Cost of studying in the UK

Ready for rupees to pounds? Remember, it’s not just the tuition fee alone you should be calculating in your budget, there’re a lot more expenses involved when you plan to study abroad. Look at our guide of estimates to help ease your financial budgeting whilst your stay as a student. in UK. Yes, we’ve covered expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel too!

Tuition Fee

    1. Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. There are many high-ranking universities and colleges in the UK with their own fee structures. Further, the fee also depends on where in the UK you choose to study (there are different rules for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales), and your study level
    1. If you wish to study at the postgraduate level, the tuition fees are typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive.

Indicative study costs for Australian programs

S.noStudy ProgramAverage fee (in Euros*)
1Undergraduate bachelor degreeGBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year
2Postgraduate master’s degreeGBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year
3Doctoral degreeGBP 15,000 to GBP 24,000 per year

*  Please note that:  all figures are indicative and PhD cost might differ as fully funded options are also available in the UK

Living expenses

You need to keep a little money aside for your grocery shopping, social activities, and emergencies. When living in a foreign country as a student, it is better to keep track of your expenditures so that you do not overspend. 

Expenses Approximate cost (monthly)
Bills (electric/ gas/ water) £40 – £50
Food and housekeeping £160 – £200
TV licence (mandatory with TV or watching BBC online) £12.56 (or £150.50 per year)
Mobile phone £15 – £50
Clothes and shoes £25
Leisure & sports (calculated on membership for the students’ sports centre) £10 – £20
Books & stationery £21
Socialising £120
Travel & transport (based on the monthly cost of a student bus pass) £32
Childcare (if needed) £656