The UK and its universities boast a stellar reputation for academic excellence, drawing over a million international students globally. What sets it apart is the efficient timeline for degrees – three years for undergrad and an additional one for postgraduate studies, except for medical or research tracks.
Diversity thrives as you engage with a global community, gaining knowledge beyond your coursework. Financial support, including scholarships, grants, and reasonable living costs, makes studying in the UK accessible. Urban areas may be pricier, but generally, expenses are more affordable than in the US.
The UK’s rich cultural tapestry stems from families with roots worldwide. This diversity enhances your experience, offering insights into various cultures, foods, and interests. Moreover, vibrant options for dining, nightlife, shopping, and sports cater to diverse tastes, ensuring a lively and engaging life beyond the classroom.
- UK is a centre of history, art, and culture.
- UK is a multicultural society.
- The quality of education at each level of studies is internationally recognized.
- Study period is shorter in comparison with other countries due to a more intensive programme. So, it is more efficient in terms of time and money.
- The learning environment is energetic, creative, and fun.
- The various teaching methods and training not only allow for the mastery of the material, but also encourage the learners to be independent thinkers.
- Free health insurance for international students.
- Tuition fees in UK can be competitive.
- UK is a country that has many interesting and beautiful sights.
- There are various types of entertainment to suit students’ interests, such as theatres, concerts, art galleries, major sporting events, pubs, restaurants and others.
- The opportunity to tour around the rest of Europe, with transportation and accommodation costs that are specific to students.
After getting the Full Acceptance Letter from the institution, students can apply for student visas which can only be administered by a particular agent education course, where by SUN ASA Education is one of them. After completing the required visa documents, visa applicants are required to be fingerprinted and photographed directly at the British embassy representative offices (VFS).
Once students get visas to be in UK for more than six (6) months, they will receive an entry clearance in the form of vignette / sticker in their passport that is valid for 30 days from the date of departure. Furthermore, students will get a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) on arrival in the UK. BRP indicates that a student has the right to live, work, or study in the UK.
In addition to the application for Student Visa, students must undergo a TB Screening medical test to detect tuberculosis by taking a chest X-Ray. UK also requires health insurance (the Immigration Health Surcharge for access to the National Health Service) of GBP 470 per year. This fee policy applies to all international students since 27 Oct 2020.
There are many good choices of accommodation for international students in the UK which can be arranged after you are accepted in schools or universities in the UK.
School or University Accommodation (University Residence)
Usually schools and universities provide accommodation for their students. Facilities include a bed, a storage closet for clothes, a desk and study lamp, chairs, heaters, and bookshelves. Some are also equipped with a bathroom in the room and 24-hour internet access. This accommodation costs an average of GBP 150 – GBP 300 per week.
Rented Apartment or House
A popular choice for two (2) or more students who want to share the cost of accommodation is renting an apartment (flat) or a home with a contract of one (1) year minimum.
The cost of renting an apartment or a house is about GBP 200 – GBP 400 per week. Of course, the cost of rent depends on the size of the apartment or house and its location. It is likely that you will have to pay the cost of electricity, heating and telephone charges.
Students who study more than six (6) months in the UK will be granted permission to seek part-time jobs for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the term time and full-time during holiday periods for the Bachelor or Master programme.
The salary earned during part time work is around GBP 6 per hour. For the evening working hours (night shift), students might be able to get more than GBP 8 per hour.
- Anglia Ruskin University A.R.U College
- Birmingham City University International College
- Brunel University London Pathway College
- Hertfordshire International College
- International College Portsmouth
- International College Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
- Keele University International College
- University of Northampton International College
- University Academy 92
- Leicester University Global Study Centre
- The College, Swansea University
- University of Plymouth International College
- ONCAMPUS Loughborough
- ONCAMPUS Hull
- ONCAMPUS London South Bank
- ONCAMPUS Reading
- ONCAMPUS Reading Henley Business School
- ONCAMPUS Sunderland
- ONCAMPUS UK North
- ONCAMPUS Southampton
- ONCAMPUS Aston
- ONCAMPUS London
- Cardiff University International Study Centre
- Durham University International Study Centre
- Kingston University London International Study Centre
- Leeds Beckett University, Leeds International Study Centre
- Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre
- Royal Holloway, University of London International Study Centre
- Teeside University International Study Centre
- The University of Sheffield International College
- University of Aberdeen International Study Centre
- University of Huddersfield, International Study Centre
- University of Huddersfield London, International Study Centre
- University of Strathclyde International Study Centre
- University of Surrey International Study Centre
- University of Sussex International Study Centre
- University of Leeds, Leeds International Study Centre
- Bournemouth University
- City, University of London
- Cranfield University
- Nottingham Trent University
- Queen Mary, University of London
- TEDI London
- University of Birmingham
- University of Brighton
- University of Bristol
- University of Essex
- University of Glasgow
- University of Liverpool
- University of Nottingham
- University of Westminster
- University of York
- UWE Bristol
- City, University of London
- INTO London: Business, Arts & Social Sciences
- INTO London: STEM, Medicine & Health
- INTO Manchester
- INTO Stirling: Scotland Education Centre
- Lancaster University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Newcastle University
- Newton A-Level Programme
- Queen’s University Belfast
- University of East Anglia
- University of Exeter
- The University of Manchester
- University of Stirling