Cost of study & living in UK
Cost of studying in the United Kingdom can seem high and all factors need to be considered to be able to make the most beneficial and prudent choices keeping in mind tuition costs as well as living costs. The quality of education and the value that UK education offers means excellent value for money in spite of higher costs.
The study cost in the United Kingdom varies depending on the university you choose to go to. In order to help you calculate the cost of studying in the UK, the estimated tuition cost of different courses is given below:
- Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – INR 11-35 lacs/ year
- Graduate Masters Degree – INR 10-25 lacs/ year
Estimated living costs in the United Kingdom: Accommodation costs vary vastly depending on whether you live on campus or rent a room/apartment off-campus. Living cost is higher in big cities like London and more economical in smaller towns. Living cost while studying in the UK typically ranges from INR 7.5-13 lacs/year.
An educational degree from the United Kingdom opens up immense professional opportunities and increases the chances of employment multifold.
Work while study
In the UK, international students can work part-time while studying, volunteer or complete a work placement course to get invaluable practical experience and also money to fund their living costs.
Students can work up to 20 hour/week while pursuing their course. Work is available on campus also in the library or your department.
Work after completing course
Educational institutions in the UK have dedicated student career centres to guide students on getting employment after finishing their studies.
Average Income after studying in UK
Graduates returning to India for work get average starting salaries which are almost 200% higher than those who studied in India. An average salary of around 20,000-24000 GBP a year can be expected while working in the UK.
- A shortage of local talent pool for many sectors paves way for many job options and opportunities for international students who have completed their education in the United Kingdom. Major sectors like Engineering, Electronics Engineers for Railways and Aerospace, Civil Nuclear Industries, Waste Management, Medical Consultants, Information Technology experts, Graphic Designers, Animators, and Social Workers offers good job prospects due to skill shortage.
- Developed nations like the UK have shifted focus from manufacture to service sector in the last few years.
- Knowledge based sectors like Communications, Financial and Business Services, Digital and Information Services, Research and Development and Education lead in terms of providing employment in the United Kingdom.
- Health Care, Real Estate and Hotels and Restaurants are some other prominent sectors with good employment opportunities.
- The United Kingdom government is focusing on the following sectors as a part of their industrial strategy to ensure balanced economic growth – Automotives, Aerospace, Agricultural Technology, Information Economy, Construction, International Education, Nuclear Energy, Wind Power and, Oil and Gas.
- Professional and Business services are other emerging sectors with good employment prospects.