The United Kingdom has absolutely delightful multicultural society, with a rich variety of cultures, languages, and faith, and you'll find a wide diversification of cuisine, famous music festivals, and international sporting championships. Studying in the UK is a great way of dilating your knowledge, experiencing a unique culture, meeting new people, and enjoying new adventures. Universities provide abundance of student support and help you experience a wonderful student lifestyle.
With over 50,000 courses in more than 25 subject areas, UK Institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and the qualifications are internationally recognized. UK Courses are generally shorter than other countries, helping you to reduced overall tuition fees and accommodation costs. The Institutions also have a reputation for world-class research, undertaking 5% of the world's scientific research and producing 14% of the world's most frequently cited papers.
The UK Institutions offer the flexibility of choice enabling you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice. On top of that, the teaching and studying methodology used in the UK gives you the freedom to be creative and develop your skills sets with confidence. As a student, you get the immense opportunity to be taught by the world's leading academic experts and you also receive their constant academic support. The home of the English, the UK, is an ideal place to develop the necessary workplace language skills and enhance your employment prospects.
The education system in the U.K. (except for Scotland) comprises four main sectors: primary, secondary, further education, and higher education.
Most international students will enter directly into the UK higher education system, after completing their home country's equivalent to the UK's "further education". Higher education typically begins with a three-year bachelor's degree. Post-graduate degrees include master's degrees (usually one year and/or research) and PhDs (at least three years).
The four countries of the U.K. have differing approaches to vocational education and training (VET), the training and qualifications are interchangeable and of the same standard. Three of the countries (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) share a common system of external qualifications within the National Qualifications Framework. There are separate bodies within each country responsible for regulating these qualifications.
England has approximately one-and-a-half million full- and part-time students studying in higher education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education monitors and assesses standards across the range of qualifications offered. Further Education (FE) focuses on the development of business and work skills and encourages ongoing lifelong learning and a skilled, efficient, and productive workforce in England. The Learning and Skills Council and associated bodies formulate policy and administer further education.
In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, higher education bodies are independent, self-governing institutions active in teaching, research, and scholarship. The state, not the institution, issues degrees, and higher education qualifications.
General fee Structure:
University fees for international students is depends on the course and the university, etc. As a guideline you can expect to pay at least £10,000 year for courses. If your course is specialized, such as a clinical program for doctors, this can be as much as £38,000 per year. You will have to factor in that most university degrees last for 3 years, and 4-year sandwich programs are becoming a lot more popular.
As a post-graduate student, the course length will generally be shorter, and class sizes will be much smaller. It cost up to £14,620 for a course. Most of the universities offers internship(paid/unpaid both) after one year of program as part of the program.
Following are the subjects offered in the UK:
The United Kingdom generally has two intakes i.e. September and January. Some universities are also offering May intake. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 2-3 months before the intake.
Like nearly all other countries around the world, if you wish to study in the UK you will need to show proof of financial support whilst you are there - that is so the UK government does not have to pay or support you whilst you are studying in the UK. So, how much will you need to study in the UK is probably the first main question you will have - and the answer is not simple. If you have read our other study advice pages for the UK you will have noticed that the UK, though a small country, is quite diverse. You will see large variations between the south and London compared to the north of the country and this means that the south can be a lot more expensive, especially London, than other parts of the country.
We work closely with the following providers in United Kingdom:
There are hundreds of scholarships offered by the Government of United Kingdom. We do suggest you to regularly visit webpage of British Council, UK Council for International student affairs and individual providers. You can get scholarship up to 100% of the total tuition fees.
Once you have been accepted into a program, start looking and arranging accommodation right away. Places fill up very quickly and demand often exceeds supply.
Halls are a great way to meet new people. They are large buildings, sometimes divided into flats where you will have either a single room or share with another student. Your room is likely to be basic, and if it does not have an en-suite bathroom, communal ones will be provided. Halls provide standard furniture such as a bed, desk, and chair. Anything more is supplied by the student.
Most halls of residence have a canteen with food for students (usually at a fixed cost). As an international student the food may be unfamiliar, but eating at the canteen would be good way to immerse yourself in the culture of the UK. Halls are either single or co-ed, so if you have a preference for either you will need to inform your university from the beginning when choosing where to live.
Many international students prefer the self-catered option because it allows them the freedom to cook their own food and on their schedule. Self-catered halls are similar to standard halls of residence, but there includes a communal kitchen available to hall residents. These kitchens so frequently used by students do have a reputation for becoming unsightly when not kept up, so try to do your share in cleaning behind yourself and encouraging the same of others.
