If you are planning to study in the United Kingdom and want to attend a publicly funded university or college, your fee status (whether you pay full-cost fees or a subsidised fee rate) will be determined by the UK institution you plan to attend.
Before you decide which university or college to attend, you need to be absolutely certain that you can pay the full cost of:
You must include everything when you work out how much it will cost. You can get information to help you work this out accurately from the international offices at universities and colleges, UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) and the British Council.
UNIAID provides a useful finance calculator for international students, to help you manage your money while studying in the UK.
The UNIAID Student Life Wiki is an interactive university guide which allows students to view and edit articles about their town, University, living costs, and much more.
There may also be scholarships available. Your local British Council office (or their website) should have information about general scholarships. Universities and colleges will put information about their own scholarships on their websites.
If you are a British student but you live outside the UK or you are an EU citizen, you may be eligible for financial help to cover the cost of tuition fees for studying in England, Northern Ireland or Wales. The GOV.UK website has further information.
You may be eligible to apply for financial help to cover the cost of your tuition fees if:
In some circumstances, students from EEA countries or Switzerland may also be able to apply for help with living costs. If you or your parent, guardian or partner were temporarily employed outside the EEA and Switzerland for all or part of the three-year period, you may still qualify for finance.
If you are an EU citizen and would like to study in Scotland please visit SAAS for more information.
You will need to contact the universities and colleges that you are considering for precise information on course fees and financial help available for you. Most universities and colleges will also display this information on their websites.