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Studying in the UK

Studying in the UK






Graduation


Each year, 1000s of international students come to study in the UK. There are a huge number of degree courses available. These range from medicine, law, accountancy and architecture to the arts, media, humanities, science and business.
Studying for a UK qualification is a sound, long-term investment. There is great value in living and studying here. You can use it to improve your English, get a job and make new friends and contacts.
First you might like to check whether you could apply for a special scholarship on one of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office schemes.
If that isn't possible, you can find out more about where you can go to apply for loans, grants and other schemes to help you take the course you have picked.
If you are an undergraduate, there are 1000s of courses you can choose from. Or you might prefer to study for a UK degree in your own country.
Postgraduates can also choose a course from the many on offer.
Half the joy of studying is the chance to meet and mix with fellow students. So here you can find out about student life, how much it costs and whether you will be able to work to support yourself.
Finally there are some useful links which will tell you all you need to know about being a student in the UK. There’s information about whether you need a visa, how to find work and professional student organisations, and who can help with any problems you might have.





Our scholarships



There is a range of Foreign & Commonwealth Office scholarships and fellowships. They’re available to help the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers of tomorrow to study in the UK.


Chevening

Chevening scholars - research students at Oxford University. © Open Society Foundation
It's a prestigious international programme of Scholarships.

Marshall


It is scholarship for studying at a British university.

Commonwealth


The Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) is a system of awards to all Commonwealth countries




Student loans and grants

Ways to apply


Studying in the UK need not be as expensive as you'd imagine. Gaining a qualification in the UK can be considered a sound long-term investment as there is great value in living and studying here. You canuse it to improve your English, gain work experience and make new friends and contacts.

You may be eligible for a number of sources of finance to help you pay for your course. These range from scholarships and award schemes to grants and fellowships. You can find out what sort of
grants and schemes you can apply for on the British Council Education UK website.

You can also find information about
course fees on the Education UK site. It allows you to search by course, university and even which country in the UK you want to study in.





Undergraduate study

Finding a course


Most UK undergraduate courses last for 3 or 4 years. You can choose from 1000s of opportunities in scienceand technology, computing and business, art and design, social sciences, the humanities and many others.
Find out about the sorts of things you will need to know before you embark on a course in the UK on the Education UK website:


If you are a foreign national - a person from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) - studying in the UK, you'll be required to hold a UK identity card as part of the National Identity Scheme (NIS) from 25 November 2008. Find out more from the UK Border Agency website.

Ways of applying


There are many ways of applying to study for an undergraduate degree in the UK. Find out how to apply on the Education UK website, which includes information about courses at all UK universities.

Studying for a UK qualification in your own country


Every year, more than 200,000 people study for UK qualifications overseas, either by attending a local college or university where UK courses are taught or through distance learning.
This allows you to study in a way that suits your lifestyle and budget and means you can still gain an internationally-respected UK qualification even if you can't go to a British university. Find out about
studying in your own country on the Education UK website.




Postgraduate study

Finding a course


UK postgraduate courses last between 1 and 4 years. You can choose from 1000s subjects in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities.
There are many courses available for all kinds of qualifications - MA, MBA, pre-masters and postgraduate certificates. Visit the Education UK website to find out about
postgraduate courses in the UK.
You can also
search for a course on Education UK.
If you are a foreign national - a person from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) - studying in the UK, you'll be required to hold a UK identity card as part of the
National Identity Scheme (NIS) from 25 November 2008. Find out more from the UK Border Agency website.

Ways to apply

There are many ways of applying to study for a postgraduate qualification in the UK. Find out how to apply on the Education UK website.




Student life

Working


If you are allowed to work during your time at university, you can easily find out about part-time jobs by consulting notice boards around campus, looking in local newspapers and jobcentres, or going along to your college or university careers office. Many universities have their own job centres which put up part-time and holiday vacancies.
Your university or college careers service can also provide you with information and advice about employment, training and further study, and help you with job-hunting and making applications.
Find out about
working during your time at university on the British Council website.
If you are a foreign national - a person from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) - studying and working while you're in the UK, you'll be required to hold Biometric Residents Permit. Find out more from the
UK Border Agency website.

Living costs


The Education UK website provides advice about how much it's going to cost to study in the UK, including a guide to how much you can expect to pay for accommodation, food and socialising while you're at university.



Useful links

You can find a range of useful information that will help you during your time as a student in the UK at:





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