General

Knowledge zone is a UK Education Consultant leading in guiding and assisting students who are seeking to study in the UK. The services students gain entry into quality academic institutions in the UK. The proud founder of Knowledge Zone has been helping student since 2005, and has helped thousands of students to achieve their education goals. Our experienced and qualified team are well-trained to support and provide professional guidance to international students.
We are UK Education consultants, who are professionally qualified to assist students who are seeking to study in the UK. We work only in the best interests of the applicant (we are not agents who sell higher education providers or courses).
We provide comprehensive advisory and support services, to applicants seeking to study in the UK, or Schools seeking assistance with applicants, or sponsoring body seeking UK Education guidance and support, and much more. We can help and guide any sectors or persons who require assistance under the umbrella of UK Education by setting and advising appropriate strategies for achieving the desired goal.
Cos of our services various depending on level of your requirements. After initial discussion and assessment of your requirements, we shall advise the service fee.
Payments can be made by Cash, or Bank transfer, or via PayPal (cheque payments are not accepted). After knowing your best mode of payment you can communicate with our team members to advise on how to go about the payment.
Our main operation is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; however our customers interface are from various countries, from Middle East and other parts of the world. So no matter where you are we can assist you when possible.
You can get in touch with us through various ways, such as online chat, email, WhatsApp, phone call or you can set an appointment to meet us at our office. You can view contact details on our 'Contact the team' page.
Our policy is to offer honest advice to every individual who comes to us with a question. As an independent body, we want students to perform to the best of their ability and therefore will never be shy to say where improvement needs to be made or if there is an aspect of the application which will prove a struggle. We are not an academic institution and we know from professional experience that some decisions, within the application process, are difficult to make. Further, we want students to know why they are applying and what they can expect if they are successful. The process requires commitment and students need to be happy about this prospect and so honesty is required from our consultants, the applicants and their guardians.
Candidates who are keen to study in the UK, and are able to demonstrate academic and English language qualifications, and are financially & mentally capable to study abroad.
This is completely your decision. We provide support and preparation at any stage of the process, focusing on the practical application of applicant to ensure the desired results. If you would like support, contact us and we can talk through your options with no obligation. We work with many schools ourselves to support their applicants. Each school has a different history and approach with applications to the UK.
We regularly support students, who are applying to study in the UK. Should you need support applying to other countries. You may contact our team and they may be able to advise a representative who maybe specialized in your desired destination.
Some academic institutions offer scholarships and bursaries for international students, and this can vary by level of study and by institution. Many of the offered scholarships are competitive and applicants need to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, or certain criteria required to obtain a scholarship. It is best to always check the academic institution’s website for update of their available scholarships for international students. Many Governments and other local organisations may provide a number of scholarships and awards to help international students study. It’s always best to check with your local community for any available scholarships for students to study abroad.
The opportunity for students to work part-time during their studies varies depending on the type of visa and level of study. If you pursue a course at degree level or above you may be permitted to work 20 hours per week while on an international student visa (Tier 4 visa). Many universities have a dedicated job centre on-campus for students that advertise job opportunities to help students develop skills. The university careers service is also a useful source of information.

Application to Boarding Schools

You can send your child to boarding school in England at any age. However, 11-13 is generally considered the most appropriate age. At that age children start becoming more independent and stop being too attached to their parents.

Additionally, during that age, children already speak their native language fluently and will not forget it afterwards under any circumstances.

In order to apply to school in the UK you will need your child’s report card and a recommendation letter from a current teacher. The child may also be required to sit an entrance exam in English and math. Some schools will require additional tests in all of the subjects that the child has chosen (3-4 subjects for A-Level). These tests can be administered by the child’s school in his or her home country (in an exam setting), by the British Council or they can be done at the school they are applying to in the UK.

Schools in the UK usually start in September, and it is always recommended to apply six months to a year prior to entry date. Some top schools have limited vacancies, thus limiting your options. Hence, if you are looking at enrolling to a highly ranked school, you may need to start two years prior, if not three, before entry date.

The fees for one year at a boarding school range from £18,000 to £35,000 depending on the school and the age of the student. This price includes tuition, accommodation, food, books, school uniform, sport and health insurance.

These rates are only an estimate and for guidance, hence the variation can depend on many factors in terms of what the school can offer and its facilities.

It maybe difficult, but not impossible if your child has above average abilities, speaks fluent English and has an excellent academic record.

