K M Enayet Hossain
24 December, 2021

6.7 min read


Apply to study in the UK from Nepal

Learn about UK University admission process, document requirements, tuition fees, living costs, student visa application process etc. to plan and prepare.

For Nepalese students a UK degree and UK experience make huge difference in academic, career, professional and personal life. Nepalese students who do not have scope to use their academic potential in Nepal due to lack or absence of quality education there, can flourish at world-stage by studying in the UK.

Total Student Care (TSC) have streamlined the university admission and student visa application process for Nepalese students with few easy steps. Take your first step here by submitting your initial application in less than 2 minutes.

Study in the UK – Key Information

Academic level
Level 3 to Level 8

Qualification type
Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Doctorate

Study mode
Full-time, part-time or on-line

0.5 year to 4 years*

Throughout the year*


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Why choose Total Student Care (TSC) to study in the UK

Total Student Care is an award winning education agent and UK university admission expert. We take your stress to make you happy and we are widely known for providing total student care.

  1. Offering 15,000+ courses at 100+ study locations
  2. Availing almost any subject and year-round intakes
  3. Helping students from any country, on-line and off-line
  4. Providing end-to-end services, almost 24/7
  5. Maintaining 99% visa success rate
  6. Equipping 15+ years accumulative admission experience

Cost of Studying in the UK for Nepalese Students

The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a typical Nepalese 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 Nepalese students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.

Tuition Fee

Course Level Average Cost (GBP) Average Cost (NPR)
Foundation courses (Full fees) 10000 to 15000 1582400 to 2373600
Undergraduate courses (per year) 11000 to 15000 1740640 to 2373600
Postgraduate courses (Full fees) 11000 to 16000 1740640 to 2531840
Doctorate courses (per year) 14000 to 16000 2215360 to 2531840

Most of the universities offer some scholarship ranging from GBP 500 to GBP 5000 which will reduce tuition fee cost.

Living cost and Maintenance costs per month

Details Average Cost (GBP) Average Cost (NPR)
Accommodation 400 to 500 63296 to 79120
Utility bills 30 to 40 4747 to 6330
Travel 100 to 150 15824 to 23736
Food 140 to 180 22154 to 28483
Mobile phone 10 to 30 1582 to 4747
Entertainment 40 to 100 6330 to 15824
Other casual irregular costs 20 to 50 3165 to 7912

Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.

Visa application and IHS (International Health Surcharge) fee

Details Cost (GBP) Cost (NPR)
Student visa application (One-off) 348 55068
IHS (per year) 470 74373

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

Earnings from working in the UK on student visa

Nepalese 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.

Student earning in the UK per month

Details Average earning from student job (GBP) Average earning student job (NPR)
Part-time work 460 to 800 72790 to 126592
Full-time work 1600 to 2000 253184 to 316480

Popular subjects Nepalese Students choose to study in the UK

The most popular subjects Nepalese students choose to study at UK universities include:

  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Professional Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Project Management
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Environment Science
  • Agriculture
  • Business Studies
  • Education
  • MBA

Documents required for admission application

In general, initially students are required to provide the following documents for university admission applications:

  • All final official academic certificates and transcripts
  • Two academic reference letters
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Passport
  • English Language proficiency certificate i.e. IELTS
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Research proposal (for MPhil, PhD course)
  • Portfolio of works (for art/design/architecture/film etc. course)
  • ACCA registration confirmation for ACCA course
  • Past visa refusal documents (if applicable)
  • Past UK visa copies and documents (if applicable)

Universities may ask for further documents and information. Certain type of courses may require additional documents. All documents must be in English.

Why choose to study in the UK from Nepal?

From UK higher study, Nepalese students can reap many benefits including:

  • Having access to world class health service and resources under the UK NHS
  • Extending student visa from inside the UK or switching to skilled visa leading to settlement Immigration Route
  • Studying in international environment and living top-class life

Awards and Accolades received

Best Independent Global Education Agency, SME News Greater London Enterprise Awards 2020.
Highest performing agent 2014 – BPP University, UK

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s

Do I need IELTS to meet admission criteria?

Yes, as a Nepalese student you will need IELTS or other UKVI approved English test to meet university admission entry criteria.

When can my dependent apply for visa?

If you are going to study a postgraduate degree course in the UK, your eligible dependents will be able to apply at the same time of your student visa application or at a later date after your successful student visa.

How much fund I need to maintain to apply for student visa in the UK?

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.

What are the reasons for UK Student Visa Refusals?

There are many reasons for visa refusals but here are a few of the common reasons –

- Failure to submit correct and/or required documents with the visa application

- Submission of false documents or information on the application

- Not being able to give appropriate information about course, university, study target, future career plan in the visa interview

What options will be available after the post study work visa (Graduate Route)?

You will have the following options available –

- Switching to student visa again

- Switching to skilled work visa

- Switching to dependent visa of another migrant

- Going back to home country


Need more information?

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