To study in the UK, you must have been accepted on a course of study at an educational institution that is approved by the Department for Education (DfES ). In addition you must:

  • be seeking a recognized full-time degree course, or week day course involving at least 15 hours/week of daytime study, or a full-time course at an independent fee-paying school
  • be able to pay for your course, support yourself and any dependents, and live in the UK without working or needing any help from public funds
  • intend to leave the UK when you complete your studies, BUT
    • degree students can apply for a work permit employment.
    • graduate of some science or engineering can apply to stay in the UK, to look for or to take a job, for a year after your course completes without getting a work permit
    • See also the “Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland”

The cost of study is anywhere between (£6,500-£18,000) for undergraduate study and (£6,200-£17,500) for postgraduates


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