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Study UK: 14 universities you must know of

Last updated on: January 17, 2011 18:26 IST

Study UK: 14 universities you must know of

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Study in the UK and you'll find an array of exciting experiences to discover -- music, celebrations, accents, people to meet, places to visit -- the list is endless. As the UK is such a cosmopolitan society you'll find that many UK customs are already familiar to you -- so you'll settle in faster than you think.

If you're looking to study in the UK, the British Council's Education UK Exhibition is just where you need to be.

From February 1, 2011 these exhibitions will be held at four cities of Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune. Indian students represent the second largest number of international students in higher education in the UK. More than 51,000 Indian students are currently studying in the UK.

The exhibition will cater to a range of subjects at all levels: diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate. Information about scholarships and the student visa process will also be available. Additionally, there will be seminars and career-based seminars on subjects such as business & management, IT & engineering, media studies, IELTS and student visas.

Before you attend these exhibitions you have a chance to interact with delegates of UK institutions and get responses to your queries regarding studying in the UK.

From January 17 to January 25 we will have web chats twice a day with one of the UK delegates. Please go through the profiles of the following 14 UK Universities and check their chat schedules below in alphabetical order.

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Birmingham City University

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Birmingham City University is a vibrant, multicultural university with around 25,000 students and over 300 courses to choose from. It is situated in the heart of a diverse and modern city, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and good transport connections to London and the rest of the UK. The University's reputation around the world continues to grow, through international alliances and ever-expanding international student community, with a student population coming from over 70 different countries outside of the EU.

Campus and facility information

Birmingham City University comprises 8 campuses (http://www.bcu.ac.uk/about-us/maps-and-campuses) that are located throughout the city. Each campus has its own unique features, yet every campus offers the most up-to-date learning facilities and a range of amenities to help you make the most of your time here.

Facilities:

  • Modern teaching facilities: Many courses are rated as "Excellent" in the Sunday Times.
  • High quality education at a competitive price with scholarship.
  • Wide variety of accommodation: 6 halls with 2,287 rooms and cheaper private accommodation.
  • Sports facilities of 43 acres of space (Newly opened sports centre at City North Campus).
  • Learning Resources and IT facilities with technician for each campus.
  • Libraries (Exam time 24 hours open).
  • Virtual learning Modules
  • Largest University with 8 campuses and 27,000 students enrolled
  • Centre of the country and easily accessible
  • One of the least expensive Universities. Living expenses is also lower as Birmingham City is much cheaper than London and many other cities.
  • LLB and LLM programmes with option to undertake a UK or USA placement.
  • Tuition fees: Up to 6 month instalments payment facilities.
  • One of the very few universities that offer career guidance and opportunities to its students during the latter part of some courses.

Courses offered and fee structure

They offer a great range of professionally relevant courses to ensure you have the best chance of employment success. Whether you are looking to take your first step into a career with an undergraduate degree, or are seeking promotion or a change in direction with a postgraduate degree or short course, they have hundreds of courses to choose from.

Further information regarding courses please visit http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses

Scholarship information

They offer up to 1,000 bursary based on merit and a 5% discount when the fees are paid in full. Also 1,000 discount from the course fee will be offered to international graduates of Birmingham City University continuing onto one of their postgraduate courses.

Admission procedure

Please visit http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/making-your-appFor Application form visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/_media/docs/int%20office%20app%20form.pdf

Contact

International Office, Baker Building
Birmingham City University,
Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2SU
United Kingdom
T: +44 121 331 6684

Email: bcuinternational@enquiries.uk.com

India office

Birmingham City University - South Asia Liaison Office,
Suite No.210, Apeejay Business Centre,
39/12, Haddows Road'
Chennai - 600 006, India,
Tel: + 91 44 28224949
Email: India.Office@bcu.ac.uk
Visit: www.bcu.ac.uk


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University of Brunel

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International students choosing to study at Brunel University can look forward to benefiting from world class research, excellent teaching, outstanding facilities and the knowledge that they are part of an international community made up of students and staff from over 110 countries.

Campus and facility information

Brunel is a campus-based university, and students on site are never more than 10 minutes away from halls of residence, catering, social and sports facilities, lecture theatres, the Library, the Computer Centre or welfare services.

They have invested 300 million redeveloping the campus in the last few years, with many new and refurbished social, teaching and sporting facilities, and more green spaces outside.

The Students' Union represents the interests of all Brunel students and runs a wide range of clubs and societies, facilities and amenities.

Living on campus

  • Restaurants, bars and nightlife
  • Around Brunel
  • Sport and fitness
  • Arts and music

Studying at Brunel

  • Library
  • Computing
  • Disability and Dyslexia Service
  • Jobs and Careers

Courses offered and fee structure

Brunel has a wide range of courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Postgraduate study

Courses and teaching have received high ratings in national assessments, as well as in the most recent university league tables. For details: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-study

Undergraduate study

Brunel is a campus-based university, so virtually everything you need is within moments of where you live and study. For details: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study

Fee sStructure

For undergraduate courses the fees varies from GBP 9,750 - 11,675

For more details http://www.brunel.ac.uk/ugstudy/finance/degreecost

For post-graduate taught programmes the fees varies from GBP 10,070 - 13500

For more details http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/pgfees

Scholarship information

The Brunel International Scholarships are an annual award scheme designed to promote talent and encourage excellence in scholars coming to Brunel from around the globe.

