A lot of people choose to study in the UK, but studying in the UK is not so simple.
the study abroad policy in 2018 has been changed, and the study abroad website has compiled some materials. Let’s take a look at the adjustment notes of various aspects of studying in the UK in 2018
1. The accuracy of IELTS is improved
In order to ensure the true performance of British students’ English ability, the UK cancelled the recognition of TOEFL and PTE, and subdivided IELTS into life IELTS, academic IELTS and visa IELTS.
in the preparation stage, students should pay more attention to the improvement of grammar and vocabulary, and then train their skills after a solid foundation
It is easier to apply for a scholarship for a doctor’s degree in the UK than for a master’s degree. In addition to applying for a scholarship from a university, you can also apply to other institutions. The number of scholarships depends on what major the student studies and the research results in the UK
3. Visa time adjustment
Starting from August 3, 2016, students from non EU countries who are studying in public colleges of continuing education will be able to reduce their working hours from 10 hours per week to zero. Students studying college cannot renew or apply for work visa directly in the UK. They must return to their own country after the course is over and then re apply for a visa Overseas students studying in university will not be affected by the new policy for the time being. Starting from the autumn of 2016, the duration of continuing education visa will be shortened to two years
4. The change of point and point system
After the adjustment of tier4 student visa point system, the standard of living expenses stipulated in the visa has been improved. London area is now 1265 pounds per month, non London areas are now 1015 pounds per month.
renewal after one year in the United Kingdom only needs to pay two months of living expenses, which has also been abolished in the new policy
5. UK T4 pilot will be expanded to other institutions
Following Cambridge University, Oxford University, Imperial College of technology and Bath University, 23 universities have joined the T4 pilot policy, which will simplify the process of international students studying for master’s degree courses in the UK for 13 months or less It also provides greater support for students who wish to change their work visa so that they can stay in the UK for six months after completing the course.
this means that starting from the autumn of 2018, students studying in the UK can enjoy the benefits of simplifying visa application materials and staying in the UK for six months after master’s degree
6. Travel in Europe with tourist visa
Although the UK is not a visa free country, Chinese students studying in the UK can obtain a tourist visa to France, Germany, Italy and other countries on the same day if they have the school certificate and sufficient funds
7. Medical insurance
For students who apply for more than half a year’s study visa, the British government provides free medical insurance
8. New interview link of visa
According to the new policy of study visa issued by the British government, at present, all British visa applicants are required to add video interview. The whole process lasts about 10 minutes. The interview mainly focuses on the credibility investigation of students’ reasons for going to the UK
9. 1 million new UK scholarships for Chinese students
In order to encourage more Chinese students to go abroad for further study, the British Embassy, together with 31 British universities, has recently officially granted a 1 million pound scholarship program to Chinese students, namely, the 2018 extraordinary Britain million pound scholarship program