|Tier 4 (General)
|Short-term study visa
|The visa is for you if;
- You are 16 years or above.
- You have received an offer letter for a course from a UK educational institution.
- You have a valid Tier 4 sponsor.
- You’ve been offered a place in the UK’s institution for a short-term course.
- A short-term course such as an English Language course or training course.
|When should you apply
|3 months before your course starts
|3 months before your date of arrival in the UK
|When to arrive in the UK
|Depending on your course duration:
- One week before (if duration of course is less than 6 months)
- One month before (if duration of course is more than 6 months)
|Depends on your nominated travel dates
Cost to Study in the UK
Most prestigious universities and colleges in the UK have their fee structures. The amount you pay for tuition fees will vary depending on the type of degree or course you choose. The fees also depend on the university or college you attend.
Below we have mentioned the average tuition fees for pursuing your studies in the UK.
|(Euro)* per year
|GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000
|GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000
|GBP 15,000 to GBP 24,000
Scholarships in the UK
The amount and type of funding offered by institutions can vary. Certain research programs may cover up to 100% of tuition and living expenses.
There are various scholarships that you can apply to. This can help you lower your educational expenses. Fully funded options are also available in the UK.
If you’re an Indian student looking to study in the UK, there are several government scholarship programs you can apply for.
These are some of the most popular:
The Chevening Scholarship is a UK government-funded international scholarship programme. It provides scholarships to outstanding students worldwide to pursue one-year master’s degree programmes at UK universities. The Scholarship pays for tuition, living expenses, and airfare to and from the United Kingdom. Applicants for the Chevening Scholarship must have strong academic and professional backgrounds, a commitment to their chosen field of study, and leadership potential. The Chevening Scholarship application process is highly competitive and includes an online application, educational transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship allow international students from Commonwealth countries the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies in the UK. Designed to provide access to higher education, this scholarship scheme allows students from Commonwealth nations to further their studies in the UK.
In the 2023-24 academic year, the GREAT Scholarship will provide £10,000 towards tuition fees for 200 students from 14 countries. This scholarship offer is available for various one-year taught postgraduate courses at 49 universities across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council have partnered to offer 99 postgraduate scholarships from 36 UK universities in various disciplines. Additionally, 12 UK higher education institutions are offering 13 postgraduate scholarships specifically for Indian students.
The Charles Wallace India Trust
The Charles Wallace India Trust offers grants to Indian citizens in the early or middle stages of their careers residing in India and pursuing a career or education in the arts, heritage conservation or the humanities. These grants allow successful applicants to achieve their artistic, academic or professional objectives by travelling to the United Kingdom. Various forms of grants are available, such as fully-funded awards, visiting fellowships for specified subjects in certain institutions, research and professional visit grants, and grants for doctoral study.