The United Kingdom (UK) is one of the main economic hubs of Europe. It also holds the same reputation regarding quality education offered in its four state countries including Wales, Scotland, Britain and Northern Ireland. The UK is one of the most exciting places that an international student may choose to further their education qualifications.The pattern of education is the same in Australia and the UK, as they both offer similar courses. And since UK enrolls students in the September period versus July for Australia, this is still an open option for students  said the director of a large education consultancy firm in Mumbai. The average fee for a course in engineering or MBA is the same in the UK as that in Australia.

UK qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the world. Your UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher salary. UK universities, colleges and schools in UK will provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which to develop your potential. Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. Universities, colleges and schools continually have to prove that their courses meet strict criteria. Many other countries are now trying to follow the example of the UK.

UK degrees can take only three years and postgraduate Master’s courses only one year – compared with four years and two years in most other countries. This means you will save a great deal on both tuition fees and living costs – and you will be able to start working and earning money sooner. UK degree courses are shorter because they are more intensive, and therefore more efficient in terms of your time and money.

Most universities require good performance at the undergraduate level, in relevant area, in order to consider admission into their Master’s level programs. Most Master’s programs are of 12 months duration.MBA admission requires work experience of at least 2-3 years at the managerial level, in all decent UK universities.And, unlike in the US, PhD applicants need a Master’s degree. Otherwise, applicants could register for a M.Phil. Degree and transfer to Ph.D program if the progress is good.

UK universities were among the first in the world to admit international students. The trend continues to increase with more than 100,000 international students being admitted in British universities alone. The welcoming, diverse cultural setting and easy adaptability of life make it easy for international students to fit in quickly. The UK is defined as a place of contrast with some top, highly advanced cosmopolitan cities such as London and Cardiff to historic country side cities such as Yorkshire. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate curriculums tend to be shorter as compared to what is offered in other countries. Most undergraduate programs, for instance, take a maximum of three years as opposed to the four years other countries offer. This significantly reduces the costs and also opens up students to the job market earlier which can only mean more experience added.

The best advantage of the United Kingdom education system is the easy eligibility criteria especially for international students. Students with a 12 years of education are eligible to apply for their Undergraduate Degree courses and 3 years of Bachelors degree is acceptable for the Masters courses in the UK .A master’s degree is a qualification of academic study. It can be research based, a taught course, or a mixture of both, and will take at least 12 months of full-time study to complete. You may also have to submit a dissertation at the end of your course.A doctorate qualification gives you the opportunity to undertake an original piece of research. It will usually take at least three years of full-time study to complete.

The British government and other UK organisations offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students studying in the UK, particularly for postgraduate studies. Also, there are variety of scholarships and funding offered by UK Universities on the meritorious basis. To name a few ‘ Chevening Scholarship’, ‘Commonwealth Scholarship’, and many more.