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Study, Work, Live in UK

The UK government has announced the reinstatement of the two-year post-study work visa for international students. The new immigration rules will benefit those international students who are planning to pursue their higher studies in the UK starting from 2020-21. Currently, international students pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree can stay back only for a period of four months. Only international students studying in 27 universities can stay back for six months which are part of the pilot scheme. Prospective Indian students are also going to benefit from this new rule.

Quick Facts

  • Full name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Population: 66.7 million (UN, 2017)
  • Capital: London
  • Area: 242,514 sq km (93,638 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence
  • Main exports: Manufactured goods, chemicals, foodstuffs
  • GNI per capita: US $43,160 (World Bank, 2017)
  • Internet domain: .uk
  • International dialing code: +44

Universities

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University College London
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Manchester
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Imperial College London
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Leeds
  • The University of Warwick
  • Newcastle University
  • King's College London
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Leicester
  • The University of York
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of St Andrews
  • Durham University
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Kent
  • Lancaster University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Bath
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • University of Reading
  • University of Birmingham
  • Loughborough University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Cardiff University
  • University of the Arts London
  • City, University of London
  • University of Essex
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Dundee
  • Swansea University
  • University of the West of England
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Coventry University
  • University of Salford
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Plymouth University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Nottingham Trent University

Admissions

Requirements

Possibly the most important stage, you’ll need to identify a course you want to spend the next 3 or more years of your life committed to. You’ve found the perfect course now you need to make sure you study it at the right university. Our expert counselors will assist you here so you come to the right decision.

Once you’ve made your shortlist of universities, we will help you apply your admission in universities of your choice.

Contact our counselors directly.

Cost

An efficient budget plan can help you manage your living expenses more effectively. Before you depart, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in the UK.

Tuition fee is your prime expenditure

Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. There are many high-ranking universities and colleges in the UK with their own fee structures. Further, the fee also depends on where in the UK you choose to study (there are different rules for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales), and your study level.

Most commonly humanities, education and arts courses are cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at postgraduate level, the tuition fees are typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive.

S.No. Study Program Average fee (in Euros*)

1

Undergraduate bachelor degree £6,000 to £9,000 per year

2

Postgraduate master’s degree £10,000 to £16,000 per year

3

Doctoral degree £13,000 to £29,000 per year

*Please note that all figures are indicative

If you want to bring down your educational expenses, it is best to apply to various scholarships available for Indian students

Living Cost and Accommodation costs

Most universities in the UK offer on-campus residence facilities called the Halls of Residence to international students. These can be self-catered or full-board. Certain campuses also provide self-catered shared houses or flats to its students. Living as a resident on-campus is a very affordable option, however you need to apply for it separately, and well ahead in time to secure a slot for yourself.

If you are unable to find such accommodation, you might have to look for a room on rent, homestay or find a local host. Your university’s accommodation office may help you out in this case too as they often have a list of accommodation options available in the nearby area.

Your checklist when looking for a place:

Costs

  • Facilities
  • Deposits
  • Inventory
  • Rent book
  • Bill payment
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Council tax
  • House rules, if any

 The cost will vary from city to city. If you opt to rent an apartment, you will have to additionally pay for utility bills like electricity, internet, water usage and also tenant’s insurance (in some areas of housing). House rent for a one-bedroom apartment generally ranges between £550 and £650 [Indicative].

Scholarships

Student Visa

You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if your age is 16 or over and,

  • You have been offered a place on a course
  • You can speak, read, write and understand English
  • You have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – the amount will vary depending on your circumstances
  • You are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
  • You meet the other eligibility requirements

Pre Departure

We are delighted to help you prepare for a life as a UK university student in a new country, and we hope you can make the most of this tremendous opportunity to learn, grow, and make the world a better place.

We understand the difficulties Indian students face when they first land in the UK. Our pre-departure support helps you overcome all of those to make your stay in the UK a pleasant one.

Working While Studying

Students who study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at a recognized university are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays.

Work After Study

The UK government has announced the reinstatement of the two-year post-study work visa for international students. The new immigration rules will benefit those international students who are planning to pursue their higher studies in the UK starting from 2020-21. Currently, international students pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree can stay back only for a period of four months. Only international students studying in 27 universities can stay back for six months which are part of the pilot scheme. Prospective Indian students are also going to benefit from this new rule.

Accompanying family

Wife or children get a Dependent Visa for the same duration as the primary applicant. This is applicable for Master’s degree application only. Undergraduates cannot take dependents with them to the UK.

If you have a Student visa, your dependents apply as ‘dependent on a Points Based System migrant’. Each dependent completes a separate application form and pays a separate fee.

Along with your own maintenance funds, you need to show an additional £845 (within London) and £680 (outside London) for each dependent for each month that you are applying for up to a maximum 9 months’ maintenance funds. You can use a scholarship to cover the maintenance funds for your dependents if you already have got a scholarship. The scholarship letter must state that funds are also intended for your dependents.

Lifestyle

The UK is an incredible mix of international cultures and contemporary thinking, held together by a strong sense of identity and tradition. As an international student, you’ll find an array of exciting experiences ahead of you and will have the opportunity to discover exotic places and meet new people. As the UK is a cosmopolitan city, you’ll find that many UK customs are already familiar to you and so you’ll settle down faster than you think.

The UK government has announced the reinstatement of the two-year post-study work visa for international students. The new immigration rules will benefit those international students who are planning to pursue their higher studies in the UK starting from 2020-21. Currently, international students pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree can stay back only for a period of four months. Only international students studying in 27 universities can stay back for six months which are part of the pilot scheme. Prospective Indian students are also going to benefit from this new rule.

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