So glad to have ‘Happy Guy’ drop by at Ὀμορφιά Omorhpia. From now on, we welcome any questions relating to study in U.K.; please PM our Facebook page for any queries or comments. Below is the Chinese version written by Happy Guy, with me providing the English version. Attached is a photo when I visited ManU stadium last year.
好高興「快樂人」光臨 Ὀμορφιά Omorhpia。由現在起，我們歡迎任何有關去英國留學的問題；任何題問或評語，請PM我們Facebook專頁。以下中文版本由快樂人撰寫，英文版本由我提供。附上我上年去曼聯球會觀光的照片。
❤ Lala & Happy Guy
Hi all! I am a student who have been studying in the U.K for the past 5 years. I began by joining the Foundation course in Manchester in September 2011, and I am currently a master student. During these 5 years abroad in U.K., I have been receiving varied experiences and feelings, which I see as factors that have driven me to grow and change, in order to become an independent person. During these 5 years, I have learnt to build relationships of respect and trust with others in my everyday life. Every moment of my life in the U.K. accumulates to transcend me. I truly cherish the love and trust from both my friends and families.
大家好, 我是一名已在英國生活5年的留學生。我是從2011年9月在曼城修讀基礎班(foundation )到現在修讀研究生。在這五年的英國留學生活中我有着不同的經歷和感受,這是讓我在往後成長有着改變和成為一個獨立的人。在這五年的生活中,我能夠在平常生活中學習彼此之間的尊重和信任。這些生活中的點滴是慢慢累積而成，令我成長了不少。無論對朋友或家人,我也會珍惜彼此之間的感情和信任。
To begin with, I hope to share some useful information for those who are interested in pursuing studies in the U.K. In order to prepare for studies abroad or to apply to an education institution, these things will be required of students, which are IELTS results, the result sheets of public examinations in Hong Kong (including the internal exam results at secondary school), and to search for an Overseas Studies Service agency. When you have the intention to study abroad and have discussed your thoughts with your parents, you and your parents shall search for an agency of a relatively larger scale. You don’t actually need to make an appointment, but to arrive at the agency with the documents that you have to prepared. These documents, which are the result sheets (at secondary school and public exams) are mainly for application purpose. At the agency, these documents are required for reference too, so the staff may inquire further and provide advices, which would be based on the interests and results of students. They will provide a full analysis so that students may identify the pros and cons of each institution, in tower to gain the maximal and the latest information.
Once you have decided to pursue studies in overseas, I advise you to undertake the IELTS English language assessment exams as soon as possible. This is because most U.K. institutions or universities would require each foreign student to have reached a certain standard in English, in order to join a undergraduate or a master programme. When you have decided on choosing a certain course at an university, you would have to reach the required standard by that specific university. If your results of the IELTS examination cannot satisfy the requirement, the university would provide some English classes to enable you to fulfil their basic requirement. You can apply and pay the exam fees of IELTS online, and the exams would normally take place over a period of 2 days. When you have finished your exams, you would have to wait for 2 weeks before you could find out about your results. Thus I suggest each of you to apply for IELTS in the soonest time possible. Most students would apply to take the exam after mid-July, and doing so would make it relatively harder to apply for the undertaking of the IELTS exam, and also create greater hardship when you apply for VISA afterwards.
When you have already prepared yourself with IELTS results and other documents, the agency can apply student VISA for you on your behalf. There are many questions to be answered, as well as many documents to be submitted in the process of applying for student VISA in U.K, and this is why I suggest you to seek an angry to apply VISA for you. From July 2015, the U.K. immigration office has altered the requirement for student VISA, which requires a bodycheck from each student that each of them would have to completed the bodycheck at the designated medical centres. Besides, the proof of income is also required, and the amount of income depends on the academic fees of each university and the everyday spending of a student as to set the standard, so to apply to study in London, the amount of income would therefore be relatively higher or more demanding. When parents have prepared the certain budget, the money has to be left inside a bank account of which the money must not be withdrawn. In fact, applicants should be well-prepared for the income required, and with one month in advance, as failed to do so would be denied for qualifying the income requirement. The fees for VISA application has to be paid online too. Hope these information provides you the basic knowledge about studying abroad.