Studying in Britain offers fantastic value for money
Tuition fees for a UK undergraduate degree start at around $14,000 - $15,000 per year. The estimate levels of tuition fees for a 12 month are approximately $14,000 - $22,000. Tuition fees for Canadian students who wish to enrol for Study Abroad degree programs in the UK are $6000 - $10,000 per semester.
Annual Accommodation and Living Costs in the UK
In addition to the tuition fees mentioned above, you should also consider accommodation and living costs.
On-campus accommodation for the first year of studies is guaranteed to Canadian students. This applies to all of the Across the Pond partner universities, whether offering masters graduate programs or undergraduate courses. University halls of residence will cost in the range of $115 - $220 per week including all bills. Private sector accommodation will vary depending on the type of accommodation and area. Total living costs are in the range of $10,000 - $15,000 (per year) including accommodation, bills, food, books, transportation and entertainment though this will differ depending on your individual necessities.
Depending on which program you choose to study and where you live, expect your total costs for the year to be around $23,500 - $40,000. For most undergraduates studying in Britain, expenses will be at the lower end of this range.
Scholarships at UK Universities
Scholarships in the UK are more widely available for students applying to postgraduate programmes, specifically at the Masters level. However, they do not typically cover the entire cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses. There are a few scholarships available from the Across the Pond UK partner universities and they are usually ranging between $1,500 and $6,500. External agencies exist that provide scholarships for Canadian students wanting to study abroad in the UK - we can help you with information about these. Scholarships with British Universities don’t generally cover the entire study fees. However they will help with some of the cost, though rarely over $5,000 per year. Once you have identified your academic area of interest we can offer you support and advice regarding any scholarships you may be eligible to apply for.
Canadian Financial Aid Information
You will need to apply for and obtain your loans/scholarships before you arrive in the UK and if you rely on these to pay for your studies, you will need to demonstrate that you have this funding before you can leave Canada.
Work While You Study in Britain
You can work for up to 20 hours a week while you study in the UK. Normal hourly pay is $10 - $12.