Cost of studying and living in UK

Cost of studying in UK

The study cost is one of the most important things to keep in mind when considering studying in UK.

The fees of study in UK varies depending on the specialty you wish to study and the university you decided to join.

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Firstly, before discussing the cost of studying, you need to prove that you can afford the cost to study in the UK as we have already indicated in the application for British universities’ article.

Bachelor students

Bachelor students pay an average of £ 9,000 per year to study in UK.

Tuition fees for the academic year according to the British Education Guide are:

  • Medical and Clinical Sciences £ 20,000 – 30,000
  • Human and Social Sciences £ 10,000 – 17,000
  • Engineering Sciences £ 10,000 – 20,000
Note : In UK, there is a difference between “tuition” and “fees”.
Indeed, Tuition are, those that you pay for educated-related experiences. Sometimes they count as additional charges that you must pay in order to enroll in courses.
Whereas, the term “fees” refers to the total cost, which includes all expenses of registration, books, etc. (contrary to American education where the term “fees” refers to the cost whether it’s total or not.

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Hence, be careful when reading the term “fees” and “tuition” when applying to a British university. If the cost of study “tuition” is estimated to be £ 9,000 per year, this means that the total cost of the study “fees” might be £ 10,000 or more depending on the type of study, university and so on.

Postgraduate students:

They pay high amounts compared to undergraduate students. It might reach up to £ 20,000 per year.

These numbers might seem exaggerated, but if we divide them by only 4 years of undergraduate study and only one year of postgraduate studies than it seems more reasonable.

For this reason, the cost might be somewhat close to the costs of study in your country, knowing that enrolling a British education is an advantage that opens up many horizons and jobs opportunities.

On the other hand, you may benefit from the financial support from the British Government during your study. In this regard, you can view and apply through the British Government website.

Living cost in UK

Now that you know the study cost you might wonder what is the cost of living in Britain?

Let’s take a look at the cost of living in Britain and how it affects your budget.

  • The cost of living in Britain varies depending on the area of residence. For instance: If you decide to live in London you will pay far more than your living costs in any other area in Britain.
  • The cost of living in the north is much lower than in southern Britain
  • In Britain, the cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment in the city center is around £ 650 per month, while outside the city it costs £ 550 per month. Whereas, sharing the apartment with others reduces the amount of the paid cost.
  • A tax fee of around £ 25 is to be paid weekly. The cost sounds high but if you share your apartment with others, you can share the cost with them.
  • The cost of using gas, electricity and water is estimated at around £ 40. You will bear these costs in case they are not included in the lease contract, so be sure to read the lease contract carefully before signing.
  • Transportation cost: In Britain, people prefer to have a monthly transportation subscription as it is more convenient and less expensive. The monthly subscription cost is estimated at £ 55. However, students can get a fair discount, which will be discussed further in detail.

Find more interesting information on how to prepare for life as a student in Britain.

To go further check these related topics:

How to get student accommodation in Britain,

Scholarships in UK and how to get them.

How to obtain a student visa in the UK.

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