Sri Lanka is a member country of UK Transnational Education and many UK universities have their campuses in Sri Lanka. For this reason, Sri Lankan students are already familiar with UK higher education and they prefer to study in the UK when considering studying overseas.
Currently, Sri Lankan students’ first choice of overseas higher studies is studying in the UK. Total Student Care (TSC) values this passion of Sri Lankan international students and providing UK university admission and visa application services to Sri Lankan students exclusively.
Take less than 2 minutes for submitting your initial admission application to start your study UK journey from Sri Lanka.
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.
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The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a typical Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lankan students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.
|Course Level||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (LKR)|
|Foundation courses (Full fees)||10000 to 15000||2711020 to 4066520|
|Undergraduate courses (per year)||11000 to 15000||2982120 to 4066520|
|Postgraduate courses (Full fees)||11000 to 16000||2982120 to 4337620|
|Doctorate courses (per year)||14000 to 16000||3795420 to 4337620|
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 (LKR)|
|Accommodation||400 to 500||108441 to 135551|
|Utility bills||30 to 40||8133 to 10844|
|Travel||100 to 150||27110 to 40665|
|Food||140 to 180||37954 to 48798|
|Mobile phone||10 to 30||2711 to 8133|
|Entertainment||40 to 100||10844 to 27110|
|Other casual irregular costs||20 to 50||5422 to 13555|
Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.
|Details||Cost (GBP)||Cost (LKR)|
|Student visa application (One-off)||348||94343|
|IHS (per year)||470||127418|
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.
Sri Lankan 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 (LKR)|
|Part-time work||460 to 800||124707 to 216881|
|Full-time work||1600 to 2000||433762 to 542203|
The most popular subjects Sri Lankan 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.
In Sri Lanka, students do not have enough seats at available universities to accommodate admission eligible and willing students – in the UK, every Sri Lankan students can have a seat if they academically qualify.
By studying in the UK Sri Lankan students will be benefitted from many distinctive accomplishments, the major benefits they will get:
flagship UK degrees taught by world-class teachers in international environment
Sri Lankan students who studied a UK or other major English speaking country degree from Sri Lanka may not need IELTS or other approved English Test certificate for UK University admission. Other students will need to sit one of the UKVI approved English test. However, some universities may accept Sri Lankan degrees to exempt English requirements if the medium of instructions for the degrees were English. Additionally, some universities may offer internal English Test designed by them.
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.
- Failure to disclose past visa refusal for the UK and other countries
- 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
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
- Non-disclosure of past visa refusals for UK and other countries
- Not being able to give appropriate information about course, university, study target, future career plan in the visa interview
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.
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