Studying in Britain offers fantastic value for money. Tuition fees for a UK degree range between £10,000 and £21,700 per year, where the average is between £12,000 and £15,000.
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 who apply by the housing deadline. This applies to all of the Across the Pond partner universities, whether offering graduate programs or undergraduate courses. University halls of residence will cost in the range of £70-£200 per week including all bills. Private sector accommodation will vary depending on the type of accommodation and the area.
Total living costs are in the range of £9,000-£11,500 (per year) including accommodation, bills, food, books, transportation and entertainment, though this will differ depending on your individual necessities and lifestyle. Depending on which program you choose to study and where you live, expect your total costs for the year to be around £19,000-£25,000. 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 graduate programmes, specifically at the master’s 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 £1,000 and £5,000.
External agencies exist that provide scholarships for Canadian students wanting to study abroad in the UK. We can help you with information about these. 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.
Applicants will usually need to hold a place at an institution in order to apply for a university scholarship. We therefore recommend students looking to apply for scholarships to apply to their programs no later than January/February of the year they hope to attend.
Canadian Financial Aid information
Students can use Canada Student Loans and some Provincial Student Loans to study in the UK. 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 obtain a visa.
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 £5-£7. Each university has a careers centre with staff who can assist you in looking for part-time employment.
Find out more by contacting one of Across the Pond's UK Study Experts today.