Please check back early in 2011 for details of their next scholarship scheme at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/livingandstudyingatbrunel/financeandfees/bischolarships

Admission procedure

Apply for an undergraduate Course (BA, BSc, LLB, BEng, MEng)

An Undergraduate degree is the first degree that UK students take after leaving school or college. Courses generally run between 3 - 4 years (most of their four year courses include a year's worth of practical work experience)

Find out more and apply at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/howtoapply/ug

Apply for a Postgraduate Course (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM, MRes, MPhil, MEng, PhD)

Postgraduate courses can be either taught or research based - Taught Postgraduate courses usually last around one full year (although a PhD is considerably longer). In the UK students usually need to have a good undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in order to apply, although there are exceptions to this rule if relevant experience can be shown.

Find out more and apply at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/howtoapply/pg

Contact:

Brunel University
Kingston Lane, Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 3PH
Tel: +44 (0)1895 274000

Email: international@brunel.ac.uk

Visit: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international


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University of Chester

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University of Chester is one of the oldest public higher education institutions in the UK. It is located in one of eight British heritage cities, a favoured location for some of the international biggest companies such as: Airbus, Bank of America, HBOS and Marks & Spencer. It offers a range of competitively priced courses.

Campus and facility information

  • Located in one of 8 heritage cities in the UK -- one of the loveliest and on every tourist's 'must see' itinerary.
  • Safe and pleasant place to study
  • Truly British experience: only 3% of their students are from overseas
  • 5* rating in supporting their students by British Quality Foundation
  • English language and study skills support
  • Second most affordable in terms of living costs (2010 Sunday Times)
  • Competitive tuition fees and bursaries

Excellent record of graduate employment

  • 92% students employed or in further education within a year of graduation
  • Hundreds of possible degree combinations
  • Many degrees accredited by professional bodies
  • Worked based placements for all undergraduate students
  • Internship programme for MBA

Part-time employment opportunities

Courses offered and fee structure

The University of Chester offers competitively priced undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In the areas of business, education, humanities, health and social care, sciences, art, design and media.

Full list of the courses can be found at : http//wwww.chester.ac.uk/international/study

Annual fees range from GBP 7,770- 1,245 depending on the course.

Scholarship information

Students who are offered a place and pay full tuition fees in advance of enrolment at University of Chester may be eligible for an International Bursary. The bursary is worth GBP 1,000 each year, for up to three years of study. Full time international students may be offered a bursary of GBP 1,000 to reduce their tuition fees. To find out more about their scholarships please visit their website: http://www.chester.ac.uk/international/fees/bursaries

You can also contact the International Office for further details.

Admission procedure

  • For undergraduate and postgraduate study, you will need to send us:
  • A completed application form, including references and a personal statement
  • Any relevant academic transcripts
  • Evidence of an English language qualification, or an indication of English language study being currently undertaken
  • Proof of sponsorship, if applicable
  • It is important that you first check that you satisfy the programme's entry criteria. Detailed entry criteria for Indian applicants can be found here: http://www.chester.ac.uk/international/your-country/india
  • If you are unsure about the comparability of your qualifications, please send copies of your transcripts and certificates (translated into English) to the International Office at the University and they will be happy to advise you on whether you meet the entry requirements. The British Council in your own country will also offer advice if needed.

Undegraduate applications

If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate degree you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) http://www.ucas.com">www.ucas.com.

Postgraduate applications

Application form for entry to a postgraduate taught programme (MA, MSc, MTh) can be found at: http://www.chester.ac.uk/international/int_postgrad_app.html

Application form for entry to the 1 year, full-time MBA programme can be found at: http://www.chester.ac.uk/international/int_postgrad_app.html

Contact:

International Office,
Parkgate Road,
Chester CH1 4BJ
Email: international@chester.ac.uk

Visit: www.chester.ac.uk

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University of Derby

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University of Derby is modern friendly Midland University based at two main sites Kedleston Road in Derby & Devonshire Campus in Buxton.

It's located in the heart of England. They have over 2,000 overseas students studying here from more than 120 countries worldwide. They offer 60 taught postgraduate & 140 undergraduate courses for International Students. Subjects offered to students include a wide range of disciplines in Business, Computing and Law; Arts, Design and Technology; and Education, Health and Sciences.

The next intake is Sep 2011, to apply go to: www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline

Campus and facility information

 They've spent over GBP 75 million on facilities in the last few years, to make sure you'll have a great student experience at Derby.

Devonshire Campus in Buxton: This campus is 30 miles from Derby and courses in these areas are based here: spa, hairdressing, beauty, culinary arts, hospitality, events, outdoor recreation, sports, tourism, and public services.

All-weather pitch for hockey, football and rugby: At their Kedleston Road site in Derby. It was opened in November 2008 by former Derby County and England football star Roy McFarland.

Clinical skills suite: It's the perfect training ground for you if you're taking one of their health courses. It includes realistic facilities like a replica hospital ward and GP consulting rooms.

Refurbishment of their learning centres: You'll probably spend quite a bit of time in the libraries when you're a student here, so you'll be pleased to know they've been improving these too! Their current students told us that they wanted.

