Study in United Kingdom Guide

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Study Abroad in UK Admission Process and the UK Visa Guides for Pakistani Students

 

Why Study in The UK

The main reason behind study abroad is to get academic excellence with an undisputed reputation and to get a quality education. If these basic requirements are being contented then your study abroad destination is the best. Almost all the study abroad destinations, for Pakistani students, are best in offering quality education but some are considered as the most reputed and prestigious ones in this case. Out of these destinations, the UK is the one about which no one can claim about quality education and academic excellence with an undisputed reputation.

Besides, quality education and excellence in academic studies in UK there are also some other reasons exist that hearten international students to choose the UK as their study abroad destination.

1.       2nd Largest Study Abroad Destination    

After the USA, the UK is known as the largest study abroad destination for Pakistani Students. The reason is not only overlapped the quality education but the worlds’ top-ranked universities and the interest of the international students towards the UK are also the main factors in order to make the UK the 2nd largest study abroad destination.

2.       Worldwide Renowned Universities oin Uk fo rInternational students 2020

There are many universities located in the United Kingdom that are not only renowned and top-ranked inside the UK but throughout the world, the universities are of great worth and these are listed below:

UK Rank

University

Global Rank

1

University of Oxford

4

2

University of Cambridge

7

3

UCL (University College Of London )

8

4

Imperial College London

9

5

University of Edinburgh

20

6

University Of Manchester

27

7

Kings’ College London (KCL)

33

8

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

44

9

University of Bristol

49

10

University of Warwick

62

3.       A Diverse Range of Courses/Programs

The UK through its various universities or institutes is offering a diverse range of study programs or courses. Currently, more than 50,000 courses in over 25 subject areas are teaching there in the UK.   

4.       A Multicultural Society

Another reason behind choosing the UK as a study abroad destination for Pakistani Students is that there are a large number of students appear to get enrollment in the various UK universities every year. However, other than the study there are a lot of foreign people come to the UK for employment and residence purposes because of the good rate of employment and standard of living respectively. So, under this circumstance, the UK offers you to live in a multicultural society  

5.       A Gateway Towards Europe

The UK is known as the gateway towards Europe because of the easy access through low-cost airlines from the UK to any of the beautiful countries of Europe. So, it can be a way to explore Europe while staying in the UK.

6.       A Students Supportive Destination 

The UK has also known as one of those countries or study abroad destinations that are supportive of international students. The idea of this thing we can easily take from the fact that there are a lot of UK international scholarship programs for Pakistani students are offered through various universities. Moreover, students are allowed to do part-time jobs to bear the expense of living and, above all, they are also offered with the work opportunities in UK for Pakistani students after the completion of their degrees.   

 

Admission in The UK Universities for Pakistani Students

If you were looking for the best study abroad destination then I hope that the above-given reasons are enough to consider the UK as a best or favorite study abroad destination. Actually, we have seen that a student wants to get all these requirements while choosing a destination.

So, if you have decided the UK as your favorite destination then it sounds good and here at this point, we come to make you familiar with the admission process of the UK colleges and universities for Pakistani students. Students are to inform that all the international students including Pakistani students make admission applications through UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admission Service). Applicants are to inform you that the complete application guideline you can find below. Students are to inform that the UL universities are offering admission in almost all the levels of education including bachelor, master, and doctoral level of education in Uk Universities. The very first instruction to applicants is that they must know the eligibility criteria to apply for admission and for all the academic level the general and basic requirements are listed below:   

Bachelor Program

Master Program

Doctoral Program

A secondary school or intermediate certificate is required to apply for a foundation core.

A bachelor or undergraduate diploma is required to apply for a master program

A graduate or master degree is required to apply for a Ph.D. or doctoral degree

Students on behalf of this foundation course can apply for a bachelor's degree.

