FAQ'sWhat is RES doing?
Taking into consideration the rising demand of more & more students wanting to go to UK for further studies, RES is helping and guiding student to go to UK for studies. As we all know UK is globally well known for its quality education.
What Services RES provides?
RES provides information and guidance to students interested in pursuing a course of study in Britain. It offers a comprehensive collection of information including videos gathered from British educational institutions. It also offers reference material, information sheets, assistance with application, counselling, talks, education fairs and presentations and individual briefings on immigration and pre-departure formalities and what to expect on arrival in the UK.
Is RES related to British Council?
Yes - RES is registered with British Council at New Delhi.
How many students go to UK each year?
Approx. 14,000. In the current year The figure will cross 14,000.
What about the Visa?
Student visas are required for Indian nationals who wish to study in Britain and can be obtained from the British High Commission (BHC) in New Delhi and the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC) in Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta (addresses at the end of Briefing Notes). 95% of the students applying to go to UK are able to get their Visas. RES guides the applicants for their Visas. Unless their documents are not in proper order very rarely a visa is denied. Prospective students who clearly have a genuine and realistic intention to study in the UK
NOTE :- Indian nationals who enter the UK with a visitor visa are not eligible and will not be permitted to change to student status while in the UK.
Does RES help in getting any scholarship?
Yes, it gives full guidance and direction.
How does RES help in accommodation?
Once the student has been accepted for a course of study, RES will advise you to apply for a place in a hall of residence. Such accommodation is limited but most of the institutions give priority to overseas students especially in the first year and the majority have accommodation officers who will give you advice and help. Additionally RES is formally associated with London's largest accommodation company, Hosts International for quality home stay and hotel accommodation.
What about a job while studying?
Each institute, be it a college or university, has a separate placement Cell, where at any time one will find hundreds of jobs/ vacancies. Getting a part-time job in the UK is not that difficult. Every student is explained in detail work regulations for international students in the UK.
How RES helps in funding of the course?
RES extends complete guidance and every necessary help for applying for education loans at a very quick pace and without too much of paper work. RES has strategic tie up with Bank of Punjab (BoP) who have several branches in Delhi and elsewhere in India to offer bank loans to Indian students for studying abroad at very competitive interest rate and without many service charges. In addition BoP will also look after all the foreign exchange requirements of students sponsored by RES. In any case most of the nationalized Indian banks are too happy to consider favourably requests for overseas education loans. Students are advised to refer to the website www.cyberjournalist.org.in/banks.html and other bank websites for online guidance on education loans.
Does RES help in paying fees in installments?
Yes, it does. A student has got an option of paying the fee in 3-4 installments but all really depends on the institution the student is going to study.
How RES helps in providing admission?
RES provides guidance on courses. It forwards the necessary documents to the respective college/university for admission covering proper assessment of the student. After the admissions have been secured, all the follow up procedures are undertaken by RES.
When is the best time to apply for the course?
At least 6 months in advance is normally the best time. When is the best time for applying the visa? Ideally 6 – 8 weeks before the course begins or the date of departure.
Can a student apply for visa if the course is starting after a month?
There is always a chance of rejection of the Visa if a student applies in such situation. However if a student has a genuine reason for applying late, he can do so.
Why study in UK?
Higher courses in the UK are the best in the world. A wide range of courses from Diplomas & first degrees to doctorates are available in the UK. British qualifications are recognized internationally. Staff – Student ratio are better than many countries. Residential accommodations are the best and freely available. The cost of the studies is considered lower than other countries, because a British first degree course takes at least one year less. Medical care too is free for all the students who are doing a full time course i.e. six months or more. Earning while you study is a dream come true for the students. They are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week while studying and 40 hours per week during vacations.
Why study for a postgraduate course in UK?
All master degrees in the UK are of 1 year, as compared to 2 years in other countries including America. Thus apart from saving time, you are also cutting short on your tuition and accommodation expenses.
Can I work in the U.K. while studying and will it affect my studies?
Students are normally allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during the term time and full time during the vacations. Certain hours are allotted for working so studies will not be affected.
Is the university/college recognized?
When does the session start?
Most of the Universities/Colleges begin their sessions in September for their undergraduate and postgraduate courses except for a few who have courses beginning in January/February, April and July too. Most of these start dates are for postgraduate level courses.
What about living costs in Britain?
Living costs vary depending on which part of Britain you live in but the estimated living costs for a single person are about ₤9200 per annum in London and £7400 elsewhere.
Does RES charge for its Counselling or other services?
No – all the services provided by RES are absolutely free of any cost.