Student Visas to UK drastically affected

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Student Visas to UK drastically affected

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Visas to students from outside European Union will be slashed by around 50% – from 3 lakhs to 1.7 lakhs per year. According to ‘The Guardian’, the number of students going to UK have gone down drastically because of various factors such as ‘Brexit’, ‘immigration restrictions’ etc. Because of this, quite a big number of students from countries throughout the World, including India are avoiding to study in the UK.

Not only are many students avoiding UK for education, but also the British Government is deliberately restricting the issue of visas to non-EU students, which adversely affects Indian aspirants. If this is the case, it is better for UK aspirants to look elsewhere for quality education and countries with brighter visa chances.

In the same vein, Cambridge University is anticipating a two-thirds reduction in admissions of students from EU countries. The university anticipates a fall in numbers – even before any change in fee levels and is already seeing signs of a reduction in numbers of EU undergraduate applicants. Cambridge University admissions data reveals a 14.1% drop in EU applications for admission in 2017.

Altogether, this sounds like difficult times for UK and for those students who wish to study in the UK.

Why should you do a PhD? –

For many students, acquiring a doctorate degree is the absolute pinnacle of academic achievement; the culmination of years of commitment to higher education, giving them the right to call themselves “Doctor”. These are perfectly good reasons to do a PhD.

However, the act of pursuing a PhD can be a complex, frustrating, expensive and time-consuming exercise. But with the right PhD preparation, some sound advice, and a thorough understanding of the task at hand, your years as a doctoral student can be some of the most rewarding of your life.

There are many reasons why students choose to work towards a doctorate. Many academic positions, such as university lecturers or researchers, are reserved for people with a PhD. What’s more, many people obtain a PhD as part of a partnership with an employer, particularly in scientific fields such as engineering, where their research can prove useful for some companies.

In some cases, however, PhDs are simply an expression of an individual’s commitment to and love of a subject, and their desire to leave their own mark on the academic world. A PhD takes about three years (sometimes more) when pursued full-time (and about twice that time if studied part-time) and requires students, often referred to as “candidates”, to produce their own work and research on a new area or topic to a high academic standard.

PhD requirements vary significantly between countries and institutions. The PhD once completed grants the successful candidate the title of “doctor of philosophy”, also called PhD or DPhil.

To do a PhD in USA, you need not have a Master’s level qualification. In fact, some universities do admit students directly into their PhD program after their Bachelor’s degree itself.  Such universities might award a terminal Master’s degree after completion of certain number of credits and award the PhD degree after completion of balance requirements.

Admission requirements vary greatly from one university to another and from one program to another. And, the process of admission is longer than for Master’s. Remember to apply very well in advance, since universities admit only once in a year for Fall intake and have application deadlines by end December (mostly).

Manhattan Review (MR) helps quite a few scholars to go for their PhD program in US universities. And, we can identify universities that have deadlines later than December also, if you are very keen to obtain a Doctoral degree. Interested? Send a mail to msacs@indiamr.com and we will get back to you very soon!

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