United Kingdom

The UK is second to the US as the favored destination for international students. It has some of the best-ranked universities in the world, some of which appear in the world university rankings. The degrees offered by the UK higher education institutes are recognized worldwide. Students from UK universities get an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge at competent levels. There are options to continue with post-graduate studies in most UK universities with some of them even promising to sponsor Tier 4 visas.

Why Study in the UK?

The United Kingdom (UK) and its universities have an undisputed reputation for academic excellence and quality with thousands of courses available for students, as well as being an ideal destination for many decades for over a million international students from all over the world.

  • Affordable Education
  • Internationally Recognised Courses & Qualifications
  • Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities
  • Healthy and Safe Communities
  • Scholarships and Financial Support
  • Multicultural Nation
  • The best possible place to study and learn English
  • Choose from over 50,000 courses in more than 25 subject areas
  • Shorter courses which indicate a reduction in tuition fees and accommodation costs
  • Possible to work while you study
  • 2 years of post-study work permit after graduation
university of cambridge
The UK has traditionally been one of the world’s leading educational destinations. It boasts of centuries-old universities that have a legacy of producing the finest minds in the world. Today, it remains one of the best destinations for students seeking high-quality education and a welcoming educational environment.

Cost of Studying in the UK

Tuition fees vary between 4 countries that comprise the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The fees can vary widely depending on the type of program you choose and the university you decide to study at.

Study ProgramAverage fees(in GBP)
Undergraduate Program£10,000 to £20,000 yearly
Postgraduate master’s Program£10,000 to £30,000 yearly
Doctoral Degree£14,000 to £35,000 yearly


Top Universities

QS World
University  Rankings
University NameQS World
University  Rankings
University Name
5University of Oxford69University of Glasgow
6University of Cambridge74Durham University
8Imperial College London75The University of Sheffield
10UCL79University of Birmingham
18The University of Edinburgh82University of Nottingham
29The University of Manchester93University of Leeds
31King’s College London96University of Southampton
38London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)97University of St Andrews
51University of Bristol119Queen Mary University of London
54The University of Warwick131Lancaster University

UK Student Visa Requitements

  • A valid passport or any other documentation for travel
  • Proof of funds to cater to your living costs during your course
  • CAS reference number – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies
  • Documents used for obtaining the CAS
  • Colour photographs of passport size
  • If needed, screening for Tuberculosis
  • One year tuition fees and living expense in savings account for the over 28 days in some selected Banks
  • Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application

Post-Study Work Options

  • From summer 2021, international students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or master’s degree will be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new Graduate Route.
  • Students who complete their Ph.D. will be able to stay for three years.

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