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UK is the 3rd popular higher education country among Indian students when considering cost, quality, career and immigration prospects. In 2018/19 Indian students enrolment growth was 35% and in 2019/20 it increased to 97% according to Higher Education Student Data. Currently Indian students make up about 20% of all international students in the UK and the number is increasing every year.
To meet the growing demand, Total Student Care (TSC) has set dedicated admission service for Indian students looking to study in the UK. Our specialist student advisers are trained to help Indian students with key course information, tuition fees and scholarship information, application and admission process, one-to-one guidelines for student visa application.
Admissions are open at our partner universities in the UK – submit your initial application to commence your Study UK journey.
Level 3 to Level 8
Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Doctorate
Full-time, part-time or on-line
0.5 year to 4 years*
Throughout the year*
Choose the right course that meets your academic and career goals for the financial budget you have.
Research and choose the right university and campus location for the course you have decided to study.Read more..
Learn what documents and information you will require to make a successful application for your admission.Read more..
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There were 395,630 non-EU international students studying in the UK and out of this 52,545 students were from India according to HESA (Higher Education Student Data) 2019/20. Indian students make up the 2nd largest cohort of non-EU country international students studying in the UK.
As per the UK Home Office, the latest student visa figures for the year to September 2020 show Indian students saw significant increase of 48% student visa granted – 44,992 new Indian students were granted visa, 2nd after China (52,698). India was, in fact, one of the leading non-EU countries of origin for higher education students studying in the United Kingdom in 2019/20. In 2021 more Indian students have applied for UK student visas and this is expected to increase in 2022 and beyond.
The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a common Indian student will spend on commonly studied subjects at commonly chosen universities in the UK while living a UK life like other international students. However, these costs may vary for certain courses at top universities. For living and maintenance costs, students are in control and can choose to spend more or less as per their financial ability or necessity. This is a general guideline for Indian students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.
|Course Level||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (INR)|
|Foundation courses (Full fees)||10000 to 15000||997847 to 1496770|
|Undergraduate courses (per year)||11000 to 15000||1097630 to 1496770|
|Postgraduate courses (Full fees)||11000 to 16000||1097630 to 1596560|
|Doctorate courses (per year)||14000 to 16000||1396990 to 1596560|
Most of the universities offer some scholarship ranging from GBP 500 to GBP 5000 which will reduce tuition fee cost.
|Details||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (INR)|
|Accommodation||500 to 600||49892 to 59871|
|Utility bills||40 to 50||3991 to 4989|
|Travel||150 to 200||14968 to 19957|
|Food||160 to 200||15966 to 19957|
|Mobile phone||10 to 30||998 to 2994|
|Entertainment||40 to 100||3991 to 9978|
|Other casual irregular costs||20 to 50||1996 to 4989|
Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.
|Details||Cost (GBP)||Cost (INR)|
|Student visa application (One-off)||348||34725|
|IHS (per year)||470||46899|
Visa application and IHS (International Health Surcharge) fee may change per year by Home Office. Please check visa application fees calculator & IHS fees calculator to find out how much you will have to pay for your application.
For up-to-date currency rate, please check oanda.com.
Students will have the right to work while continuing their studies in the UK i.e. 10 hours per week if they are studying foundation course, 20 hours per week studying a bachelor, masters or PhD course. Students will be able to work full time per week during holiday period in between your course.
|Details||Average earning from student job (GBP)||Average earning student job (INR)|
|Part-time work||460 to 800||45901 to 79828|
|Full-time work||1200 to 1600||119742 to 159656|
The most popular subjects Indian students choose to study at UK universities include:
Students from India can benefit from UK study and UK Degree many ways as listed below:
If you are coming to study at a University campus inside London for course of 9 months or more duration, you need to have £12006 + any outstanding tuition fees for the 1st year of your course.
If you are coming to study at a University campus outside London for course of 9 months or more duration, you need to have £9207 + any outstanding tuition fees for the 1st year of your course.
If you pay a deposit for student accommodation to the university, then up to £1334 can be offset from the living costs required funds if the campus is inside London or up to £1023 can be offset from the living costs required funds if the campus is outside London.
Any dependent who will apply for entry clearance visa with you will require maintaining £7605 per dependent for University campus inside London for course of 9 months or more duration or £6120 per month for University campus outside London for course of 9 months or more duration.
All funds must be maintained for at least 28 consecutive days at a UKVI approved bank in India. Indian students showing study loan sanctioned for their proposed study in the UK, show funds maintained just for 1 day in an UK approved Indian Bank.
Yes, you will be to undertake further courses that justifies you academic progression from current level to higher level and extend your student visa from inside the UK.
Yes, you will be able to switch to student visa from Graduate (Post Study Work) visa from inside the UK.
If you are not sure about your admission needs and want to consult us before making your decision, get in touch with our student counsellors –
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