STUDYING IN UK
The UK, like the US, hosts some of the world famous tourist attractions and stunning scenery. There’s just so much to see and do. Plus it is easy to move to anywhere you choose to go given their efficient transport links. UK’s regions are unique with their culture and charm, so that you would feel like visiting just everywhere. While the countryside is totally breath-taking, the cities are vibrant and bustling. Nightlife in the UK is a very special moment, especially for students. With a friendly culture that is also diverse, UK has what makes for great international learning.
Study in the UK offers you a long history of teaching the world’s greatest leaders, thinkers and artists: courses in London are always popular. Living in the UK becomes one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic life-changing adventures. It’s a great place to learn English in the UK, or study an undergraduate or Master’s Degree.
Studying in UK doesn’t have to be expensive, unlike what many feel. The cost of living outside of London is much more affordable. More so, UK degrees can be completed in three years with honours (saving a year of tuition compared with many other international degrees). Plus, students in the UK have access to free medical care through the NHS if they are studying for more than six months.
For students worldwide that would like an English-language education, what better place to study than the country that invented the language?
With an excellent higher-education system and hundreds of world-class universities, the UK promises a rich experience for international students.
Why Study in the UK?
With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions in every corner and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot offer. The UK has become one of the top destinations to study around the world. With costs lower than in Australia and the USA and courses starting from three years, you can enjoy a life changing student experience safe in the knowledge that you are getting good value for money. Below are just some of the reasons that students choose the US.
As it is, the UK is now the second most popular destination for international students, just behind the US and international students have always been an important presence in the UK, with numbers that is steadily growing throughout the years. Amongst the top countries sending students to the UK are: China, India, Nigeria, Malaysia, USA, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Republic of Ireland, and Greece.
An international student in the UK is typically allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during school term, and up to full-time when school is out of term. Of course, you should always check with your international advisor at your school before starting any work—you do not want to be in violation of your visa, and rules change frequently.
The UK is known for its multicultural society, with all religions and faiths represented in some way. With a racial, ethnic and religious jumble, the UK is very open to new traditions and cultures—something that is a great thing for students from other countries! You can also be sure that a place of worship will be easily accessible for most Major religions especially if you are a Nigerian.
Being based in the UK means you could easily tour Europe because of its proximity to the rest of Europe. Many destinations are a short plane journey away, which is fantastic for students who want to travel on term breaks. The UK is a great gateway to Europe, with plenty of travel links and wonderful student deals and guidance to help you on your way.
Degrees and qualifications from UK higher education institutions are known around the world as high quality and world class. This standard of excellence is set by some of the older universities with recognizable names, such as Oxford and Cambridge, but the tradition carries through to many of the universities and colleges throughout the UK. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour
- Three of the ten top universities in the world are in the UK, including the university ranked first in the world. (Times Higher Education world university rankings 2016 )
- 1,000 years of extraordinary academic innovation - currently the UK ranks third in the world for innovation (Global Innovation Index 2016 )
- World class teaching that nurtures creative thinkers - the UK has 19 universities with a 5-star Teaching rating, more than any other country (QS Stars university ratings 2016 )
- The UK leads the world in quality research - the UK has overtaken the US to rank first by field-weighted citation impact (an indicator of research quality) (International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, 2013 )
- 91 per cent of international undergraduates are happy with their experience in the UK (International Undergraduate Students, the UK's Competitive Advantage, International Unit, 2015 )
- A safe, multicultural country – the UK is home to over 400,000 international higher education students each year (UKCISA/HESA 2014-15 )
- 38 per cent of Nobel prize winners who studied abroad did so in the UK (British Council 2015 )
- Students in the UK enjoy a great lifestyle: beautiful countryside, historic sites, city life and music and culture. Find out more on the VisitBritain website.
PROCESS / PROCEDURE
The application process for UK colleges and universities can be extensive and confusing, and many international students are intimidated by the number of steps required—from IELTS, TOEFL and other tests, to essay writing, credential evaluation and more.
As professional and experienced consultants in the field, our range of services is sure to give you just the right head start and finishing you deserve.
We look forward to helping students who, like you, are considering continuing your education in the United Kingdom. Our processes include:
Taking into consideration your academic background, financial capabilities, subjects of interest and future plans, Light Heights help you choose the destination, aligning courses and institutions that matches your personal circumstances such as academic, employment and financial background, taking into consideration your long term goals such as your long term goals such as your career aspirations.
Exam Preparations and Registrations
We can assist you in scheduling the required tests, filling out application forms, and giving you probable list of universities where the scores can be reported. Our experienced and expert tutors are ever-ready to teach you the ropes when it comes to acing international exams. We prepare and register our students for international exams such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, and GRE
Assistance in preparing the application files and required documents such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, essays (Statement of Purpose) etc. is given using strategy to maximise the chances of admissions.
We’ll do the necessary follow-ups to ensure that we help you secure admissions in the shortest possible time.
Interview Preparation/Visa Counselling
Visa counselling is necessary for students because most of them they do not know what to do in the face of an interviewer. We offer visa counselling classes to help prepare our clients and students so that they could be successful at the embassy.
Our consultants are well aware of questions types of Embassies ask prospective students at the interviews. We help our clients prepare for these interviews by providing them with a number of interview preparatory sessions.
The interview preparation sessions are conducted by a trained visa counsellor who will see you through the key aspects of any interview that you may have with the High Commission or Embassy and provide you the best advice relating to the collation of the relevant documents that you need to submit along with the visa application.
These are some of the documents that you’ll need to provide.
- WAEC Certificate
- International Passport
- Financial Document
- International Passport
- Recommendation Letters
- Personal Statement
- Financial document
Although some courses/universities could wave them given certain considerations, most schools would require you to take and present your score for any or both of these international exams:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
ADMISSION CALENDAR / REGISTRATION START DATES
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