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Live and Studying Costs & Fees in UK

If you are planning to study as an international in the UK, you need to be aware of the costs in UK. There many different cost categories to consider when it comes to studying in UK. These categories refer to different parts of your path to becoming an international student in the UK. Every step of the application process has its own rules and regulations. These rules usually include a cost of service or other related fees. These are the expenses you should pay in full by you in order to receive both your university acceptance letter (CAS) and your student visa. After that, you will have to consider planning for your residence and maintenance costs. In the following section, you will find all the previously discussed expense categories and a short description to familiarize you with the related details.

Costs of University and
Language Courses

When applying for a university course or an English language learner course in the UK, there will be tuition fees and course fees to consider. These costs can vary greatly depending on which university or course you will be attending during your study. There are many different majors available at UK universities, each with their own diverse range of academic courses. This situation also applies for English language courses offered in UK. There are basic, intermediate and advanced level courses, teacher training courses (TTC), business English courses and etc. You contact our UKStudy advisors to enroll in any of the courses above. You can visit our University and language course costs page on for further details and course prices.

Costs of UK
Student Visa

In order to able to study in any of the academic or language courses available in the UK, you will need to apply for a UK student visa. There are different types of student visas available. You will have to apply for either a tier-4 general student visa, tier-4 child student visa or a short-term study visa depending on your case. During the visa application process, you will be asked to pay for several expenses in order to complete your request. These may include application costs, immigration health surcharge, CAS letter, bank statements and etc. Please refer to our student visa costs page on for any details regarding costs of UK student visa application.

Student Accommodation
Costs in the UK

This category includes the costs related to your chosen method of accommodation as an international student in the UK. There are many different accommodation options available, and your chosen option will specify how much you will have to pay. These options Range from University/private halls of residence, house/flat share, private flats and finally homestay with local UK families. You can find out more about each of these options by visiting our student accommodation page on
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Living Costs
in the UK

This category includes all the costs related to maintaining an everyday life as an international student in the UK. When planning your everyday costs, there are several factors that will affect your calculations. These may include transportation, food & supplies, amenities, medical expenses, and other unforeseen expenses. If you require further details on this category please refer to our Costs of living page on
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Student Jobs
in the UK

Finally, In order to cover some of your expenses, you will be allowed to work as an international student. There are sever rules regarding student work in the UK which will determine how many hours you have permission to work each. However, you will have permission to work full time during holidays and summertime. Additionally, most universities in the UK offer work placements to their students which you can use to make up for some of your study costs. If you wish to find out more on this matter, feel free to refer to our UK Student Jobs page on