Over 5,000 students from India study undergraduate and postgraduate courses in London. The majority of Indian students study postgraduate courses. Business and computer science courses are the most popular subjects for Indian students followed by engineering, pharmacy, management, IT and software degrees.
On these pages you will find information and application advice for students considering undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK.
Undergraduate Entry Requirements
Course application requirements can vary depending on the university and degree you choose. The information below is only a guide so be sure to check the entry requirements for your favourite courses. Remember, most undergraduate Bachelor's degrees in the UK are usually three year courses and postgraduate master's degrees are one year.
General entry requirements
Most universities in UK will consider you for entry if you achieved 70% in your Indian High School Leaving Certificate. For the higher ranked universities, you will need a score of 85% or above. If you have taken A-levels, the International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement exams then you will be eligible for direct entry onto undergraduate courses at most universities.
If you do not meet these entry requirements, you may be able to enrol on a Foundation programme offered by the university.
Postgraduate Entry Requirements
Most universities will accept Indian students who have already completed a first degree that is equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree from an established university. The grades you need depend on the course and university you are applying to.
Some universities require students to have completed a master’s course before progressing on to a PhD. However, in some cases students can go directly from a bachelor’s degree to a PhD, particularly in the field of science.
Indian Students Living in United Kingdom
There is a very large population of Indians living in United Kingdom, only in London, homes to over half a million Indians and the city is home to the world's second largest Sikh community outside India. As an Indian student studying in London you can be sure to find lots of Indian events, societies, news and friends.
- The Nehru Centre is home to a variety of Indian cultural activities from film shows to art shows.
- Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is the largest organisation of its kind dedicated to developing Indian art and culture.
- Shree Swaminarayan Mandir is the world's largest Hindu temple outside of India.
- Vaisakhi is celebrated in Trafalgar Square each year.
- Indian food and shopping: there are lots of specialist Indian shops throughout London.
- Lots of Indian businesses also operate in London such as ICICI Bank, Wipro Software Services and Cobra beer.