Educational background through academic records is required to show

The requirement of degree or GPA may vary from university to university so applicants make sure the requirements from the selected universities before going to apply 

Applicants with 02 or 03 years bachelor degree from their home country (Pakistan) are not required to apply for a foundation course and they can directly apply for a bachelor or undergraduate program

Applicants are required to meet with the required level of English language proficiency through IELTS and other certifications

English language proficiency proof is mandatory. You can show IELTS or any other required certificate with the required score

Applicants are required to pass 02 or 03 years bachelor degree with at least 60% marks

Reference letters are required 

Applicants will also show 01 or 02 reference letters according to the university requirement  

All the previous educational records or transcripts  

Updated CV

Applicants are also required to submit an updated resume 

English language proficiency certificate such as IELTS is mandatory

Applicants are also required to show financial status to support themselves for study in the UK

For doctoral degree a master research proposal is mandatory

Original and valid passport

The personal statement is required to show your interest in the study program

Statement of Purpose SOP is required to submit

Personal statement or SOP is required

Applicants are required to have original and valid traveling documents

Original traveling documents i.e. passport is also a necessary document 

Reference letters (s)

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Applicants need to show their financial status to cover the living and study expense in the UK

Updated resume (if required) / The financial proof is also mandatory

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Admission Application Process for Pakistani students in UK Universities

  • Applicants first go through the registration process through UCAS for Pakistani students 

  • Then they need to find an appropriate course for them

  • After choosing course applicants are required to choose the university which is best according to their chosen program

  • Applicants then ask to prepare for the application and make it sure that you are fulfilling all the admission requirements 

  • Applicants are allowed to apply up to 05 universities for their chosen program

  • Now, then go to apply and submit your proposal and then wait for the university response

Admission Application Deadlines in Uk Institutes for International students 2020

All the Non-EU students are allowed to apply any time between 1 September and 30 June.

 

Estimated Study and Living Cost in The UK 2020

After getting the potential reasons for choosing a study destination and also after known the eligibility requirements for Pakistani students in UK Universities there are some other assessments also exist to know before going to apply for admission in UK Universities. If you think that you are eligible to apply for your chosen program in your selected institutes then it really sounds good and we appreciate or encourage you to apply. However, if you feel any kind of hesitation in the application process and are not familiar with the right application procedure then do not take a risk and tell us. Here Pakistan’s best study abroad consultants are engaged with us at Ilmkidunya that guide you in such a way that you need.

Well, before going to apply another thing that you must keep in mind is that what is the cost of living as well as the cost of study you will face to complete your higher education in the UK. So, for this purpose, we also come to make our students familiar with all the realities. Below you will find all the cost factors you are going to face while making your study abroad journey possible in the UK.

Academic Certificates: As we have mentioned above that an intermediate, a bachelor, a master or a degree requires a bachelor, a master or a doctoral degree respectively. Students are to inform you that your previous academic certificates or degrees you received from your home institutes are of some cost. So, this cost also involves in your study abroad journey.

Language Proficiency Certificate: Academic certificates are not enough to be eligible for study in the UK. As the UK is an English speaking country so it asks you about English language proficiency. Pakistani applicants especially prepare through IELTS certificate and the cost of the IELTS exam ranges from 27,000 PKR to 33,000 PKR. 

Admission Application Process: Applicants are required to apply for admission through University and College Admission Service, UCAS. Applicants are required to pay the processing fee of UCAS or for any other service. The fee ranges from 5,000 PKR to 10,000 PKR.   

Travel Documents: For traveling abroad valid and original traveling documents require. An international applicant or Pakistani applicant requires a valid passport, airfare, and visa stamp to travel for the UK. These things are of somehow cost.  

Tuition Fee: The tuition fee is the mandatory part of your education without which you cannot process your study abroad journey. Following is the detail of tuition fee for different educational levels to the UK universities.

