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Statement of Purpose: How to Write a SOP

The Statement of Purpose (SoP) is a very important part of your application to any of the foreign universities. It is an opportunity you get to tell the universities about yourself beyond what is revealed by answering the standard questions asked in the application form. The Statement of Purpose could make a great impact in an application in most cases and that is why you should research and mull over what to project in your letter. Most universities require statement of purpose which is also called as an essay or cover letter in the range of 300 to 1,000 words. You need to check the...

UK Application Process

If you are planning to go to UK, one of the most popular study destinations in the world known for its top universities, you must prepare your application in careful manner. Application process for Under Graduate aspirants: While for undergraduate degrees, you can apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) which is the British admission service. As nearly all British higher education institutions are members of UCAS, all those wishing to study for undergraduate degrees in the UK must apply through UCAS. This applies to all categories of applicants -...

Documents Required for the UK University Application

If you are applying for a UK university either for a undergraduate degree or for post graduation, the specific documents required for the admission should be organized in an organized manner. The required documents while remain the same in general, some universities only require a letter while others will want a complete academic history and research plan. At first, you need to contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre to know the UK equivalents of your qualifications. This way you can ensure that your qualifications meet the course requirements.  Some of the major...

Travel Tips for Students Heading for the UK

The final part of your preparation to study in UK after you have secured university admission and also UK student visa is to figure out your travel plans. Once you start planning your travel there number of things that you need to keep in mind and there will also be several queries, all of which is answered here. The process starts a minimum of six months before the academic year even begins, by applying for your place on a course. Ideally you should have received all letters of confirmation for your course and accommodation about a month before you leave. To give yourself time to settle...

Student accommodation in the UK

When you are planning to study in UK, one of the most important decisions you have to take is to finalize where you are going to stay during the course of your study. Where you stay makes a huge difference on your studies and also on how much you get to experience the new culture in a new country. How to arrange an accommodation: You should start looking for arranging your accommodation as soon as you have received acceptance letter from the university you have applied. Living in temporary accommodation initially is all very well but you need to make sure you get best accommodation. ...

UK Student Visa

If you are planning to go to UK for your studies, you must first work towards obtaining a UK study visa which is classified by UK government into three broad categories. The first one is UK student visitor visa and the other two categories are Tier 4 (General) student visa and Tier 4 (child) student visa. The UK student visitor visa is issued generally to candidates who are doing a short course of study in the UK like an English language course or a training course and it will not be given for more than 11 months maximum. A Tier 4 (child) student visa can be applied for if you’re...

Preparing for the UK Student Visa Interview

It is the last hurdle before getting admission in your dream university and a visa interview is also the most important step before the confirmation of your student visa for the UK. It is imperative that you have to appear before visa officer well prepared and ace the interview to gain the UK visa. Usually your performance in the interview can quicken or delay your visa processing. Therefore, it is very important for students to prepare themselves for the crucial interview. At the interview, you will be asked questions mainly to ensure that your application case is genuine and your...

Working after studying in UK

Working after completing your course in UK is possible but there are certain conditions which need to be met before one starts their career in UK. Earlier under the points-based immigration system, students used to be able to remain in the UK as a post-study worker (Tier 1 Post-study Work). However, since April 2012, the Tier 1 Post-study Work Route has been closed, which means that international students graduating after this date will have to return to their country of origin after unless they re-apply for a new category visa. As an Indian student, at the end of your course you may be...

Heading to London for Higher Studies? Points to be Kept in Mind

London is one of the most prominent cities across the globe and studying in London can be a dream come true for many international students. But living and studying in a foreign country can be as difficult as it is exciting. Studying in London certainly broadens ones horizon and knowledge.  Most students may not find communication a big problem here as English is commonly spoken in London. This vibrant city is an exciting place for a student to acquire global education. To make your stay memorable, you can adapt to its culture and customs and follow local rules and regulations. But to...

Check list for UK student visa interview

UK Student visa interview is the crucial step before you can finally realize your dream of studying abroad and securing bright future. The interview process is an important process and you have to appear before visa officer well prepared and ace the interview to gain the UK visa. It can be noted that a UK study visa is classified by UK government into three broad categories. Now here the six steps that you can follow for your UK student visa interview which will make the whole process easier for you: Step 1: Visit the UK government website for visas and immigration in India and apply...

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