For details: http://www.derby.ac.uk/why-choose-us/over-75m-spent-on-facilities

Courses offered and fee structure

Courses offered in Business, Computing and Law; Arts, Design and Technology; and Education, Health and Sciences. For detailed course info please visit: http://www.derby.ac.uk/international/courses

Fees range from GBP 6,250-10,400; for your course fee please refer to http://www.derby.ac.uk/international/fees-and-scholarships

Scholarship information

  • They offer partial bursaries of GBP 500 for International students on Merit basis
  • They also offer a guaranteed GBP 500 discount on full fee payment before enrolment.
  • For more info please refer to http://www.derby.ac.uk/international/fees-and-scholarships

Admission procedure

You can apply online. Visit: www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline

Contact:

International Office E224,
Kedleston Road,
DERBY DE22 1GB 
Email:  v.subramanian@derby.ac.uk
 
Visit
: www.derby.ac.uk/international


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Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow Caledonian University offers a stimulating, vibrant and accessible environment for learning, teaching and applied research. Nearly 17,000 students from the UK and abroad (http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/study) here, and we aim to provide each and every one of them with an unbeatable student experience, a high-quality education and valuable employability skills.

Campus and facility information

  • High-quality teaching
  • Glasgow Caledonian University has a well established reputation for providing high-quality teaching, learning and research which dates back throughout its founding institutions to 1875.
  • All of their programmes are designed to offer students an effective combination of academic study and practical experience.
  • Students have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills essential for future career development, such as computing, foreign languages and communication skills.
  • Student-friendly environment
  • An extremely welcoming and friendly place in which to study.
  • You'll be on first-name terms with your lecturers and will benefit from their small class sizes and working on group projects with your fellow students.
  • The university operates an open-door policy where students can drop in to talk with academics or support staff without an appointment.

Courses offered and fee structure

Putting employability first

We offer a wide range of programmes, all of which have a strong focus on ensuring that their graduates have the opportunity to enter a successful career in their chosen discipline. This strong careers focus is illustrated by the fact that the vast majority of Caledonian students looking for employment found a job or went on to further study within six months of graduation. International student fees range from GBP 9,700 to 14,500.

For details: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/money/fees/international.html

Scholarship information

All of their academic schools offer partial scholarships.
For details: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/money/fees/international.html#scholarships

Admission procedure

Their admissions process is simple and easy and you can apply to come and study with us directly or through an education consultant for postgraduate programmes or through the UCAS system for undergraduate programmes. The application process is explained on their website.
Link: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/internationalstudents/howtoapply/

Contact:

70 Cowcaddens Road,
Glasgow, G4 0BA, Scotland,
UK
Email:  Susan.oneill@gcu.ac.uk

Visit: www.gcu.ac.uk

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University of Greenwich

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The University of Greenwich offers the best of both worlds; city and country; with campuses in London, and Medway in Kent. The University is proud of its diverse student body. People from more than 140 countries choose to study at Greenwich, part of an international student community of 4,900.

Campus and facility information

The University of Greenwich offers the best of both worlds; city and country. As a student you would be on the doorstep of London, but they also offer the cream of Kent - rolling hills, pub-to-pub walks and seaside resorts. The University has three campuses:

  • Avery Hill in London
  • Greenwich in London
  • Medway in Kent

Campus information can be found at:  http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/campus

The university's facilities include

  • Accommodation: Approximately 2,300 places in halls of residence on or near to the main campuses
  • Extensive library and computing facilities on each campus
  • Specialist facilities include: a TV studio, expert media support staff, and a 'virtual bookshop', modern workshops and equipment, and training dispensary for pharmacy students.
  • Student Affairs on each campus provide a range of services and support

Jobshop

Orientation programme for international students

Courses offered and fee structure

The University's vast portfolio of masters and degree programmes, including combined degrees, allows a wide range of subject options.

Undergraduate programmes can be found at: http://www.gre.ac.uk/courses/ug

Postgraduate programmes can be found at: http://www.gre.ac.uk/courses/pg

Fees

Tuition Fees for 2011-12 are:

  • Undergraduate programmes: GBP 9,375
  • Postgraduate programmes: GBP 9,975

Full details can be found at http://www2.gre.ac.uk/students/international/finance/fees

Scholarship information

The University has a number of awards and scholarships available, including:

Nationality Scholarship: The University of Greenwich automatically awards a scholarship of 1,000 to students from India

Alumni Progression Bursary: International students registering for a postgraduate programme after completing a degree programme at either a University of Greenwich campus or Partner College are eligible for a 10% reduction on the postgraduate tuition fee

Full details, and more awards and scholarships can be found at: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/students/international/finance/bursaries-scholarships

Admission procedure:

In order for the university to assess your suitability to the programme, you will need to submit a completed application, including your full academic transcripts, any English language qualifications and references (and any other additional documentation required for your choice of programme).

You can apply online application form or via one of their in-country representatives

Full details on how to apply can be found at: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply/international

Contact:

University of Greenwich
International Office
Queen Mary Building
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row, Greenwich
London SE10 9LS
Email:  international@gre.ac.uk

Visit: www.greenwich.ac.uk/international

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University of Hertfordshire

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The University is the UK's leading business-facing University and an exemplar in the sector.  It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.  The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region's largest employers with over 2,600 staff and a turnover of almost 235 million. With a student community of over 27,500 including more than 2,000 international students from over 85 different countries, the University has a global network of over 200,000 alumni.