Degree Program

Tuition Fee

Bachelor Degree Program

Tuition fee ranges from 12,000 £ to 37,000 £

Master Degree Program

Tuition fee ranges from 11,000 £ to 40,000 £

Doctoral Degree Program

Tuition fee ranges from 11,000 £ to 30,000 £

 

Living Cost in UK for Pakistani students 

After knowing about study costs applicants are also required to know the living cost to get a complete assessment of their study journey. Following chart is showing the detail that which kind of living cost you will be required: 

Items

Costs

Accommodation

From 200 £ to 400 £ per month for students’ Hall of residence

From 500 £ to 700 £ per month for rented apartments  

Transport

One Way Ticket: Around 2.50 £
Monthly Ticket/Pass: Around 60 £

Taxi Start with normal tariff: 03.00 £

Utility Bills

From 150 to Euros 180 £ per month (with all basics)

Food

Regular One Time Meal: 10 £ to 12 £
Regular Cold Drink: 1.25 £
Regular Coffee: 2.66 £

Regular Water: 1 £

Clothing

Pair of Jeans: From 50 £ to 60 £
Pair of Shoes: From 60 £ to 70 £

Summer Dress: From 25 £ to 30 £

Entertainment

Cinema Ticket: 08 £ to 10 £

Sports

From 100 £ to 200 £ (mostly depends on your mood)

Leisure Time/Picnic

Around 100 £ are required (mostly depends on your physical or health condition)

Medical/Personal Care

University of Bristol

Living and Accommodation Options in The UK

After getting clarification of all these mentioned requirements another which is a main challenging thing for international students is to manage the accommodation. Accommodation is the basic thing without which you cannot get a suitable or standard living style. Well, if you are looking for a solution to the same problem then you are to inform that do not worry at all. This is because here at this point you are going to offer with all the available options of accommodation through which you can easily manage your accommodation according to your needs and your taste.

Types/Modes of Accommodations in The UK

Generally, it has seen that students are offered two main options for accommodation. One is to live inside the campus and the mood is called on-campus accommodation. However, another way is to live outside the campus and you have to arrange this mood of accommodation on your own.

On-Campus Accommodation

Out of all the moods of accommodation, it is the common one and it is the most suitable form and mood of accommodation. Actually, when students go first time abroad they do not familiar with the rules and regulations of living especially about the living standard. So, those types of students look for on-campus accommodation and it is, actually, the best option for them. There are almost all types of universities including public sector universities and private sector universities     

Advantages of On-Campus Accommodation in UK for PAkistani Students

On-campus accommodation offers you the following benefits:

·        On-campus accommodation offers international students a safe experience and at the same time, students get accommodation in a reasonable amount of range.

·        On-campus accommodation comprises student’s dormitories or student halls that are designed with well-furnished rooms, halls with all the basic needs. 

·        Students are offered with shared apartments and separate apartments too. So, you can choose the best and suitable option for you.

·        While living inside the campus you can save the expense of transportation. Moreover, you can take participate in all the internal activities of Campus easily.  

Off-Campus Accommodation in UK for Pakistani Students

Well, as we have discussed above that alongside on-campus accommodation another type, off-campus accommodation also exists. Actually, there are students appear who want to explore their destination while studying abroad and also they are familiar with the life standard in the UK. So, for those students, the best option is to select off-campus accommodation.

However, sometimes, the situation is that students are not offered with the on-campus accommodation by the institute for which they have applied. So, in such a case, off-campus accommodation is the best option.    

Live With your Acquaintances

For living outside the camps the best option is to live with the people whom you know already. If your relative and family members are already living there in the UK then believe me that it is the best option for you to join them.

Private Flats

Well, it is not a genuine case for all of the international students to find the acquaintances there in the UK. For those people, the best option is to arrange an apartment or flat on rent. 

Paying Guest

Britain people and other UK citizens are too friendly to international people, especially for students. They allow you to live as a paying guest with them.

