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The UK is one of the top destinations to study around the world. With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions at every corner and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot offer. The cost of education for an international student in the UK can be lower compared to the USA and other countries.


UK universities provide internationally recognized qualifications of the highest standard. They also offer more opportunities than ever before: there are currently over 55,000 postgraduate taught courses and research opportunities to choose from on the Prospects database alone.


International students have always been an important presence in the UK, and the numbers have been growing steadily.  The degrees and qualifications from UK higher education institutions are known around the world as high quality and world class. The standard of excellence is set by some of the older universities with recognizable names, like Oxford and Cambridge, but the tradition carries through to many of the universities and colleges throughout the UK. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favor!


An international student in the UK is typically allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during school term, and up to full-time when school is out of term. The UK is known for having a multicultural society with all religions and faiths represented in some way. With a racial, ethnic and religious jumble, the UK is very open to new traditions and cultures - something that is a great thing for students from other countries! You can also be sure that a place of worship will be easily accessible for most major religions:

Before coming to the UK to study you will need to make sure that your English language skills are up to a good standard. There are a number of ways that you can do this but it's all about choosing what's right for you.


Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)


Cambridge ESOL


Cambridge English exams are accepted by almost all UK universities and colleges as proof of English language skills.

Tuition for the majority of UK higher education institutions is in the region of £7,000 to £29,000 a year. Please contact our office or click here to get the exact cost of the course of your choice. The expenses including Accommodation, food clothing, entertainment, and telephone bills will vary. This will vary depending on the city you choose to live and on your personal lifestyle; therefore, it is difficult to provide an estimate.


The cost of food, entertainment, accommodation, travel, telephone bills vary according to towns you choose to reside in. For the students who are willing to work and study at the same time, attaining scholarship is a viable option but only if their visa status allows them to do this.

Bachelor's course is for 3 years, 4 Years are Sandwich program, masters for 1 year and PH.D for 3 years. Although four-year programs are increasing in popularity, most degree programs in the UK require a three-year course and a master's program is typically between one and two years. When you consider the shorter timeframe, the cost will be much lower if you only have to plan for three years instead of four or even five as in many other countries.

UK Universities have two major intakes in a year; September offers most programs and is more sought after than the January intake.


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