Student finance

A guide to UK tuition fees and student visas: Preparing for university as an international student

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:55

For international students, completing your UK university application online using the centralised system, Ucas, is usually the easiest part of the process.

However, the problems tend to arise as students embark on the visa process and look at how much their degree at a British university is going to cost them. So how can you be sure that you’re meeting all the requirements set by your chosen institutions, and be certain that you are able to cover all the necessary expenses?

The choice between paying for student accommodation and a holiday in Dubai

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:24

Social class differences and money problems are both issues that have long affected university students. I dealt with these issues as an undergraduate and they have been widely reported in the media, sometimes in terms of explaining the increased rate of mental health problems among students. This has made me reflect on my time at a Russell Group university. 

Required reading: ‘Ensure students have the money to live’

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:55

“Ensure students have the money to live.” This was the top recommendation in the National Union of Students’ first report into class and poverty in post-16 education in the UK.

The recommendation struck me. It struck me that we still have to remind the government to provide enough funding just so that students can survive and that those in power still need to be told that students are struggling to make ends meet.

Top five apps for managing student finance

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:08

One of the biggest issues that students face is getting to grips with their finances. It is well documented that financial pressures are affecting more students, particularly in the UK, and that a lack of financial education is leaving many young people struggling to manage their money. 

Although this is only a small step, using a phone app can be a quick and easy way to save money. Here are some of the best apps for managing your finances, hunting down bargains and cutting down on waste. 

1. Grant Fairy

The cost of studying at a university in China

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:05

How much does it cost to study at a university in China? If you are interested in studying in the country, one of the most important things to consider is how much everything is going to cost. This essential guide breaks down the cost of every aspect of university life to ensure that you have everything covered. 

Note that prices and exchange rates are correct at the time of publication and may vary from those shown here. Some prices have been rounded up or down. 

Tuition fees

Students: tips for managing your finances

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:39

Financial education has been on the national curriculum since 2014 but students are still leaving school without knowing how to manage their money.

The 2017 National Student Money Survey found that 84 per cent of university students are stressed about money, one in two fail to understand their loan agreement, and 75 per cent wish that they had received better financial education.

Top 10 university hacks from some of the UK’s most successful students and graduates

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:35

Your time at university will fly by and be over before you know it – just ask any graduate. How you use this period can help build a strong foundation for the rest of your life. I’ve spent the past 12 months interviewing more than 50 of the UK’s most successful students, who offered their advice on how to succeed during this period of your life. Here are 10 of their top tips. 

The cheapest places to study in Europe

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:09

The best-value European countries to head to for high-quality education are Italy, Germany and Finland, according to currency and travel money expert FairFX.

The company also looked at the top European universities, based on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, and analysed their tuition fees and living cost to determine the most affordable and the most expensive.