International Students in the UK

Charanjeet - Plymouth

Charanjeet is currently studying for an MSc Robotics at Plymouth University. Charanjeet has come all the way from India and feels that studying in the UK will support his ambition to have a lasting impact on the scientific community.  

Why did you choose to study in the UK?

Because UK universities offer the opportunity to study one-year MSc courses.

How did you find the application process?

Well organised, clear to understand.

Was it easy to find useful information about the UK?

There is plenty of easily accessible information on the web. And I got a lot of help through personal contacts and agents. Even with all these resources though, there is no easy way for a person to make a decision about accommodation without visiting the place.

How do the fees compare to your home country?

UK universities are much more costly than Indian universities, but the course is worth it. 

How are you finding the experience of living and studying in the UK?

It has been a great experience studying in the UK. Also the lifestyle is very good. However, I must admit it took some time for me to adapt to the vast cultural differences from India.

Anything you’re finding difficult?

Food, seeing as I'm not good at cooking, I am always having takeaways. Secondly, rent is very expensive almost £500 per month.

What do you plan to do after your course?

Work in industry. I am also considering studying for a PhD. 

Do you feel that studying in the UK will help you to achieve your ambitions?

Yes, I believe that living and studying in a new country is a necessary life experience. Professional exposure in the UK has enabled me to develop a broader point of view about everything in both my academic and personal life. My ambition is to have a lasting impact in the scientific community, and the UK certainly provides ample opportunity to harness the technological frontier in my field of interest of robotics and automation.