Cost of Living

Cost of living in UK for Indian Students

Planning to study in the United Kingdom? The mainspring of education abroad is the cost of living. The United Kingdom is neither expensive nor cheap. It may be expensive than Canada but cheaper than the UK. Again, the cost of education will depend on the place of study and the course chose.

Here is a brief overview of all the details you should know before you head to the UK about the expenses from groceries to garments.

Tuition Fees in the UK for International Student

In the UK, Government is the responsible regulatory who will decide the range of tuition fees. The tuition fees in the UK include all the expenses like IT, Library, and tutoring also. Here is an approximate cost of tuition fees for different degrees of international students.

Undergraduate Degree - £10,000 to £38,000 per annum (approx.)

Undergraduate Medical Degree - £53,700 per annum (approx.)

Postgraduate Degree - £11,000 to £32,000 per annum (approx.) It can be more than the mentioned prices.

Institutions in Wales may charge somewhere around £9,000 per year, however, students attending universities in Northern Ireland may be asked to pay up to £9,250. Fees in Scotland may be slightly higher for an international student.

Having said that, the UK government offers a variety of financial resources to international students who wish to pursue higher education in the UK. Scholarships, student loans, and other rewards are among the several sorts of financial aid accessible. The most popular scholarships for Indian students in the UK include

  • The Chevening Scholarship-India,
  • The Inlaks Scholarship, the Felix Scholarship,
  • The Commonwealth Scholarships and others.

How much do the Rents Cost in the UK?

The UK universities provide accommodation for international students which are called Halls of Residence. As the university accommodations cost a little lesser than staying outside campus, most Indian students prefer this option. Approximately, it will cost around £400-£600 per month, to stay in halls of residence in the UK.

Here are some other ways of accommodations one can choose in the UK.

  • House-Flat Share
  • Host Families-Home Stay
  • Private House-Flat

Out of all the other cities, London is the costliest place to stay in the UK.

How much does it cost to study bachelors in the UK?

It would cost around £10,000 to £38,000 per annum for a bachelor's degree in the UK. Again, the cost of education may vary based on the course you choose.

[Read More: Know How to Find Best University with Low Fees to Study in UK?]

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to UK

On average, £11,000 to £32,000 per annum (approx.) will be the tuition fee for post-graduation in the UK. In general, the fee will be even more as the cost varies according to the course and college. Even the nationality of a student affects the tuition fee.

MBA programs in the United Kingdom last 12 to 21 months and cost between 31,450 GBP to 87,900 GBP. The whole cost of studying in the UK for an Indian student is between 29 and 81 lakhs.

  • University of Chester
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Manchester

[Read More: Top Scholarships to Study in UK]

UK transport system is one of the most advanced transport networks in the world, which is why transportation is the second-largest expenditure for international students in the UK.

For students, public transportation is usually the most convenient alternative, since it also provides savings, lowering the entire cost of living in the UK. Outside of London and other large university cities, a single bus journey costs roughly £1.50, with a student travel card costing £45 per month. Students at central London universities should budget £23 a week (including the London Underground, buses, trams, and trains), or £140 per month, for travel.

The food bills in the United Kingdom are one of the expensive things when compared to the other utilities for the Indian students. The basic meal costs vary based on the lifestyle chosen by the student.

On average, food bills in the UK range between £160 and £200 per month, with a restaurant meal costing between £10 and £25.

Here are the ten affordable universities one can choose for higher studies in the United Kingdom.

  • Staffordshire University
  • Teesside University
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • University of Cumbria
  • London Metropolitan University
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Buckingham
  • Coventry University
  • York St John University
  • University of Birmingham

For more details, check out the universities to study in the UK.

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