There are many boarding schools within the UK that can accommodate any type of students with different academic abilities.

Children over the age of 6 can fly to England on their own, without their parents  (escorted by their airline’s member of staff). This service is offered upon the purchase of an airplane ticket. At the airport, the airline staff will hand your child over to the member of English center or school or to one of their drivers, who will then take your child to the school. You can double check with your airline company what is the minimum age they are able to escort a child flying without their guardian and offered services.

If you are worried whether your child has safely arrived, contact numbers will be provided to call the concerned person at the center or school to confirm the safe arrival.

We can suggest parents considering the following criteria before they make a decision:

  • Type of boarding schools:Single-sex education or co-education?
  • Academic standard: Most schools publish public examination results. Parents can use ranking tables to assess a school’s academic standard. Out of more than two thousand schools in the UK, those ranked within 300 are recognized as outstanding.
  • Budget: There are three terms in a year and boarding fees are paid termly. When doing their budgets, parents should be aware that there is an annual fee adjustment in most schools. Growth rate is usually 5% per year.
  • Location: Students may be more accustomed to their home town climate, hence south part of United Kingdom is considered warmer than north part. Some of the parents would prefer schools which are near to their relatives. There are a variety of schools that can satisfy needs of different students.
  • Subjects and extra-curricular activities: There are a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities in boarding schools. you can match the most suitable school with knowing your child’s interests and hobbies.
  • Others: Friendliness, facilities and student demographics are all typical criteria. Additionally, some schools provide extra care for students with learning difficulty. If there’s any of such special needs, parents should bring up early in consultation.

Application for a UK University

A copy of the following are required to be sent via email for initial evaluation to advise the next step and options available. • Passport copy • Academic transcript • Academic Certificate (if available) • English qualifications - preferably IELTS UKVI (if available) • Personal statement (if applicable) • School and/or work reference (if available)
Yes, you may send the documents you have, as in your academic qualifications. However; it is vital to note that IELTS is mandatory for many international students seeking to study in the UK. Exceptions are limited to certain categories and you can check with our team to see if you fall under the exceptions category for English qualifications.
There is no limitation on who and how many universities you can apply to. As long as you are a genuine applicant and applying for the purpose of studying in the UK and have the requirements the university is looking for. If you have already applied and you would like to expand your options, this can also be done, depending on your desired course and university. You may contact our team for further information and you need to mentioned where you have already applied and what options your are looking for.
Irrespective of background (school, family or other) an applicant is offered a place based on academic ability and potential. Excellent candidates, who perform well at every stage of the application process are successful every year.
Most potential candidates will have good academic records and qualifications. However, not all successful applicants have attained outstanding marks. We appreciate that students’ academic and intellectual capabilities develop greatly during their studies. Hence, our team are able to advise suitable options within your academic level.
Yes, most UK universities will ask you for evidence of your fluency in English language. This is to make sure that you will be able to succeed in an environment where the teaching is given in English language. The English qualifications that UK Universities will accept are mainly IELTS test. However, many other English qualifications will be accepted and you may contact our team for more details.

When considering what and where to study, our team will match your academic interests, your educational goals and budget, with options within your desired requirements.

It is very important that you think about the convenience of the study location for you (big city or rural area, large campus or small campus..etc.) , the amount of time you would like to spend for study and the total cost of studying and living overseas.
The offered facilities for international students are also factors you should consider when studying away from home.

What can you do?

  • Make sure to check which universities offer your desired course
  • Look at the university website to get an initial feel for the differences between the universities.
  • Visit Education Fairs – this will give you an opportunity to meet with the university representatives giving you more insight and provide answers to your queries that matter to you when deciding on your desired destination of study.
  • Go to an Open Day – most people do not decide on a university until they have visited it. Seeing the city and university in the flesh often makes you consider factors you might not have thought about before, such as the location of your college, faculty and university facilities.
  • Look at the profiles of the tutors at individual departments

Our team will be able to guide you on the courses, institutions and locations that best meet your preferences and requirements. Contact us if you require more help to discuss the matter in more detail.

