Why Study In The UK ?

The United Kingdom (UK) and its universities have an undisputed reputation for academic excellence and quality. Thousands of courses are available for international students that want to study in UK. The UK is an ideal destination for many decades, for over a million international students from all over the world.

  • Affordable education
  • Internationally recognized courses and qualifications
  • Innovative and abundant research opportunities
  • Healthy and safe communities
  • Scholarships and financial support
  • Multicultural nation
  • The best possible place to study and learn English
  • Choose from over 50,000 courses in more than 25 subject areas
  • Shorter courses which indicate reduction in tuition fees and accommodation costs
  • Possible to work while you study

Cost Of Studying In The UK:

The tuition fees vary between 4 countries that comprise the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The fees for study in UK depend on the type of program you choose and the university you decide to study at as well as where in the UK do you plan to study. Studying in the United Kingdom is a good return on investment, the average costs in the UK are comparatively lower than in Australia or the United States.

UK graduates are among the most employable in the world.

With an overall score of 96.7, University of Oxford is at #7 among the Top 10 universities in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022.

International students can expect to pay somewhere between £10,000 and £26,000 annually. Another £800 – £1,300 a month will be required by the international student monthly for covering accommodation and other living costs.

Typically, a study in UK undergraduate degree course will last for 3 years.

Medical degrees at UK Universities might cost more.

Many of the UK Master’s degrees might be completed in 1 year, thereby amounting to lower living costs and subsequent faster entry into employment. Do check the cost of course fees with the UK college or university you are applying to. Generally, the information will be mentioned on their official website.

STUDY PROGRAM AVERAGE TUITION FEE IN GBP (£)
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree £6,000 to £16,000 yearly
Postgraduate master’s degree £10,000 to £20,000 yearly
Doctoral Degree £13,000 to £29,000 yearly

UPCOMING INTAKES IN THE UK

The academic year in the UK runs from September to July. Generally, UK Universities and Colleges have 3 intakes. Some of them might also refer to an intake as a term.

The 3 intakes available in the UK are:

Intake 1: Term 1 – It commences in September/October and is the major intake

Intake 2: Term 2 – It commences in January/February intake is also available

Intake 3: Term 3 – It commences in May/June and is available for selected Courses.

WORK AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS:

Student Applicant:
  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • International students who study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at a recognised university on a Student Visa are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays.
  • Each higher education institution has clearly defined semesters throughout the academic year, including specific breaks for holidays. During these breaks, you can work full-time at your job if you wish.
Spouse:

Dependent Visa holders can work freely in the UK however they are not allowed to work as a doctor in training. If your dependent spouse is highly skilled and secures sponsorship with a Tier 2 licensed employer on his or her own account please note that they will not be able to ‘switch’ in country to a Tier 2 General Visa.

UK Student Visa Requirements:

  • A valid passport or any other documentation for travel
  • Proof of funds to cater to your living costs during your course
  • Funds need to be maintained for 28 days (tuition fees + living cost)
  • CAS reference number – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies
  • Documents used for obtaining the CAS
  • Color photographs of passport size
  • If needed, screening for Tuberculosis
  • Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application

Post study work options

  • International students in the UK on a valid Tier 4 visa are allowed to stay in the country after finishing their education if they have a job offer worth at least GBP 20,800 per year.
  • To stay in the UK, such students can move from a Tier 4 Visa to a Tier 2 General Visa with a five-year validity period.
  • Students’ post-study work experience will assist them apply for permanent residence in the United Kingdom.

BRINGING DEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBERS TO THE UK:

On the dependent visa, your family members including your spouse and dependents will be able to join you or stay with you while you study in UK.

Definition of dependent:

  • Husband, wife or civil partner
  • Same-gender partner
  • Children under the age of 18 and children born in the UK during your stay

You will be eligible to bring a dependent provided you are:

  • Sponsored by a higher education institute for a Level 7 course with a duration of 9 months or more
  • Doing a government-sponsored course that has more than 6 months duration
  • Doctorate students on an extension scheme

UK STUDENT DEPENDENT VISA:

When to apply for a dependent visa

A dependent can apply at the same time as the UK Student Visa applicant or after the student has obtained the result of their application for a visa.

When the applicant has applied for further leave to stay in the UK after their study in UK and has not yet obtained a ruling, family members will have to wait until his permit is approved before submitting their permit for entry clearance.

Where to apply

Like for a Student Visa application, dependents should apply for nationality or country of residence in their country. The application will be filed online. For each dependent, a separate application must be completed.

In most countries, an appointment to attend the visa application center for biometrics enrolment and submission of supporting documents is booked as part of the online applications.

Financial requirements

Dependents who apply for a visa must have ample funds to meet the cost of living in the UK. It is £680 per month for which the visa is valid, up to a maximum of 9 months. That is a total of £6,120 per dependent if the visa is granted for a period of 9 months or more (9 x £680).

A bank statement or bank letter can be required to satisfy this requirement, and the funds must be kept in the name of the student or the name of the spouse/partner. If the UK Student Visa holder has an official sponsor that covers the living expenses of any dependent, a letter from the sponsor stating this may be submitted to meet the financial criteria.

AFTER YOU GRADUATE:
  • Graduated international students in the UK on a valid student visa are permitted to stay in the UK if they hold a job offer with an annual salary of at least GBP 20,800
  • The students are needed to switch to a Tier 2 General Visa after study in UK which lasts up to five years in order to stay in the UK upon completing their studies
  • The work experience students gain while working may help them in qualifying for permanent residence, provided their annual income must be at least GBP 35,000