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16 courses ~ €2,688 (year)
Final year and top-up:
5 courses ~ €2,688 (year)
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16 courses ~ €2,688 (year)
Final year and top-up:
5 courses ~ €2,688 (year)
Askham Bryan College is a specialist landbased college. It has more than 4,000 students registered for further and higher education courses.
The main campus near York is one of the most attractive in the country. As well as providing a great setting, it also provides resources and facilities to help with your studies. The extensive grounds include not only the College's farm and horticultural unit but also woodlands, a small lake and excellent outdoor sports facilities. The College also has centres at Bedale, Harrogate, Pickering and Guisborough where part-time courses and work-based learning are available.
The campus on the outskirts of York has the very best facilities for study across a wide range of subjects related to:
- the production, processing, and marketing of food crops and dairy products;
- the management of animals;
- the efficient use of machinery and equipment;
- the care of horses;
- the development of farmland and the countryside;
- creation and maintenance of exciting and vibrant gardens and landscapes.
Why study in Askham Bryan College?
- fastest growing colleges serving the land-based industries
- college is situated near the beautiful city of York
- teaching staff consists of experts
- teaching is based on practical as well as academic experience
- a range of scholarships and free additional training courses available
- degrees are validated by Harper Adams University College, the University of Leeds and York St John University.
About the UK
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (which is usually shortened to just the UK or United Kingdom) is a political union made of up of four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The UK is still a major political and economic force in the world, with membership in the G8 and an economy that is the fifth largest in the world and second largest in Europe. The UK’s colonial history also means that it has been subject to a multitude of international influences and influxes of people, helping to create the multi-cultural society that exists today.
Education in the UK
Hundreds of thousands of international students study in the UK each year, making studying in the UK the number two choice for international students in the world, second only to the USA. For students worldwide that would like an English-language education, what better place to study than the country that invented the language?
With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions at every corner and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot offer.
Studying in the UK will provide students with an academic qualification respected and valued throughout the world. It gives students the experience of living in the UK, providing them with a vibrant, energetic educational experience, whilst enabling them to enjoy charismatic surroundings and a traditional British culture.
Financing your studies in the UK
Besides savings, support of parents and relatives, scholarships and student jobs you can finance your studies in the UK by taking a student loan.
Max student loan for 2010/11 is £3,290.
Positive side here is that you don’t need to start paying back your loans until you reach the repayment threshold. This means that you will begin making repayments when your gross earnings are more than either: £1,250 a month or £15,000 per year (9% what is over the minimal earnings needs to be paid back monthly).
More info: http://www.direct.gov
Why study in the UK?
- Academic excellence - the quality and standard of UK higher education which combines the best elements of tradition and modernity.
- Worldwide recognition – the quality of UK education is recognised across the world by employers, universities and governments. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour.
- Value for money – courses in the USA can be over $25,000 a year in tuition alone. Tuition for the majority of UK higher education institutions is around £6,000 to £7,000 a year. Unlike the equivalent programmes in the United States or Australia, most UK Masters programmes can be completed in one year.
- Improve your English skills – studying in the UK will give you the opportunity to improve your English language skills as English is the language of business, science and technology.
- Experience of living in the UK – a multi-cultural and multi-faith country which offers both strong tradition and a diverse culture to any international student choosing to study here.
- International education - the UK has always welcomed students from all over the world. Universities are used to looking after the welfare of non-UK students and have well-developed support services and social networks on campus. At postgraduate level, students from outside the UK form over 30% of the entire student body.
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Education: Please find this information on the left side of this page.
The Halls of normally start from about £50 per week, moving up to around £80 per week for some larger universities.
If you opt to not go the halls of residence option, you can always go and find your own accommodation. Rents can then range from anything from £35 for one week upwards depending on the standard of accommodation and the number of people you are going to split the costs.
- Food - if you buy your own food, try and budget in about £25 to £30 per week to purchase food supplies. You can of course be smart and save much more.
- DSL/ Internet - most companies charge a base of £5/ week for standard DSL in the UK.
- Bills - if you live in a house or apartment you will need to calculate water, heating and electricity into your budget - this can be anything from £10/week for all bills depending on the time of year.
- Travel - if you live away from University you will need to include travel expenses in your budget. This can be anything from £10/ week, more if you live in London.
