STUDYING ABROAD IN THE UK – REALIZING THE DREAM OF THE “CAPITAL OF LIGHT”02/02/2023
The UK has always been one of the top destinations for students seeking to study abroad. In addition to its high-quality education system and diverse range of scholarships, the UK also attracts international students with its poetic landscapes. According to statistics, there are around 430,000 international students in the UK, of which 11,000 are Vietnamese students who choose the UK as their destination for studying each year.
With this significant demand, let’s explore the conditions for studying abroad in the UK with SBS!
1. Education level for studying abroad in the UK :
- A-level or IB program (equivalent to high school in the UK): For students aged 16 and above, having completed grade 10 or grade 11. Average GPA of 6.5 or higher, IELTS score of 5.5 or higher.
- Foundation program: Completion of high school, with an average GPA of 6.5 or higher and an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher.
- International Year One – College program: Completion of grade 12 or year 1 of college/university, with a GPA of 6.5 or higher and an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher.
- Bachelor's program: Completion of year 1 of college/university, with an average GPA of 6.5 or higher and an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
- Master's preparatory program: Requires a university degree. Average GPA of 6.5 or higher, IELTS score of 5.5 to 6.0 or higher.
- Master's program: Completion of a university degree, with a GPA of 6.5 or higher and an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.
2. Financial requirements for studying abroad in the UK :
When applying to study abroad in the UK, the important thing is that you must demonstrate that you have enough financial resources to study abroad.
According to UKVI regulations, the required amount for a 9-month course is as follows:
Studying in London: Tuition fees plus 1,265 GBP (monthly living expenses).
Studying outside of London: Tuition fees plus 1,015 GBP (monthly living expenses)
For courses over 9 months:
Studying in London: First-year tuition fees plus 11,385 GBP (annual living expenses)
Studying outside of London: First-year tuition fees plus 9,135 GBP (annual living expenses).
In addition, you also need to pay attention to the following after submitting financial documents for studying abroad in the UK:
- Savings account must be in the name of the student or parent/guardian
- The account must be opened at least 28 days before the application date.
- The account balance must remain unchanged (not withdrawn or added to) from 28 days before the visa application until you receive the visa result.
- Submit the application before the minimum visa issuance deadline, which is 1 month.
- If the student’s parent or legal guardian is registered in the savings account, the applicant must submit the original birth certificate with a form of financial support agreement from that parent or legal guardian.
3. Applying for a study abroad visa in the UK :
To study in the UK, you must apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa, which allows you to study full-time in the UK.
- To be granted a visa:
Firstly, you must have an invitation letter to study.
Secondly, you must be proficient in English or meet the equivalent English language proficiency level.
Thirdly, you must prepare enough financial resources to be ready to study and live abroad.
- The visa application includes:
- Birth certificate
- 2 photos (45mm x 35mm) taken within 6 months, with a white background
- Letter of admission to a school in the UK
- Visa application and related financial documents
- CAS and academic papers
- IELTS UKVI certificate
- Proof of financial resources
- And any other required documents by UKBA at the time of application.
4. Scholarship Requirements: :
The country of Big Ben is famous for its diverse range of scholarships to attract international students studying in the UK.
- Government Scholarships – Scholarships supported by the UK government.
- University scholarships.
- Scholarships from third-party organizations: from charities or other educational organizations.
- Bursary scholarships
- Scholarships from universities in Vietnam
However, to acquire a scholarship, you must prepare the following documents:
- A transcript with a GPA of good or above
- An IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
- Certificates of academic excellence, scientific research at all levels.
- Participation in practical extracurricular activities.
- Write an essay on why you are suitable for this scholarship program.
5. The Cost of Studying in the UK: :
The actual cost varies depending on the living area, school, and individual needs. But here are the general reference levels:
- Tuition fees for studying in the UK
|High School||14,000-28,000 GBP/year|
|University||9,000 – 26,000 GBP/year|
|Master's degree||12,000 – 27,000 GBP/year|
- Cost of living in the UK
In London: 6,763 GBP/year; about 751 GBP/month
Outside London: 5,375 GBP/year; about 597 GBP/month
- Housing costs in the UK
Dormitory: 245 – 650 GBP/month
Homestay rent: from 320 – 540 GBP/month (Including 2 meals)
Shared room rent: from 240 GBP/month. (Self-catering)
- UK Study Abroad Consulting: :
Why choose SBS – to be your companion while studying abroad in the UK?
- With the 2+1+1 training model for transfer students. And the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree + Master's degree in 4 years at Northampton University.
- The student exchange program between SBS and Northampton, students will have the opportunity to receive scholarships valued at 10-50% when participating.
- With the transfer time to the UK to obtain a bachelor's degree in about 1 year, students will save more costs.
- Supported in finding part-time jobs and internships in the UK, to gain experience and earn money to cover living expenses.
The dream of studying in the UK at the present time is no longer far away. With a low cost, international students can fully reach their dream in the land of fog. Accompanying you is SBS - a systematic business training school linked with universities around the world. We are always ready to advise you to have the most stable luggage on the way to study abroad. Immediately contact the training team at SBS website to receive more detailed information