The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four constituent countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The latter three of these are devolved administrations, each with varying powers, based in their capital cities Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff respectively. Associated with the UK, but not constitutionally part of it, are the three Crown dependencies: Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. The United Kingdom has fourteen British Overseas Territories. These are remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in 1922, encompassed almost a quarter of the world’s land surface and was the largest empire in history. British influence can still be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former territories.
The UK is a developed country and has the world’s seventh-largest economy by nominal GDP and eighth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It was the world’s first industrialized country and the world’s foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence. It is a recognized nuclear weapons state and its military expenditure ranks fourth in the world.
The UK has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946. It has been a member of the European Union and its predecessor the European Economic Community since 1973. It is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G8, the G20, NATO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization.
The total area of the United Kingdom is approximately 243,610 square kilometers (94,060 sq mi). The country occupies the major part of the British Islesarchipelago and includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern one-sixth of the island of Ireland and some smaller surrounding islands. It lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea with the south-east coast coming within 35 kilometers (22 mi) of the coast of northern France, from which it is separated by the English Channel. As of 1993 10% of the UK was forested, 46% used for pastures and 25% used for agriculture. The Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is the defining point of the Prime Meridian.
Why Study in UK
- Cost Effective Course:Getting education and training in UK can be very cost-effective for students from foreign countries. UK universities offer various shorter term and intensive courses than those offered by other countries. The duration of most the undergraduate courses are three years whereas in the US you need to spend four years to complete your graduation. The duration of diploma and master degree are just one year whereas in other countries it varies. Examination fees are included in the course fees, and health care is free for students whose courses last for more than six months.
- Plenty of Scholarship:Every year hundreds of international students rely on Scholarships awarded by the British Government to help them study in the UK.
- World Class Degree And Reorganization: Britain’s world-wide reputation for quality in education and training is well-deserved and hard-earned. UK quality standards are backed up by a rigorous and independent assessment system, so that students can be certain their vocational, undergraduate, or postgraduate qualification is officially approved and enjoys wide international recognition.
- Independent but Personalized Approach: After selecting courses which you want to pursue, students are encouraged to read thoroughly, to question and examine what they read. They also encourage students to build their own opinions and develop their ideas and try to bring some originality in their work. This helps students to develop the intellectual and problem-solving skills which are the basic requirement in the global job market.
- Wide Range of Education Possibilities:One of the strengths of the British education system is its flexibility. To provide for the many different needs of a complex modern society, British education offers a wide range of possible routes.
- Health Care benefits: In this country health care is often free for international students. Here students can take benefits from National Health Service (NHS) treatment as well as can lower their budget of medicines, dental treatment and eye tests.
- Work regulations: With the latest changes in the work regulations which allow international student to work, international students in UK can work up to twenty hours in a week during their studies and can also work full time during their vacations.
- Rich Culture:In addition to the native, local, and popular cultures, Britain offers some of the richest examples of Western culture to be found anywhere in Europe – and not just in London. People in UK respect every religion equally. Population of the UK is composed of different culture and background.
- All Courses are in English Medium: Of Course, UK is the largest English speaking country and origin of English. They offer all the courses in English. International students will have a good chance to enhance their English.
- Undergraduate Course: Candidates must have at least 50% in higher secondary education from recognized board or university.
- Graduate Course:Candidates must have at least 50% in bachelor degree from recognized board or university.
- Research / PHD Course:Candidates must have at least 60% in master degree from recognized board or university and good knowledge of research activities.
- English Language:Candidate must have 6.0 or above in IELTS, 7.0 or above in TOEFL iBT or good score in any other English Language recognized test by UK Border Agency.
UKBA has recently changed visa policy. UK implemented new visa policy called pointed bases system in April, 2009. Since then, it has been revised a number of times. Study visa is now called TIER 4 visa. Student visa can be further divided into the following categories:
- TIER 4 ( GENERAL)
- TIER 4 ( CHILD)
- Student Visitor
- Child Visitor
- Prospective Student
In TIER 4 student visa categories, students must meet the full requirements of Immigration Rules and have 40 points in total as shown in the table below:
|Points Required: 40|
|Having valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from TIER 4 Sponsor||30|
|Having enough money to cover course fee and monthly living costs
( also known as Maintenance or Funds)
Maintenance or Funds Details:
|Inner London||9 * 1000||9000|
|Outer London||9* 800||7200|
For further details, please visit UKBA website or write an email to us, firstname.lastname@example.org
British High Commission
New Delhi – 110021
Office hours: 0900-1700 hrs
Phone: (91-11) 24192100
Fax: (91-11) 26870065
Out-of-hours: (91-11) 24192100
Application Center in Nepal:
VFS Global Nepal
UK Visa Application Centre
Academy of Culinary Arts, Ground Floor,
Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
How to Apply
STEP 1: Registration
1. Application Forms or APPLY ONLINE
2. Verified Academic Documents
4. Recommendation Letters
5. Work Experience Letter ( Optional)
6. Updated CV
7. Personal Statement
9. IELTS ( Diploma: 5.5, Bachelor: 6.0& Master: 6.0) or Equivalent English Test
10. University Application Fee
11. NIMAS Registration Fee: Rs. 15,000+13% VAT
STEP 2: Offer Letter
1. Fee Payment
2. Bank Balance 28 days old statement from Recognized Banks in Nepal
3. Skype Interview
STEP 3: CAS
1. Processing Fee: Rs. 15,000/- +13% VAT (Non- Refundable)
STEP 3: Online Visa Application
1. Online Visa Application Submission
2. Health Certificate
3. Police Clearance Certificate
4. Academic Certificates+ English Language Proficiency Certificate
5. Financial Certificate
6. Relationship Certificate
7. Visa Fee
If Dependent:Relationship Proofs such as marriage certificate, Photo, emails, stable relationship, video etc)
STEP 4: Visa Approved (If)
1. Need to pay Tuition fee 1 year
2. Our Services Fee Rs. 20000/- with 13% Vat
3. Pre Departure Information