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The UK drawing International Students in Great Numbers for 2022 Intakes

Dec 15, 2021

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The UK is not just the place for world-class degrees, but also to prepare for a chosen career. A UK degree gives you an outstanding academic qualification along with valuable internships as part of your studies. 

UK graduates are among the most employable in the entire world because of the placements/ internships and volunteering positions designed to build new skills and apply learning in the real-world. The UK universities have very strong links with varied industries from science & engineering to fashion and more. As such students are sure to find placements suitable to their background and interests. 

With the above-mentioned plusses and the possibility to apply to stay in the UK for two years post studies through the new Graduate Route is drawing students in huge numbers to the UK. Let us look at a few more aspects that draw international students to study in United Kingdom


World Ranked Universities 

The United Kingdom is home to some of the World-Renowned Universities known for their academic excellence. 4 out of the top 10 World Ranked Universities are based in the UK. 


Some of the Popular Universities in the UK are:

University of Oxford

University of Cambridge

Imperial College London

University College London (UCL)

London School of Economics and Political Science

University of Edinburgh

King's College London

University of Manchester

University of Warwick

University of Bristol

University of Glasgow

University of Birmingham

Queen Mary University of London

Newcastle University

Cranfield University

Durham University

University of Sheffield 

University of Nottingham

These are just a few top universities in UK and there is a long list to go. 


Globally Recognised Degrees 

The UK is known as a Global Leader in many of the Study Areas such as Engineering, Science, Business, Management, Law, Finance, Art, Design etc. The UK is also at the forefront of global research. 

We can no doubt say that the UK education is value for money as students receive globally recognised degrees which can be tailored to their interests including specialised modules. 


High Quality Education 

The UK’s 160+ higher education institutions follow strict standards set by the UK government. Innovative teaching techniques, consistently high quality of education, a large variety of specializations with 50,000+ courses to choose from, 25+ subject areas makes UK a favourite destination with international students all over the world. 


Best Student Cities 

10 cities in the UK rank in the world’s top 50 as per the QS Best Student Cities 2022. The list is as follows:

  • London 
  • Edinburgh 
  • Glasgow 
  • Manchester 
  • Coventry 
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne 
  • Birmingham 
  • Bristol 
  • Nottingham 
  • Sheffield 


1 Year Masters

One-year Masters in the UK with one-year work placements is the best opportunity study abroad aspirants can gain advantage from. 

So, if you are looking for a Master’s degree with shorter duration then you can opt for 1-year Masters in UK. 


Admits without IELTS 

Universities in the UK offer IELTS waiver to international students based on any one of the below-listed criteria: 

  • The Medium of Instruction Letter issued by University or 
  • Based on 12th English Scores or 
  • Based on the interview conducted by the University 

As such you can check if you fall into any of these criteria to avail an IELTS waiver. 



UK Universities offer numerous scholarships, bursaries, and grant schemes to international students. 

Scholarships in the UK can be categorised into two types: 

  • Internal Scholarships 
  • External Scholarships 

Internal Scholarships are further categorized as: 

  1. Country Specific Scholarships 
  2. Subject Specific Scholarships 
  3. Merit Based Scholarships 

In general, the above-mentioned scholarships’ amount ranges by and large from £1000 to £5000. 

Scholarship amount can also range from Full or 50% Fees Waiver for the students with academic excellence, but these are obviously very few in numbers and highly competitive. 

There are many external Scholarships which cover full fees and living expenses such as Chevening Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarships and Great Scholarship. These Scholarships are offered to talented individuals to pursue one-year master’s degree in specific subjects. 



Internships may be available as part of the course, both at UG and PG level. 

At UG level, Universities also offer 4-year Undergraduate Courses, known as ‘Sandwich Courses.’ These programs include One-Year Work Placement/Internship, in the third year. 

At PG level also UK Universities offer 18-24 months Postgraduate Courses which will allow students to get 6-12 months of internship. 

International students can also check out for work-placements, volunteering and dissertation placements as per the university and program they enrol for.


Post Study Work Visa 

The UK Government’s new immigration route, GIR, which has come into effect from 1st July 2021 is open to all international students who have successfully completed a course of study in any subject be it at bachelors or masters level with an approved UK Higher Education Provider. This allows eligible students to work, or search for work, in any career or position of their choice, for two years after completing their studies. 

To get further details regarding the eligibility criteria, application process, UK student visa process, financial requirements, or any other queries resolved you can connect to the UK Experts of KC Overseas Education. 

KC Overseas Education has been in the study abroad sector for nearly 25 years now and in this time span we have gained an untarnished reputation among the students as well as our global university collaborations. 

KC is considered not just as one among the best Study Abroad Consultants in India but rather in South Asia with its presence in 7 Asian countries and its reach to global institutions across the globe. So, approach KC and fulfil your study abroad aspirations.

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