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China being a ‘low risk’ country, UKVI has ‘differential evidence requirements’ provisions for students from the country - Chinese students applying for student visa in China do not need to provide education certificates or bank statements with their visa applications. Besides, universities in the UK have dedicated team and special arrangements to serve Chinese students and give them the best welcoming experience.
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The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a typical Chinese 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 Chinese students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.
|Course Level||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (CNY)|
|Foundation courses (Full fees)||10000 to 15000||84202 to 126302|
|Undergraduate courses (per year)||11000 to 15000||92622 to 126302|
|Postgraduate courses (Full fees)||11000 to 16000||92622 to 134722|
|Doctorate courses (per year)||14000 to 16000||117882 to 134722|
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 (CNY)|
|Accommodation||600 to 1000||5052 to 8420|
|Utility bills||50 to 100||421 to 842|
|Travel||200 to 400||1684 to 3368|
|Food||300 to 600||2526 to 5052|
|Mobile phone||30 to 50||252 to 421|
|Entertainment||100 to 300||842 to 2526|
|Other casual irregular costs||100 to 200||842 to 1684|
Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.
You can control most of the living and maintenance costs and spend as per the luxury you want. Elements of travel, entertainment and other casual costs do not occur regularly and hence may not feature in each month’s budget.
|Details||Cost (GBP)||Cost (CNY)|
|Student visa application (One-off)||348||2930|
|IHS (per year)||470||3957|
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.
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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 (CNY)|
|Part-time work||460 to 800||3873 to 6736|
|Full-time work||1600 to 2000||13472 to 16840|
In general, initially students are required to provide the following documents for university admission applications:
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A Applicants with the following quali?cations will be considered for entry on a year 1 undergraduate degree:
To be considered for entry into Year 2 of undergraduate degree, you will typically need to have one of the following:
To be considered for entry into Year 3 of undergraduate degree, you will typically need to have one of the following:
Applicants with the following qualifications will be considered for entry on a degree with an integrated foundation year:
|Gaokao - percentage||Gaokao - overall grade||Gaokao - GPA||A level||UCAS tariff|
|90 – 100||A||4.0||AAA||144|
A Applicants with the following quali?cations will be considered for entry on a postgraduate course:
|Chinese degree classification - prestigious institution||Chinese degree classification - non-prestigious institution||Chinese degree classification - college institution||UK degree equivalent|
A No, it is not mandatory to apply for undergraduate courses via UCAS, many UK universities accept direct applications via online application portal for undergraduate courses. You do not need to apply for postgraduate courses via UCAS.
A Most of the UK universities do not charge any application fee. However, there are a few universities that charge a non-refundable admission application fee, you will need to pay it at the time of application submission.
A No, documents that are not in English will not be accepted. If any of your documents are not in English, you will need those to be translated in English by official translator confirming accurate translation of the original document, the date of the translation, the translator’s full name and signature, contact details. You must submit copies of both documents, original and the translated one.
A An academic reference is a testimonial to confirm facts and to provide relevant opinions of a student’s academic accomplishments, characteristics, aptitude, and an academic evaluation of your research, intellectual qualities, ability and potential. The reference is written by an academic of your current or former education intuition. You will need to provide 2 academic references/reference letters with your admission applications to UK universities.
A Graduate visa is an UK Immigration route that allows international students to get 2/3 years Post Study Work (PSW) visa after their graduation. Chinese students graduating with UK undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses can seize the opportunity and benefit from UK graduate visa hugely.
A Most of the UK Universities/Colleges take credibility interviews to assess suitability and credibility of candidates for admission. They may conduct the interview over the phone or skype or via a video link. You will have to satisfy the interviewer to get unconditional offer/CAS from the interviewer university/college. Prepare your answers well for these credibility interview questions to avoid any disappointment. Contact our team for further help and support with these
A UK has its unique etiquette and customs representing British value, it would be very useful and handy to go through our international student guide to British etiquette & customs and make your student life pleasing and enjoyable in the UK.
A Yes, you can ask any relevant valid question to us via our ‘Ask us a question’ link – our team of experienced student consultants will be happy to answer and provide further information.
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