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Study English, university foundation, bachelors, masters or PhD courses in the UK from Saudi Arabia – our dedicated team members at Total Student Care will be with you through your admission query, admission application, visa application and university enrolment processes.
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.Read more..
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Learn what documents and information you will require to make a successful application for your admission.Read more..
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The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a typical Saudi Arabian 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 Saudi Arabian students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.
|Course Level||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (AED)|
|Foundation courses (Full fees)||10000 to 15000||43636 to 65454|
|Undergraduate courses (per year)||11000 to 15000||48000 to 65454|
|Postgraduate courses (Full fees)||11000 to 16000||48000 to 69817|
|Doctorate courses (per year)||14000 to 16000||61090 to 69817|
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 (AED)|
|Accommodation||600 to 1000||2618 to 4364|
|Utility bills||50 to 100||218 to 436|
|Travel||200 to 400||872 to 1745|
|Food||300 to 600||1309 to 2618|
|Mobile phone||30 to 50||131 to 218|
|Entertainment||100 to 300||436 to 1309|
|Other casual irregular costs||100 to 200||436 to 872|
Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.
|Details||Cost (GBP)||Cost (AED)|
|Student visa application (One-off)||348||1727|
|IHS (per year)||470||2332|
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 (AED)|
|Part-time work||460 to 800||2007 to 3491|
|Full-time work||1600 to 2000||6982 to 8727|
The most popular subjects Saudi Arabian students choose to study at UK universities include:
In general, initially students are required to provide the following documents for university admission applications:
13 top reasons Saudi Arabian students choose to study in the UK
A With the Saudi Arabian General Secondary Education Certificate (Al Thanawiya Al Aama), you will meet entry requirements for University Foundation Programme in the UK. You will need to have UKVI academic IELTS for the course.
You may also qualify for a 4-year integrated programmes which include a foundation year.
A To meet the entry requirements for UK Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) courses, Saudi Arabian students will typically need to have one of the following qualifications:
To be considered for entry into Year 2 of Bachelor's degrees, you will typically need to have a Higher Diploma qualification, depending on the modules studied and the grades received.
A For entry to a UK postgraduate degree programme (Master’s), Saudi Arabian students typically need to have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised university. Exact requirements will depend on the postgraduate degree you are applying for and the undergraduate degree you have studied.
Some, but not all, postgraduate programmes require your undergraduate degree to have a related major. Some postgraduate programmes may require work experience in a relevant field or at a certain level.
|Saudi Arabian Degree Classification - CGPA out of 5.00||Saudi Arabian Degree Classification - CGPA out of 4.00||Saudi Arabian Degree Classification - Percentage||UK Degree equivalent|
A For entry to a UK PhD programme, Saudi Arabian students typically need to have good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal. Students who have not completed a thesis as part of their degree will need to show evidence of previous research experience.
A English language requirements of UK universities differ for different level of courses and the grade requirements may also slightly vary university to university.
Applicants for the International Foundation Programme or pre-sessional English programmes are required to have a UKVI recognised SELT (Secure English Language Test). These must be taken at one of the UKVI approved test centres.
For bachelor’s or master’s courses, you will require IELTS score of minimum 6.0 overall score and no less than 5.5 in any component. However, some universities may have higher score requirements. If you have lower than required score in UKVI academic IELTS, then you will be able to take pre-sessional English course along with your main bachelor’s/master’s course.
PhD courses normally require IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component.
A Yes, almost all UK universities will require academic references with admission applications. You can find details about this in this guide ‘Matters related to academic reference letters ’ and also check our student resources section for sample academic reference letter .
A International students can bring their dependants in the UK if they meet the requirements. You can bring your dependants from Saudi Arabia, if you -
You will details information in our guide ‘How to apply: student Dependant visa for UK ’.
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