Universities Portal

A project of Dreamfest Organisation

WELCOME TO UNIVERSITIES PORTAL
Universities portal is a project of Dreamfest Organisation. Universities Portal serves as a platform for all the students from around the world, who are willing to pursue their higher education in a university of their choice.  Our team consists of faculty members, alumni and students from prestigous universities.  

Why to Study in United kingdom?


  
1) The UK is a welcoming, diverse and popular destination for international students. Coming to a university or college here will give you world-class teaching and help you develop great skills for success in the global workforce.

2) If you choose the UK as your study abroad destination, then not only will you be able to experience the different cultures of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but you'll also experience Asian, African, Indian, European and American cultures as well. That's because more than one in ten students studying in the UK come from overseas – a much higher figure than the USA!  So, when you enrol at a UK university, you could expect to be studying alongside students from over 100 different countries. Now that's a truly global education.


3) With a long history of pioneering higher education, United Kingdom is home to many of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities – and many of the most exciting and attractive student cities.
   
4) Higher education in the UK varies depending on the constituent state (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland), though the systems are fairly similar. Undergraduate degrees at universities in the UK typically last three years, although courses in Scotland are usually a year longer. Some UK universities also offer fast-track undergraduate courses which can be completed in as little as two years. You could also choose a vocational-based ‘foundation degree’, which typically lasts one or two years and is similar to the US associate’s degree.
Students in the UK start their higher education with a bachelor’s degree, although for some subjects you can enroll on an undergraduate degree that leads directly into a master’s program – usually a total of four years long. Taken separately, master’s programs last one or two years, and PhDs at least three. Courses are taught in English at most universities in the UK, with some Welsh-language programs offered in Wales and Scottish Gaelic-language programs in Scotland.

Benefits of Higher Education in the UK

  
High quality education
1) UK education is recognised by employers, universities and governments worldwide.
2) Four of the top six universities on the planet are in the UK –
3) UK research is ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ – according to the most recent Research Assessment in 2008, which produces quality profiles for universities and colleges by assessing research activity against agreed quality standards.

An interesting place to live
1) The UK is full of different cultures, historical landmarks and amazing events to keep you entertained.
2) There’s a mix of cosmopolitan cities and countryside villages all over the four regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
3) You’ll find widely varied cuisine, strong transport links, famous music festivals and international sporting championships.

A range of handy advantages
1) You’ll get plenty of support at university – both with settling into your course and with costs.
2) Courses in the UK are generally shorter than many other countries, helping to reduce tuition fees and accommodation costs.

Visas, Immigration and Language requirements
  
•If you live outside the UK, you’ll need to get a Tier 4 student visa to study here – unless you’re an EEA or Swiss national. Once you’ve been offered a place on a course, the university or college will advise you on how to apply for your student visa from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
•You can apply up to three months in advance of your course start date. It normally takes up to 15 days, but could be longer at peak times, so make sure you apply early enough.
•How to get a student visa
•Add your passport number to your UCAS application (for undergrads)  or general application – either when you’re filling out your details, or when you’re offered a place on a course.
•Prove your English language skills – your chosen university or college can advise you whether you need to take an English Language Test or an alternative test or Skype interview. Accept an unconditional offer of a place on a course – then if your university or college has a Tier 4 Sponsor licence, they can give you Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
•Apply for a Tier 4 student visa – make sure you provide all the information and documents required – including your CAS (and English language test certificate if you needed one). You’ll also need to prove you can afford to study in the UK
  
  
Application Process 

  
•Most students apply independently

•For undergrad courses you apply through UCAS; for everything else, you go through the Universities’ website

•Alternatively, you could choose to seek help from a local adviser – a member of staff at a school, college, university, advisory service or agency that provides information about studying in the UK.

•They can sometimes help you with your UCAS application, or visa application.

•It’s your choice whether you use an adviser or not – they can offer valuable support, but if you don’t use an adviser you’ll not be disadvantaged in any way.

•If the adviser is registered as a UCAS centre they will have access to the best advice and can oversee your application through UCAS’ online system. These centres are widely considered as a trusted source of applications by universities and colleges.

•Please note some advisers may charge for their services if they are agents.

  
Requirements
•The qualifications required are often stated in UK terms, such as A levels.

•Don’t worry though – you can also use equivalent international qualifications that you’ve completed already or you’re working towards now.

•This is different to how some countries manage applications for higher education. In the UK your school or college can provide predicted grades for qualifications you’re studying now that lead to higher education. That way you can apply earlier in the year to increase your chances of getting a place.

•When you search for courses, don’t worry if the entry requirements don’t specify your qualifications – many course providers accept alternative equivalent qualifications. Check on the course provider’s website or contact them to find out.

An English Language Test is usually a requirement; such tests include:
•Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
•International English Language Testing System (IELTS
  
Scholarships to study in the US
  
•A large range of scholarships to study in the UK are also offered by the government, individual universities, independent organizations and various charities. The Education UK website provides a searchable database of 3,000 scholarships for international and home students. It is also worth checking to see what scholarships and support schemes are available from the government and other organizations in your own country

Prominent UK scholarships for international students include:
      •Chevening Scholarships - government funded UK scholarships open to outstanding students with leadership potential from around the world to study at postgraduate level at accredited UK universities.
      •Marshall Scholarships – UK scholarships for high-achieving US students to gain funding to study in the UK.
      •Commonwealth Scholarships – UK scholarships offered by member governments to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.
•UK scholarships are more widely available at postgraduate level, with relatively few offered for undergraduate students. However, always check with your chosen university, as support is often available for exceptional undergraduate students.
  
Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
Nnamdi Azikiwe
  
Tuition fees, living costs & funding
  
  
•For international students, undergraduate fees for 2014-15 start at around £8,000 for lecture-based courses, going up to £36,600 for an undergraduate medical degree at the top of the price range.

•On average, however, international undergraduate fees level out at around £11,987

•At postgraduate level, the average international fee for classroom based programs in 2014-15 is £12,390, although the majority of courses range from between £10,000 and £13,000

•For laboratory-based programs, average annual fees stand at £14,274, while for clinical degree programs the average figure is £21,296

•For leading clinical programs (such as medicine) at leading UK universities, however, fees can be as high as £38,532 annually. 

  
“Studying is something I really love doing, and I just hope to have enough money for tuition. ”
Alexandra Kosteniuk

  
Working in UK after graduation
  

  
•Finding a job after graduation is always difficult but particularly so for international graduates who will need immigration permission. You should start researching job options early, and have a firm grasp of the different immigration options before you start applying.

•If you’re considering staying in the UK after your studies, you may need to apply for a visa extension. Depending on the type of employment you want to pursue, how long you want to stay and your current visa status, you may need to apply for one of these three work visas.

•For advice on developing your CV and finding a job, you should contact the careers service in your university, early on in your course. Careers Advisers can give you one to one advice including help with your CV, where and how to look for a job and interview techniques.

Meet the team!


Our qualified team is always there to help you out.

  1. Zawar Qureshi
    Zawar Qureshi
    University of oxford Dept. of General Engineering Science.
    Mr. Zawar is a crucial part of the team and is a part of Oxford University. He is a brilliant guide who can help you reach your Dream School.
  2. Saad Ahmed
    Saad Ahmed
    Imperial college London Dept. of Physics
    The master of physics, Mr Saad Ahemd is a very supportive and intellectual person. He is always there with a solution for us, regardless of the situation.
  3. Shahab Khan
    Shahab Khan
    London School Economics Dept. of Accounting and Finance
    Mr. Shahab is a happy go lucky person. He will brighten up your day and will give you the best possible options in hand.