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UK as a study and work destination

Mainly, the education system in the UK is divided into four major parts, primary education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Children in the UK have to legally attend primary and secondary education in the mandatory base and this education runs from about 5 years old until the student is 16 years old.

The education system in the UK is also split into “stages” which breaks down as follows:

  • STAGE 1: 5 to 7 years old
  • STAGE 2: 7 to 11 years old
  • STAGE 3: 11 to 14 years old
  • STAGE 4: 14 to 16 years old

Generally, stages 1 and 2 will be undertaken at primary school until the age of 10 and afterwards, at 11 years old a student will move into the secondary school and finish the stages 3 and 4.

Students are assessed at the end of each stage. The most important assessment occurs at age 16 when students pursue their GCSE’s or general certificate of secondary education. Once students complete their GCSE’s they have the choice to go onto further education and then potential higher education, or finish school and go into the working world.

Our overview of the education system in the UK is divided into five main sections:

PRIMARY EDUCATION

Primary education begins in the UK at age 5 and continues until age 11, comprising key stages one and two under the UK educational system. Please visit the British council page for more information on primary education.

SECONDARY EDUCATION

From age 11 to 16, students will enter secondary school for key stages three and four and to start their move towards taking the GCSE’s – learn more about secondary education in the UK and what it will involve. Primary and secondary education is mandatory in the UK; after age 16, education is optional.

FURTHER EDUCATION

Once a student finishes secondary education they have the option to extend into further education to take their a-levels, GNVQ’s, BTEC’s or other such qualifications. UK students planning to go to college or university must complete further education.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Probably the most important subject area on this site, this explains more about the higher education system in the UK and how it works for international students. Most international students will enter directly into the UK higher education system, after completing their home country’s equivalent to the UK’s “further education.”

Apart from these 4 major parts, UK has a system of vocational education system which are described as follows;

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Non-university post-secondary education takes place at a variety of technical schools, colleges of higher education and accredited independent colleges offering a wide variety of courses leading to formal vocational qualifications. Through these, those United Kingdom youths who do not go on the university are assured the opportunities of groundings in successful lifetime careers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Each level of education in the UK has varying requirements for international students which must be satisfied in order to gain entry at that level.

The figure of education system in the United Kingdom are as follows;

EDUCATIONSCHOOL/LEVELAGE FROMAGE TOYEARS TO STUDY
PRIMARYPRIMARY5116
PRIMARYINFANT SCHOOL- BASIC FIRST STAGE572
PRIMARYJUNIOR SCHOOL- BASIC SECOND STSGE7114
SECONDARYCOMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL-SECONDARY11165
SECONDARYSECONDARY LEVEL11165
SECONDARYSECONDARY-GRAMMER SCHOOL11165
SECONDARYSECONDARY-SIXTH FORM16182
FURTHER EDUCATION-UNDERGRADUATE STUDIESBACHELOR LEVEL18224
FURTHER EDUCATION- POSTGRADUATE STUDIESMASTER LEVEL22242

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.

STUDY/LIVING COSTS STUDYING IN UK (BASED ON LONDON)

UK visa and immigration (UK vi) requires you to have a budget of at least £1,265 per month to study in London (in addition to your tuition fees). In order to apply for a tier 4 visa, you will need to show that you have £1,265 for each month of your course, up to a maximum of nine months. This means that if you will be studying in London for a course lasting nine months or more, the maximum amount that you will need is £11,385.

The government estimates that, in addition to your accommodation costs, you will need approximately £104 per week for living costs, but this will vary depending on how much you socialize.

Apart from the annual living cost, the annual tuition fee of the universities of UK are as follows;

Undergraduate: £9, 500-£13, 000

Postgraduate: £12, 000-£15, 000

Doctoral degree: £18, 000- £25, 000

Please note: the shown tuition amount figures might be different depending upon one education provider to another. However, this is the tentative amount of fee structure that most of the education provider are charging.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Application to UK universities can be processed in two ways:-

  • Direct to the education provider
  • Through an education agent like us

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Though, the documents vary depending on the course, provider and qualification you’re applying for. The essential documents required to apply for the admission are:

  • Education provider application forms
  • Certificates that verify the academic qualification
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • English translations of certificates or documents which verify previous study or work experience
  • Documents of income source
  • Bank balance certificates/statements

APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME

Depends upon the university / college or tentatively we can take a week time for the offer letter.