Studying in UK doesn't just include the course fees but also the cost incurred to support oneself. Go through this article on study cost in UK to get an approximate idea of how much you can expect to spend.

Study Cost in UK

Rest assured, the education you’ll receive in UK will greatly enhance your career prospects and will make the blooming of your career life all the more worthwhile. This is because the system of education in UK, with ever improving high standards in content being taught and the infrastructure, is valued all over the world and attracts thousands of international students every year. And this is further because of the many independent organizations who regularly inspect and accredit UK’s universities and courses, and have them striving for excellence. With all this in mind, it may seem like studying in UK may be just a dream but it’s not so. Studying in UK actually costs less when compared to some of the other countries like US or Australia for two reasons: one, most of the master’s programs in UK are of 1 year duration when compared to many other countries including India, US, or Australia; second, considering the overall benefits of living in a culturally diverse yet an all-English environment (the unanimously accepted global business language) and having an access to whole other things, it’s rather money for its worth. Having said that, the cost of studying in UK does not include the course fee alone, but also comprises of the cost of having to support oneself financially, for as long as the course goes on. Read on to know more about the cost of studying in UK.
Before moving on to the actual fee structures of undergraduate, postgraduate, English language courses, pre-university & career based courses; keep in mind that the costs of different courses vary according to the length, the university, and the part of UK in which you’re planning to reside.
Undergraduate Fees in UK
The average fee for the undergraduate courses in UK, per year is:
Foundation courses: £4,000 to £12,000
Arts courses: £7,000 to £9,000
Science courses: £7,500 to £22,000
Clinical courses: £10,000 to £25,000
Postgraduate Fees in UK
The average fee for the undergraduate courses in UK, per year is:
Arts and humanities courses: £7,000 to £12,000
Science courses: £7,500 to £25,000
Clinical courses: £10,000 to £33,000
MBA: £4,000 to more than £34,000
Pre-University & Career Based Courses Fees in UK
The average fee for the undergraduate courses in UK, per year is:
AS and A-levels: £4,000 to £17,000
BTECs and other vocational: £4,000 to £6,000
HNC/HNDs: £5,000 to £10,000
Foundation Degrees: £7,000 to £12,000
International Foundation courses: £4,000 to £17,000
Now about the general benefits that we discussed in the introduction: the fees mentioned above aren’t just for the lectures, seminars, or practicals but also cover access to the following:
  • Computer and other workshops equipped with state-of-the-art facilities
  • College Libraries and Data Archives for research and stuff
  • Excellent Sports Facilities
  • Music Rooms, Film & Drama Studios, and other Creative facilities
  • Guidance from field experts, researchers, academics, and leading thinkers
English Language Course Fees in UK
Again, the amount of money you spend in fees for an English Language course in UK depends on the type of course you’re studying—whether it is for Basic English or is something more tailor made for the ones whose native language is not English. Also, the school you’re studying at has a lot to do with the amount of fees you’re spending. There are some non-accredited English language schools that offer education at very low prices, however if progress is needed to be made in acquiring finesse in the language, it’s recommended that you study only from an accredited school. Having said all that, the fees can cost anywhere from £200 to £1,000 per week from an accredited school.
Approximate Cost of Living in UK
The approximate cost of living in UK may be from the cheap £6,000 per year to average £9,000 per year to the expensive £12,000 per year. These costs include accommodation, food, travel (bus/subway), entertainment (cinema/eating out/sports), and other (books/clothing/personal hygiene/telephone calls). These costs vary according to which part of UK you’re planning to live in, your lifestyle, and how close your residential address is to the school you’re studying in. Note that the general expenses are a 25% higher in London than elsewhere in UK and also that the cost of living will increase by 50% if for a couple than an individual.

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