Campus and facility information

The University of Hertfordshire has the perfect location, just 25 minutes by train from London in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. The University's two campuses in Hatfield (College Lane and De Havilland) are safe, attractive places to live and study. You will find everything you need on their well-equipped campuses.

Consistently high-quality teaching and learning at the university is a key factor in their graduates' academic and career success. You'll be taught by staff at the top of their subjects. Many work as well as teach in their specialist fields and have international experience. Since the introduction of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme in 2000, eight of their teachers have won Fellowships for their outstanding contribution to learning and teaching.

They are regarded as one of the most imaginative UK universities in combining traditional and new-generation teaching and learning methods. As well as attending lectures, tutorials and workshops, you'll progress your coursework with the help of the latest online tools and techniques and digital resources.

The University's courses are developed in consultation with business, industry, the professions and the public sector. Their high vocational content means you'll be more 'work-ready' than many other graduates qualified in your area of expertise. As part of your academic studies, you'll enjoy excellent opportunities for work-based learning, as well as the chance to learn another language and travel. On graduation you'll have everything you need for a satisfying career a professional qualification, life skills, practical experience and a growing network of contacts.

First-class learning facilities support world-class teaching. In fact the University of Hertfordshire has invested more money than any other university in the UK in student facilities over the past ten years. You'll find their Learning Resources Centres (LRCs) invaluable in helping you to progress your studies and presenting your coursework. There is an LRC on each of their three campuses, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They provide a total of 2,900 study places, and 1,500 computer workstations with access to all the software you'll need.

The University's Key Centre, a multi-faith centre assists with concerns of an emotional, religious or practical kind and is available for anyone, of any religious faith or none. The University also provides a professional free and confidential counselling service and a health centre. Experienced international advisers, based in their Student Centre on the College Lane Campus, are always available to help.

There's a variety of accommodation to suit your budget both on and near their campuses. You're guaranteed a room in University accommodation in your first year when you join us in their September intake.

In September 2009 the University opened The Forum. This includes an entertainment venue which plays host to live gigs and club nights, a 400-seat restaurant, 150-seat coffee shop and a convenience store. Their Students' Union has over 100 different Clubs and Societies you may like to join and the University's International Students' Association (ISA) organizes a packed calendar of social events. You've also got all the attractions of London less than half an hour away by train.

Courses offered and fee structure

They offer a huge range of courses across their Schools of study. They have over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses and also offer foundation programmes as well as English language support and research degrees.

Subject areas include:

  • Art & Design
  • Biosciences
  • Business
  • Combined Degrees
  • Computer Science
  • Design Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Film
  • Foundation Studies
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sports Science

Details of their tuition fees

Standard undergraduate fees are GBP 9,000 for classroom based courses and GBP 10,000 for lab/workshop based courses. Standard postgraduate fees are GBP 9,500 for classroom based courses and GBP 10,500 for lab/workshop based courses. All fees carry a discount of GBP 500 if paid in full at registration.

A few of their courses (including MBA) have a non standard fee. Full details of these fees are available on their website

Scholarship information:

The University of Hertfordshire offers the following scholarships for international students:

UH Graduate Family Scholarship (twenty per cent tuition fee reduction)

In recognition of the importance of their alumni community to the University, they have introduced a Family Scholarship for the children of their graduates, worth 20% of the first year's tuition fee for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.

UH Graduate Scholarship (twenty per cent tuition fee reduction)

You are eligible for the UH Graduate Scholarship if you graduate from a University of Hertfordshire course (taught either here or at an institution overseas) and progress onto a new postgraduate course at the university. The value of the scholarship for full-time postgraduate students is a twenty per cent reduction on the tuition fee.

The Chancellor's International Scholarships

We also offer 100 achievement-based partial international scholarships, worth GBP 2,000 each, to international students taking up a place at the university. These scholarships, known as the Chancellor's International Scholarships, are designed to support their international community and to ensure that the university continues to attract the most-talented students from across the world.

All new full-time overseas fee-paying students with an offer of a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the university will be eligible to apply for the scholarships, which will be payable in the form of a GBP 2,000 reduction against the first year's tuition fees

Admission procedure

Contact a university representative in your country :Throughout India they have representatives who can help you step-by-step with your university and visa applications, and provide you with information and advice about living and studying in the UK.

For contact details please go to www.herts.ac.uk/international

Post or fax your application. You can download an application form from go.herts.ac.uk/apply or call us on  +44 (0)1707 281249 and we'll post one to you.

Once you've completed it please post to:

The International Admissions Office,
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield,
Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK

Or you can fax it to +44 (0)1707 284870

Applications deadlines

For September entry (Semester A) please ensure they receive your application by 19 August 2011

Contact:

College Lane Campus, Hatfield,
Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB
Email:  :k.e.1.shaw@herts.ac.uk

Visit: www.herts.ac.uk/international


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Institute of Education, University of London

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Institute of Education is one of the world's leading centres for education studies and related social sciences. Their research record, size and partnerships place us among the world's premier schools of education. With academics and alumni active across every continent, their reach is truly global.

