In the past decade or so, there has been a significant increase in the number of students going to study abroad in countries like England, Ireland, and other places in the United Kingdom. The two big factors that are behind this trend could be the availability of reasonable education loans and exchange programs. The USA and UK have always been two of the most favoured destinations amongst Indian students seeking to study abroad.
Here’s what makes the UK such a popular destination for B.Tech engineering abroad among Indian students, and why you should this destination.
1. A Globally Recognized Degree:
The UK is home to some of the best institutions in the world. Your degree will not only be recognized but also be valued by your potential employers. Going to reputed institutions like the University of Leeds or the University of Birmingham for your B.Tech or Engineering will open up a whole world of opportunities for you. The standard of the University alone will be a significant advantage while constructing your CV. Names like these are a testament to the fact that one has had a good academic pedigree.
Manipal’s ICAS is an International Transfer Program (ITP), through which students can transfer their credits to a foreign university in the UK and complete the last two years of their engineering there. The International Center of Applied Sciences’ ITP gives you access to some of the best universities in the UK. This proves to be a tremendous way to experience education both in India and the United Kingdom.
2. Affordable Education:
The UK offers education to people with all kinds of education budgets. Moreover, with ICAS, students save up to 40% of the total cost of what they actually would have spent had they taken admission to a foreign college directly. What’s more, you can get invaluable exposure and also experience strong professional and personal development while studying and staying abroad.
The average annual tuition cost in the United States for out of state students comes up to at least $25,000 (19,000 GBP), whereas the average annual cost of studying in UK is $11,500 (9,000 GBP). Considering that you will be studying there for at least a couple of years, this is a significant difference. There is also substantial financial aid easily available for students who want to pursue their higher education abroad. There are also options such as the ICAS’ International Transfer Program, which cuts down the cost by half since the first two years are completed in India.
Interested students can always find a way to fund their dreams in the UK.
3. Free Healthcare:
Healthcare is one of the primary concerns that students studying abroad face. In countries like the USA or Australia, healthcare can be quite expensive. On the other hand, if you are enrolled as a full-time student for 6 months or more at any UK university, you can get access to free healthcare. Besides, all medicines will come at a fixed price of 8.6 GBP, regardless of the price of that item.
4.Enjoy 4 Countries at Once:
As students, it is important to explore destinations away from home and learn about other cultures and their history. Travelling not only helps you meet a diverse range of people and broaden your horizons, but also gives you a much-deserved break from your hectic academic life. If you pursue your higher education in the UK, you get the chance to visit the four countries that form the UK- England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales- all of which are incredibly beautiful!
In terms of where to study, what to study and how to fund your education, the options in the United Kingdom are abundant. Once you decide to pursue your dream, there are a number of ways you can make it happen. Thorough research and a determined dream are all one needs to take the first step to implement their study abroad plans.