Benefits of studying in the United Kingdom

Why study in the UK?

The United Kingdom is welcoming thousands of international students every year for their future studies from ages. Studying in the UK will help you understand and complete better research work within a short span unlike other countries, renowned universities in the UK had designed their programs where students work on practical research limiting the theoretical part and completing the program in a short duration. The UK has world-famous universities providing programs in different streams like engineering, medicine, pharma, law, and business management. Pupils from different countries come to the UK to complete their future studies and settle in the UK, and that helps students interact with students from other places and develop a bonding that will also enhance their multicultural character. Most universities have international student committees to help with their issues on campus and outside the campus. The most important thing to know about the UK admission process is that it is hassle-free and once you receive acceptance from the university and visa then the rest of the process right from traveling to getting accommodation universities will help and guide their students. The UK has more job options for students once after completing their program, since the duration of the program is less compared to other countries, the work while studying option is also constrained by the laws.

Documents required for application processes. Test Minimum Score Application Fee Link
1 IELTS Academic 6 with 6.5 bands in each part 15,000
2 TOFEL Minimum individual scores like L-12, R-13, W-21 & S-18 14,424
3 PTE Academic Minimum of 50 in each section 14,700

Documents required for application processes.

Here is the checklist and information about the documents needed for applying for a student visa.

The average salary student can earn living in the UK

The information about a work permit and the number of hours an international student can work is provided along with the student visa itself and based on location the average hourly payment might vary from £6.83 to £15 per hour. The number of work hours for students during the semester is 20 hours a week and during vacation, they can work up to 40 hours, based on the program they are applying the number of hours might change to 10 hours during the semester and 20 hours during vacations. Once the course is completed you can work 8 hours a week not more than that until you get a post-study-work permit. Students can opt for jobs on-campus or off-campus based on their choice on-campus jobs they can work in cafeterias, libraries, hospitality, laboratories, gyms, university unions, and any other jobs inside the campus, on off-campus jobs students, have various options like delivery jobs, data entry, office boys, waiters, contact center jobs, bars, stores, private tutor and many others but the student needs to get permission from the university to work off-campus. By doing these jobs students can earn up to £1,200 to £1,400 every month and much more by working 80 hours a month. The best part-time jobs and their pay is as follows Jobs Payment per hour
1 Sales £8.80
2 Customer Service £10
3 Social Care £9.50
4 Health services £10.80
5 Education £11.34
6 Administration £9.50

Cost of Living in the UK

The major parameter that students consider before descending on a country is the tuition fee and if they can manage the living expenses in that country. According to the sources the average monthly expenditure for an international student range from £1100 to £1400 this might depend on the place you choose to leave and your preferences, the detailed breakdown of expenses is shown

  • Accommodation -

    1. The UK has different options for accommodation for their international students such as accommodation by the university or private accommodation. When coming to private accommodation outside the campus would range from £350 to £550 per month based on location.

  • Traveling -

    1. The best way to travel in and around the UK would be by choosing public transport. The subways, regional trains, buses, and tubes cost low for traveling and they also have offers for students on tickets and monthly passes which makes it easier to travel.

  • Utilities -

    1. The daily utility bills like internet, mobile bills, transportation, stationery, electricity, water, and gas might charge from £50 to £120 per month

  • Food cost -

    1. The cost of groceries and food items may charge around £80 to £100 based on choices. If students try to order food from outside it would double the cost of food which might range up to £250. So, to limit the cost of food they can lessen their spending on food by preparing homemade food. Apart from that students should pay for monthly insurance premium of £15 to £25 and other additional charges might vary from around £50 to £100 per month.

Cost of studying in the UK for Indian students

The cost of studying is an important factor for students based on which they can select their desired program and the university. But we have seen the cost of education increase slightly in all the UK universities. The basic cost of education depends on the demand of the course and which university student is willing to apply. The major advantage of studying at a UK university is that students would save one year of tuition fees and get the degree in a shorter time. In the UK 4year undergraduate program is designed for three years and 2years master’s program is designed for 1 year saving on tuition fees and time for the student. The cost of different degree programs is as follows Type of Degree Tuition Fee
1 Bachelor’s program £10,000 to £38,000
2 Master’s program £11,000 to £30,000
3 Doctoral program £18,000

The following table helps you get an idea of tuition fees for different streams in the UK. Stream Tuition Fee for Undergraduate Tuition Fee for Postgraduate
1 Engineering Courses 16 to 22 lakhs 14 to 20 lakhs
2 Management Courses Nil 9 to 35 lakhs
3 Medicine Courses 30 to 40 lakhs 25 to 40 lakhs
4 Arts 10 to 15 lakhs 10 to 15 lakhs
5 MBA Nil 10 to 15 lakhs
6 Dentistry 30 to 35 lakhs 20 to 30 lakhs
7 Law 15 to 18 lakhs 13 to 35 lakhs
8 Diploma Courses 10 to 15 lakhs Nil
9 Nursing Course 15 to 18 lakhs Nil
10 Doctoral Degree Nil 14 to 18 lakhs

Students need to attend entrance exams and submit the qualifying certificate to get admission into that particular program. Here is, a few exams list that should be given based on the stream you select. Course Entrance exam Exam Fee in INR
1 Law Law National Aptitude Test 20,668
2 Medical University Clinical Aptitude Test
Bio-Medical Admissions Test
Graduate Medical School Admissions Test
3 Mathematics Six Term Examination Paper 13,000
4 Management and Engineering Graduate Record Admissions 16,007

Some of the universities in the UK charge application fee of around £50 to £150. There are a few universities that do not have any application fees and the list of universities is mentioned below.

