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Cost of study 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.

Shorter courses

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.

UK Government update: You can now get a two-year work visa after graduating from a UK university! Know more on the UK government's website.

Knowing the cost of living is vital when preparing to study abroad. Use our cost of living calculator to estimate how much you will need to cover all your expenses as an international student. Go to IDP's Cost of Living Calculator.

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Visa application requirements

To receive a student visa, you have to prove that you have enough money to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for your entire stay in New Zealand.

Scholarships

There are thousands of international scholarships available. Keep posted on recent scholarships for financial aid!

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