Cost of Studying in the UK
Studying in the UK offers excellent value for money and although the UK is sometimes thought of as expensive, in reality, the tuition goes a long way.
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.
For undergraduate students, the tuition fees ranges between £10,000 and £18,000 (indicative) a year, depending on the course and the institution. For all postgraduate courses, tuition fees vary by course provider.
Average cost per year*
£8,000 to £28,000
£9,000 to £34,000
* please note all figure are indicative
Courses in the UK are often shorter and more intensive than in other countries. This will help you to save on tuition fees and living costs.
Course fees may cover a range of things you might not expect, including library access, sports, student union membership, and other practical facilities.
Part-time employment opportunities
If you enter the UK on a Tier 4 student visa, you may be able to work a certain number of hours per week during term time and in the holiday/vacation period. If you go to the UK on a student visitor visa, child visitor visa, or prospective student visa, you will not be eligible to work in the UK. For the latest detailed information visit the UKBA website.
Access to discounts
As a full-time student in higher education you will have access to a National Union of Students (NUSA), card which gives a range of discounts on study essentials, travel, entertainment, clothes, food and beverages, shopping and more. Student rail (train) and coach (long distance bus) cards can provide excellent discounts.
For indicative course fees, you can check the individually chosen courses.