Campus and facility information

The IOE is located in the heart of central London in the beautiful and historic Bloomsbury district. Home to the British Library, the British Museum and a short walk to the famous theatres, restaurants and galleries of London's West End, Bloomsbury is the intellectual and cultural heart of the city.

The Sir Peter Newsam Library at the IOE is the largest education library in Europe, offering an unrivalled collection of journals, books and other materials for educationists.

The IOE's main building contains a students' union with a bar, cafeteria, shop and socialising spaces.

Close by is the University of London Union with a range of other eating, socialising and shopping opportunities and a large, subsidised gym.

The IOE has its own bookshop dedicated to education.

There are wide ranges of options and to help you make the best choice, the IOE has a team of accommodation and welfare support staff who can offer advice and assistance. Some of the options are listed below:

John Adams Hall is the IOE's own student residence. Recently refurbished and located around 5 minutes' walk from the IOE's main building, it offers great value for money and a central London location. All rooms are self-catering via shared kitchens, and all have high-speed wireless internet access. For further information http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/5305.html

University of London Halls are open to full-time students of the IOE, subject to availability. further information http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/5610.html

Private accommodation is plentiful in London, and many students opt to live in privately rented flats and houses, often with friends, or in individual rooms. The IOE's accommodation advisers can assist students in finding appropriate privately rented accommodation.

For further details http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/5614.html

Courses offered and fee structure

The IOE is a graduate school, meaning it offers degrees almost exclusively to students already in possession of an undergraduate degree. It is also a specialist institution, focused on education and related social sciences.

Within this field, the IOE is the UK's number one institution the most recent government Research Assessment Exercise officially recognised us as the top university for education. Of most interest to international students are Masters and Doctoral programmes

Masters degrees

The IOE offers over 50 Masters degrees in education an unprecedented number in the UK. An IOE Masters degree normally takes at least one year, with many Masters courses beginning in the autumn. Link: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/masters/102.html

Doctoral degrees

The IOE's Doctoral School is the largest in the field of education in the UK. The Doctoral School provides a stimulating community for students and academics, working in one of the world's most distinguished hubs for research in the social sciences. Link http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/departments/351.html

Fee structure

As tuition fees are revised annually, Please check current information, and return regularly for updates on tuition fees. Link : http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/66.html

Scholarship information

The IOE has its own prestigious scholarships scheme the Centenary Scholarships which are awarded to students domiciled outside of Europe, and are generous full scholarships which remit tuition fees and provide a stipend to cover most living expenses.
Link: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/41455.html

A range of other scholarships are also available, including from the Commonwealth Commission in a range of IOE Masters subjects. Students from India are encouraged to apply. Link: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/41462.html

For information on other scholarship and funding opportunities visit http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/14510.html

Admission procedure:

To understand the process to apply please visit http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/67.html

Contact:

International Office Room 710,
Institute of Education,
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL,
Email: c.price@ioe.ac.uk

Visit: www.ioe.ac.uk


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University of Northampton

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With a well-established reputation as a forward-thinking and modern university, the University of Northampton offers a vibrant and stimulating environment in which to further your studies. As a student at the University of Northampton you will find a combination of high-quality academic provision, first-class resources, and a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Campus and facility information

The University of Northampton has two campuses, Park Campus and Avenue Campus and both offer an excellent range of facilities.

Restaurants and cafes: offers an excellent choice of places to eat at both University Campuses.

Libraries at both campuses: The library provides access to over 375,000 books and 15,000 journals in both print and electronic formats. The library holds a selection of Special Collections, many of which contain rare and specialised books, journals and magazines.

24-hour computer rooms Information Services provides open access IT facilities at Park and Avenue Campus, as well as increasing coverage of wireless connectivity.

Shops selling food, newspapers, magazines etc

Bookshops: The University of Northampton has two bookshops, one at each campus, offering a wide range of titles, including essential course texts

Sports facilities and gym: The University's sports facilities are based at Park Campus and include a sports hall, playing fields, a dance studio and a gym

Medical and Counselling services: The University of Northampton has a Doctors' surgery on Park Campus, which students living on or near Park Campus can register with. Students planning to study at The University of Northampton are welcome to enquire about medical and counselling services in advance

Courses offered and fee structure

For details on course information visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/browse/

For details on Fees structure visit: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/info/20171/international-students/663/tuition-fees-for-international-students

Scholarship information

The University of Northampton offers two different scholarships for international candidates with a strong academic background. For details visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/info/20171/international-students/728/international-scholarships

Admission procedure

To understand the process to apply please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/info/20171/international-students/72/international-students-how-to-apply

Contact:

The International Office, Park Campus,
Boughton Green Road, Northampton,
Northamptonshire, NN2 7AL,
United Kingdom
Email: india@northampton.ac.uk

India office:

University of Northampton-South East Asia Office
B-600 Greenfield Colony Near NHPC Crossing
Faridabad Haryana 121003

Tel: +91-9910537222

Email: enquiry@northamptonuniversity.in

Visit: www.northampton.ac.uk

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Nottingham Trent University

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NTU offers a wide range of relevant specialised courses. They have 194 full time undergraduate degree courses and 168 full-time postgraduate degree courses.  Many of their courses are professionally accredited and recognised by professional bodies and therefore NTU graduates immediately qualify for membership, receive exemptions and are classed as a professional in their chosen field.

