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
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*
Take the first step to your study in the UK journey
Find a course
Choose the right course that meets your academic and career goals for the financial budget you have.
Availing almost any subject and year-round intakes
Helping students from any country, on-line and off-line
Providing end-to-end services, almost 24/7
Maintaining 99% visa success rate
Equipping 14+ 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.
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
Average Cost (GBP)
Average Cost (NPR)
400 to 500
63296 to 79120
30 to 40
4747 to 6330
100 to 150
15824 to 23736
140 to 180
22154 to 28483
10 to 30
1582 to 4747
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
Student visa application (One-off)
IHS (per year)
Visa application and IHS (International Health Surcharge) fee may change per year by Home Office. Please check gov.uk for up-to-date fees.
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
Average earning from student job (GBP)
Average earning student job (NPR)
460 to 800
72790 to 126592
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
Medicine and Dentistry
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
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.
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)?