The most popular courses in USA are:
There are several top quality universities in UK and listing down is not possible.
Commencement of the session:
Most undergraduate and postgraduate courses begins in September/October every year. There are some that begin in January/ February. There may be a different timetable for research-based courses, which the candidate needs to confirm with their respective institutions.
The candidate needs to apply for a student visa after receiving a confirmed offer of admission from a UK institution. The candidate shall not be admitted to enter Britain as a student if the school, college or university is not recognized by the UK Department for Education and Skills Register of Education and Training Providers. The visa office will not issue a visa if the institute is not listed on the DfES register.
Each University has its own scholarship scheme for undergraduate students. There are different sources for postgraduate scholarships.
There are several types of housing options available. However, the students need to apply for rooms beforehand to avoid any problems pertaining to accommodation. Usually at the undergraduate level, institutions guarantee accommodations in the first year. Besides university or college residences, there are private accommodations like student hostels, lodgings and youth hostels.
UK has launched an International Graduation Scheme (IGS), which helps the student to work in UK for up to a year after the successful completion of the course. This new program has replaced the old scheme 'science and engineering graduate schemes'.
How to apply:
The candidate needs to fill up one application form of UCAS- UK's central organization through which applications are processed for entry to full-time first degree, foundation degree, Higher National Diploma (HND), Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE). The candidate can select up to six course options and send their completed form to UCAS, which will be forwarded to the candidate's chosen institute.
Each institution has its own application form, which is available from the website of the institution.
The candidate has to start applying a year in advance. Institutions start accepting the applications six to nine months before the commencement of the course.
Tests to be taken:
The essentials for a course in UK includes: