United Kingdom

A UK education opens doors, wherever you go in the world.

From our world-recognised universities to our innovative teaching approach and the leading minds who deliver it, we have what you need to reach your potential. The UK has been the preferred choice for some of the most important minds in history. One in four world leaders has studied in the UK, so if you’re dreaming of achieving big things, you can be sure you’re in the right place in the UK.

Why study in UK?

The UK’s academic reputation is world-renowned. Built on a heritage that is now centuries old, our approach to education applies the very latest learning theory through universities that routinely top international tables. Our innovative teaching methods produce successful, versatile graduates who are sought-after by employers around the world
UK is the lower cost of education for an international student compared to the USA. Add to that the fact that students’ degrees will take less time to complete in the UK than in other countries. This will further save students money during their overseas education in the UK.

UK universities will provide students the opportunity to learn and get constant support from world-leading academics. The UK has 19 universities with a 5-star teaching rating, which is more than any other country.

UK universities combine traditional lectures with a variety of innovative teaching techniques, designed to encourage independent thinking, problem-solving skills and self-motivation. You will be working in small groups solving real-life problems from your future career, whether in the classroom, the lab or on field trips. You will have access to leading technology, from state-of-the-art laboratories to interactive screens and online-learning.
UK universities have featured strongly in world rankings ever since they began. In 2018 the Times Higher Education World Rankings honoured us with three of the world’s top ten universities, including the top two – the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge . This high quality can be found right across the country, with seven of the top 50, and 32 of the top 200 universities found here in the UK.

Rankings & Reputation

There are 71 universities in the UK which rank among the world’s best in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, including four in the global top 10, and a further 26 in the top 200.

Here is the list of the top 10 universities in the UK.

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • King’s College London (KCL)
  • University of Manchester
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Bristol

University of Warwick


Recognised bodies are higher learning institutions that can award degrees.

  1. University of Aberdeen
  2. Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)
  3. Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)
  4. Anglia Ruskin University
  5. Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
  6. Archbishop of Canterbury, The
  7. Arden University (formerly known as Resource Development International)
  8. Ashridge Business School
  9. Aston University
  10. Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)
  11. University of Bath
  12. Bath Spa University
  13. University of Bedfordshire
  14. Birkbeck, University of London
  15. University of Birmingham
  16. Birmingham City University
  17. University College Birmingham
  18. Bishop Grossteste University
  19. University of Bolton
  20. Arts University Bournemouth
  21. Bournemouth University
  22. BPP University
  23. University of Bradford
  24. University of Brighton
  25. University of Bristol
  26. Brunel University London
  27. University of Buckingham
  28. Buckinghamshire New University
  29. University of Cambridge
  30. Canterbury Christ Church University
  31. Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)
  32. Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)
  33. University of Chester
  34. University of Chichester
  35. City University London
  36. Courtauld Institute of Art, The (degrees awarded by University of London)
  37. Coventry University
  38. Cranfield University
  39. University for the Creative Arts
  40. University of Cumbria
  41. De Montfort University
  42. University of Derby
  43. University of Dundee
  44. Durham University
  45. University of East Anglia
  46. University of East London
  47. Edge Hill University
  48. University of Edinburgh, The
  49. Edinburgh Napier University
  50. University of Essex
  51. University of Exeter
  52. Falmouth University
  53. University of Glasgow
  54. Glasgow Caledonian University
  55. University of Gloucestershire
  56. Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
  57. Goldsmiths, University of London
  58. University of Greenwich
  59. Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  60. Harper Adams University
  61. Hartpury University
  62. Heriot-Watt University
  63. University of Hertfordshire
  64. Heythrop College (degrees awarded by University of London)
  65. University of the Highlands and Islands
  66. University of Huddersfield
  67. University of Hull
  68. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)
  69. Institute of Cancer Research, The (degrees awarded by University of London)
  70. Institute of Education, University of London
  71. Keele University
  72. University of Kent
  73. King’s College London
  74. Kingston University
  75. University of Central Lancashire
  76. Lancaster University
  77. University of Leeds
  78. Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
  79. Leeds Arts University
  80. Leeds Trinity University
  81. University of Leicester
  82. University of Lincoln
  83. University of Liverpool
  84. Liverpool Hope University
  85. Liverpool John Moores University
  86. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  87. University of London
  88. London Business School
  89. London Institute of Banking and Finance, The
  90. London Metropolitan University
  91. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  92. London School of Economics and Political Science, The (LSE)
  93. London South Bank University
  94. University College London
  95. Loughborough University
  96. University of Manchester
  97. Manchester Metropolitan University
  98. Middlesex University
  99. NCG
  100. Newcastle University
  101. Newman University, Birmingham
  102. University of Northampton, The
  103. Northumbria University Newcastle
  104. Norwich University of the Arts
  105. University of Nottingham
  106. Nottingham Trent University
  107. Open University, The
  108. University of Oxford
  109. Oxford Brookes University
  110. Plymouth University
  111. University of Portsmouth
  112. Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  113. Queen Mary, University of London
  114. Queen’s University Belfast
  115. Ravensbourne
  116. University of Reading
  117. Regent’s University London
  118. Richmond, The American International University in London
  119. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  120. University of Roehampton
  121. Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
  122. Royal Academy of Music
  123. Royal Agricultural University
  124. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London)
  125. Royal College of Art
  126. Royal College of Music
  127. Royal College of Nursing
  128. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  129. Royal Holloway, University of London
  130. Royal Northern College of Music
  131. Royal Veterinary College, The
  132. University of Salford
  133. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  134. University of Sheffield
  135. Sheffield Hallam University
  136. University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)
  137. University of Southampton
  138. Solent University
  139. University of St Andrews
  140. St George’s, University of London
  141. University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
  142. St Mary’s University, Twickenham
  143. Staffordshire University
  144. University of Stirling
  145. University of Strathclyde
  146. University of Suffolk
  147. University of Sunderland
  148. University of Surrey
  149. University of Sussex
  150. Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)
  151. Teesside University
  152. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  153. University of the Arts, London
  154. University College of Estate Management
  155. University College of Osteopathy
  156. University of Law, The
  157. University of Ulster
  158. University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru)
  159. University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant
  160. University of Warwick
  161. University of the West of England, Bristol
  162. University of West London
  163. University of the West of Scotland


  1. Unlike a single intake in Indian universities, colleges and universities in the UK offer two main intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester.
  2. Autumn Intake: September to October
  3. Spring Intake: January to February
  4. There is a third intake also available in some universities, called the Summer intake (June to August) and is available for specific programs only.

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.
  2. 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.


  • Study Program
  • Average fee (in Euros*)


  • Undergraduate bachelor degree
  • GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year


  • Postgraduate master’s degree
  • GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year


  • Doctoral degree
  • GBP 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

Student visa requirements for the UK

The UK Government provides an opportunity to all Indian students to study in the country but as a prerequisite, you’ll have to obtain a student visa first. 

The visa you need will depend on your age and the type of study you wish to pursue in the UK. Here’s an overview of the types of study visas and their application requirements: 

Type of student visa

Who it’s for

When to apply

Arrival in the UK

Tier 4 (General) student visa

Students aged 16 or over who have been offered a place in a course at a UK educational institution

Three months before the start of your course

Up to one week before if your course lasts six months or fewer. Up to one month before if your course lasts more than six months

Tier 4 (Child) student visa

Students aged between four and 17 who have been offered a place in a course at a UK educational institution with a valid Tier 4 sponsor, such as an independent fee-paying school

Three months before the start of your course

Up to one week before if your course lasts six months or fewer. Up to one month before if your course lasts more than six months

Short-term study visa

Students who have offered a place in a short-term course in the UK, such as an English language course or training course

Three months before your date of travel to the UK

Depends on your nominated travel dates

Tier 4 (General) student visa

Students who have been offered a place in a course at a UK educational institution with a valid Tier 4 sponsor

Three months before the start of your course

Up to one month before if your course lasts more than six months

*For detailed information, please visit the Gov.UK website

To be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa, you must:

  • Have an unconditional offer of a place on a course with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor
  • Be able to speak, read, write and understand English
  • Financial proofs i.e., exhibiting enough money to support yourself and pay for your course
  • For short term study visa, you must show the intention to leave the UK within 30 days of the end of your study (i.e., before the end of date of your immigration permission)

Documents required for Tier 4 student visa

When applying for your Tier 4 visa, you will generally need:

  • A current passport or other valid travel documentation
  • Evidence of funds to provide your living expenses for the duration of your course
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) reference number and documents used to obtain CAS 
  • Passport-sized colour photographs
  • Tuberculosis screening (if required)
  • Assessment documentation
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate (if required)

Additional documents may also be needed if you are: 

  • Not a citizen of the country you are applying from
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Have family (dependents)

*Please note that these are the basic requirements, speak with your counsellor for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing

If any of your supporting documents is not in English, you will need to have it translated. Each translated document must be dated, and include the translator’s name and signature and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document.