 

How To Get Student Visa For The UK

Well, we have discussed all the points after going through which you can make your study abroad process possible. Now, students are to inform that after getting your confirmation letter from university you will have to apply for a student visa in order to get entrance permission in the UK. Here you will find that what types of student’s visa exist for international or Pakistani students, what is the application process, the required documents, and all other potential information:

Types of Student Visa

Generally, there are two types of UK student’s visa exist for international students including Pakistani students exist and these are described below:

Short Term Study Visa: This visa is for short term duration for the purpose of the study. Students are allowed to stay for at least 06 months or 11 months according to the length of their study course in the UK. 

Tier 4 Study Visa (General Study Visa): This type of visa is for those students who want to go for a long period of study or a full-time degree in the UK. The candidates who get the official confirmation letter or admission letter are allowed to apply for this visa to lead their study abroad journey.

Documents Required for UK Student Visa 2020

Following documents required to apply for the UK Student Visa:

Application Form: Applicants are required to get and complete fill a visa application form.

Travel Documents: An original and valid travel document such as a passport with at least 06 months validity is required.

Identity Documents: In order to give further proof of your identity you are required to submit CNIC and 02 recent photographs along with visa application form.

Confirmation Letter: Applicants are required to show a valid and original confirmation letter from a recognized university. 

Police Clearance Certificate: If the consulate will require then applicants will also be required to show a police clearance certificate.

Proof of Fund: Embassy will also need to get your financial status whether you are eligible to support your living standard and tuition fee in the UK or not.

Medical/Health Insurance: Students are required to buy health/medical insurance to make their visa application complete.

Visa Fee Receipt: Students will also submit a receipt of the visa fee along with their visa application form.

Other requirements: There are some other requirements applied according to the country origin and nature of the study program and you will be informed by the university or your consulate regarding any additional requirement.   

Where to Apply?

After receiving the confirmation letter from a recognized university and collecting all the required documents applicants will submit their visa application proposal to the UK consulate. The detail of the consulate is given below:

British High Commission Islamabad

Telephone

+92 51 201 2000

Email

Islamabad-general.enquiries@fco.gov.uk.  

Consulate Inquiry Website

http://www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-islamabad

 

 

Study Abroad Consultants

For getting a safe experience of the visa application process, students can also get the services of Pakistan’s best study abroad consultants provided here by Ilmkidunya.   

Student Visa Fee of UK from Pakistan: Following is the detail of the UK Student Visa:                

Visa Type

Visa Fee

Short Term Study Visa

Visa fee is £100

Tier 4 Study Visa (General Study Visa)

Visa Fee is £335 including the Immigration Health Service Charge 

 

Latest Jobs In The UK For International Students

Most of the international students look for a job in the UK while studying there and Pakistani students are not exceptional in this case. The reason behind finding a job is that the students need to meet with the expenses of living and studying there. However, students are to inform that the UK is a perfect destination in the case to get part-time jobs there while studying there.

All the students with the same wish and query are to inform that the UK government allows international students to do part-time job for 20 hours in a week. Students are to inform that they pay hourly or after counted their hours. So, 20 hours in a week is enough to limit to earn better in order to bear the living as well as study expenses.     

During Study Jobs Opportunities in UK fo rPakistani Students

The following options are available for international students to do while studying in the UK.

Part-Time Jobs in UK for International Students 2020

Students who want to work while studying must keep the thing in mind that they have enrolled or studying in a college or university which is listed under the official UKVI Sponsor list and the list of ‘recognized bodies’. Moreover, students who are studying in the institute comes under these lists or organization can also work full time during their summer vacations.

Part-Time Internship in UK for Pakistani Students 

Students who are looking to have internship programs while studying in UK universities can also get the chance after the approval of their university and the employer at which they need to apply for an internship program.  

How and Where To Find Part-Time Job?

  • Students are to inform you that first of all meet the supporting and relation department of your college of university because they find a possible solution for you.

  • You can search the job ads in newspaper and other advertising companies to arrange it.

  • Students can also get guidance from their senior students who are already achieving this opportunity.

  • Students can follow the social platforms that are best in offering such opportunities to you.

Benefits of Part-Time Job And Internship in Uk for International students

  • You can easily bear the expense of living and studying during your study period.

