Every year, thousands of international students choose to study in the UK. Apart from being home to the most prestigious universities in the world, it is also considered a cultural hub in Europe, with many benefits to consider.
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Why study in the UK?
Choosing to study at UK universities offers numerous economic, cultural and social benefits. You can get ahead in your profession and save costs by taking advantage of a shorter, more intensive course. The UK also has a number of programs that offer student discounts, access to cheap public transport and study materials.
UK Entry Requirements for International Students
When you apply to a university in the UK, you will need to submit a number of important documents, such as:
Check if your qualifications are recognized in the UK and/or if you need a certificate of equivalence.
How much does studying in the UK cost?
The cost of studying in the UK depends on the type of degree and the institution or university attended. The UK is home to a wide variety of prestigious educational institutions, each setting its own tuition fees. Let’s see what is the minimum required to attend a university there.
|Study program||Average annual tuition fees in GBP|
|Bachelor’s degree||13,000 to 32,000|
|master diploma||13,000 to 32,000|
|Doctoral degree||15,000 to 24,000|
Scholarships to study in UK
Most of the scholarships available in the UK are for international students pursuing postgraduate studies. However, there are some scholarships available for undergraduate students, and they are usually offered by the university.
Here are some of the most prestigious scholarships for international students in the UK:
|Chevening Scholarship||Chevening scholarships are provided by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office which funds these masters scholarships.|
Applicants must be citizens of one of the 144 qualifying countries and must agree to work in their home country for a minimum of two years after graduation.Commonwealth ScholarshipsThe scholarships are available to masters and PhD students from 62 Commonwealth countries.
The scholarship will normally pay for all your expenses, including tuition fees, accommodation and transport to and from the UK.GREAT scholarshipsGREAT scholarships are part of the British Council’s international student finance program in the UK.
It is important to note that each country has a unique application process. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000 and most scholarships are available in all subjects.
Visa requirements for UK students
The UK student visa requirement is determined by your age and the type of study you wish to pursue. Find out more about the types of UK visas available to international students.
For the most part you will need:
- A valid passport or other valid travel documents.
- Reference number of the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and documents used to obtain CAS.
- Proof of funds to cover your living expenses for the duration of your course.
- Passport size color photo.
- Review documentation
- Tuberculosis screening (if necessary).
- Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) approval certificate (if required).