Studying in the UK
Every year thousands of students from all over the world come to the UK to study.
The admissions staff from your university or college can tell you exactly how much your course will cost, but here is a rough guide:
- English language courses: Fees vary greatly, from around £100-£300 per week. Some universities/colleges provide free English classes prior to the start of the main course.
- Non-degree, career based and professional courses (e.g. diplomas and certificates): Fees cost around £3,500-£5,000 a year, depending on programme and length.
- Degree courses: The fees can range from £4,000-£17,000 per year depending on the institution, the level and the type of course you're doing. Check out the 2008-09 fees for international students to get an idea of tuition costs.
- Top-up fees: UK and EU students are required to pay top-up fees. International students who pay overseas fees are unaffected by top-up fees.
Funding and scholarships
To find out what financial help you can get from your government, contact your Ministry of Education/ Education department. If they offer no support, you can apply for scholarships.
When applying for a grant, apply at least a year before your course starts and remember to be clear and concise. Most scholarships for study in the UK are for postgraduate courses, although in special circumstances applications for undergraduate study may be considered. Other alternatives include applying for scholarships from international agencies such as ORSAS and CSFP.
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