How much does it cost to study in the UK?

Understand how to make your financial planning to study in the UK in 2022

When we think about studying abroad, there is that insecurity of not being able to bear all the costs involved, right? There are many things to think about, and that's why your financial planning should start well before! If your dream is to study at one of the amazing and renowned universities in the UK, you probably know that we are talking about a country with a high cost of living, in addition to the local currency, the pound, is also higher. the country has a high cost of living to live and study, since we are talking about the lb

Since 2020, with the pandemic, we have seen currencies soar, borders close, and the dream of studying abroad was left for later. However, right now, with the population vaccinated and even the pound falling, there is a certain optimism in the air when thinking about this topic again.

Now that the pound is going down, is it a good time to study abroad?

After all, is it possible to bear all the costs alone?

If you can't even leave the place thinking about all this, the queen helps you put it on the tip of a pencil!

It all starts with the choice: “I want to go!” and you start looking for courses and scholarships in the area you need. Some people have already given up on this first step, as it is not always so simple to find all the information related to higher education in another language and from institutions that you sometimes don't even know. If you are going through this, you can look for a specialized advice and include this amount in your budget. However, if you look for loveEDU, you will have a personalized service and free for applications at partner universities. It's great to start saving, isn't it? So you can start by going to on here which universities you will have free advice!

  • University 

There is one tuition fee for UK residents and one for international students. Unlike here in Brazil, the amount is a single fee, and must be paid in full during the first months of study. Typically, this tuition is around £20,000 a year for both undergraduate and master's programmes.

And how many years are undergraduate and master's programs in England for international students?

The degree programs in England last 3 years, unless the student needs to pass the Foundation Year, as is the case of those who completed regular Brazilian secondary education. If you have questions about this and need to know if this is your case, contact us and we can help! 

Master's programs, in turn, last only 1 year, as the student must choose the full-time modality due to the student's visa. 

Given all this, you may be wondering if there is a public college in England and how to get in. The answer is that they do exist, but they are not free as in Brazil. 

What can help reduce your costs are, of course, scholarships!! Speaking of the United Kingdom, we can think about the stock market Chevening which covers 100% of the costs – and because of that, it is very competitive – and also, in the partial scholarships offered by the universities themselves. You can also access our post about 8 Business and MBA Scholarships in the UK.

  • Proficiency test

One of the university's requirements is that the student proves proficiency in English. For this, it is necessary to look on the university's website for the accepted tests, which are usually IELTS or TOEFL. Both cost around $1,000.

  • Cost of living  

according to British government, the student should consider around £1,334 monthly if studying in London and around £1,023 outside London. In this regard, it is important to note two things: 

  • You must prove 9 months of living expenses in your visa process
  • It is possible to work 20 hours a week on a student visa, and you may even get a paid internship. However, in addition to a lot of time and dedication spent during this period, the internship will probably not be enough to cover these living costs. 

Therefore, thinking about all this, financial planning is fundamental! It is very important that you actually have a reserve to be able to afford day-to-day expenses, such as food and accommodation, which can be on or off campus.

  • Health insurance and student visa

Another mandatory item is health insurance, the IHS fee (Immigration Health Surcharge) for you to access the UK healthcare system is around £700 a year. You can calculate this site to get an idea of the amount you will pay. As for the visa, the processing fee is around £363. 


Now, if you want to study in England, but still find destinations that have lower living costs, and moreover, more affordable tuition fees, you can't miss our webinar with de Montfort University in day May 19, 2022 at 7 pm. Sign up now for this link and see what costs to study in England are possible! 

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