Application process may differ from one university to another, and how popular the course or the university you are applying to and which degree level applied for. If you want to know the timing frame for a particular university you may contact us for detailed advice.
There are different paths to getting into a university in the UK, which one best suits you depends on your level of education and your level of English. Our team will be happy to advise you on any questions you have about higher education in the UK.
This depends on your programme – a bachelor’s degree will usually take between three and four years, while a master’s degree will usually take one or two years. In addition to degree earning courses, many universities also offer non-degree professional qualifications, which usually take one to two years to complete.
For international students tuition fees can range from £10,000 to £20,000 a year (excluding Medical courses or competitive universities). Living expenses, including accommodation, food, and spending money will range from £10,000 to £15,000 a year, this would depend on the students' personal expenses.
It is recommended you begin your application process once your 1st term or predicated grades come out if you are still currently studying your final year of school, or at least 6 in advance to give enough time for your applications to be processed and to prepare for your time overseas. However, if you are seeking to study at a competitive academic institution (i.e.oxford, Cambridge, UCL..etc.) or course (i.e. Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary...etc.), we highly recommend at least one year in advance, as they may have earlier deadlines for application submission.

Application for English Language

The following information is required at initial stage, to evaluate your case and provide the best options that are within your requirements

  • Passport copy
  • Duration of study – How long you want to study English course?
  • When do you want to start? – English courses usually start every Monday, all year long
  • What is your budget per month? – How much you are able to afford to study and live in the UK. This would help us define the most suitable centers available within your budget.
  • Location preference –  If you have a preferred location you are interested to go and study at.

If you do not have answers to all of these questions, our team can still help you in making a decision.

Yes, of course, most schools will accept students who don’t know any English at all. It may be best to take some language lessons at your home country first though to maximize the effects of a language course in England.

We recommend taking any pre-English test like pre-IELTS test, which is ideal way to discover your level of English before taking the actual exam.

The main types of courses on offer are:

  • General English (15-20 hours per week)
  • Intensive English (25-30 hours per week)
  • Business English (20 hours of general English + 5-10 hours of business vocabulary)
  • Exam Preparation – for exams such as IELTS, TOEFL
  • Summer English – which includes activities and excursions

There are also specialized programs such as English for lawyers, finance professionals, teachers, etc. You can find out more about the courses on offered by contacting our team.

There are no age limits. Language schools and centers offer programs for various age groups. In order to find the best program for your age group, you may contact our teamand we will help you find the best fit for you.

Language schools & centers would usually provide options for students in selecting the preferred accommodation

  • Host family – where you can live with a family and have your own room or shared with another student. catered for aged 14 and over.
  • Residence / Student Hall – this would usually have the kitchen & living area shared.
  • Boarding school accommodation – located on the school grounds, and catered for age under 17.
  • Apartment with a kitchen
  • Hotel

If you need help selecting which may be suitable to your requirements, you can contact our team for guidance and assistance.

The cost may vary from one language school to another. However, on average it may cost around £150-350 per week (20 hours per week, every day except weekends). Living costs are around £120-280 per week.

The cost varies depending on the type of accommodation – host families are typically cheaper than student residences. Therefore, the combined cost of tuition fees and living expenses will usually amount to around £300-700 per week. Another £100-200 per week should be added on for pocket money and transport costs.

The cost for children summer language programmes, can range from £700 to £1,500 per week and it can include tuition, accommodation, food, cultural activities, sports and much more.

These figures are only estimate hence some schools / centers may charge more depending on the type of course, accommodation and hours per week lessons taken…etc. If you would like to know more, you may contact our team for guidance.

We recommend no less than four to eight weeks being ideal as a start. As this would allow you to gradually adapt to the new environment, overcome the language barrier and begin speaking English. And you can extend your stay if you feel the need to do so afterwards.

The minimum duration you can take is two weeks and there is no limitation on the maximum duration, as you can take a whole year course, if you desire.

For a two to three week trip to England you will usually need the following, these are only items you can consider and students are free to bring what they see suitable:

  • A big suitcase
  • Backpack
  • Jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Windbreaker
  • Track suit
  • Sneakers
  • Indoor slippers
  • T-shirts
  • Socks and underwear
  • A hat (a cap or panama hat)
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit/swimming trunks
  • A big towel
  • A set of nice clothes for the outings
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Any medication you require due to chronic illness
  • Mobile phone

If you do sports seriously, you may bring your own sports equipment and clothes.

The school will usually provide bedding, but it is recommended you bring a big and a medium sized towel.

There will definitely be a benefit, as every day the students have 3-5 hours of English lessons followed by other activities, such as sport, trips, cultural activities, all in English. All of the classes are built around conversational English and getting the students to talk. Even in this short period you can improve your English and most importantly will not be too shy to speak English.

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