How to Study in UK

UK is made of England, Scotland, Wales & Northern States. It is an Island nation in NW Europe. The largest country of UK is England.

The UK has been attracting international students for so long. A degree from the UK has high regards all over the world. Though it is slightly expensive to study but the UK is still preferred by many students, especially Indians, because of the quality of education.

Why Study in UK

Students satisfaction rate is high: Almost all English-speaking countries, the UK boasts the highest student satisfaction rate of 90 %.

Leader in World education ranking: The UK is a leader in the World education ranking. In 2022, three UK universities were awarded the QS 5 star across all categories Teaching, Students employability and facilities.

Degrees renowned Worldwide: A degree from the UK has a greater priority in India and UK. Even if a student returns back to India after getting a degree, he stands a better chance to get a good job in his country.

Quality of education is remarkable: The UK has some of the best universities and colleges globally namely Oxford and Cambridge University. These universities have a 100% scoring capacity.

No health care expenses: The UK had National Health Service and thud students have free access to National Health Scheme if a student had been studying there for six months of more. Students have to pay for their medicines but charges will be lower.

Part /Full time work facilities International students are permitted to work 20 hours per week and full time during holidays/ semester break period. Students can try for the Internship options at companies so that their work experience will have high regard where ever they go.

Get Graduate Visa: With effect from 1 Jul 2021, the UK has opened its Graduates Visas. According to it, international students in UK can stay for two more years after they have graduated. It gives them better chance to work and build a career there.

Scholarships exclusively for Indian Students: The UK provides few scholarships to both domestic and international students. Indian students are eligible to get government funded Scholarships like STEM scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships and India Trust Scholarships.

Increasing student population: UK has universities in almost all the cities. This implies an increased chance of getting into one university or the other.

Best courses to study in the UK

Business Analytics: The importance of Business Analytics has increased especially during the past couple of years in UK.

Data Science: The UK is one country that acknowledges the dynamic nature of data sciences compared to other countries, and here lies its importance. It is said that more than 80% of the companies have planned to hire data scientists over the coming years. 

Computer Science: It is one of the best degrees a student can pursue in UK.

Business Management: Business Management and MBA are most preferred courses in UK and are highest paid jobs in UK.

Medicine: An undergraduate degree in Medicine has high demand in UK. Moreover, Doctors are one of the highly paid professionals in UK.

Accounting: Postgraduate degrees in Finance and Accounting are very common in the UK and have been a trend among international students.

Law: The UK is a hub of lawyers and thus provides the best coaching in the discipline. The increased need for legal advisors in companies has led to this growing market for the course.

Architecture: Amongst other things, the UK is a country which has the finest buildings which has led to importance of this subject in UK.

Engineering: UK offers engineering degrees in 37 streams including Civil, Mechanical and Software Engineering.

Fashion & Interior Designing: The UK has a significant influence on fashion, styling, and interior design. Some of the biggest creative designers, luxury brands, and creative designers are from the UK, which explains the discipline's popularity.

What are the Top 10 Universities in UK?

University of Glasgow: This university is one of the oldest universities globally founded in 1451. It has a strength of around 35,000 students out of which over 40% are international students.

University of Warwick: The University of Warwick is known for its research developments and citations. It holds the 53rd position in the top 100 universities in the world. More than 43% of its students are from other countries.

University of Manchester: It is the largest University in UK which has a relatively good female to male student ratio.

King’s College, London:This world-famous college is situated in London. It has the largest healthcare learning in Europe and is the seventh best University in UK.

University of Edinburgh:This is one of the most preferred university by the International students their strength being 44 % of total strength.

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): It is considered one of the leading social science universities in the World.

UCL: UCL has a 10.6 score of student per staff, making it the highest-ranking one in this respect. It was one of the first universities in the UK to admit women on the same scale as men.

Imperial College, London: It is a science focused Institution with 69 % its students being international students. It is located in the heart if the city.

University of Cambridge: It is the 4th oldest University globally and has an overall score of 94.6

University of Oxford: This is world reputed university in UK.

Cost of Studying in UK for Indian Students

The UK is a multicultural country widely popular among Indian students. The UK is the second most-preferred country by students for overseas education international students' tuition fees vary highly depending on the course and the place of study. It can range from 9000 GBP - 38,000 GBP.


S. No Program Average Annual Fees (GBP) Average Annual Fees (INR)
1 UG 8000 GBP - 30,000 GBP INR 7,10,000 - INR 27,00,000
2 PG 12,000 GBP - 35,000 GBP INR 10,70,000 - INR 31,00,000
3 Engineering 11,880 GBP - 23,760 GBP INR 12,00,000 - INR 24,00,000
4 Medicine GBP 30,548 - 64,652 GBP INR 28,00,000 - INR 61,00,000

Cost of Living in UK

Here is a list of the likely expenses you may encounter in your daily life.

S. No Type of Expense Amount in GBP
1 Accommodation 680 GBP - 810 GBP
2 Food 290 GBP - 410 GBP
3 Personal needs 135 GBP - 260 GBP
4 Social activities 45 GBP - 120 GBP
5 Entertainment 10 GBP - 40 GBP
7 Miscellaneous 20 GBP - 55 GBP

All the expenses mentioned above are monthly. It should be noted that they come outside your tuition fees. In the case of accommodation, you have two options in front of you. You can either go with the university residence or private housing. The university residency proves to be a cheaper option. As for transportation, you may get student concessions in various forms like railcard.

What are the Requirements to Study in UK for International Students

Undergraduate Programs: For doing Bachelor’s in the UK, you must obtain at least 70-80% in your grade 12 & the minimum IELTS score should be 6.0.

Postgraduate Programs: You require at least 60% in your Bachelor’s in the field you have applied for. The accepted CGPA in almost all the top universities is 6.5 or 7. The IELTS score should be 6.5-7.The TOEFL score should be about 90-110.

Doctoral Programs: You require at least 60% in your Master’s Degree. The IELTS score should be 7, TOEFL score 100, PTE score 66, CPE score 185, and CAE score 185.

Diploma Programs: The eligibility for Diploma Programs would be the same as the English Language Proficiency Test. You may need to appear for tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE etc.

What are the Exams Required to Study in the UK?

The following English Proficiency tests are required for international students to study in UK:

TOEFL: The TOEFL is accepted in almost all universities worldwide. It is usually conducted in two ways: paper-based and internet-based. The score varies according to the university and course. You will at least need a score of 70 and the more prestigious universities like the University of Cambridge ask for a score of 110.

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.0 is required to attend any university in UK.

PTE: A PTE score of 50 - 63 is required to pass the test and get admission in the university that you prefer.

Other Proficiency Tests For instance, the GMAT for Business Degrees, LNAT for Law, MAT for Mathematics, GAMSAT for Medical School etc.

How to Study in the UK without IELTS?

It is possible to study in the UK without even attempting the IELTS. There are a few following eligibility criteria to get into a university without IELTS:

  • If you have an excellent academic record.
  • If you studied in an English medium school.
  • A Skype interview with your university made you eligible.
  • Taking other tests like TOEFL, CPE, PTE, Duolingo etc.
  • Doing a pre-sessional course in English.

How to get a UK Student Visa?

The UK is one of the best countries to study in as chosen by several international students. Even after the pandemic, the applicants and student intake pool have never been low. The fact that the UK is home to several world-class universities leads to the massive popularity that the country enjoys.

Here’s the checklist for you to apply for a UK student visa.

  • Valid Passport.
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
  • English Language Proficiency Test Certificate
  • Documents like educational certificates and passport size photographs.
  • Proof of finance.

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