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Study in the UK

The UK has been ranked globally and is known for its undisputed reputation in the field of education. It has numerous universities and colleges at par with the best in the world. The course curriculum is one of the most advanced with an added advantage of lesser duration. 

The UK attracts millions of international students from over 86 countries, offering them opportunities for the overall development. Having educated millions of students, the UK is the most preferred education destination for students from across the globe.

Acceptance Rate85%
Average Study Cost£41,250
Total Universities136

Why Study in the UK?

The ease of securing a student visa to study in the UK, makes the post application process easier than expected. Along with this there are other factors which are responsible for influencing students to study in the UK, like:

Internationally Recognised Universities

Universities in the UK have a remarkable international reputation. 

According to QS World University Rankings, 4 of the top 6 universities of the world are in the UK. 

Great Place to Live and Study 

UK is a very tolerant society. It has a great cultural diversity. Discrimination against people is illegal and a punishable offence in the UK.  

Shorter Duration of Courses

Short duration courses in the UK help reduce tuition and accommodation costs. 

Strong Research Infrastructure

  • The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) classifies 30% of the UK university research as 'world-leading'. 
  • 46% is considered as 'internationally excellent'. 

Scholarship and Financial Aid

The UK offers up to 100% Scholarship on tuition fees in selected Universities only.

Work Opportunities

If visa permits, the international students can work while studying in the UK. Which is usually 20 hours per week.

Cost of Studying in the UK 

Tuition Fee and other charges
Average Tuition fees (UG)Per year26,346.82USD
Average Tuition Fees (PG)Per year32933.52USD
Average Tuition Fees (Doctorate) Per year31,616.18USD
Health insurancePer year395.20USD
Food Cost
Three course meal in a restaurant Monthly59.28USD
Transportation Cost
One-way ticket (local transport)Monthly 3.16USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)Monthly23712.14USD
Taxi start (normal tariff)Monthly3.95USD
Taxi 1 km (normal tariff)Monthly2.25USD
Other Cost
Internet Monthly38.02USD
Entertainment (Sports, movies, pubs) Monthly65.87USD
Room charges/Type to Choose
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centreMonthly 995.91USD
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centreMonthly787.77USD
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centreMonthly1604.52USD
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre Monthly1244.89USD
Visa application feeOne-time458.43USD
Minimum amount required in bank account for UK visa (not London)Monthly1,337.10USD

Application Cycle

Complete application forms must be submitted by the first week of September to UCAS. 

Final Deadline for Entry applications:

  • Mid of October – Deadline for most of the courses at Cambridge and Oxford. Mostly for medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry and other institutions.
  • Mid of January – Deadline for majority of undergraduate courses. 

The international students shall be shortlisted by colleges. Documents must be uploaded timely and applications should be submitted before November. Decision about the admission is notified by the college, usually around April. 

Top Scholarships for international students in the UK

Scholarships for post graduate and doctoral courses in the UK are not open for all the candidates, as they have strict eligibility criteria. 

1. Chevenching Scholarships 

  • Level of study: Master’s 
  • Countries eligible: 144 countries. Around 700 scholarships are awarded every year. 
  • Applications dates: August - October/November (usually). 

2. Commonwealth Scholarships

  • Level of study: Master’s and PhD (undergraduate-citizens of St. Helena and the Seychelles only)
  • Countries eligible: 62 commonwealth nations
  • Eligibility criteria: commonwealth citizen, refugee or British protected person and at least 2:1 Honours degree.
  • Applications open: August before the course is due to start
  • Amount: Typically covers tuition fees, a monthly living allowance and travel to and from the UK.

3. Saltire Scholarships

  • Level of study: Master's
  • Countries eligible: Canada, India, Pakistan, USA and China
  • Other eligibility criteria: Offers a place at Scottish university to study Master's in any one-Science, Technology, Creative Industries, Healthcare and Medical Sciences or Renewable and Clean Energy 
  • Applications open: October, till May. 
  • Amount: 50 scholarships worth 10,538.58 USD.

4. The Australia Foundation Trust 

  • Eligibility Criteria: Australian citizens entitled to live and study in the UK
  • Level of study: All levels
  • Applications date: November - April 
  • Amount: Maximum 13,173.23 USD.

5. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

  • Level of study: Master's/PhD
  • Eligibility criteria: Degree from any Canadian university with a minimum grade A, across all courses
  • Applications open: January 
  • Amount: Open scholarship worth 11,197.25 USD (only one is given out per year), and travelling scholarships worth 13,831.89 USD.   

6. China- Great Scholarships

  • Level of study: Postgraduate
  • Eligibility criteria: Offer for an eligible applicant per course at any one of the participating universities 
  • Applications open: Varies across institutions.
  • Amount: Total 150 scholarships of approximately 1,317,315 USD. 

7. BAFTA Scholarships

  • Level of study: Master's
  • Eligibility criteria: Chinese national seeking to study a postgraduate course in the field of film, television or games
  • Applications open: March (closes in June)
  • Amount: Maximum 13,173.15 USD to cover tuition fees and up to 6,586.57 USD for living expenses. 

8. Inlaks Scholarship

  • Level of study: All levels (but you must have an undergraduate degree)
  • Eligibility criteria: Undergraduate degree, and must have been accepted on to your chosen course at a ‘top ranking' institution
  • Applications open: January - April.

9. The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships and Felix Scholarships are also available.

10. Scholarship for students from USA in the UK

  • Level of study: Master's/PhD
  • Eligibility criteria: An undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.7 grade point average and endorsed by the applicant’s undergraduate university
  • Applications open: Late Spring, the year before the applicant is supposed to start studying.

11. Fulbright Commission Scholarships are also provided.