FAQS ABOUT STUDYING IN UK

What are the requirements to study in UK?

To apply for a postgraduate course in the UK, the applicant needs to have an undergraduate degree from the UK or overseas. The applicant is expected to have obtained a first or good 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a directly related subject and the applicant needs to score IELTS 6.5 level for most courses.

How much will it cost to do MS in UK?

Masters fees in the UK comes to around £7,392. Postgraduate courses in the UK are cheaper than undergraduate courses. UK Bachelor’s degree can cost up to £9,250.

What is the cost to study in UK?

The cost of studying in any abroad country comprises of the tuition fees and the living expense of the concerned city. The tuition fees for a UK undergraduate and graduate degree range from $17,000 -$22,000 and on average living cost comes to around $20,000 per year of study. Studying the UK is cheaper than studying in the US.

Can international students study for free in UK?

Not exactly, but International students from outside of the EU are eligible for low-cost higher education, at approximately €1,500 (~US$1,800) per year.

Can I study English with a tourist visa UK?

Yes, an individual can study for upto 30 days with a tourist visa. The study must be an extra activity that the applicant should be doing during his/her visit to the UK, and can’t be the main purpose of their visit. They should apply for a Student Visitor visa if the main purpose of their visit is study.

Can international students work in UK?

Yes, international students in UK who are pursuing full time undergraduate or post graduate program are allowed to work for 20 hours per week and can work full time during vacations.

Which English proficiency exam should I give to study in UK?

To study in any English speaking country. In UK English exams such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS are accepted.

How much does a PHD cost UK?

For international students a PHD program can cost around £9,120 for arts, humanities and business courses, and £10,200 for science programs.

How much is the fee for student visa to UK?

The cost of UK student visa depends upon from where the applicants is applying:

  • Applicant applying from outside the UK, the cost is £322
  • If the applicant is already in the UK and is applying from there, they can apply by post for £439 or in person for £839.
  • Applicant needs to pay the ‘health surcharge’ when applying for their visa. The health surcharge is £150 per year (or £75 for 6 months or less) for students.

Can international students stay in UK after graduation?

The rules for international students who want to remain in the UK after their studies depend on the type of course you are studying.

Average Range of Fees

Course lengthAdditional months granted at end of course
12 months or longer4 months after course end date
6 months – 12 months2 months after course end date
Masters courses covered by the Tier4 Visa Pilot 6 months after course end date
Pre-fessional course1 month after course end date
Courses less than six months e.g. medical elective7 days after course end date

How long does it take to process UK student visa?

International students applying to UK must apply for a Tier 4 visa at least 6 weeks prior to the course start date.

Is it easy to get UK student visa?

Getting a student visa to any abroad country cannot be stated as an easy or difficult procedure. It all depends upon many factors like:

  1. Course applied
  2. Fund sufficiency
  3. English proficiency result
  4. Genuinity of the education documents submitted

Is IELTS required for UK student visa?

Tier 4 (General) student visa – below degree level and pre-sessional coursesB1Reading, Writing Speaking and ListeningIELTS for UKVI – 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 4 (General) student visa – degree level and aboveB2Reading, Writing Speaking and ListeningIELTS/IELTS for UKVI3 – 5.5 overall, and in each of the four skills