Wednesday, March 31, 2010
studying in uk
well, to start off with I am an Engineering graduate with offers from almost every university in U.K. So i thought I could share few things on applying to universities in U.K.
U.K ranks top amongst the hotspots for learning masters. The country has a very mixed populationa nd you would not find any racial abuses as with Australia or elsewhere.Like every foreign university U.K also has two intakes during fall and spring . Apply for september intakke as you might have good chance of getting an offer as the number of availabe seats are higher. The first step in applying to U.k is to have a valid passport as you need it for IELTS or TOEFL exams. The universities accept both the English tests and you need not give GRE for getting a seat in U.K. As soon as you receive your score card, check for the universities which would offer you seats based on the scores( mostly above 100 in TOEFL and band 7 in IELTS would do). Then you can apply online as its the fastes and safest means to apply to a university. Dont go for postal means as it takes hell lot of time to process and you should also shoulder the additional costs of postal expenses . So best apply through online using the university portal and pray that you get a seat.Wjile applying online, Scan all the relevant documents- your Marksheets( if you are currently pursuing your degree) else your degree scrolls and final transcripts, TOEFL or IELTS score card,Recommendation letter from two of your staffs(note that few universities like Nottingham have their own recommendation forms), and a letter of purpose which should state why you are interested in the university and course(about 2 pages) .After a month or so you would receieve the university's decision on your offer status decide upo fees and other issues and if you are satisfied accept the offer(that too can be made online).
If you are currently pursuing your UG then you would get conditional offer.submit your marksheets and degree scrolls as soon as you get them then scan and send it to the university so that your offer is made unconditional. Apply early because you need offer if you need to apply for any of the scholarship programs.