Study in the United Kingdom

Why choose the UK as a study destination:

The UK is one of the best study destinations. It is known for its world-class education, diversity and busting student cities making it a great place for studying abroad. Degrees from the UK universities are highly regarded and respected all around the world. The UK is one of the best destinations to study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

By studying in the UK, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • World-Class Education: The UK is known for its world-class education, diversity and busting student cities making it a great place to study abroad.
  • Globally recognised degrees: Degrees from the UK institutes are highly regarded all around the world and hence help a student’s CV stand out among other applicants.
  • Faster graduation: Not only is the UK home to world’s leading institutes but it also enables students to complete their degree faster than in other countries. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, while postgraduate courses only take one year.

Key Facts

Best Courses to study in UK

  • Business and Management: The UK is home to some of the world’s best business schools. Not only you will develop leadership and management skills, but also enhance your employability in world-leading companies
  • Computer Science: The UK is renowned for its top-notch computer science programmes which are constantly working on state-of-the-art solutions for modern problems. Moreover, the demand for skilled computer scientists and software engineers is on the rise, hence, a degree in computer science can lead to a well-paying job in a variety of industries.
  • Medicine and Healthcare: The UK has a world-renowned healthcare system. By studying medicine and healthcare in the UK, not only will you benefit from world-class education and extensive clinical practice, but also have the chance to build a rewarding career.

Tuition costs in UK for international students

  • Tuition costs for international students usually range from £10,000 to £30,000 per annum depending on your choice of program and university. Most students, however, are able to find a program of studies around a budget of £10,000 per annum.
  • UK universities are keen to attract high-performing students. For the purpose, there are plenty of scholarships for international students in the UK which help with their tuition costs.

Living costs in UK

  • Monthly rent ranges from £500 – £1,000 depending on the city and your choice of accommodation. Student halls and hostels usually cost slightly higher than arranging your own accommodation privately. In expensive cities like London, it’s usual practice to find shared accommodation to save money, whereby you pay rent for one room inside a larger house.
  • All other costs for food, travel, etc range from £200 – £500 depending on how you are spending.

Study visa UK

  • Since Brexit, almost all foreign nationals need a student visa to study in the UK. There are three types of study visa: Short-term study visa (for English language courses with duration up to 11 months), Student Visa, and a Child Student Visa (for age 4-17).
  • General student visa requirements for the UK include proof of acceptance, proof of identity, proof of sufficient financial support and proof of English or French language proficiency. And the UK student visa processing time depends on if you are applying from inside or outside the UK. International students applying from outside the UK must start as early as 6 months before their course starts.

Job Prospects

  • While home students and those with settled status can work as much as they want, international students holding a UK study visa have some limitations. Those enrolled in full-time studies can work 20 hours/week during academic year, and full-time during the summer vacations, while part-time students are not allowed to work at all.
  • After graduation, the study visa can be converted to a Graduate Visa that allows the student to stay in the UK for at least 2 years (3 years for PhD students). Upon a successful job hunt it can then be converted to a work permit, if you are able to find a sponsor.

Key Attractions

  • Big Ben: With its majestic and complex stature, the iconic clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London, Big Ben is a must-see.
  • Buckingham Palace: The official residence of the British monarch, Buckingham Palace is a popular attraction and is open to the public for tours during the summer months.
  • Stonehenge: The breath-taking prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, Stonehenge is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.


  • English Breakfast: What better place to enjoy a traditional English breakfast other than England itself. The famous bacon, sausage, eggs, beans, toast, and tea or coffee ensures that you do not go hungry on longer days.
  • Fish and Chips: The famous British quick bite, fish and chips, consisting of deep-fried fish and chips is a delicious and affordable meal perfect for students who not only are busy with studies but are also tight on budget.
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding: A traditional British dessert consisting of a sponge cake soaked in toffee sauce, is the best way to end a busy day full of lectures.


  • UK is the only place where you can experience heavy rain, warm sunshine, and cold winds all in one day. On average, temperature during summers can range from 9-18 degrees Celsius while during winters it can range from 2-7 degrees Celsius.
  • The weather is relatively colder as you go up north towards Scotland. Therefore, if you are looking for a relatively warmer city, London will be an obvious choice.
  • It is advised to pack a couple of jackets, raincoats and an umbrella with you.