UK one of the important destinations for higher studies

UK is one of the preferable destinations for higher studies because of few reasons like completing the postgraduate degree in one year instead of two years and paying less fess, will have the ability to earn money from day one and also have stay back options.95% students in India opt for post graduate degrees. Study in UK has always been on the demand, the students who plan to study abroad opt to study in UK. Hence below mentioned is the table for Indian students who want to study abroad. Study abroad also includes study in UK, Study in Australia, and study in USA etc. The figures here show the approximate value and will vary according to the ranking of the universities. The table also contains the comparisons between the countries in terms of fee structure and other education details.

Factors  influencing decision

Australia/New Zealand

US/Canada

India

UK

The UK Advantage

Duration

1 and ½ year

2 years

2yr/3yrs

1 Year

In UK ,you save one year of your life

Tuition Fees

Rs 12 Lakhs

Rs 16   Lakhs

Rs 3 Lakhs

Rs 9 Lakhs

Though UK is the costliest country, to study PG it is the cheapest

Living expenses

Rs 8  Lakhs

Rs 12   Lakhs

Rs 2 Lakhs

Rs 6 Lakhs

Total

Rs 20 - 22 Lakhs

Rs 28 - 30 Lakhs

Rs 5 Lakhs

Rs 15 Lakhs

Part time Jobs Allowed to work for 20 Hours per week

3 Hours for  Rs 450

2 hours for Rs 450

24 Hours for Rs 450

1 Hour minimum salary  5£ = Rs 450

Can earn all money invested in higher education (see workings  below)

Options after student visa validity is over ?

Here you can apply for Permanent Residency only after completion of two years of study

In US the situation is tough. In Canada you can apply for Permanent Residency

 

Apply for Tier 2 visa for 3 years

In all countries you need a job to continue

The duration of the course when it comes to course duration usually the one year postgraduate programs are not valid. For two years program in the US and the Canada, the universities function only for 60 weeks, which is just 15 months. In Australia and New Zealand the universities usually work for 60 weeks for a one and a half year program. The course syllabus here is more or less the same in all the countries. The only difference here is that US and Canada have more holidays then Australia. But the same syllabus and the content is covered in UK in 50 weeks.  In UK, the students are not taught less but it is the same syllabus that will save your whole one year of you academic life. Our Father of nation, Gandhi did hid masters in law in UK. Even today the IAS officers are being one year break and government sponsorships to pursue an MBA in one of the UK universities. On successful completion, they are being posted as head of a district as collectors or chief of an enterprise.

Cost factor

Considering the cost factor, UK appears to be expensive. However the Post graduation courses in UK is the least expensive when we compare with other countries. In Canada, even the living expenses are to be remitted in an account at Canada before the student visa is stamped. This also means that a student cannot do a post graduation without having Rs 30 lakhs on hand. In New Zealand you need an average of Rs 20 lakhs.

As far as UK is considered, if you show the living expensed in your bank account for 28 days then you can get the visa stamped. Normally if the student takes a bank loan of Rs 15 lakhs for tuition fees and living expenses, the tuition fees is paid to the university from the bank. Visa is stamped with the loan sanction letter to prove that living expenses are available. Once the visa is stamped the student takes only one or two lakhs of balance loan amount and goes to UK.They will usually not avail the balance loan.

The Part time jobs

In almost all the countries the student visa holder is entitled to work 20 hours per week. Only Singapore does not allow students to work while they study. In UK student can get into any type of jobs ranging from hotels or petrol stations attendants etc. The minimum salary for a petrol station attendant is around Rs 400 per hour. If the students get a job as a cashier he will get around Rs 800 per hour. Even on basic jobs, working on Saturdays will pay wages one and half times more than that which is paid on weekdays and if you work on Sundays you will get double wages. Which means that when you work on Saturday for 10 hours (10*600) and Sundays for 10 hours (10*800) they can earn 14,000 INR per week and Rs 56,000 per month? For better jobs as that of a cashier, one can earn Rs one lakh per month. Smart and diligent student usually warn the entire amount invested before they complete their course. This is not possible in any other country as the rupee conversion value advantage holds only for India.

For Study in USA, there is much hesitation to issue HIB visa, the prospect is very low for our students. In Canada, Permanent Residence (PR) status is given after the course of completion. In Australia and New Zealand, they offer the PR only after completing two years of education. If one opts for one and a half year PG programs, then the person here has to do another six months course at an additional cost. They also have a policy of issuing 8 months bridge visa to process the PR application and effectively one gets PR only after almost three years. So the student loan repayment will begin only after three whole years.

For Study in UK, you can save one year of your life. You pay less as compared to any other country and you start earning from day one. After the student visa expires, they can apply for tier2 visa and can extend their stay for three years. But for this you have to get the job of Rs 20,000 per year. Considering the part-time salary calculation, even a basic job holder on working full time will meet the requirements for tier 2 visa.

Genuine international students earn an international degree in higher education .UK is one of the most preferred destination for the students. The Visa process for studying in UK is a simple and a transparent process. Course Specializations and research options are the other attractions and many PhD students get stipend and get 3 yrs. Visa extension.

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