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International students from Pakistan are in spotlight as Pakistan is identified as one of the priority countries in the UK international education strategy. The initiative has resulted significant changes in number of UK student visa granted from Pakistan in 2021, an increase of 53% from the previous year and this likely to increase in coming years.
To meet the growing demand of Pakistani students planning to study in the UK, Total Student Care (TSC) have been providing end-to-end services from initial consultation to university admission and visa application.
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The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a typical Pakistani 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 Pakistani students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.
|Course Level||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (PKR)|
|Foundation courses (Full fees)||10000 to 15000||2298960 to 3448440|
|Undergraduate courses (per year)||11000 to 15000||2528860 to 3448440|
|Postgraduate courses (Full fees)||11000 to 16000||2528860 to 3678340|
|Doctorate courses (per year)||14000 to 16000||3218540 to 3678340|
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 (PKR)|
|Accommodation||400 to 500||91958 to 114948|
|Utility bills||30 to 40||6897 to 9196|
|Travel||100 to 150||22990 to 34484|
|Food||140 to 180||32185 to 41381|
|Mobile phone||10 to 30||2299 to 6897|
|Entertainment||40 to 100||9196 to 22990|
|Other casual irregular costs||20 to 50||4598 to 11495|
Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.
|Details||Cost (GBP)||Cost (PKR)|
|Student visa application (One-off)||348||80001|
|IHS (per year)||470||108051|
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
Pakistani 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 (PKR)|
|Part-time work||460 to 800||105752 to 183917|
|Full-time work||1600 to 2000||367834 to 459792|
The most popular subjects Pakistani students choose to study at UK universities include:
In general, initially students are required to provide the following documents for university admission applications:
Universities may ask for further documents and information. Certain type of courses may require additional documents. All documents must be in English.
Traditionally UK higher education has been a place for transforming life by many Pakistani renowned personalities who have been internationally well-known in their professions. Unlike the old days, UK higher education door is facilitated to general students and any one can garb the opportunity.
Pakistani students prefer to study in the UK over home country or other overseas countries because in the UK, they get:
internationally accredited and recognised high quality degree to boost career, lucrative salary and quick promotion in home and overseas
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 Pakistan.
Students and their dependents will have to pay Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) fees of £470 per year for each applicant. If the course duration is more than a year, each applicant will need to pay IHS fees for all years. Additionally, you will need to pay half year IHS fees for the extra visa you will get on top of your course duration. IHS fees must be paid online during the visa application by an International debit/credit card.
Currently, visa application fee for student and each student dependent applying from outside the UK is £348. Pakistanii students can pay this online at the time of visa application or pay it by bank card or cash at Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore or Mirpur at the time of Biometric Fingerprint appointment.
For up to date fees, please check gov.uk as fees may change per year.
Universities may reject you to offer you place for the following reasons:
- Not meeting the academic entry requirements i.e. lower qualification or lower grades
- Not meeting the English proficiency for entry requirements
- Submission of false, forged or plagiarised documents i.e. Personal Statement/Research Proposal etc.
- Falling in the academic credibility interview i.e. failure to prove genuine intention to study or credibility as genuine student
- Application submitted too late and the acceptance deadline is gone
Normally, you will have to attend at least 15 hours day time weekday class per week - it is split over 2 to 4 days a week and may vary in accordance with the course or university’s requirements. However, during COVID-19 hours, days may take different shape and patterns and tuition might be delivered in blended learning (face-to-face on campus & online off campus) system.
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
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