United Kingdom (UK)

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  • Country United Kingdom (UK)
  • Capital London
  • Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
  • Official Language English

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Student visa requirements for the UK

Here’s an overview of the types of study visas and their application requirements:

Type of student visa Who it’s for When to apply Arrival in the UK
Tier 4 (General) student visa Students aged 16 or over who have been offered a place in a course at a UK educational institution with a valid Tier 4 sponsor Three months before the start of your course Up to one week before if your course lasts six months or fewer. Up to one month before if your course lasts more than six months
Short-term study visa Students who have offered a place in a short-term course in the UK, such as an English language course or training course Three months before your date of travel to the UK Depends on your nominated travel dates

Cost to study in UK

Your expenditure on tuition fees depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. There are many high-ranking universities and colleges in the UK with their own fee structures. Here’s the basic cost of studying.

S.No. UK Study Program Average fee (in Euros*)
1 Undergraduate bachelor’s degree GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year
2 Postgraduate master's degree GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year
3 Doctoral degree GBP 15,000 to GBP 24,000 per year

Scholarships to study in UK

For Study in UK, the amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.

Here are some popular government scholarship programs you can apply to study in UK as an Indian student:

S.No. Name of the UK scholarship Description
1 Chevening Scholarship Supports talented professionals who have shown prior leadership skills and exceptional performance in their respective fields. With Chevening, you can apply for a scholarship or fellowship, the selection of which is done by the high commission and British embassies.
2 Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship The commonwealth scholarship aims to give international students from commonwealth countries a chance to pursue postgraduate degrees in the UK. Basically, the scholarship scheme caters to students from commonwealth nations to study in the UK.
3 GREAT Scholarship This scholarship is jointly funded by the UK Government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council under the Study UK campaign. This program includes 99 postgraduate scholarships from 36 UK universities in a variety of subjects. However, for Indian students, 12 of the UK higher education institutions are offering 13 postgraduate scholarships.
4 Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (CWIT) Charles Wallace India trust scholarships (CWIT) is the scholarship fund of Charles Wallace India Trust that provides grants to Indian students currently living in India in the early or middle stages of their career and either working or studying in the heritage conservation, arts, or humanities.
5 Scotland Saltire Scholarships Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a scholarship program of the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities offered in the areas of creative industries, technology, science, medical sciences, healthcare, and renewable and clean energy.

Intakes in the UK

Colleges and universities in the UK offer two major intakes, but few of the universities also offer summer intakes.

Intakes Duration
Autumn/Fall intake September to December
Spring intake January to April
Summer intake April to June

Top courses to study in UK

With world-class universities and experienced faculties, and multiple opportunities in different fields, the UK is a top choice among international students. Know all the popular courses of UK universities so you can make the best of your career choice

  • Business management
  • Engineering and technology
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Media and communication

Cost of living in the UK

Here’s a list of the minimum monthly amount you should expect for living expenses in the UK:
Expenses Monthly cost
Bills (electric/ gas/ water) £40 - £50
Food and housekeeping £160 - £200
TV license (mandatory with TV or watching BBC online) £12.56 (or £150.50 per year)
Mobile phone £15 - £50
Clothes and shoes £25
Leisure and sports (calculated on membership for the students’ sports centre) £10 - £20
Books and stationery £21
Socializing £120
Travel and transport (based on the monthly cost of a student bus pass) £32
Childcare (if needed) £656

Top Universities

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Aston University
  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff University
  • City, University of London
  • Coventry University
  • Cranfield University
  • De Montfort University
  • Durham University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Falmouth University
  • Keele University
  • King’s College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Navitas
  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • SOAS University of London
  • George’s University (School of Medicine)
  • Study Group
  • The University of Law
  • The University of Reading and Henley Business School
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York