Cost of Living in UK

Cost of Living in UK

Standard average (monthly) cost of living in the UK (2021/22)

  • Food – ranges from £280 to £400
  • Accommodation (including utilities) – ranges from £655 to £790
  • Personal items – ranges from £130 to £250
  • Study costs – ranges from £45 to £100
  • Social activities – ranges from £45 to £115
  • Others – £20 to £55

However, your living cost is largely dependent on your living style. 

Yet, average cost of accommodation in London is around £158/- week, much higher as compared to Northern Ireland, where its £83/- week. But, you must consider whether the utility or internet bills are included as well as the travelling cost to reach your campus (If any).

Average monthly travelling cost in London is around £55 (if you get London travel cards and Oyster). Yet, food and drink cost you an average of £1900/- year.

In short, average cost of living that you might have to pay in the UK is in the range of £2,000 to £2,500 per month.  

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Tuition Fees (International Students) 2021/2022

Tuition Fees (International Students) 2021/2022

Tuition Fees vary from institute to institute, yet here are some latest standard tuition fees ranges for the various degree levels of the UK colleges & universities:

(annual fees)

Foundation Level – the tuition fees are starting from £13,550 or £18,400 (depending upon university)

Undergraduate level – the tuition fees are ranging between £9,350 and £30600 and for medical degrees up to £64,652.

Pre-Master – the tuition fees are starting from £14,500 or £22,000 (depending upon university)

Postgraduates – the tuition fees are ranging between £14,800 and £37,000, or £50,000 for medical degrees, and £59,600 for MBAs. 

Doctorate – tuition fee for PhD programs normally starts from £9,500 (part-time) and £19,000 (full-time) for international students.

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Tier 4 Visa: Adult Students

The tier 4 visa category is for students who are from outside the EEA and wish to study in the UK. However, before applying for this visa, the applicants must ensure that the educational institution they are applying for supports this visa. This tier includes all the visas related to the studies of level 3 (College and University level). Students of 16 years or more are eligible for the visas under this tier. 

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Tier 2 Visa: Skilled Workers

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