Study in the UK; Cost of Study, Cost of Living and How to apply for Admission

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Study in the UK; Cost of Study, Cost of Living and How to apply for Admission

Universities in the UK consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognized. The teaching and study methodology used give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence. These are a few of the many benefits associated with studying in the UK. Little wonder why many students from different nationalities go the UK to pursue their study. In today’s post, I will focus on education in the UK, cost of study, cost of living and how to apply for admission. I will also provide a list of top universities so you can contact them and request for more information.

Cost of study in the UK

There are two levels of UK tuition fees at publicly funded universities: home student fees (including EU students) and international student fees. For home students, institutions in England and Wales can charge up to a maximum of £9,000 per year for undergraduate degrees; in Northern Ireland up to £3,575 per year; and in Scotland an undergraduate degree is effectively free for students from Scotland or the EU. This is thanks to a subsidy from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). The SAAS also offers a tuition fee loan up to £3,400 for home postgraduate students.

For international students, For international students, undergraduate fees for 2013-14 start at £7,450 for lecture-based courses, going up to £36,600 for an undergraduate medical degree at the top of the price range. But a lot of international undergraduate fees are around £10,000 – not much more than those for home students. For postgraduate courses, the majority of international fees for 2013-14 are between £10,000 and £12,000.

Cost of living in the UK

The cost of living in the UK is estimated at £1000 to £1500 per month to cover the cost of accommodation, food, books, travels etc.

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Scholarships

There are many financial support options for international students who wish to study on a UK course. Demand for scholarships is always greater than supply. However to maximize your chances of getting an award, apply as early as you can. The British Council administers a number of UK scholarships and funding schemes, you can click here to access their website.

How to apply for admission

All universities in the UK accept online application. For undergraduate study, you will need to apply through UCAS, click here to access their website. For postgraduate study, you will have to send your application directly to the school. And once they’ve received your application, an offer letter will be sent to you, if you’ve met all the admission requirements.

List of top universities in the UK

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University College London
  • University of Glasgow
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Nottingham
  • King’s College London
  • University of Warwick
  • Newcastle University
  • Durham University
  • University of York
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • Queens University Belfast
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Bath

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