Campus and facility information

Since 2004, over 130 million has been invested into their buildings and this has resulted in dramatic changes to the facilities on their three campuses.

Facilities:

IT resources

Their 24-hour access IT resource rooms are distributed across all sites, Online Workspace (NOW) allows students to access their University resources from anywhere in the world.

For more information -http://www.ntu.ac.uk/llr/using_llr/it_information/index.html

Library resources

480,000 books, 34,000 eBooks, 10,000 eJournals, 1,300 printed journals, 290 databases, audio visual resources, photocopying and printing facilities and group study facilities.

For more information -http://www.ntu.ac.uk/llr/

Computing and Electronics

Software resources include networked computers, optimisation, development packages and multimedia tools. Research facilitated by this sophisticated resource centre includes the development of 3D X-Ray scanners, educational games, interactive systems, intelligent recognition and simulation modelling.

Law clinics

Nottingham Law School has a Legal Advice Clinic to provide a free initial advice and referral service to the local community. Law students are able to get experience by offering advice and assistance to the public on a wide range of legal problems. For more information -http://www.ntu.ac.uk/nls/about/law_clinic/index.html

Sport

The O2 Max Health and Fitness Suite are located at the heart of the City site. Built in 2002, there is a temperature controlled fitness suite, dance studio, a lifestyle evaluation room and a physiotherapy and sports massage room. On their Clifton campus they have a multi-purpose sports hall with viewing gallery; an all weather pitch, fully flood lit for football and hockey, one squash court, a combination of grass pitches for football, rugby and cricket, a dance studio and P.E gym. For more information -http://www.ntu.ac.uk/sport/

Accommodation

All accommodation is of a high standard, with options to suit every budget, and is safe and secure. Many students choose to live in the private sector; they will help you to locate private sector accommodation and only advertise accredited private sector accommodation on their website so you can be sure you are making the right choices.

Student accommodation services can help you with every step of the process: www.ntu.ac.uk/accommodation

Courses offered and fee structure

NTU offers a wide range of courses.

For details http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/pss/CF/Search.aspx?sysLocat=14&sysSection=1

International tuition fees 2010/11 entry postgraduate

  • School of Animal Rural and Environmental Sciences GBP 10,700
  • School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment GBP 10,700
  • School of Art and Design GBP 10,700
  • School of Arts and Humanities GBP 7,400 - 10,200
  • Nottingham Business School GBP 11,700 - 14,400
  • School of Education GBP 9,500 - 12,000
  • Nottingham Law School GBP 9,250
  • School of Science and Technology GBP 10,700
  • School of Social Sciences GBP 10,100 - 10,300

To find the exact fee for the post graduate course you are interested in,
please check at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/pss/CF/Search.aspx?sysLocat=10&sysSection=1

To find the exact fee for the undergraduate course you are interested in,
please check at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/pss/CF/Search.aspx?sysLocat=10&sysSection=1

Scholarship information

International Scholarship Scheme they are pleased to offer scholarships to international students for their courses commencing in autumn 2011.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible you must:

Be holding an offer for autumn 2011 entry

Be an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes)

Selection criteria

Your application will be primarily judged on academic merit (the academic transcripts and certificates submitted with your degree course application will be assessed by the Scholarship Panel). You will also be assessed on your answers to the two questions on the scholarship application form.

Amount: GBP 2,000 per scholarship

Deadline: Apply as early as possible; however the formal application deadline is 31 July 2011. The Scholarship Panel will meet in August for autumn start courses

How to apply Download a scholarship application form at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/international/document_uploads/81395.doc

When it is completed please submit it and your separate answer sheet via email to international@ntu.ac.uk or post to the International Development Office http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/applyingfees/international.cfm?p=4&s=13&t=5

Admission procedure:

You can apply to this University in four simple steps.

Step one: Choose your undergraduate course

Step two: Check the entry requirements

Check the entry requirements for your chosen course. You may also like to check NTU and Your Country for any specific requirements from your country.

Step three:

English language

Check the English language requirements. If you need help achieving this level you can study for these qualifications in your countryor you can apply for one of their pre-sessional English courses.

Step four: Prepare your supporting documentation

  • You need to prepare the following documents to support your application:
  • All relevant academic transcripts and certificates
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
  • Evidence of English language test results
  • A portfolio of work (where appropriate for Art and Design)

Remember

Don't delay your application because you do not have all your supporting documents or English language qualification. You can apply first and upload your documents when they are ready at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/support_doc_upload/ui/upload.aspx?sysLocat=14

Copies of certificates are accepted however you must show the originals when you enrol at the University. CV's are welcomed but must be accompanied by a fully completed application including personal statement.

Step five: Apply for your course Create an online application through UCAS. http://www.ucas.com/

You can exit and log back in to continue your application at any point as the application is saved after you complete each page. Once you have submitted your application, together with any supporting documents, you can track your application online by logging back into to your online application account.

Remember

Their UCAS institution code name is NOTRE, and their UCAS code is N91. For Art and Design there are two UCAS application routes. You will need your username and password to log in to check your application status, so keep them safe. UCAS charge an application fee (between 9- 19) which you can pay online.

If you want to apply for Nottingham Trent University (NTU) only you can apply directly to us or via one of their representatives / agents in your country.

