United Kingdom

Everything international students need to know about UK student visas

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Mon, 09/18/2023 - 08:42

The UK is a top study destination for international students because it is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Students often view the process of securing a visa as being difficult, feeling overwhelmed by various deadlines and the need to produce supporting documents. But you shouldn’t let that put you off studying abroad. Once the visa process is complete, the experience of studying abroad will outweigh any headaches you may faced during the visa application process.

The cost of studying at a university in the UK as an international student

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 09/08/2023 - 08:35

How much does it cost to study in the UK? If you are interested in studying in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, then one of the most important things to consider is how much university is going to cost. This essential guide breaks down how expensive university is in the UK for international students. 

Note that prices are correct at the time of publication and may vary from those shown here. 

International perspective: from Kuwait to Bristol

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 09/06/2023 - 09:07

As a high school student, I always thought of living abroad as a step towards happiness. It might have been my belief that freedom would solve my problems, but that wasn’t true.

As high school students, most of us have no idea how different university life can be. We imagine an idealistic future. Yes, you will meet new friends, explore cities you have yet to visit and get to try things you are not familiar with. However, there are limitations that it’s important to be aware of.

Working on a student visa in the UK

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 08/22/2023 - 08:45

Now that you’ve organised your student visa for the UK, it’s worth knowing if you can work while you are studying, as well as how many hours and what kind of work you can do. 

How many hours can I work as an international student in the UK? 

International students can work in the UK if they are on a student or Tier 4 visa. If you are in the UK on a visitor or short-term visa, work is not allowed at any time, including unpaid positions and volunteering. 

The 10 most beautiful universities in the UK

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 08/17/2023 - 08:41

When you think about classic, beautiful university buildings, the UK will usually be one of the first countries you think of. Home to some of the oldest universities in the world, many of its universities have been used as filming locations for period dramas and epic films. 

Here at Times Higher Education Student we have thought long and hard about which universities are deemed the most beautiful in the UK, with rolling green spaces, and Gothic and modern buildings. 

Guide to international student bank accounts in the UK

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 08/14/2023 - 07:53

Studying in the UK is expensive for both domestic and international students, so it is important that you choose a good student bank account that can help you to maximise your money. 

Most major banks (and some online banks) will offer a specific student bank account that will come with perks that will help you to budget and manage your money. 

1. Choose a bank

There are many banks in the UK, so the best way to narrow it down is to look at what the different banks are offering students (see our handy table below).

From clearing to Royal Holloway: Paula Vivas’ journey

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 08/11/2023 - 09:05

My name is Paula Vivas. I’m a second-year joint honours BA history and politics and international relations student at Royal Holloway, University of London. As a student ambassador at Royal Holloway, I meet many prospective students who are eagerly awaiting their A-level results but are often terrified about not getting into university. I always remind them that there’s often another chance – through clearing. It’s great to be able to write about my experience with clearing because it means a lot to me.