Tuesday, July 4, 2017

How to Obtain Admission to Masters Program in a British University

Congratulations. You have decided to study MASTERS in a British university. But you are confused about how to obtain admission to the Masters program. The following points will help you in achieving your objective.

1.   Application Requirements of British Universities

The first and foremost thing is the application requirements for applying for masters to the respective university in the UK. Go to the individual universities website for detailed information about the eligibility criteria, documents required for a particular field of study. For example, if you wish to study Masters in Engineering, you require B.E./B.Tech qualification from a recognised Indian university. Also, the requirements vary from university to university. To give an example, Cambridge University will have a stringent criteria and a high cut off. So, choose the university as per your credentials. For assistance, you can use the tool Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) to complete the application. Majority of the British universities use UCAS to accept applications for admissions.
2. Legalized documents required for UK Universities
Indian students have to submit legalized birth, matric, SSC, degree certificates to the university. Since the UK accepts apostille, you are required to get birth certificate apostille, matric, SSC, degree certificates from the relevant authorities. Take the help of the UK embassy authorities, who will provide you with full assistance.
3. Tuition fees and expenses for daily life
Tuition fees will vary depending upon the course of study and the university. For example, medical studies has the highest fees in Edinburgh University. In Oxford, law is the most expensive program. Since you are a non EU citizen (European Union), then please go to the section 'Tuition fees for Non EU citizens'. Many UK universities offer financial aid for international students including Indian students. Apply early for availing financial aid. You can contact the financial aid office of your university in this regard. Daily living expenses vary depending upon the location. London, which is one of the most expensive cities in the world will cost you a minimum of 1000 GBP per month. Universities allow international students to work part time up to 20 hrs. a week in the campus. You can manage some of your expenses by doing part time work and cooking your own meals. University hostels are subsidized, but there is a huge demand for available spaces.

4. International English tests results required

For Indian students, you have to secure a minimum point of 6.5 in your IELTS test for taking admission in masters in any UK university. Some universities accept TOEFL scores also. Depending on the program, the cut off will be higher. Generally Masters in Engineering requires 8.0 + IELTS scores.

5.  Study visa process for UK for Indian students

After getting the acceptance letter from the university, you need the following documents for the education visa.
  • A copy of your passport and yours passport size photo.
  • A copy of your attested birth certificate and a certificate clearly mentioning the birthplace of both of your parents.
  • You have to provide proof of having sufficient funds for your studying and living expenses in the UK. A bonafide six months bank statement from a recognized bank, which is signed and sealed by the bank authorities is required.
  • Acceptance letter from a genuine UK university.
  • Visa application form which is filled in all respects.

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