Education in the UK has developed over centuries and now is subordinated to strict quality standards. The British system of higher education ranks first in the world for its quality and well known as high quality brand. British education focuses heavily on developing writing and analytical skills.
The term "higher education" in the United Kingdom refers to programs whose purpose - the awarding of the degree: Bachelor's degree, MSc (Master Degree) or a doctor (Doctoral or PhD Degree). Higher education can be obtained at universities (degree courses).
UK higher education students are generally aged 18 or over (17 in Scotland), and have usually already achieved further education qualifications, such as A-levels, the International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers or an equivalent qualification from the UK or another country. Many have completed a foundation or access course too. It usually takes three years for students in the UK to gain their bachelor's degree (four years in Scotland).
UK higher education is split into two levels:
- Undergraduate programmes include bachelors degrees, foundation degrees, higher national diplomas and more
- Postgraduate programmes include masters degrees, MBAs, PhDs, doctorates and more. Usually you need an undergraduate qualification to enter a postgraduate programme.
Most courses are taught in universities, but plenty are taught at colleges, specialist art institutions, business schools and agricultural colleges.
High cost of education in the UK often limits the possibilities of talented pupils and students abroad. There are numerous bursaries/scholarship (awarded to low income applicants) to offset undergraduate fees and, for postgraduates, full scholarships are available for most subjects, and are usually awarded competitively. Documents for the scholarship must be submitted at least a year before the beginning of the course. Some scholarships are paid only on certain programs for a fixed period.
Most scholarships are funded either from private and public funds, or by the universities themselves. UK's largest commercial companies, as well as, for example, public organizations from time to time offer various grants for foreign students.
With outstanding teaching and facilities, UK universities and colleges offer you a world-class higher education and qualifications that are respected by employers and academics worldwide.
If you want to come to the UK as a 'student' it is very likely that you will need to apply for "entry clearance" or a "student visa" before you leave your home country, as the majority of international students need a student visa. Terms and conditions are here: link (or PDF Guidance)
Through studying and working in the UK, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to develop new skills and experience student life in a new environment, develop your intercultural skills, increase your independence and self-confidence.
Government and the UK Universities provide a large number of scholarships for international students who wants to study in United Kingdom. Do not miss this excellent opportunity!
The scholarships offer financial support to study for a Master’s degree at one of the UK’s leading universities, and the opportunity to become part of an influential and highly regarded global network.
Chevening Scholarship in Tajikistan cover tuition fees, a living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants to cover essential expenditure.
For Chevening Tajikistan Scholarships, accepts applications from a wide range of subject areas, and particularly applications in the following fields:
Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh offers 30 Master’s scholarships to non-EU students who wish to pursue a full-time postgraduate Master’s programme in any subject offered at the University.
Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships for Non-EU Students
Transform Together scholarships are open to students from any non-EU country applying to study full time postgraduate or undergraduate programme at Sheffield Hallam University.
The scholarships include a one-year full tuition fee waiver for full-time taught postgraduate courses and 50% tuition fee discount for each year of an undergraduate course.
University of Cambridge, UK
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme at Oxford University
The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies. The Louis Dreyfus Foundation aims to promote sustainable agriculture, food security and self-sufficiency, particularly through education and direct support to farmers, with a specific focus on emerging countries.
The scholarship covers 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £13,863).
Bristol University International Office Scholarships
The Wincott Foundation the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Green College at Oxford University
The Wincott Foundation is supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism.
The Felix Scholarship