Contact:

International Office, Burton Street,
Nottingham, NG1 4BU,
UK
Email: Anna.taylor@ntu.ac.uk

Visit: www.ntu.ac.uk/india


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Queen Mary, University of London

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Queen Mary, University of London is one of the largest colleges of the internationally recognised University of London. They currently have 15,000 students, 5000 of whom are from overseas. This makes for a truly cosmopolitan environment that is welcoming to students from all over the world.

Campus and facility information:

Queen Mary is unique among University of London colleges in offering students an entirely self-contained campus incorporating library, lecture halls, restaurants, cafes and shops, and a student village (2,000 beds).

A friendly, welcoming environment and central London's only campus based university.

For Virtual tour visit http://www.qmul.ac.uk/virtualtours/

Courses offered and fee structure

Over 240 single and joint honours degree programmes, many modular in structure. In the top 10 for the highest graduate starting salaries (Sunday Times)

For details on courses offered: www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/coursefinder/index.html

For details  on Fees Structure: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/feesfinance/index.html

Scholarship information

Queen Mary is keen to contribute actively to the development of India's higher education sector and offers two Queen Mary, University of London India Capacity Building Scholarships. Each of these scholarships will provide full tuition fees for full time MPhil/PhD study at Queen Mary in one of the seven subject areas.
For details visit: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/scholarships/index.html

A number of the departments at the University of York have got their own scholarships that students can apply for. Please contact your prospective department for details.
Link: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/departments/index.html

Admission procedure

How you apply varies depending on the type of course. For details visit http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/howtoapply/index.html

Contact

Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
United Kingdom
Email:  international-office@qmul.ac.uk

Visit: www.qmul.ac.uk


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University of Reading

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Ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world, the University of Reading enjoys an excellent reputation for teaching, learning and research. Located 25 minutes from London, their ambitious multi-million pound investment programme is delivering twenty-first century facilities, making it an exceptional place to study, live and work.

Campus and facility information

The University of Reading's main campus is one of the most beautiful in the UK. It includes Whiteknights lake, conservation meadows and woodlands as well as number of modern buildings, such as the Henley Business School. They are in a prime location with excellent transport links; London is only 25 minutes away by train. 

The University of Reading Halls provides nearly 4,000 rooms and they guarantee accommodation to international students for the first year of their studies. A variety of accommodation is available ranging from a self-catered room with shared bathroom facilities to an en-suite, fully catered room and all University owned accommodation is within a mile of the central study facilities. Link: http://www.reading.ac.uk/life/life-accommodation.aspx

Their main campus also offers many cafes and an exceptional environment in which to study, live and relax. 

Courses offered and fee structure

They offer a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These include their renowned International Foundation Programme, Finance & Investment Management, Marketing, International Management, Real Estate & Planning, MBA, Construction Management, Food Technology, and Law. They also offer some courses where there are few other providers such as Cybernetics and Renewable Energy.

Tuition fees range from GBP 10,896 to 12,996 for 2011-2012 academic year.

Details: http://www.reading.ac.uk/a-z/az-courses.aspx

Scholarship information

The University offers 4M worth of scholarships each year in addition to national programmes from both the British government and Indian government.

The following website provides you information on scholarship opportunities at the University of Reading: Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research
Link: http://www.reading.ac.uk/life/life-fundingsearch.aspx

Felix Scholarships are available to postgraduate students of high academic ability.

Admission procedure:

Applications for undergraduate courses at the University of Reading are made via UCAS, www.ucas.co.uk. Full details and guidance on how to apply to the University of Reading can be found on their website at www.reading.ac.uk/Study/study-ug-before.aspx

Postgraduate applications are made direct to the University either by downloading and completing an application form or by applying online at www.ukpass.ac.uk.

Applications for postgraduate studies, including Research programmes, need to be submitted by August although they strongly advise students to apply early.

Full details on how to apply can be found on their website at www.reading.ac.uk/Study/apply/study-pg-before.aspx

Contact:

University of Reading International Office,
Geography Building, Whiteknights, PO Box 227,
Reading RG6 6AB, United Kingdom
Email:  intoff@reading.ac.uk

Visit: www.reading.ac.

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University of Surrey

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The University of Surrey is a leading technological university offering a wide range of high ranking undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  Located just 40 minutes by train from central London, the University of Surrey offers students a beautiful safe campus environment, state of the art facilities and high academic standards.

Campus and facility information

Excellent academic buildings, lecture halls and teaching rooms

24-hour Computer labs

A newly-extended library and learning resource centre.

Link: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/

Students Union offering a wide range of clubs and societies, a nightclub and music / events venue http://www.ussu.co.uk/

Excellent on campus accommodation. With 10 self catered "courts of residence" with guaranteed accommodation for all international students (restrictions apply),

0ver 2200 single study bedrooms, and 2500 rooms with ensuite facilities.

A brand new state of the art sports facility; Surrey Sports Park, with 50 metre swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, multiple outdoor pitches, sports hall, squash and tennis courts, and a wide choice of classes and sports clubs.

Link: http://www.surreysportspark.com

Several food and drink outlets offering a variety of cuisines; bookshop; convenience stores; bank; launderette

Courses offered and fee structure

Undergraduate courses and fees information

The University of Surrey offers a wide range of high-ranking courses at undergraduate level, including being ranked number 1 for Hospitality and Tourism, 2nd for Electronic

Engineering, 3rd for Aerospace and Food Science, 4th for Sociology, 7th for Chemical Engineering and 8th for Mathematics

Source:The Times Good University Guide 2011 and The Guardian University Guide 2011.

