• Studying in UK is far cheaper than studying in US in terms of fees charged, based on the institutions surveyed in the study.
• Course fees also include Examination fees.
• Students can also avail free health care benefits whose courses last for more than six months
Why UK has courses of shorter duration???
Educational courses in UK are of shorter duration as compared to those offered elsewhere in Europe and North America.
A standard undergraduate course will take 3 years in UK; as compared to 4 years in US or in any country and a standard postgraduate degree or diploma will take 1 year in UK, as compared to 2 years in any other country. The main reason is why bachelors in UK takes three instead of four years as in US is because UK students start school one year earlier than US students do. Thus, by the time they reach university, they’ve had an extra year of school. But by the time a US or a UK student gets their bachelors degree, they’ve
had the same number of total years of school.
Which country has world class Institutions? US or UK
Both UK and USA have world class institutions with quality education but still USA Universities ranks No. 1 as it has more world class intuitions than any other country in the world. Institutes in US ranks No. 1 in the world offering world class education with trained and qualified staff and having better facilities.
The return on investment is much better in USA as it invests money on a student in a much bigger way.
Teaching is usually done in small classes with few numbers of students. Keeping in lively atmosphere in classes too, students are given chance to speak their heart out and participate in discussions.
Whereas at some places where at schools and colleges we usually find a kind of communication gap between teachers and students, while studying in US it’s a common scenario wherein professors love to meet students after classes gets over and share coffee with them. This helps and motivates students to talk regarding curriculum or any other problems without apprehensions.
US is lucky as it has diverse culture and wealthy to have enough resources which directly helps students by giving them the opportunity to get hands on training in their respective field of study. US institutions are also well known for conducting ground breaking research and inventing new technologies for the benefit of human kind.
Students prefer US, as Universities in US promote hands on and practical training to students wherein they join hands with many well known organizations helping students to practically do the research work and get an individual experience while studying.
And the best part is, this is the mandatory activity that US Universities do promote.
Most college and universities have established affiliation with employers and researchers in various field of study, thereby creating destination for students to get hands-on training and individual experience. Many universities even require that students obtain practical training in order to graduate. In many cases, these opportunities are not available any where else in the world.
The Universities like MIT, Harvard, CIT, Berkeley, John Hopkins, Etc. are the institutions which are world famous and a certificate and degree earned from these Universities University is considered as Hallmark to further career path.
Whereas UK Universities are famous for their short term, cost effective and flexible courses.UK is a great place wherein you can get well versed in English, get oriented towards British culture
UK universities are attracting a large number of students from other countries and is a favorite destination among international students.
Will I get Scholarships?
UK universities offer a large number of scholarships to international students. The Universities offer scholarship for undergraduate, post graduate and research courses. Students can apply for various scholarships in advance to get the maximum benefits from that university. UK institutions offer thousands of scholarships and bursaries to provide financial help to students to support their funding. Moreover, the British government assists 21,000 international students to fund their studies. Some scholarships covers all living cost and tuition fee, and doesn’t have any commitment (this is normally for research student.
All international students may work up to 20 hours per week during term-time for the duration of their studies, and full-time during vacations. You are suppose to take permission from your university before you take up employment during your course, but most educational institutions accept that many students need to work part-time at some time during their studies.
Work study options are not available in UK as in US. But still you can meet your ends in UK, i.e. you can pay your tuition fees as well as living cost even if you don’t take up job during your studies.
Other Financial Assistance that you can opt for to study in UK are:
- Self funded.
- Loans- from nationalized banks or private sector banks. A guarantor may be required. Interest rates are low and repayment begins after graduation.
Employment – Current immigration regulations permit students to work part-time (20 hours a week). Student can apply for the work visa after his graduation to work full time if he gets a job of GBP 20,000 per annum.
Financial Assistance in US:
- Tuition Fee Waiver
- Research Assistantships
- Teaching Assistantships
- Graduate Assistantships
- Part Time Jobs ( On & Off Campus)
- Students are also eligible to work for 20 hours a week to partially meet their expenses.
- There are work study options available wherein the US University permits students to work full time even during regular classes. Classes are held in the evening or on week ends & the student works full time during the day. These options are particularly good for students with low budgets.