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Callum Nicholas
 
By Callum Nicholas
Published on March 19, 2009
 
United Kingdom is a hub of colleges and universities. There are more than 350 accredited colleges and universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In these institutes, courses in all major disciplines are offered.

Studying In The United Kingdom
United Kingdom is a hub of colleges and universities. There are more than 350 accredited colleges and universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In these institutes, courses in all major disciplines are offered. You can find all the courses, including social sciences, to medicine, from engineering, to computing, modern languages, cultural and regional studies, business studies, in a UK college or university. The cost of undergraduate study in UK is around £3000 per year for local and European Economic Area students; and for international students it can go around £10K-£12K per year for undergraduate studies.

United Kingdom proves to be a number one destination for overseas students, especially from Asia, Middle East and Africa. There, overseas students can engage in work for up to 20 hours per week during a semester without prior approval. Students who are given leave to remain for more than 12 months are eligible for medical services offered by NHS. According to recent amendments to immigration rules, graduating students can apply for and hold jobs for up to 12 months after graduation.

British Council, a UK based charity, through its local offices worldwide provides counseling to interested students. It also trains foreign teachers in English languages courses. IELTS exams are held under the supervision of British Council offices in many countries. British Council provides basic visa related information to students and in certain circumstances acts as a liaison between students and Visa Section of British High Commissions.

Getting admission into a UK colleges or university takes a little time, thus it is better you start the process early, especially, if you want to seek admission as an undergraduate.