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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain. It is a country in its own right and consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland.

The Capital of UK, London is the largest city in UK.

Official language: English

Recognised regional languages: Irish, Ulster Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Welsh, Cornish

Area- in total 243,610 km2  94,060 sq mi 

Water (%) 1.34

Population  - Mid-2010 estimate 62,262,000 -  2001 census 58,789,194

Density:255.6/km2  661.9/sq mi

Currency - Pound sterling (GBP)

Calling code - 44

Culture

(A Short Glimpse)

Do: Stand in line, Take off your hat when indoors, Cover your mouth when yawning or coughing, Shake hands, Drive on the left side of the road

Don’ts: Greet people with a kiss unless it’s family or close friends, Talk loudly in public, Stare at others, Ask personal and intimate questions

The England’s national sport is cricket and the most popular sport: soccer (football)

Rugby: this sport used to be played by the rich upper class only

Tennis: Wimbledon. Traditionally, visitors eat strawberries and cream while watching the game

Polo: brought to Britain from India in the 19th Century by army officers

Boxing Day Hunts: Traditionally it is a day for fox hunting. Boxing Day is the following day after Christmas Day.

REPRESENTING INSTITUTIONS

  • Bucks International University
  • Middlesex University
  • University of West London
  • Glyndwr University
  • Albert College
  • Halifex College
  • Oxford College of London

Student FAQS

What support can be expected as International Student from the UK University?

Primarily, most universities run orientation programmes to get international students acquainted with the term format and the campus facilities, as well as providing continuous student support. In addition if, you meet the eligibility criteria you may also be entitled to free tuition and study skills classes aimed specifically at students from abroad. Students can go to the university’s International Office to find out more.

What type of Accommodation I must book as a International student?

It is suggested to all international students to find accommodation somewhere to live while studying overseas is one of your biggest decisions in life. The student must find out what types of accommodation affordable and suits them.

It’s wisely advice to start making arrangements as soon as you have been accepted onto a Diploma/ Degree course.

Some universities guarantee on-campus accommodation for postgraduates. There are different types of places to live to choose from:
Hostels are the best alternative if you are unable to get a place in a hall of residence or you are coming to the UK for the first time
Halls of residence large, exclusively student-occupied accommodation, normally maintained by the university. Residents live in study bedrooms, either alone or sharing with another student.
Flats and houses one can rent after living in the UK for a while, you can also share a furnished flat or house with your friends if, you want. You may share the rent, heating and lighting bills, the food bills and the cleaning. It can be cheaper than other types of accommodation available here and you can live close with people of your choice.
Lodgings a rented bedroom in a private house. The landlord will also live in the house. You will have to adapt your lifestyle to fit in with theirs and respect the customs of the household.
Some useful Information on your Student Visa
Student visas are part of the Tier 4 category of visas. It is required by students aged 18 or above who are from outside the EU, are enrolled or want to enroll in the courses lasting longer than six months and/or wish to work while studying. Student who wishes to apply under Tier 4 visas are awarded on a points-based system, with 40 points required to be eligible for the visa. Above all your chosen institution will also need to have achieved ‘Highly Trusted’ sponsor status from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and must check
with UKBA website before applying, to know the current status of the TIER-4 Sponsor eligible to sponsor you under this category.

How do I apply for a visa?
Students must visit the website of UK Border Agency prior to making their student visa application ready. You can also check the documents required by the UKBA and must check the eligibility.

To successfully apply for a student visa student will need to:

  • study on a course recognised by the UKBA as an acceptable programme;
  • must provide a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) number from your chosen institution;
  • be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language competency;
  • be able to provide confirmation of sufficient funding to cover course fees and living costs;
  • submit the appropriate forms and documentation, including passports, photographs and proof of identity/address and date of birth certificate.

If you wish to extend your student visa, you must apply well in advance of your current one expiring. Never wait until after your visa expires, as this will affect future applications and could lead to you being deported.

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