Top Courses in the UK

The UK provides a wide range of courses in various engineering, law, medical and management streams. Most of the courses are designed for 1 year and 2 years making them affordable and easy to complete without any work-life balance tension for years. There are different domains like MBA, Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry, Law, Political Science, Computer Science & Information Technology, Economics, Accounts & Finance, and Art and Design. There are many other sub-programs and master programs available under these streams which are mentioned below


  • Electrical Engineering- 4 years
  • Civil Engineering- 4 years
  • Innovation Engineering- 4 years
  • Mechanical Engineering- 4 years
  • Electronic Engineering- 4 years
  • Advanced Control and Systems Engineering- 2 years
  • Internet of Things Technologies- 2 years
  • Wireless Communication Systems- 1 year
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering- 3 years

Computer Science and Information Technolog

  • Masters of Science in Computer Science- 1 year
  • Advanced Computer Science- 9 months
  • Artificial Intelligence- 2 years
  • IT Security Management- 1.5 years
  • Strategic IT Management- 1.5 years
  • Digital Media- 1 year
  • Data Science- 1 year
  • Digital Archaeology- 1 year
  • Cyber Security- 2 years

Business Administration and Management

  • Master of Business Administration- 1.5 years
  • International Management- 10 months
  • Master of Business Administration- 1 year
  • Global MBA in Sales Management- 1.5 years
  • Global MBA in International Management- 1.5 years
  • International Marketing- 1 year

M. Sc programs

  • Sports Business and Management- 2.5 years
  • Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics- 1 year
  • Construction Project Management- 1 year
  • Building Surveying- 2 years


  • Master in Architecture- 2 to 5 years
  • M.A in Architecture- 2 years
  • M.A in Conservation Studies- 1 year
  • M.A in History of Art- 1 year
  • M.A in English Building History- 3 years
  • M.A in Architecture and Design- 1 year

Economics, Accounts, and Finance

  • M. Sc in Economics- 1 year
  • M. Sc in Finance- 2 years
  • M. Sc in Applied Economics- 2.5 years
  • M. Sc in Banking and Finance- 1 year
  • M. Sc in Accounting and Finance- 2 years
  • M. Sc in Management in Finance- 1 year
  • M. Sc in Finance and Investment- 1 year
  • M. Sc in Global Finance Analytics- 2 years
  • M. Sc in Data Analytics and Finance- 1.5 years

Medicine and Dentistry

  • Clinical Anatomy- 1 year
  • Medical Education- 1 year
  • Biomedical and Molecular Science- 1 year
  • Bioscience- 1 year
  • Nuclear Medicine- 3 years
  • Physiotherapy- 2 years
  • Oral Surgery- 2 years
  • Prosthodontics- 2 years

The list of popular programs with Annual fees is mentioned below Popular Programs Average annual fee
1 MSc in Computing Science
Artificial Intelligence
IT Security Management
Data Science
Cyber Security
£19,000 to £40,000
2 Master of Engineering in
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
£14,000 to £50,000
3 Masters in
Construction Management
Construction Project Management
Construction Cost Management
£17,000 to £40,000
4 Business Analytics
MSc in Business Analytics
MSc in Business Analytics and Management Sciences
MSc in Business Analytics and Big Data
£18,000 to £29,500
Masters of Business Administration
Masters in Management
Global Executive MBA
Master in Financial Analysis
£40,000 to £1,00,000

Intakes in the UK

There are mainly three intakes in January, September, and April/ May for sending through the application to the UK universities. Intakes Deadline for Admissions
1 January or February June and September
2 September February and May
3 April or May January and February

The universities offering courses for this intake are mentioned in the below table. January Intake September Intake April/May Intake
1 Queen Mary University of London Queen Mary University of London Coventry University
2 Coventry University Coventry University Northumbria University
3 University of Liverpool University of Liverpool Queen Mary University of London
4 University of Exeter University of Exeter Keele University
5 Aston University Aston University Ulster University
6 Brunel University Brunel University University of Chester
7 Bangor University University of Oxford Sheffield Hallam University
8 Birmingham City Universityy University of Cambridge West of Scotland University
9 Brunel University Kings College London Salford University
10 Edge Hill University Birmingham City University -

Top Universities

Most of the students select universities based on course availability, Tuition fees, location, and scholarships, apart from these they also check their ranking, research works, and ranking of the universities. So, the list of globally ranked universities in the UK is as follows University UK ranking Global Score Location
1 University of Oxford 1 87.1 Oxford
2 University of Cambridge 2 86.1 Cambridge
3 University College London 3 84.2 London
4 Imperial College London 4 84 London
5 University of Edinburgh 5 78.5 Edinburgh
6 King’s College London 6 78.3 London
7 University of Manchester 7 74.8 Manchester
8 University of Glasgow 8 72.8 Glasgow
9 University of Birmingham 9 71.9 Birmingham
10 University of Bristol 10 71.8 Bristol
11 University of Southampton 11 70.9 Southampton
12 Queen Mary, University of London 12 69.9 London
13 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 13 68.5 London
14 University of Sheffield 14 68.2 Sheffield
15 University of Warwick 15 67.7 Coventry

List of top universities based on programs

Masters in Engineering
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Teesside University
  • University of East London
  • University of Greenwich
  • Coventry University
  • University of Oxford
MBA Course
  • Teesside University
  • University of East London
  • University of Greenwich
  • Coventry University
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Manchester
  • London Metropolitan University
Masters in Pharmacy
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Manchester
  • Kingston University London
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
Masters in Architecture
  • University of East London
  • University of Greenwich
  • Coventry University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Kingston University London
Master in Engineering Management
  • University of East London
  • University of Greenwich
  • Coventry University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Chester