Typically, students live in halls during their first year, as it makes adjusting to campus life much simpler and helps in making friends. In their second and third years, some students opt to move into a house or flat not associated with the school.
If you do move into a flat or house, you will have to sign a tenancy agreement, which is a legal document outlining the terms of your stay. Make sure you fully understand the terms and issues of the contract, and if you do have any doubts talk to your international student advisor who can assist you.
A flat or house is likely the costliest option, and you may find it hard to find accommodation that is close to campus. However, many students enjoy the freedom to live where they choose, live with whom they like, and choose the type of place they want to live in. With halls, you don't have this flexibility.
If you buy your own food, try and budget in about £25 to £30 per week to purchase food supplies. You can of course be smart and savvy about this and save much more.
Here’s a quick overview of some items that you may purchase as a student.
BT has a base rate of £10/ month for just line rental so calls are charged on top of this so that would be £2.50 per week.
The cost of mobiles varies depending on the provider and tariff you are on. Prepaid is generally cheaper to control costs, but if you make a lot of calls a contract will start at £5/ week.
DSL / Internet
Most companies charge a base of £5/ week for standard DSL in the UK.
If you live in a house or apartment you will need to calculate water, heating and electricity into your budget - this can be anything from £10/week for all bills depending on the time of year.
If you live away from University you will need to include travel expenses in your budget. This can be anything from £10/ week, more if you live in London.
A Tier 4 visa issued for full-time degree level 6 or above sponsored by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance allows you to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the study period and unlimited hours during a vacation period. However, make sure your university is listed on the list of recognized higher education providers in the UK.
If one of the following is stated in that letter you can work in the UK:
Your dependent can work in UK under these circumstances
Student dependent will be able to work in the United Kingdom if a student studying a government-sponsored full-time course that is longer than 6 months or studying full-time postgraduate program of 9 months or longer at a higher education provider.
Post-study work right in the United Kingdom
Any student who completes their study in the United Kingdom by April 2021 is eligible to work in the United Kingdom for 2 years. Student who completes master’s degree by research or PHD are eligible post study work permit for 3 years.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study.
Under TIER 4 general visa requirement, following documents are required while lodging your visa application:
Step 1 - Contact us:
Contact us or come into our office to discover your options regarding your study destination, course availability, and recommended institutions.
Step 2 - Gather documents
Once you have decided what, and where you want to study, we will help you complete the application process and we will keep in contact with the institution(s) on your behalf, and we will send you notifications as your application progress.
Documents needed for making an application to study in the United Kingdom for Nepalese students are:
Step 3 - Prepare your documents
After submitting your application to your preferred institution, you get a conditional or unconditional letter of acceptance. If you have received a conditional letter of offer then you must meet all the conditions before making payment. You must have 40 points in total before lodging your visa application. Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies from a fully licensed tier 4 sponsor gives you 30 points and a bank balance that covers tuition and living expenses gives you 10 points.
Our expert counselor will provide you a financial checklist and guide you in detail to meet the financial criteria of UK Visas and Immigration.
Required fund for Visa application
As a maintenance requirement, you will need enough money to pay for your tuition fees and your living expenses. If you have chosen to study inside London, you have to show funds for 1 year of tuition fee and 9 months of living expenses. (£1,265*9= £11,385). If outside London then you should show funds for 1 year of tuition fee and 9 months of living expenses (£ 1,015*9=£ 9135). If you have already paid your tuition fees and living expenses then you need to show funds after deduction. The fund must have been held for a consecutive 28 day period (finishing on the date of closing balance) and ending no more than 31 days before the visa application.
Step 4- Payment
After submitting your financial documents and meeting all conditions of the education provider including interviews, you have to go ahead with the payment of tuition fees. You will receive confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) letter from your education provider.
Step 5: Undertake medical tests
Students need to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process. The health assessment process can take several weeks to complete. We advise you to undergo a medical examination before you make your visa application. Our career adviser assists you to confirm your appointment with the appointed panel doctor in Nepal.
Step 6 - Apply for the visa
To lodge your visa application, you will need to provide the documents outlined in the checklist provided in Step 3. We will lodge your visa application online and notify you of the progress.
Step 7 – Visa outcome
We will notify you as soon as we know the outcome of your visa application so you can come in and collect your grant letter. In most cases, this will be a positive response and it means you can also start planning your travel and accommodation!
Step 8 - Travel Services
Aus Studies Consultants can help organize your travel arrangements so you can begin your new student life. Air ticketing, insurance, and foreign exchange can all be arranged through us to make studying overseas easier!