About United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) or Britain is conglomerate of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On globe its location is to the northwest of mainland Europe. The English Channel surrounds Britain from all three sides. It has only land border with the Republic of Ireland which it shares with the Northern Ireland. The Channel Tunnel connect the largest island Great Britain to France.
English is language of speaking, reading and writing across educational institutes of Britain as well as other departments and homes. However, speakers of many other languages like French, Spanish, German etc also found in abundance.
People from all geographies come to Britain for study and work. Its equal opportunity nation and don’t discriminate people on the basis of gender, color or belief.
The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. The highest authority of the country is the Queen whose position is symbolic only. At political / administrative level the prime minister holds the highest power and chosen through mandate. English is universal language which first reached to different part of the world with British merchants.
The UK Government Policy largely focuses on making economy strong and stable and hence creates better business environment and better infrastructure. Government also invests heavily in science and technology development and education and learning. Private business holds the key to British economy. Though, there exists all type of businesses but tourism sector holds very high value in British economy. Britain is the largest foreign investor in the United States and vice-versa.
Are you planning to Study Abroad in Britain? During your stay in Britain, do not forget to visit the places of interest in Britain. Some of these are Buckingham Palace, Althorp - Diana Princess of Wales, Black Country Living Museum, Blenheim Palace, The British Museum, Castle Howard, Windsor Castle, London Zoo, Osborne House
Visa Requirements To Study In The United Kingdom
International Students require to apply for a Visa to study in United Kingdom. The common minimum requirements to apply for a United Kingdomn student visa are:
- Accepted by a college / university in United Kingdom to pursue a Full Time Course.
- Possess required eligibility certificates to take admission in one such.
- Hold a valid Passport for the intended period of stay.
- Proof of income or sufficient means to support studies in United Kingdom
- Health Certificate issued by a competent hospital from the home country.
- Candididates holding above documents may apply for Visa with nearest Foreign Mission Office of United Kingdom in the home country.
United Kingdom also welcomes candidates for part time sudies, log term studies like research programs and training programs etc. For detailed visa requirements for different level of studies you are advised to check with Official Website of UK Government.
List of Universities in United Kingdom
UK @ A Glance
Largest city: London
Geographic Coordinates: 51°30′N 0°7′W
Official language and national language: English
Recognised regional languages: Scots, Ulster Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Demonym: British / Briton
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch: Elizabeth II
Prime Minister: David Cameron
Total Area: 93,628 sq mi
Population: 64,716,000 (2015 estimates)
Currency: Pound sterling (£) (GBP)
Time zone: GMT (UTC)
Summer (DST)-BST (UTC+1)
Date format: dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the: left
Calling code: +44
Internet TLD: .uk