Friday 27 November 2020

Study in the UK for 2021, Why study in UK.?

Why study in the UK?

The UK is one of the leading study destinations in the world. With centuries of excellence, world-class institutions on every corner, and far more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom can offer a lot to international students with the help of the best study abroad consultants in Kerala more than any other English-speaking country.

Advantages of studying in the UK

Incredible academic reputation

Britain has a worldwide reputation as a country of learning, and it's easy to see why. This can be seen in the modern world, where British universities occupy a disproportionate number of places in the world ranking of universities. In fact, according to QS World University Rankings 2020, nearly a fifth of the world's top 50 universities are located in the UK!

Culture of hospitality

The UK is a tolerant and multicultural country. You will find people from almost every country in the world in the UK. According to the Statistical Agency for Higher Education (HESA), the UK is the second most popular study destination in the world. In 2017/2018, more than 450,000 international students chose to study at UK universities. So, you can be sure of a warm welcome. 

Broad choice of degrees 

British universities are famous for their various degrees in fields such as art and design, economics and management, healthcare, engineering, and media studies. There are a whopping 2941 degrees available across institutions of higher learning in the UK. Regardless of the subject that interests you, you are sure to find something that fits your needs. Students get the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, critical thinking, and connections to drive forward their careers.

Global recognition

The qualifications and degrees from higher education institutions in the UK are recognized as high quality and world-class across the globe. This quality standard is set by some of the oldest universities with well-known names, such as Oxford and Cambridge, but the tradition extends to many universities and colleges across the UK. If you are looking for a job in the future, this can give you an edge over others – employers would give your degree and qualification special consideration. 

Tuition fees in the UK

Tuition fees in the UK are often controversial and prices for local (UK/EU) students have risen significantly in recent years. Now UK and EU students at UK universities have to pay up to £9,250 ($13,050) per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students vary widely, from around £10,000 ($14,130) and up to £38,000 ($53,700) or more for medical degrees. At all levels, the humanities and social sciences tend to cost less, while clinical and laboratory degree programs are significantly more expensive.

Language requirements in the UK

Applicants from countries other than the UK often have to meet certain English language requirements to study in the UK. 

International students need to present one of the following as evidence of their English language proficiency:

IELTS Academic (both the UKVI and non-UKVI tests)


Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) – modules ISE II, ISE III or ISE IV

PTE Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

However, few universities in the UK accept international students without IELTS if English was the medium of instruction in their home country or if they have a good English Language score in their higher secondary level or during interviews. 

Professions in high demand in the UK 

The U.K gives international students a post-study work visa that allows them to stay in the U.K for up to 2 years after graduation in order to find work. This gives international students the opportunity to start seeking their international careers in the U.K. 

Thursday 5 November 2020

UK Travel Restrictions- Effective from November 5th


New Restrictions from November 5th, 2020- ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND

A new lockdown is proposed for England, while Scotland is moving to a five-tier system of restrictions against covid-19 from Monday. Wales and Northern Ireland are in the middle of temporary lockdowns.

Prime minister Boris Johnson declared new lockdown rules would be started for England, but these rules are going to discussed and voted on by MPs in the house of commons before they come into force on Thursday. 

New lockdown rules for England

  • People will be told to stay at home except for education, work (if it can't be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or to care for others
  • All pubs and restaurants will have to close (takeaways and deliveries can continue)
  • All non-essential shops will have to close. Bike shops, hardware stores, banks, pharmacies, post offices, garden centres and pet shops can remain open
  • Schools, nurseries, colleges and universities will remain open
  • Households will not be allowed to mix with others indoors, or in private gardens
  • Individuals can meet one person from outside their household in an outside public space. Children under five are not counted
  • Support bubbles for people who live alone and single-parent households can continue
  • Support groups of 15 or fewer people are allowed, including those for new parents or people recovering from addictions
  • Children will be able to move between homes if parents are separated
  • Hotels will only open for people who have to travel for work plus a number of other limited reasons
  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be allowed, apart from exceptional circumstances
  • Places of worship will generally close but funerals, with a maximum of 30 people attending, individual prayer, and a few other activities will be allowed
  • Workplaces will be asked to stay open if people cannot work from home - including construction and manufacturing
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation will be allowed, but gyms will have to close
  • Clinically vulnerable advised not to go to work if they are unable to work from home

After 2 December, different regions will return to the tiers system, depending upon the rates of infection

Depends on the local infection rate all the places in England are in one of these three categories till Thursday, 

  • medium (tier one)
  • high (tier two)  
  • very high (tier three)

Lockdown rules in Wales

Lockdown is already applicable in wales from 23rd October 2020 to 9th November 2020 with the following restrictions,
  • People must stay at home for most of the circumstances.
  • People must not visit other families or meet other people they do not live with.
  • Most of the non-essential business are closed which includes bars, pubs etc.
  • Students who are above age 8 or studying in secondary school can continue their study through online classes.
  • People must wear face coverings (masks) in all public places
  • People can attend funerals and weddings but must fulfil the local rules.
Except this, all the supermarkets and groceries remain open but all the public must follow the local covid 19 protocol. Non-essential goods are not sold through supermarkets.

Lockdown rules in Scotland

Scotland is now following 0-4 levels of precaution measure and each area is now under one of these levels.

    • Level zero - People live a normal life without any restrictions.  But, no region has been set in this level
    • Level one - At this level, In time, six people from two families can meet indoors but that will not be allowed right now. Maximum of 6 people from two households can meet outdoors. Curfew is applicable after 22:30 for hospitality
    • Level two - There were no family gatherings at home, but up to six people from two families can meet outdoors. Most hospitality venues can open with limited control in serving of alcohol
    • Level three - No family gatherings at home. Hospitality venues can open till 18:00 but they don't serve alcohol. Non-essential travel in or out of the area is prohibited
    • Level four - Complete lockdown but there is no place is now under this category of precaution.

    Restrictions are already placed in Nothern Ireland on 16.10.2020 and will be valid for the next four weeks. 

    Government is strictly following the restriction measures against covid 19 which are limiting contact with others
    • Regular hand washing
    • Wearing of face covering 
    • Good social distancing

    For more information regarding with updated lockdown news please visit UK government website.

    Exprenza provides admission to Universities in UK and also advises students with the updated information with covid 19 news.  

    Most of the top ranking universities which offers different kind of scholarships to international students are still accepting applications. Students choose to study in england must check the correseponding website to get the updated information regarding with the latest covid 19 protocol.