Education System in Great Britain
The UK education system is worldwide reputed for its high quality and standards. Its higher education’s prestige also emanates from its graduates’ work afterward. Many eminent people in many different areas whose work reached global recognition came out of British universities. Some of these universities and other higher education providers are ranked at the top among universities in the world. The UK capital city, London, not by accident, is considered to be the world’s capital city of higher education. International students are a substantial part of the student population in British universities. The UK is the second most popular study destination for international students following the US at the top.
Normally, it will take you three years to complete a standard undergraduate degree (four years in Scotland). A master's degree normally takes a year, and a PhD takes three years.
Generally, you will need to prove that your English is at the required level for studying in the UK. There are various tests and standards for English proficiencies accepted by various universities. Please consult with your university which documents/information it requires in order to prove your level of English and to find out which English test it recognizes. One of the most widely used English proficiency test is our IELTS (International English Language Testing System) which is globally recognized for study and immigration purposes.
Most of the institutions ask for a deposit before visa. The amount of deposit depends on the institutions i.e. some institutions might ask for 50% deposit of first year tuition fee, some might ask for one third and some at GBP 1000/2000 etc.
The best time is always 6 months before the start date of the course, but for some majors even earlier.