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United Kingdom

An island off the coast of northwestern Europe, the United Kingdom (UK) consists of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland.

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    Discover UK

    Famous for its Royal Family and quirky British traditions such as afternoon tea, scones and queueing very politely, the UK has a proud history and rich cultural heritage, with each of the four countries adding to this mix with their own unique traditions and customs.

    Home to four of the world’s top ten universities, the UK is the world’s second most popular choice for international students aspiring to study abroad with over 450,000 international students choosing to pursue their higher education in the UK every year.

    Key Facts

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    Jan, May, Sept

    Intakes

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    130

    Listed Universities

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    120+

    Ranked Universities

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    £10,000 - £38,000

    Average Tuition Fees

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    £1,278 - £1,730 per month

    Range Living Cost

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    458,490

    International Students

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    Top Universities

    • University of Oxford
    • University of Cambridge
    • Imperial College London
    • UCL (University College London)
    • University of Edinburgh
    • University of Manchester
    • King’s College London (KCL)
    • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    • University of Bristol
    • University of Warwick

    Courses

    • Accounting and Finance.
    • Aerospace Engineering.
    • Agriculture.
    • Air Transport Management.
    • American Studies.
    • Animation.
    • Anthropology.
    • Architecture
    • Business and Management
    • Chemistry

    Why Study in the UK

    The UK is one of the most popular countries to travel to for the purpose of earning an education. Generations of international students have come to the UK for their education, which means that British universities have decades of experience in working with international students.

    4 out of 10

    World’s top ranked universities

    Oxford University

    Ranked world's 1st

    Over 450,000

    International students

    Student Life

    With an undisputed reputation for academic excellence, a degree from a UK university will be respected wherever you choose to live and work following your higher education, earning itself a reputation for being one of the most popular destinations for international students

    Almost every UK university has an international programme, and frameworks have been established to ensure that support is exceptional.

    Tuition Fees

    £10,000 to £38,000

    Average tuition for undergraduate

    £14,100

    Average fees for classroom-based programs

    £16,200

    Average fees for laboratory-based programs

    £21,700

    Average fees for clinical programs

    £19,000

    Average fees for MBA related programs

    Cost of Living

    Student’s will typically require around £10,000 - £12,000 per year to pay for accommodation and living costs, while students in London require significantly more than this.

    Average Monthly Costs

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    £748 - £1,200

    Accommodation

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    £50

    Study Materials

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    £70

    Mobile & Internet

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    £60

    Transportation

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    £350

    Movies & Others

    Work and study in the UK

    Working alongside studying for your degree is a great way to support yourself as well as expanding and challenging your language skills.

    Before starting any form of employment, it’s important to check that you are eligible to work in the UK. You should be able to find this information in your passport or biometric residence permit, but in general, if you are a Tier 4 student sponsored by a higher education institute for a full-time course, you can work during your studies.

    If you are studying at degree level, you will be able to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term-time. During the holidays you can work full-time.

    With the UK working to attract more international students each year, measures are currently being put in place to enable local businesses to provide more employment opportunities to students studying in the UK.

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    Entry Requirements

    Foundation Programmes

    IELTS 5.0 (with no less than 4.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening)

    Undergraduation

    55% in (GCSE/IGCSE/others), IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), PTE 51

    Postgraduation

    55% in Postgraduate, IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), PTE 58 (with no less than 52 in all)

    Language Requirements

    Wishlist each university will have their own requirements of specific language tests and scores, you will also need to meet the minimum requirement of the UK Border Agency in order to secure your student visa if you need one

    • Recognised worldwide
    • Reading, writing, listening and speaking
    • Academic and General Training qualifications
    • Score between 1 to 9 (9 being the highest score)
    • Recognised worldwide
    • Reading, writing, listening and speaking
    • Academic and General Training qualifications
    • Score between 1 to 9 (9 being the highest score)
    • Study both UG PG & MBA courses in the UK
    • Reading, writing, listening and speaking
    • A 3-hour test which assesses language ability
    • Scored between 1 and 90
    • Widely recognised in 130 countries
    • Previously known as the Cambridge ESOL
    • Academic and General Training qualifications
    • Tests as various skill levels such as law, accountancy or finance

    Scholarships

    It might be a relief to know that there are hundreds of scholarships and bursaries available to international students who want to study in the UK. As well as key schemes run by the UK government, individual universities also have their own scholarships and bursaries, so it’s well worth doing your research to check whether you’re eligible to apply.

    Visa

    All international students, apart from Swiss nationals and those from the EU/EEA states are likely to require a visa in order to study in the UK.

    UK visas are currently managed by the UK Visas and Immigration, who have a comprehensive and easy to follow website which provides all the information you need to determine whether you’ll need a visa, and which one to apply for.

    Valid for up to 6 months, it can be extended up to 11 months for English language courses.

    £97 for a 6-month visa, £186 for an 11-month visa

    For students aged 4-17 who want to study at an independent school in the UK.

    £348 for the Tier 4 (Child) Student visa

    For students aged 16 and over.

    £348 for the Tier 4 (general) Student visa

    UK student visa requirements

    • Passport details
    • A recent photograph
    • An unconditional offer of a place on a course by a licensed Tier 4 Sponsor.
    • Proof of English language skills
    • Proof of financial support for the duration of your stay in the UK
    • You may also need an ATAS certificate to study certain subjects in the UK

    Scholarships or Bursaries

    If you want to talk to someone about what the best scholarships or bursaries may be for you, chat to one of our educational experts now.

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