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Why Apply for UK Student Visa? 

  • 90 Universities with QS World Rankings
  • Get your student visa in 3-6 weeks
  • Post-study work opportunity for two years
  • Scholarship worth £ 1,000 to £ 6,000 per year
  • 96% of visa success rate
  • Tuition Fees from £10,000 - £46,000 per year


Study in the UK 

The United Kingdom is one of the most favored countries for overseas education. Over 600,000+ students enrolled in various study programs and academic courses in universities and institutions across the UK.

The country has some of the top-ranked universities that are globally recognized. The high standards of education and the quality of life in the UK attract more international students yearly. The many scholarship programs and funds are another reason why students choose to study in the UK.


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List of Top UK Universities 

The UK has a majority of universities listed in the World QS Ranking list.

The table below has the list of Top 10 universities in the UK:

British rank

QS rank 2024




Cambridge University



Oxford University



Imperial College London



University College London (UCL)



The University of Edinburgh



The University of Manchester



King's College London



London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)



University of Bristol



The University of Warwick


List of Public Universities in the UK

The public universities in Britain offer affordable tuition fees, including some that do not require an IELTS score for admission. 

The table below details the public universities in the UK for international students.

Public Universities in the UK [Low Tuition Fee]

Public Universities in the UK [Without IELTS]

Public Universities in London


Staffordshire University

University of Greenwich

City, University of London


London Metropolitan University

University of Central Lancashire

Royal Holloway, University of London


The University of Bolton

University of Northampton

Brunel University, London


Coventry University

Robert Gordon University

London School of Economics and Political Science


Leeds Trinity University

Portsmouth University

Goldsmith's College, University of London


University of Cumbria

Northumbria University

Kingston University, London


Buckinghamshire New University

University of Plymouth

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London


Brunel University

King's College London


Queen Mary University of London


Middlesex University, London



Study Intakes in the UK 

The UK offers three main study intakes:

  • Fall Intake
  • Winter intake
  • Summer intake

The fall intake is, however, considered to be the major intake by most of the universities in the UK.


Study Program

Admission deadlines

Fall (Primary/Main Intake)

Undergraduate and Postgraduate


Winter (Secondary Intake)

Undergraduate and Postgraduate



UK University Fees 

The tuition fees in the UK vary for four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The cost of studying in the UK usually depends on the university and the type of study program. The UK's study fees are significantly lower than other countries like the USA or Australia.

The annual tuition fees for international students can be anywhere around £10,000 and £30,000, with living expenses ranging from £800 – £2,300 [including food, rent, accommodation]

Study Program

Average Tuition Fee in GBP (£)

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

£6,000 to £25,000 yearly

Postgraduate master's degree

£10,000 to £30,000 yearly

Doctoral Degree

£13,000 to £40,000 yearly


Top 10 In-demand courses to study in the UK 

The UK is one of the countries with the highest demand for international students wishing to pursue higher education. The country offers 37,000 undergraduate courses and around 50,000 postgraduate courses. Students can choose from various study options based on their interests and finances.

The table given below has the list of Top 10 in-demand courses to study in the UK:


Programs Offered

Average Tuition Fee (per year)

Data Science


£19,000 - £43,000

Business Analytics

Bachelors and Masters

£18,000 - £35,500

Computer Science

Bachelors and Masters

£20,000 - £50,000



£22,000 - £62,000

Fashion and Interior Designing

Bachelors and Masters

£10,000 - £35,000


Bachelors and Masters

£40,000 to £1,20,000

Finance, International Business and Accounting

Bachelors and Masters

£20,000 - £50,000


Bachelors and Masters

£19,500 to £49,000



£14,000 - £55,000

Architecture and Construction Management

Bachelors and Masters

£17,000 - £45,000


UK Scholarships for International Students 

Some of the top universities in the UK offer scholarships to international students.

