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The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England (capital- London), Scotland (capital- Edinburgh), Wales (capital- Cardiff) and Northern Ireland (capital- Belfast). England is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the world with sprawling campuses, excellent infrastructure and standards of teaching that makes you ready for a successful career ahead. One of the major factors that draw students to study in the UK are its wide range of scholarships which provide partial to full study waiver to students. Commonwealth, GREAT, Rhodes are just a few of the fee-paying scholarships available to international students in UK.

The United Kingdom has the 6th largest economy in the world and the 2nd largest in the Europe. The UK has one of the strongest economies in the world and, it stands out in the arena of social welfare and wellbeing of its citizens. The United Kingdom has a long-standing reputation for having one of the best education standard in the world. With an alumni network of several millions international students UK has always been placed among the top three student destinations to foreign students for higher studies and research. UK is the home of about 130 universities many of which rank high in the world university list. Besides the quality of education & research and their recognition worldwide, British universities are also famous for comparatively lower tuition fees with higher return-of-investments.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down International students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays. One of the reasons international students feel especially at home in the UK is the diversity of our universities. 30% of academic staff in the UK are from overseas, meaning you’ll be connecting with people from all over the world, no matter what you choose to study.

Intakes: January and September (Main) & February, April, May, October and November (Minor)
Tuition Fees: GBP 13,000 – 20,000 per year depending on the course
MBA £9,000 to £17,500 per year (Programs at some top UK business schools can cost up to £25,000 per year)
Cost of Living: GBP 11,385 inner London and GBP 9,135 outer London
IELTS: Overall 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
Part time – 20 hrs per week and 40 hrs during vacation
Stay Back – 2 years stay back for students graduating with Bachelors, Masters, PhD after the summer of 2021

For both types of postgraduate study (taught and research), you should budget for a 12-month academic year. Average living costs (covering accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel) for an international student on a degree course are £800 per month in London and £700 per month elsewhere.

Living expenses are approx. 600 to 700 pounds sterling per month depending upon your lifestyle and the city of residence. Please note, however, that some universities include the cost of accommodation and food within the total fee payable to them.

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Universities

Anglia Ruskin University
Aston University
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
Bangor University
Birmingham City University
BPP University
Brunel University London
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University
City University London
Coventry University London
De Montfort University
Durham University
Edinburg Napier University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Heriot-Watt University
Kingston University London
Lancaster University
Leeds Beckett University
Liverpool John Moore’s University
London South Bank University
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Sussex
Teesside University
Northumbria University
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Queen University Belfast
Robert Gordon University
Royal Holloway, University of London
Solent University
Swansea University
Teesside University
The University of Sheffield
Ulster University
University of Aberdeen
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester
University of East Anglia
University of Gloucestershire
University of Winchester
University of Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield, London
University of Hull
University of Law
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
University of Northampton
University of Plymouth
University of Portsmouth
University of Roehampton
University of Salford
University of South Wales
University of Southampton
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Surrey

FAQ's

World recognizing degree with wide varieties of course options are the specialities of UK education system.
You can take a part-time job, work placement or internship alongside your studies in UK and the hours and type of work will depend on the type of visa and your sponsoring university or college.
The standardized test requirements will vary for international students depending on the program. English Language tests, such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE are required by most of the Universities. The tests such as GRE, GMAT or SAT are required by very few Universities and for selected courses only.
The standard academic year starts in September or October and runs until June or July while the Postgraduate courses often run from September to September.
The average expense to study for an international student in the UK is approximately GBP 20,000 per year.
Even though UK weather is unpredictable, but the average temperature ranges from 9–18 degrees Celsius in summer and 2 and 7 degrees Celsius in winter. In certain times, temperatures can reach around 30 degrees Celsius in case of a heatwave and often drop to just below 0 degrees Celsius in winter. Most houses, buildings, trains and buses have good heating systems as such no need to worry.