Why Study in United Kingdom

Thousands of students from all over the world study in the UK each year, making studying in UK the number one choice for international students in Europe and number two in the world. A world-class education and good future perspective are what the British higher education will give you at its minimum. Holding a British degree will set you apart in today’s competitive job market, regardless of the country you are in. Not surprisingly, the UK is a hub for international students being the second most popular study destination for overseas students, with over a million international students.

Entry requirements

Universities and colleges set their own entry requirements for higher education courses, and these vary widely depending on the subject, the specific course, and the course provider. They set the entry requirements for each course to ensure you have the right skills and knowledge to successfully complete the course. These include:

  • qualifications, subjects, and exam grades – usually A levels, Advanced Highers or equivalent-level qualifications, are sometimes converted into UCAS Tariff points. Most courses will also expect you to have some pre-16 qualifications, such as GCSE English and maths, or their equivalents
  • your suitability – course descriptions often mention skills, interests, or experience it’s good to have, so look out for these details because applications can be quite competitive
  • an admissions test – less common, but check the course requirements to see if you’ll need to sit one. Some tests are held the year before the course start date
  • an interview – if you're invited to an interview, we'll let you know via Track after you've applied, but it might be worth doing some early preparation or putting together a portfolio if required
  • further requirements – it’s possible there may be health, financial, or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks, which check if you have a criminal record. This information will be set out in the course details, and we provide tips and guides to help you with these requirements
How to apply

You can only apply once in a cycle. Please don't apply more than once in a cycle, as you can't receive a refund for further applications. If you've applied in previous cycles and want to apply again, you'll have to submit a new application.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to filling in your application – you can find more help text in our Apply Online link. You can also send the required documents to our email [email protected]

Applying through SIEA representative in Africa? Find out more from the Ghana Office representative

Before you start your application, here are the top things admissions teams will look for when reviewing your application.

  • Qualifications.
  • Content of written personal statement displaying passion for the subject area, while demonstrating motivation, enthusiasm, and the skills and experiences that will enable you to succeed at university.
  • Quality and content of reference.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the subject discipline.
  • Good attitude to learning and personal development.
  • Ability to articulate yourself fluently and accurately in writing – it is a sign of what's to come for tutors.
Tuition Fees

How much are tuition fees?

These are the maximum tuition fees depending on where you’re from and where you’re studying. Exact fees will be shown when you tell us the exact course you want to study.

Tuition fees by region for courses starting in 2019 and above

Student's home region England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
England Up to £9,250 Up to £9,250 Up to £9,000 Up to £9,250
Scotland Up to £9,250 No fee Up to £9,000 Up to £9,250
Wales Up to £9,250 Up to £9,250 Up to £9,000 Up to £9,250
Northern Ireland Up to £9,250 Up to £9,250 Up to £9,000 Up to £4,160
EU Up to £9,250 No fee Up to £9,000 Up to £4,160
Other international Up to £15,000 Up to £15,000 Up to £15,000 Up to £15,000

COSTS TO STUDY IN THE UK

Studying in the UK is generally cheaper than studying at equally ranked universities in the United States. Given that degree programs are also often shorter than those at home, students are poised to get the best bang for their buck by pursuing a British education. Tuition fees for UK undergraduate and graduate degrees generally range from $17,000 - $25,000 (depending on the exchange rate at the time of study). On average, students need between $1,300- $1,600 for living expenses per month of study (depending on if you decide to live inside or outside London). Education will cost money, almost with no exceptions.