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Study in UK : Introduction | Education System | Application Procedure | Visa Requirements | Scholarships | Departments

UK Education : Education System

Educational system of UK is one which is recognised worldwide. High standard and quality service are a feature of British colleges. It boasts of world renowned historic universities like Oxford and Cambridge.

Further Education

In U.K., education and training after the school leaving age of 16 is termed Further Education (FE). There are over 600 F.E colleges across UK. F.E. colleges may be known by different names, such as college of further and higher education, college of technology, sixth-form college, institute or tertiary college. F.E colleges don't offer degrees. They provide excellent access opportunities either for going on to a university after a year's preparation or for completing a course which provides the right qualification for finding a job. Degrees awarded by F.E colleges include A-levels, International Baccalaureate or Bachelors, one year access courses, GNVQ (General National Vocational Qualification).

Higher Education

Higher Education are courses having an entry requirement, normally obtained after 2 years of Post -GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) or Post-S- grade study-A levels and AS-levels, Scottish Highers, Advanced General National Vocational Diploma or General Scottish Vocational Diploma at Level III.

Higher Education courses are available in Universities and University sector colleges and institutes. Most of the universities specialise in degree courses and a large number also offer Higher National Diploma (HND). Some of the larger University sector colleges and institutes provide degree and HND courses and smaller ones specialise in one or a group of subjects.

Cost of living

Tuition fees will be the biggest expense a student has to pay whilst studying in the UK. One year of tuition fees, accommodation and living costs (estimated at £7,500 per annum (approx.Rs. 4.5 lakhs) for London and £6,000 per annum (approx. Rs. 3 lakhs) for other areas of the UK). There are additional costs a students needs to consider whilst making a budget for their study stay there like social life expenses, private healthcare insurance, etc…