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British council presentation in NIT Silchar

  1. 1. A shining future<br />Studying and working<br />in the UK<br />www.educationuk-in.org<br />
  2. 2. British Council<br />The British Council is the United Kingdom’s<br />international organisation for educational <br />opportunities and cultural relations.<br />Our purpose is to build mutually beneficial<br />relationships between people in the UK and<br />other countries and to increase appreciation<br />of the UK’s creative ideas and achievements.<br />
  3. 3. Overview of the presentation<br />Information for international students<br />Why study in the UK ?<br />Student welfare<br />Student employment<br />Visa rules<br />Choosing a course<br />Application procedures, deadlines<br />Entry requirements<br />MBA<br />Scholarships & post study work<br />
  4. 4. Benefits of studying in the UK<br />Tradition of excellence<br />Highest standard of education/assured quality<br />www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk (register of sponsors)<br />Qualification globally recognised<br />Range and flexibility of courses <br />Shorter courses<br />Industry & institution interaction<br />Emphasis on student welfare<br />
  5. 5. Student Welfare<br />Health care: Free medical treatment for full time students enrolled on a course lasting 6 months or more.<br />Work benefit: Spouses are permitted to accompany for the full duration of the course and are eligible to work full time<br />
  6. 6. Student Employment<br />Visas stamped : Employment Restricted<br />Restrictions : Part time and Vacation work to a maximum of 20 hours per week<br />Overseas students do not require prior permission from DIUS<br />UG students on Sandwich Courses : The institution applies on behalf of the student<br />Research Students : The institution applies on behalf of the student to work as Research Assistant <br />
  7. 7. Visa – PBS – Tier 4 (students)<br />Applicants will need to obtain a CAS from the university/college where they want to study. This will give them 30 of the 40 points they need before their visa application can be processed. Their chosen place of study must be on a “register of sponsors” kept by the British Government so that prospective students can be assured that they are applying to join a bona fide institution. <br />10 points for financial documentation<br />
  8. 8. Student Visas<br />Evidence of Unconditional Acceptance for full time study CAS<br />Evidence of funding (Tuition fee & Living cost)<br />Evidence of educational qualifications<br />Proof of English language proficiency<br />Valid Passport<br />www.vfs-uk-in.com<br />
  9. 9. Choosing a course<br />Course contents<br />Entry requirements<br />Research Rankings & Teaching Quality Assessment <br />www.rae.ac.uk & www.hotcourses.com <br /> Times University Guide<br /> Guardian University Guide<br />Cost of studying and living<br />Industrial Links<br />Location<br />Facilities : Accommodation, Library, Computers, Internet etc.<br />Choose the right agent – partners<br />
  10. 10. Undergraduate admissions<br />Duration : 3 years/4 years (Sandwich Courses)Entry Routes : GCE A Level or Direct Entry (After +2)<br />Centralised Application Process : UCAS www.ucas.com ( Universities and Colleges Admission Service) Can apply for a maximum of 5 courses<br />Application Fee - £ 11 for 1 course or £ 21 for more than 1 course<br />Deadline ( For Entry in September 2009)<br />15 October 2010 – Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial- deadline 15 January 2011 - General Application deadline30 June 2011 - Late Application deadline<br />
  11. 11. Undergraduate admissions - requirements<br />A good academic track at School. A high aggregate in ICSE,Secondary board or other equivalent examination. (Class X)<br />Other Interests (eg. Sporting or Cultural ) will enhance your application.<br />Personal Statement<br />Good Reference from School<br />Good IELTS or TOEFL score<br />
  12. 12. Postgraduate admissions<br />Duration : 1 year (Taught Masters)<br /> 1-2 year(s) (Research Masters)<br /> 3-4 years (PHD)<br />Academic Session: Sep/October to Jul/Aug<br />Application Process : - VISIT www.ukpass.ac.uk<br /> - Direct Applications Online Applications - University Application Forms <br />Application Cycle: September to June <br />Applications to be made preferably a year in advance. <br />
  13. 13. www.ukpass.ac.uk<br />Explore: Information and Links to Post graduate Study in the UK<br />Search: Use course search to choose what and where to study<br />Apply: Complete your application online for UKPASS Institutions<br />Track: Follow the progress of your application online<br />
  14. 14. Postgraduate admissions - requirements<br />Bachelors degree from a recognised University for Masters Degree.<br />Masters degree for Doctorate Programme<br />Good Academic Track Record<br />Research Proposal for research programmes only<br />Other Interests (eg. Sporting or Cultural ) will enhance your application.<br />Personal Statement<br />Two References one from College & one from an Employer (if the applicant is working)<br />Good IELTS or TOEFL score<br />
  15. 15. MBA<br />GMAT scores<br />2 – 3 years of professional work experience<br />MBA with specialisations – Postgraduate British Council directories<br />MBA vs. MSc in Management<br />
  16. 16. Scholarships - sources<br />Scholarships managed by the British Council<br />Scholarships funded by other organisations<br />Scholarships offered by universities directly<br />British Council managed scholarships –<br />The British Chevening scholarship programme<br />Commonwealth Scholarship & fellowship plan<br />Scotland Saltire scholarships<br />Dr. Manmohan Singh scholarships<br />Charles Wallace India Trust<br />www.britishcouncil.org.in/scholarships<br />
  17. 17. Scholarships – useful websites<br />www.educationuk.org/scholarship <br />www.scholarship-search.org.uk<br />www.acf.org.uk<br />www.ahrb.ac.uk<br />www.dsc.org.uk<br />
  18. 18. Employment<br />Career counselling office in institutions<br />Job fairs<br />Effective networking<br />Key factors leading to success –<br />Prestige of the institution<br />Demand of the programme/skill<br />Results<br />Timely research<br />Anywhere in the UK for 2 years full time after graduation<br />
  19. 19. Useful resources and next steps<br />Explore the various options of institutions and courses:<br />Search the internet sites likes: www.educationuk-in.org or www.prospects.ac.ukLook up the Postgraduate directories at British Council<br />For Undergraduates search the UCAS Directories or the UCAS Website: www.ucas.com<br />Details about various employment regulations and schemes are available on<br />www.ukcisa.org.uk<br />Meet UK Agents and Representatives.<br />Search the net or talk to the Counsellors if you require further information AND APPLY EARLY!<br />
  20. 20. Thank you and any questions?<br />Best Wishes<br />kolkata.educationuk@in.britishcouncil.org <br />www.educationuk-in.org <br />

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