Name of the Scholarship

Amount (Per Year)

The Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and Master's

Up to £12,000

The Chevening Scholarships for Master's

up to £18,000

BrokerFish International student scholarship

Up to £822

Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Up to £45,000

UWE Chancellor's Scholarships for International Students

Up to  £15,750

Reach Oxford Scholarships for Developing Country Students

Up to £19,092

Brunel International Excellence Scholarship

Up to £6,000

Felix Scholarships

up to £16,164

The Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh

Up to £15000

Glasgow International Leadership Scholarships

Up to £10,000

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

Up to £18,180

University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarships

Up to £2,000


Benefits of studying in the UK 

Some of the benefits of studying in the UK are as follows:

  • International students can work while pursuing their studies
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Globally recognized study courses 
  • Over 900,000 job vacancies
  • Plenty of research options for innovation 
  • 50,000+ courses available in 25+ subjects
  • Multicultural environment 

Some of the other benefits of studying in the UK include:

Higher Study Options

Part-time work duration allowed

Post-study work permit

Can departments work full-time?

Is schooling free for department children

PR option available for post-study and work


20 Hours per week

2 Years


Yes. Up to 18 Years


Masters (MS/MBA)

20 Hours per week

2 Years




Top demanding jobs in UK 

Some of the top in-demand jobs in the UK are as follows:

  • Biochemists and biological scientists
  • Care managers
  • Healthcare managers
  • IT business analysts and systems designers
  • Geophysicists, geologists and hydro-geologists
  • Web designers and developers
  • Various engineering specializations
  • Archaeologists


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Top in-demand jobs in the UK in 2023


UK Student Visa Requirements 

Some of the requirements to apply for a UK Student visa are as follows:

  • Proof of funds
  • ATAS certificate (If applicable)
  • CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)
  • Medical certificate
  • Proof of parental or guardian consent (under 18)
  • Written consent from your financial sponsor (If you receive sponsorship for your living costs and course fees in the last 12 months)


Educational requirements 

The table given below has details of the educational requirements to study in the UK:

Higher Study Options

Minimum Educational Requirement

Minimum Required Percentage


Backlogs Information

Other Standardized Tests


12 Years of Education (10+2)/10+3 years Diploma


Overall, 6 with 5.5 in each band

Up to 10 backlogs (some private hospital universities may accept more)


Masters (MS/MBA)

3/4 Years of Graduate Degree


Overall, 6.5 with no band less than 6

Some colleges may require the GMAT for an MBA, with a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional work experience.


Eligibility criteria for UK Study visa 

The eligibility criteria for UK Study visa are as follows:

  • Must have at least 60-75% in your previous study program
  • CAS Letter
  • Educational documents
  • Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 and language proficiency based on the university
  • Proof of travel itinerary
  • Proof of medical insurance

The table below details the study options, intakes, duration, and deadline for application.

Higher Study Options


Intake Months

Deadline to Apply



4 Years

Sep (Major), Jan (Minor)

6 months before the intake month


Masters (MS/MBA)

1-2 Years

Sep (Major), Jan (Minor)

4-6 months before the intake month



How to apply for a UK student visa? 

You can follow the simple steps given below to apply for the UK student visa:

Step 1: Check your eligibility to apply.

Step 2: Arrange the required documents

Step 3: Apply online for the UK visa.

Step 4: Await the visa status

Step 5: Fly to the UK to pursue your studies


UK student visa processing time 

The processing time for issuing UK student visas takes 3 to 6 weeks.


UK Student Visa fees 

The cost of a UK study visa ranges from £363 - £550; however, in cases where the applicant chooses to switch to another visa or extend the current visa, it would cost around £490.


PSWP Options 

  • The post-study work permit options allow international students in the UK to remain in the country even after their studies provided they have a job offer worth GBP 20,800 per year.
  • Students can transfer from a Tier 4 visa to a Tier 2 General visa with five years of validity.
  • Post-study work experience will help the student apply for PR in the United Kingdom.  


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