- Study Materials - books, notepads, paper, printer cartridges are all things you will need and you should budget about £7/ week for this.
In average students should consider £6000-£10 000 for living expenses depending on the location.
Expenses in Askham Bryan College
The College offers a range of scholarships.
- Tuition fee loans for full time students - you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of all or part of your tuition.
- Higher Education Maintenance grants - these are means tested but do not have to be repaid.
- Higher Education Maintenance loans - all students are entitled to at least 72% of the full student maintenance loan and this element is NOT means tested.
More information about the grants and loans can be found "HERE" http://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/images/upload/he/qualificationsentryfeesandaccommodationhe20101890.pdf
Whilst you are staying in the UK, you will have a variety of accommodation options available to you. Your choices will depend largely on whether your college or university has halls of residence, what city you are located in, and the amount of your monthly budget.
When you sign up for a particular college or university, you will need to indicate that you will require accommodation. Do not assume that you will automatically be given accommodation, but generally as an international student you will be given priority over other students.
One important tip - once you have been accepted into a program, start looking and arranging accommodation right away! Places fill up quickly and demand generally exceeds supply.
Halls of Residence
Halls are a great way to meet new people. They are large buildings, sometime divided into flats where you will have either a single room or share with another student. The room itself may be basic, and if it does not have an en-suite bathroom, communal ones will be provided. Generally the hall will provide basic furniture such as a bed, desk and chair and the rest you will have to supply.
Most halls of residence have a canteen where food is supplied (at a cost) to students. As an international student the food may be unfamiliar, but a good way to immerse yourself in the culture of the UK. Halls are either single or mixed sex, so if you have a preference for either you should make this clear to your university from the beginning when choosing where to live.
Self Catered Halls
Many international students prefer the self-catered option because it allows them the freedom to cook their own food and on their own schedule. Self-catered halls are very similar to standard halls of residence, but there is also a communal kitchen available to all hall residents. Be warned, though - communal kitchens can become places where only the stout of heart dare to venture!
Typically students live in halls during their first year, as it makes adjusting to campus life much simpler and helps in making friends. In their second and third years, some students opt to move into a house or flat which is not part of the university.
If you do move into a flat or house, you will have to sign a tenancy agreement, which is a legal document outlining the terms of the tenancy. Be very careful to make sure you fully understand the terms and issues of the contract, and if you do have any doubts talk to your international student advisor who can assist you further.
A flat or house is generally more expensive than any other option, and you may find it hard to find accommodation that is close to your campus. However many students like the freedom to live where they choose, live with whom they like and choose the type of place they want to live in.
For more information about student housing and renting accomodation as a student in the UK please see our two articles covering "What you need to know about student renting in the UK" http://uk.internationalstudent.com/student-news/articles/student-renting.shtml and "Student Housing Overview fo the UK" http://uk.internationalstudent.com/student-news/articles/student-housing-uk.shtml
Accommodation in Askham Bryan College
Askham Bryan College offers a variety of accommodation options to meet the financial, cultural and social requirements of our International Students; all campus accommodation includes Wardens and Security in order to ensure our students feel safe and protected. Accommodation options include Self Catering, Independent Houses and Halls of Residence as detailed below and are subject to availability:
- Main Building where the prices range from £68.00 per week up to £130.00 per week.
- Independent Houses where the prices range from £68.00 per week up to £ 130.00 per week
- Halls of Residence where the prices range from £111 per week up to £114 per week.
Off campus accommodation can also be arranged, but it is recommended on campus accommodation for the first term / year of study as this significantly helps International Students to get to know the College and the other students.
More information can be found "HERE" http://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/images/upload/he/qualificationsentryfeesandaccommodationhe20101890.pdf
International students who are studying on a course lasting longer than six months are normally allowed to work for 20 hours per week during term-time and unlimited hours during vacations. Students may find part-time jobs as administration assistants, receptionists, customer service assistants etc. Students may find job ads in newspapers or at school. Finding job may be difficult but if you really need and want it, you will find one.
You should keep in mind to have at least 4 month’s money before arrival as it may take time to find a job. If you don’t then it is advisable to work for some time before you start your studies.
Student jobs hourly wage minimum is around £4.83 per hour if you are aged 18-21 years and £5.80 per hour if you are 22 or over.
You can find more information about student jobs and job databases on the following pages: