Class 12 is almost over and you know you are facing one of the most crucial turning points of your life. Now is the time to make serious career decisions. One of these decisions is what you would like to study and another is whether you want to study abroad or not.

The idea of ​​studying abroad is an exciting proposition and evokes images of opportunity and the experience of a completely different culture. Many Indians now choose to seek a better education abroad, and one of the best places is the UK, which counts with a reputation for offering some of the best academic institutes in the world.

For those looking to study economics in the UK, there may never have been a better time.

Why choose the UK?

If you decide to study abroad, the UK is a great option. It has 109 universities, many of which are world renowned. Most of the courses are internationally recognized and there is a broader offering than you are likely to find in India.

The facilities at decent universities are top notch, and so is the standard of teaching, not to mention the level of exposure that you typically get through networking. The UK is globally connected and offers many opportunities for students in many areas, including the economy.

Indian students who have studied economics in the UK have enjoyed their experience and many have described the feeling of being welcome in a multicultural society; one that gives them the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

You can also enjoy the benefits for student health, with NHS medical care for anyone studying for more than 6 months, as well as the opportunity to obtain a work permit after studying.

Is it difficult to obtain a visa?

It is reasonably easy to obtain a student visa for education in the UK, but it must be well organized! Don't leave it to the last minute and risk your chance to study abroad.

You must apply for a level 4 student visa. Please provide all necessary documents and answer the questions asked. This is a relatively easy process, so there really is nothing to fear. Your request will be reviewed and you will generally hear the result within 50 days.

How to apply?

The easiest way to apply for universities in the UK is to use UCAS, the centralized application system for university students. With it you can send an application to up to 5 universities. For economics courses, you must apply through UCAS before January 15. As an international student, some universities allow subsequent applications, but there is no need to take any risks for being late.

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For those looking to study economics in the UK, there may never have been a better time.