Courses on offer

With 150 courses to choose from, Surrey may have just the course for you. Visit http://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/ and use the A-Z course finder to view the options.

Fees

Fees at undergraduate level range between GBP 11,000 and 13,750 depending on the course.

For a full list of course fees please visit http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/portal/page?_pageid=719,322902&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL .

There is a 75% fee discount for international students during the

Professional training year

Postgraduate courses and fees information

The University of Surrey is a research intensive institution offering a wide range of high ranking courses at Postgraduate taught and research level. In the 2008 Research

Assessment Exercise, 88% of Surrey's research was ranked 'world class' or 'internationally recognised', with 9 areas of research activity feature in the top 20 including:

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • European Studies
  • Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
  • Music

For a full list of their M.Sc and MA courses and to find out more about the taught programmes on offer at Surrey please visit http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/

For more information about the wide range of research opportunities at Surrey please visit http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/

Fees

Postgraduate Taught programmes are all one year in duration and the fees for 2010 entry range between GBP 11,000 and GBP 15,950 depending on the course of choice ( GBP 17,500)

for MBA) PhD degrees are for a minimum duration of 3 years and annual fees range from GBP 6,545-14,375 depending on the area of research

Admission procedure

Undergraduate

All applications for undergraduate bachelors degrees must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) http://www.ucas.ac.uk/

Full details of the process can be viewed on the website and students can apply for up to 5 institutions / courses of their choice. They do not accept direct applications for any of their undergraduate courses.

Advanced entry into year 2 will be considered on a case by case basis where students

Have studied the equivalent to the first year of a UK Bachelors degree in the appropriate subject.

They do not accept any students into the final year of their degree programmes under any circumstances.

Postgraduate

All applications for both Postgraduate Taught and Research degrees must be made through their online application form. Please visit the appropriate link and follow the application instructions via their website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/

The online application system also allows applicants to attach supporting documents in order to aid a quicker decision process.

Contact:

International Student Office,
Philip Marchant Building,
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey,
GU2 7XH, UK
Email : international@surrey.ac.uk

Visit:    www.surrey.ac.uk


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York is a high-quality, research-focussed university offering a diverse student lifestyle. You can expect a welcoming environment and strong support networks alongside excellent academic and social facilities, all close to the historic city of York.

The University of York is consistently featured in the top ten for the quality of its teaching and research in most comprehensive league tables.

Campus and facility information

Student life at York is focused on the main site at Heslington where all major facilities are close at hand, including sports fields and most residential accommodation.

The campus itself is largely self-contained, with a supermarket, an insurers, a student-run shop, a bookshop, bank cashpoints, a fully-equipped sports centre, tennis and squash courts, a health centre, film theatres, concert halls, and a nursery. A building at the centre of the campus houses some of the retail outlets and an Information Centre. The attractive village of Heslington adjacent to the campus has in addition pubs, a post office, banks, a newsagent, a delicatessen and a village store.

Around half of all the University's full-time graduate students live in University accommodation.

All University accommodation is situated on or within walking distance of the campus and is conveniently located for the centre of York.

Full time overseas postgraduate students are currently provided with accommodation for the duration of their full-time course, provided they apply by the due dates. Applications for University accommodation are submitted online (with the exception of couples and family applications).

Courses offered and fee structure

Arts and Humanities: Archaeology, Conservation Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies, English and Related Literature, History, History of Art, Language and Linguistic Science, Medieval Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Film and Television, Women's Studies.

Science and Engineering: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environment, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology.

Social Sciences: Communication Studies, Economics and Related Studies, Educational Studies (incl. secondary PGCE), Environment, Health Sciences, Law, Management, Politics, Social Policy and Social Work, Sociology, The Hull York Medical School (HYMS), Women's Studies.

Find out what our undergraduate and postgraduate tuition fees are at the links http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/uao/ugrad/money/fees.htm and http://www.york.ac.uk/graduatestudy/finance/fees.htm

Scholarship information

The University of York offers a number of scholarships for its students. The various scholarships have different eligibility criteria, amongst these are the level of the programme of study and tuition fee status. Link: http://www.york.ac.uk/graduatestudy/finance/index.htm

A number of the Departments at the University of York have got their own scholarships that students can apply for. Please contact your prospective department for details.
Link: http://www.york.ac.uk/about/departments/academic/

International scholarships for overseas students are available to both postgraduates and undergraduates, of any nationality outside the European Union. Eligibility for the scholarship is based on academic merit and financial need. Successful applicants will receive either a one-third or one-sixth tuition fee discount.

Link: http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/intnat/before/finance/scholarships.htm

Admission procedure:

How you apply to study at the University of York varies depending on the type of course.

To find out how to apply for our postgraduate programmes, you should go to our Graduate Admissions website. Link: http://www.york.ac.uk/graduatestudy/

To find out how to apply for undergraduate courses, as well as the Foundation Year for the BSc in Physics or the B.Eng in Electronics, you should go to our Undergraduate Study pages.
Link: http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/uao/ugrad/welcome.htm

Contact: Layla.murray@york.ac.uk

Visit: www.york.ac.uk


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