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Study in the UK

Here’s a comprehensive guide for all Srilankan students who want to study in the UK

Home to some of the world’s greatest cities and one of the most popular cultural hubs of Europe, there are plenty of reasons to study in the UK. High quality education, affordable fees structure, multi-cultural environment and amazing scholarship opportunities are just some of the few! In fact, the QS World University Rankings 2020 also feature four of the UK universities within the global top 10.  

One of the most popular study destinations, the UK enjoys a proud tradition of education with universities rooting back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Known for its language, history, culture and innovation, the UK has an average student retention rate of 82%. With a comprehensive support systems in place for international students, studying in UK is definitely a life-changing experience.

Popular Courses to Study in the UK

International Business Engineering Computer Science Information Technology
Accounting & Finance Law Sports Management Fashion

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Top Universities in the UK

If you are keen on the country, then you can be assured of pursuing education in the best ranked universities in the UK for international students. As per Global University Employability Ranking 2017, conducted by the Times Higher Education, the UK boasts of 10 universities out of the top 150 universities around the world ranked by the employers. 

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Cost of Studying in the UK

The cost of studying in the UK for international students entirely depends on a number of factors. For instance, 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.

Study Program

Average Fee (in GBP*)


Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year


Postgraduate Master’s Degree

GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year


Doctoral Degree

GBP 15,000 to GBP 24,000 per year

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates.

Updated on July 6, 2020

Living and studying in the UK

Student Essentials

We have a range of special services for students applying to United Kingdom!

Why study in the UK?

Choosing to study at a UK university has many financial, cultural and social advantages. A shorter and a more intensive course structure means you’ll be able to fast-track your career and minimize your living costs while you study. The country also has a range of programs designed to provide students with discounts and access to cheap public transport and study essentials.

Student visa requirements in the UK

You can apply up to three months before your intended date of travel to the United Kingdom. Your application date is the date when your application fee is paid. The visa you need will depend on your age and the type of study you wish to pursue and so will be the documents required for your UK student visa application. While it is a tedious task to apply for your visa all on your own, IDP ensures that we make it easy for you. We guide you with the latest visa updates and also help you make your application, while also prepping you up for the visa interview.

Scholarships to study in the UK

Universities and schools in the UK have a range of scholarships for international students to help them fund their education in the country. The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

Cost of studying in the UK

Ready for lkr to pounds? Remember, it's not just the tuition fee alone you should be calculating in your budget, there're a lot more expenses involved when you plan to study abroad. Look at our guide of estimates to help ease your financial budgeting whilst your stay as a student in UK. Yes, we've covered expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel too!

Education system in the UK

Across all world ranking systems, criteria and fields of study, the UK ranks highly for quality of education, student satisfaction and global reputation. The country also enjoys a great reputation for innovation and world-class research, where you will benefit from the latest facilities alongside a long-standing academic tradition.

Employment prospects in the UK

The new fast-track visa changes for scientists and PhD students will cement the UK as a science superpower and a world-leader in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector. Opening the gateway for you to establish your career in this sector.

Student Safety in the UK

All British universities pay extreme attention to the safety of their students on campus. As an international student, you’ll have access to various points of contacts for any kind of emergency. Plus, the country was recently voted as the safest place to live while studying abroad in an online opinion poll of over 800 students from more than 80 countries, conducted by Education Intelligence via The Student Room online forum.
Health and support
Here’s how dedicated support services can help you adjust to life in the UK.
Upcoming intakes in the UK
Universities and colleges in the UK offer three major intakes. Know more!
FAQs About Study in the UK
Do you have a question related to studying abroad in UK? Check out these IDP Study Abroad FAQs.
CUG University Rankings
Top UK University Rankings 2019-20 - CUG - Complete University Guide was released recently. Find Now!
Exams Required for Studying in the UK
Some schools in uk may ask students to sit entrance exams in English and maths.
Making yourself feel at home in Newcastle shouldn’t take long – the locals here will go out of their way to welcome you with open arms.
Making yourself feel at home in Newcastle shouldn’t take long – the locals here will go out of their way to welcome you with open arms.
Scotland is probably best known for being a land of men in skirts (kilts), questionable dishes made out of a sheep’s stomach (haggis) and accents that can be pretty hard to work out.
Cardiff is a multicultural, vibrant city, filled with beautiful architecture stretching all the way from Roman, to Norman, to Medieval, to present day.
Glasgow is a vibrant multicultural city with rich history bursting with energy and home to over 20,000 international students.

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