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Apply to study in the UK from Bangladesh

18 October, 2021
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International students from Bangladesh can apply to study in the UK at top ranking Universities – you can choose from 1,000+ courses offered at different campus locations inside and outside London. Visa success rate for Bangladesh students for UK study visa is significantly higher than the same for other countries.

Admissions are open at our partner universities in the UK – submit your initial application to commence your Study UK journey. Our specialist student advisers can help you with key course information, tuition fees and scholarship information, application and admission process, one-to-one guidelines for student visa application.

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

Duration
0.5 year to 4 years*

Intakes
Throughout the year*

Scholarship
Yes*

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Cost of Studying in the UK for Bangladeshi Students

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

Tuition Fee

Course Level Average Cost (GBP) Average Cost (BDT)
Foundation courses (Full fees) 10000 to 15000 1154980 to 1732480
Undergraduate courses (per year) 11000 to 15000 1270480 to 1732480
Postgraduate courses (Full fees) 11000 to 16000 1270480 to 1847970
Doctorate courses (per year) 14000 to 16000 1616980 to 1847970

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 (BDT)
Accommodation 400 to 500 46199 to 57749
Utility bills 30 to 40 3465 to 4620
Travel 100 to 150 11550 to 17325
Food 140 to 180 16170 to 20790
Mobile phone 10 to 30 1155 to 3465
Entertainment 40 to 100 4620 to 11550
Other casual irregular costs 20 to 50 2310 to 5775

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 (BDT)
Student visa application (One-off) 348 40194
IHS (per year) 470 54284

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

Bangladeshi 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 (BDT)
Part-time work 460 to 800 53129 to 92399
Full-time work 1600 to 2000 184797 to 230997

Popular subjects Bangladeshi Students choose to study in the UK

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

  • Business Studies
  • Law
  • MBA
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • International Management
  • Environment Management
  • Biological Science
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Education
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Public Health
  • Biomedical Science
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Architecture, Building and Planning
  • Fashion
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Film

Why choose to study in the UK from Bangladesh?

International students from Bangladesh can bag many benefits from UK study and UK Degree – some of the major reasons Bangladeshi students should choose to study in the UK are:

  • UK is one of the top 3 higher education destinations in the world among Bangladeshi students
  • UK qualifications are internationally recognized and highly respected by employers in Bangladesh
  • At UK Universities teaching is provided to prepare students career ready. Students will be equipped to commence employment almost certainly in Bangladesh
  • UK Degree durations are generally shorter than those in Bangladesh & other countries. This is an advantage to Bangladeshi students as they will be able get degree quickly at less cost for yearly tuition fees and accommodation
  • Bangladeshi international students will be able to learn and improve their English Communication skills from the home of English language by studying in the UK
  • While studying in the UK, Bangladeshi international students will learn to live their life in international community, multicultural society, global diversity
  • In addition to great educational experience, Bangladeshi international students will be able to experience top class historical sites, famous locations, personality, international sports and players, trending brands and latest technology and enrich their life
  • UK educational environment and life living is safe and healthy. Bangladeshi international students will be able to maintain high standard of campus and social life during their higher study in the UK
  • You will have the right to work while continuing your studies in the UK i.e. 10 hours per week if you are foundation course student, 20 hours per week if you are a bachelor, masters or PhD course student. You will be able to work full time per week during holiday period in between your course.
  • Bangladeshi international students can apply for 2/3 year post study work visa under ‘Graduate’ scheme once they finish their degree. During these period they will be able earn money from full time work, gain practical work experience and take the opportunity to switch to skilled work visa in the UK or other visa or return to home country with money and great degree

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 or other UKVI approved English Test Certificate to get unconditional offer from UK universities if all my past studies in Bangladeshi curriculum?

You will need to prove your English Language efficiency through formal English Test. If you do not have valid IELTS or other UKVI approved English test, you can still be accepted by some universities – some UK universities accept Medium of Instruction (MOI) as English in bachelor/masters letter as an alternative to IELTS or other UKVI approved English test.

Some UK universities also accept Duolingo, OIETC, Language Cert etc. test certificates to assert your efficiency in English. Additionally, may UK universities have their own English Language tests to assess students’ efficiency in English.

Therefore, if you are student from Bangladesh, it is not mandatory for you to have an IELTS test certificate, you may choose to go for other options available as stated above. However, if you are coming for a bachelor or masters foundation course, you must sit IELTS for UKVI.

Will be able to bring my dependents in the UK on my student visa?

Yes, if you undertake a masters or doctorate level course of study in the UK, you can apply with your dependents or bring them later during your studies.

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 in Bangladesh.

How much is International Health Surcharge (IHS) fees and student visa application fees for UK?

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 HIS fees for all years. Additionally, you will need to pay half year HIS 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. Bangladeshi 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 Dhaka or Sylhet at the time of Biometric Fingerprint appointment.

For up to date fees, please check gov.uk as fees may change per year.

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