Education in Great Britain for Indian students

Capital: London
Currency: British pound
Time zone: UTC +1

Main language of study: English
Structure of education system: pre-school (up to 5 years), elementary school (8 years), secondary school (3-5 years), vocational (from 16), higher (from 18).
The most popular cities among entrants are: Oxford, Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow


To describe education in Great Britain in a couple of words, it’s enough to mention Oxford and Cambridge. Perhaps, there are no more popular universities in Europe, especially with such a history, which is even longer than the history of many modern nations. For most employers it’s enough that you’ve become a graduate of one of these universities. Everything else is not that important.

Study in Great Britain

Higher education in England is a combination of age-old traditions of quality and information proved by a true experience with modern methods and techniques of teaching. It’s hard to find a theorist among teaching personnel, because the level of education programs and their implementation is controlled by many regulatory bodies. Universities of Great Britain are famous with the highest level of resource base, as well as their infrastructure created to provide maximum comfort for students.

Another important feature is the period of studies at different levels. For example, it is possible to get a bachelor’s diploma only in 3 years, instead of 4 years, like in other countries. A master’s program requires only one year. In addition, more time will be spent on getting practical experience and training theoretical skills.

There’s one little “but” in it – for students from Hindustan it’s not enough to have a certificate of secondary education to get admitted in a British university. However, for most part of more developed countries the situation is the same. That’s why universities provide preparatory courses that make it possible for a student not only to gain necessary knowledge, but also to adapt to teaching methods, language, psychological and social differences. Other educational institutions also support foreign students (schools, language centers).

To get admitted to the first year of the bachelor’s program it is necessary to do a year-long Foundation preparatory course. Those who want to get education in Great Britain within the shortest possible period of time should pay attention to Diploma course. If you do it, you can get admitted immediately to the second year of study. However, conditions for selection of applicants and the period of preparation are a bit higher.

If you are an Indian student who needs to improve its English or meet conditional offer agreements, foundation courses and English language schools can help you hit your targets. Indian students planning to choose the United Kingdom as their study abroad destination might be worried with the recent news about the impact of Brexit [short for “British Exit”, the referendum that took place on 23 June, 2016 when British citizens voted to leave the European Union.] With recent news that the Home Office is considering cutting international student visas by nearly half, it’s clear that the government is keen to stick to its promise to crack down on numbers of international students. Recent news show that there is no limit on Indian students in UK. To familiarize Indian students with the available education and career prospects in the UK, the British Council organizes different exhibition that cover varied topics, including career in sciences, student visas and lifestyle in the UK. Indian students at British universities is a tradition that British government cherishes and protects. Higher education experts both in the UK and the EU have advised students to not worry about any sudden changes at least for the next 2 years. The latest news shows that Indian students want international recognition, not UK working visas.

Education in Great Britain has the following advantages:

  • the highest level of prestige in the whole world;
  • the best opportunities for employment and wage rates;
  • saving of time for studies;
  • an opportunity to work legally within the period of studies and vacation;
  • availability of salaried placement in most education programs;
  • a permit to stay in the country for two years after graduation to work by occupation.
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