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Study in The U.K - A Guide For Canadian Students

Feb 10, 2021

The United Kingdom surely is one of the best places both in terms of landscape as well as history. It also has a warmer climate than Canada. It is no doubt a beautiful place to be in; it also has one of the oldest universities in the English speaking world, making the UK the complete package for your higher studies.

The United Kingdom is also home to some of the most well-ranked universities in the world. It is one of the top reasons why many Canadian students opt to study in the United Kingdom.

Did you know that 90% of the outbound students belonging to Canada study in the United Kingdom? 

If you are a Canadian student looking forward to studying in the United Kingdom, this short guide will teach you the most important stuff you need to know. 

Visa Approval Process 

When it comes to the visa application and approval, here are the steps you need to take.

  • Apply for a tier four student visa. It will cost you about £348, with an additional health care surcharge of £150 annually.
  • This will enable you to use the National Health Service. You will not need any separate insurance.
  • You can apply for the visa three months before the starting of your course.
  • You will have to show that you are offered a place in that specific course.
  • You also have to show that you have sufficient funds to study.

Where Do You Need To Study?

Based on your preferences, you will have to select the kind of institute you study in as a Canadian student. Fee structure and courses you wish to study are the first things to look at. 

You will also need to keep a check on your finances, and the rank of the University you are going to; if it matters enough, choosing your desired location and reviewing the course would be of additional benefit as well.

Tuition And Other Expenses

The United Kingdom is quite famous for having some of the highest tuition fees. 

Therefore, you will need to look for an institute that best fits your finances and expenses. Mostly, the fees that are kept for local students are different than those for the international students. Usually, the tuition fee is quite a lot, but again if you really need to get into your favorite University or Institute, you can ask to see if they offer scholarships for international students. 

Usually, international students are supposed to pay between £10,000 and £35,000 per year in tuition fees, which is around $17,000 to $60,000.

The degrees are almost 3 years long, and if you add the airfare as well as the living expenses, it could take around $1,700 to $2,500. Looking for cheap and convenient housing is another great way to lower down the costs.

We hope you found this guide informative! If there’s anything you'd like extra help with, please visit our education portal WorldEd, we are always here to serve you. Our consultants will engage with you to help you select the best institute in the U.K.