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Living in United Kingdom

1. UK Life & Culture
2. UK Climate
3. About United Kingdom
4. Test Requirements
5. Visa
6. Universities
7. Education System
8. Working in United Kingdom

1. UK Life & Culture
UK life is an incredible mix of international cultures and contemporary thinking, held together by a strong sense of identity and traditions. Study in the UK provides you with an array of exciting experiences to discover. UK being such a cosmopolitan society you will find that many UK customs are already familiar to you which makes it easier for you to settle in faster than you thinks.

If you follow a religion and worship regularly at home, then you can continue to do so when you study in the UK. UK religion covers all faiths and every major world religion is welcome. Most UK cities have Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist centers, as well as synagogues and churches of all denominations. Keeping routine with your faith not only provides you with a link of your life at home but also makes it easier to meet and develop new friendships with other international students and UK residents.
Music is a big part of UK culture. You can find pop, rock, electro, hip-hop, classical, folk, jazz, opera and all sorts of world music. Sculpture, painting, video and photography are widely available to see in the UK.
The UK offers an incredible and beautiful landscape for walking, climbing, cycling, mountain-biking and running. The mountains of Scotland and Wales, the rolling hills of England and Northern Ireland, the Lake District and the Yorkshire moors, as well as the coastline of all parts of the UK will be all around you

2. UK Climate

The United Kingdom straddles the geographic mid-latitudes between 50-60 N from the equator. It is also positioned on the world's largest land mass, the western seaboard of Eurasia. These boundary conditions allow convergence between moist maritime air and dry continental air. In this area, the large temperature variation creates instability and this is a major factor that influences the often unsettled weather the country experiences, where many types of weather can be experienced in a single day.
Spring:
It is generally a calm, cool and dry season during the period from March to May.
Summer:
Summer lasts from June to August and is the hottest season which can have cool evenings.
Autumn:
Autumn in the UK lasts from September to November. The season is notorious for being unsettled. It can have warm days and equally there can be cool ones too.
Winter:
Winter in the UK is defined as lasting from December to February. The season is generally cool, wet and windy. For a majority of the landmass snow is possible but not frequent, apart from the higher altitudes.
Costs
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3. About United Kingdom

Country Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Area: 244.820 sq km
Population: 60,609,153
Capital city: London
Currency: Pound Sterling
People: 81.5% English, 9.6% Scottish, 2.4% Irish, 1.9% Welsh, 1.8% Ulster, 2.8% West Indian, Pakistani and other.
Religion: Anglican- 27million, Roman Catholic- 9million, Muslim- 1million, Presbyterian- 800,000, Methodist- 760,000, Sikh- 400,000, Hindu- 350,000, Jewish- 300,000
Language: English, Welsh, Scottish form of Gaelic Major industries: machine tools, electric power equipment, railroad equipment

4. Test Requirements

It is important to become proficient in English to make your stay in United Kingdom a good one. You will probably be required to take the International English Language Testing System(IELTS) before you will be admitted to a UK university. The school may also have additional tests for graduate students who are prospective teaching assistants.

This section provides information about IELTS,TOEFL and GMAT exams.

5. Visa

Student Visa
Student visas can be obtained from the offices of the British High Commission in Delhi and the British Deputy High Commissions in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Students need to prove that they have an unconditional offer on a full time course, proof of accommodation, sufficient funds to cover the entire cost of studying and living in Britain and that they intend to return home on completion of their course.

Documents that are required for a student visa

6. Universities

Look here for Selecting an University,Profile of United Kingdom universities

7. Education System

Higher Education - Probably the most important subject area on this site, this explains more about the higher education system in the UK and how it works for international students. Most international students will enter directly into the UK higher education system, after completing their home country’s equivalent to the UK’s “further education.”

8. Working in United Kingdom

International students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time. If you are going for a below degree level course, you will be allowed to work part time for 10 hours else it is 20 hours for foundation/ degree/ postgraduate courses. There are no restrictions during vacation periods. These part time jobs can make your UK study experience work even harder for your future by gaining some valuable work experience.