visa procurement?
The fees related to the student visa procurement is free when it is done inside the UK.
45Do UKstudy service fees vary from one university to another one depending to the university rank and prestige?
Yes, it differs.
46What are the methods of payment?
All various authentic worldwide methods are acceptable.
47If I pay the university fees and costs right away in full, does it help getting the CAS and the visa faster?
Paying the university fees right away and in full results in obtaining the student CAS faster. Also, this will lead to getting the visa from the embassy on time. Therefore, paying the tuition fees in full will make the embassy issue the visa faster and more smoothly.
48Can I fund my studies in England with the loan that I have received from my home country?
Yes. But the amount of the loan should be higher than the university fees and costs of living.
49Can I work while I am studying in the UK?
Yes. You are entitled to work part time, which can cover around 50% of your living costs.
50How many hours am I allowed to work weekly?
Bachelor students can work 10 hours each week. Master and PhD students are permitted to work 20 hours a week. It is noteworthy that you are allowed to work full time on holidays.
51What subjects of study have lower costs in the England?
The fields that have less (or no) practical and laboratory subjects; the ones which are theoretical.
52Which universities are cheaper in the UK?
The universities which have lower ranks.
53In which cities in the UK the costs of living are lower?
Smaller cities and the cities located in the northern regions of the UK.
54Is it enough for me to have a house, car, etc. as the proof of financial ability to get a visa?
No. These documents are necessary. But it should be noted that a bank account with a sufficient amount of funds is needed as well.
55Are the costs of living in a family hostel paid by the university or the student?
The coordination in this regard is done by us and the university but the fees must be paid by the student.
56How can I study in the UK for free?
You will be able to study in the UK for free, if you are able to receive a full scholarship from your destination university.
57When should I pay my university tuition?
Generally, you will have to pay an advance fee after you have presented your documents and received your admission from the university. Although universities have different policies regarding the full payment of the tuition fees. Please contact our advisers for detailed information on this matter.
58Will my university advance payment be refunded If I am unable to receive my visa?
Most of the universities that collaborate with us will refund your advance payment fee if you present them with your visa rejection letter. But there are cases where this option is not available. Please contact our advisers for further details on this matter.
59How can I pay my college/university tuition?
You will deposit your course tuition fees directly to the college or university’s bank account. Exact details may vary depending on university policy.
60I have studied in the field of X and I have an intermediate English level. I have passed some English courses as well. Do I need an IELTS certificate?
The applicants, who are younger than 18 years old, do not need to show English language proficiency certificates for the levels GCSE and A Level. UK universities accept IELTS scores and the majority of universities accept the equivalent scores in TOEFL exam. Many universities have their own English tests as well. Moreover, if you have the minimum IELTS scores, you can attend Pre-master, Pre-sessional and extended courses.
61I have a TOEFL certificate. Is the TOEFL certificate enough for studying in England?
Yes. In addition to IELTS, some other English exams are also accepted, including TOEFL you can find the details on universities’ websites.
62Can I change my IELTS to TOEFL in order to study in UK universities?
You can not exchange your IELTS for TOEFL. Instead, you can offer the equivalent scores in TOEFL or different degrees that are mentioned in the webpage of the university.
63Can I study in UK universities without an IELTS?
Yes. In some cases, that is also possible. For the one who wants to study GCSE and A Level, the university internal English exam can be taken in the office of UKstudy (Tehran). Also, generally some universities have their own internal language exam in addition to IELTS which they also approve. In addition, if the last degree you have obtained is from the countries listed below, you are exempt from providing the IELTS certificate. Antigua and Barbuda Australia The Bahamas Barbados Belize Canada Dominica Grenada Guyana Jamaica New Zealand St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia St Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago USA
64Do I have to attend the English proficiency exam of the university if I already have an IELTS or TOEFL?
If you already meet the entry requirements in English language proficiency test scores, you don’t need to attend in such exams.
65Do I need to provide IELTS (UKVI) in order to study in the UK?
If you have the minimum IELTS scores as per demanded by the university, an Academic IELTS is accepted by the majority of the universities in the UK. However, if your IELTS scores are lower than the ones demanded by the university, you may want to attend a pre-sessional course. In this case, you must have IELTS UKVI.
66What are the minimum IELTS and TOEFL scores needed to study in the UK universities?
It depends on the applicant’s age and level of education. But, generally for GCSE, A Level and foundation courses, 4.5 to 5.5 points in IELTS is demanded. Moreover, for the Bachelor degrees band score of 6, Master’s 6.5 and PhD 7 is needed.
67Do required IELTS or TOEFL scores differ in different universities, courses and majors in the United Kingdom?
Yes. This depends on the field of study and the destination university’s rank. For instance, disciplines such as medicine, philosophy, law and literature demand higher IELTS scores.
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