  • Part-time jobs offer you extra and exceptional skills during a study sessions.

  • If you are working in the same field of which you are studying then you can earn the relevant experience.

  • It is a way to get familiarity with the job market and other market trends in the UK.

  • An internship makes your bond strong with the employers

  • You can find better opportunities in the future after becoming graduated from UK University. 

After Study Job Opportunities in UK for Pakistani Students

After completing your graduation the UK also open its arms and warmly welcomes you in the professional environment. For getting a permanent employment in the UK international graduates need a work permit and in some cases need an employment letter form a registered company or employer. However, there are following types of visas exist for you in order to get permanent or full-time employment in the UK:

Tier 2 General Visa: Recent graduate of bachelor, master and doctoral degree holders who have a job contract and are going to get paid £20,800 salary is offered with this visa.

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa: Graduate who has the skill to develop world-class business idea are offered with such visa.

Tier 4 (Student) Visa: Ph.D. students are allowed to have a stay of their student visa for up to 12 months and during this stay, they have the right to do work.  

Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme: This is a two-year work scheme for some nationalities.

Tier 5 Temporary Worker: This is the status according to which you are allowed to work in the UK for up to 12 or 24 months depending on the nature of the work you have applied.   

 

The UK PR & Citizenship

Procedure to get Permanent Residence in Uk for PAkistani students

The United Kingdom offers the status of permanent residence to the international people in order to get a better living standard for them and their families. Permanent residence, PR is a status of residence that allows a foreign person to live in a country with all the rights that other British citizens get. So, who is eligible to acquire UK citizenship and what documents you will be required after becoming eligible and what benefits you can acquire after having permanent residence of UK? All these points are discussed here.    

Who Is Eligible For The UK Permanent Residence?

  • If you are a married or unmarried partner to the UK citizens for at least 02 years then you are allowed to apply for the UK permanent residence.

  • If you are legally staying in the UK for at least 10 years for any purpose then you are also allowed to apply for the UK permanent residence.  

  • You would also be eligible to apply for the UK permanent residence if you have been living in the UK for the last 14 years (unlawful period or stay).

  • If you are living in the UK for the last 05 years with the status of Tier 2 or Tier 4 visa then you would also be considered for permanent residence.

  • If a person has been living in the UK for the last 05 years as an investor, a sportsman, or a business owner then he can also claim for the UK permanent residence.

  • With the status of 05 years ancestry you can also apply for the UK permanent residence.     

What Documents Required To Apply For PR of UK?

Following documents you have to show after becoming eligible for any of the above given conditions: 

  • Pay slips

  • Bank account statement is mandatory

  • Council tax letters are required

  • Letter from employer on company headed paper is also required 

Benefits of The UK Permanent Residence:

Following benefits you can acquire after becoming a permanent residence of the UK:

  • You can acquire all the medical or health benefits as other citizen get.

  • A permanent residence in the UK can also take participate in all the social activities.

  • There would be no more immigration restrictions for the UK permanent residence.

  • You are allowed to travel or stay across the world but no more than 02 years stay outside the UK.

  • You can also sponsor your family member who are dependent upon you.

  • After a certain time duration or under certain circumstances you can also apply for the UK citizenship  

Requirements to get Citizenship in UK for Pakistani Students 

The UK offers citizenship to the foreigners who are living with the status of permanent residence in the UK and there are some other genuine cases also come to see that become the reason to apply for the UK citizenship.

You can acquire British citizenship if you are matching with one of the following conditions:

  • If you are descent of a British citizen

  • If you are born in the UK

  • If you marry with a British citizen

  • If you are living in the UK with the status of permanent residence for the last five years      

Benefits of UK Citizenship:

  • You can get all the basic requirements of education, hospitality, medical/health and social support, etc.

  • You have the right to cast the vote after obtaining the British citizenship.

  • You can travel across 183 countries on British passport without visa stamp.   

 

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