Preparation for your stay

Student Visa

The most important document for your travel and study in the UK is your student visa. You need to plan ahead and have a clear understanding of the visa category issued to you. The type of visa you hold will also determine whether you can work as a student while studying.


You need to make temporary accommodation arrangements before your arrival in the UK. Fortunately, we can assist you in finding temporary accommodation until you secure a permanent place to stay. Once we find accommodation for you, we will provide you with the address to confirm and the expected date of arrival.

Health Care

You also need to prepare and plan for your healthcare. There are several healthcare advice centers for students where you can seek guidance and obtain information about the available healthcare services for international students.


Stay in touch with your friends and family at all times. We are always available to provide you with any information and assistance you may need. So make sure to stay in touch every now and then.


School Fees

Depending on the university you choose to study at in the UK, the fees can vary, and there are even some scholarships available. The tuition fees for most universities range from £5000 to £10000 per year. Here is a list of some popular universities in the UK and their fees.
• University of Manchester – £8,100 per year
• Essex University £5,700 to £7,500 yearly
• Oxford University £9,750 yearly
• The university of Liverpool £5,500 to £7,000 yearly
• University of London approximately £210 per week

Student Accommodation

There are various housing options available for students in the UK, and the cost can vary depending on the location.

The option of living in Halls of Residence typically ranges from £50 to £80 per week in larger universities. Some halls may offer catering facilities, such as a canteen, while others may only provide a communal kitchen for students to cook their own meals.

Alternatively, you can choose to go house hunting and find your own accommodation. Another option is to form a group of six students with whom you would like to live, as this can help lower the rent when it is divided among six people.


Telephone (Mobile)

This depends on the provider and the tariff you are using. However, we usually advise students to opt for a prepaid option as it is generally cheaper and allows better cost control. This could cost you up to £5 per week.

Telephone (Landline)

The cost of having a single line is £10 per month, which means you would be spending approximately £2.50 per week on calls.

Study Cost

Here, you will find a guide on the potential costs you may incur while preparing for your career in the UK. As always, the study cost in the UK can vary depending on the part of the country where you plan to study.

Living Expenses

Living expenses in the UK are comparable to those in the USA and Australia. The amount you will spend on living expenses depends on the lifestyle you were accustomed to in your home country.


Occasionally, it’s essential to engage in recreational activities to unwind and relieve stress. In the UK, going to the cinema usually costs around £8 per ticket, while renting a DVD typically costs approximately £3. These entertainment options can provide relaxation and enjoyment.


It’s important to consider additional expenses such as water, electricity, and heating bills. These costs can fluctuate throughout the year but generally range around £10 per week, depending on the season.


The typical cost for standard DSL internet service in the UK is approximately £5 per week, as charged by most companies.


If you choose to purchase your own food, a reasonable budget for groceries would be around £25 to £30 per week.

Study Materials

It is advisable to allocate a budget of around £7 per week for items such as books, paper, notepads, printers, and cartridges. These expenses are necessary for maintaining your reading materials and stationary supplies.


Having a designated budget for traveling expenses is crucial, especially if you reside in London. It is recommended to allocate a minimum of £10 per week or even more to adequately cover the costs of transportation. Considering the relatively higher expenses associated with traveling in a metropolitan city like London, having a sufficient budget ensures you can afford commuting or exploring the city comfortably.

Get ready to make your dreams a reality as you begin your inspiring journey!