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.
1. The student should have a valid passport copy attested by the government. The passport should have at least six months of validation while applying to the university and a visa.
1. The documents related to your education. The student should submit their marks memos from 10th to the highest education they had completed or required to apply for that particular course.
1. students should qualify for the required English proficiency test and get the minimum required score specified by the universities. This is to check that student has knowledge of the subject that is used as a medium of instruction in the university and that they can understand, and reciprocate in English properly.
|S.no||Test||Minimum Score||Application Fee||Link|
|1||IELTS Academic||6 with 6.5 bands in each part||15,000||https://ieltsregistration.britishcouncil.org/orsnbc|
|2||TOFEL||Minimum individual scores like L-12, R-13, W-21 & S-18||14,424||https://www.ets.org/toefl.html|
|3||PTE Academic||Minimum of 50 in each section||14,700||https://www.pearsonpte.com/|
1. The reference letter is provided by people who have observed you and your work from close quarters like your professors in the college and your employers. The student needs to submit three reference letters if they are freshers, they can submit three reference letters signed by professors if the student has work experience, and they submit a reference letter signed by the employer.
1. the student needs to submit their updated resume with all the key skills they are experts in and research works they have done till now if applying to master or post-doctoral study.
1. The SOP is the kind of personal essay written by a student about them-self. It should include the reasons for selecting a particular program or university, and why only in the UK. It should include their educational background and professional experience, knowledge about the program they are applying to, and future career plans.
Here is the checklist and information about the documents needed for applying for a student visa.
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
|S.no||Jobs||Payment per hour|
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
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.
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.
1. The daily utility bills like internet, mobile bills, transportation, stationery, electricity, water, and gas might charge from £50 to £120 per month
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.
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
|S.no||Type of Degree||Tuition Fee|
|1||Bachelor’s program||£10,000 to £38,000|
|2||Master’s program||£11,000 to £30,000|
The following table helps you get an idea of tuition fees for different streams in the UK.
|S.no||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.
|S.no||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.
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
The list of popular programs with Annual fees is mentioned below
|S.no||Popular Programs||Average annual fee|
|1||MSc in Computing Science
IT Security Management
|£19,000 to £40,000|
|2||Master of Engineering in
|£14,000 to £50,000|
Construction Project Management
Construction Cost Management
|£17,000 to £40,000|
MSc in Business Analytics
MSc in Business Analytics and Management Sciences
MSc in Business Analytics and Big Data
|£18,000 to £29,500|
|5||MBA & MIM
Masters of Business Administration
Masters in Management
Global Executive MBA
Master in Financial Analysis
|£40,000 to £1,00,000|
There are mainly three intakes in January, September, and April/ May for sending through the application to the UK universities.
|S.no||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.
|S.no||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||-|
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
|S.no||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|