Study in UK from Ghana


Largest City:
London, Manchester, Birmingham

Immigrant population:
14.4% of total population
Work rule for international students:
20 hours a week

wages for students:
£9.50 per hour

Per capita income:
47,620 PPP Dollars
67.22 Million

National Language:

Why Uk

Studying in the UK means studying at a world-renowned institution.  For every Ghana student, the major consideration when looking at higher study options abroad is the host country.

The quality of the universities in the UK means that your degree will be held in high regard by employers the world over, giving you an edge over other applicants.  United Kingdom is popular among international students. The flexible academic structure, the international recognition, and the multicultural environment top the list of the reasons to study in UK. 


Tier 4 (general) student visa-For students aged 16 and over.

UK student visa requirements

  1. UK student visas are awarded on a points-based system. You’ll need to provide the following information in order to meet all of the requirements.
  2. Passport details
  3. A recent photograph
  4. An unconditional offer of a place on a course by a licensed Tier 4 Sponsor.
  5. Proof of English language skills
  6. Proof of financial support for the duration of your stay in the UK
  7. You may also need an ATAS certificate to study certain subjects in the UK

UK Student Visa for Bangladeshi Students

The UK visa processing is not too great a task. Here is a document checklist for your interest ::

  1. Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).
  2. Proof of financial support in the home country.
  3. Valid passport.
  4. English Proficiency Test result.
  5. All academic and unacademic certificates.

UK Student  visa fees

Type of Visa

Application Fee

Short-term study student visa

 £97 for 6 months ;  £186 for 11 months

Tier 4 student visa (General)


Tier 4 student visa (Child)


As visa fees are subject to change, you can check the latest updates on costs here.

Immigration Health Surcharge

As an international student, you need to pay a health insurance surcharge along with your visa fee. The cost of this is around £470 per year to gain access to the NHS as an international student.



University tuition fees and tuition fee loans

Universities in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland can charge students from England up to £9,250 a year for undergraduate tuition. For accelerated degrees (which are completed in less time) English universities can charge up to £11,100. The most Welsh universities can charge is £9,000 a year.

Keep in mind that these numbers are for UK students only. Tuition fees for international and EU students vastly differ, averaging at around £12,000 per year. Although, the cost can be much more depending on what degree and uni you choose.

Cost of Education in UK: Tuition Fees for International Students

Tuition fee is the prime expenditure of international student living cost in UK. It may vary greatly from university to university, location, and the course you choose.

The international students fees UK for medical degrees and MBAs are higher as compared to tuition fees for humanities and social science degrees. Take a look at the following table to understand the average tuition fee in UK for different levels of degrees:

Type of Degree

Average Annual Tuition Fee in UK


£10,000 – £39,000


£10,500 – £30,000


Up to £19,000


The estimated yearly cost of living in the UK for an international student is generally GBP 12,500. However, it can vary depending on a number of factors like accommodation, student’s lifestyle, basic expenses, etc. Before we discuss those factors in detail, here’s an overview of the living expenses in UK for Bangladeshi students .

Estimated living costs
The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits. 


Average Cost Per Month


£600- £750

Food & Groceries

£120 – £200


£40- £65

Household Bills

£50 – £70


£40- £50



Estimated Costing **


Work and Study in the UK
A great way of challenging and expanding your language skills as well as helping you support yourself, it’s possible for international students to work whilst studying in the UK.
In general, if you are studying at degree level, you are ale to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term-time, and up to 40 hours during holidays.

*UK Home Office confirms 2 years Post Study Stay back (Graduate Immigration route) for students graduating with Bachelors, Masters, PhD, after the summer of 2021.


  1. If you have been living in Uk for 5 years or more in these two circumstances you’re allowed to seek British citizenship
  2. You have an Indefinite Leave to Remain for 12 months
  3. You’re from an EEA country and have a permanent residence permit for over 12 months
  4. Your spouse/wife has British citizenship and you’ve been living in UK for over 3 years
  5. You were born in UK
  6. Your parent is a legal British citizen
  7. You’re a stateless person or you gave up from your previous nationality

You need to pass the test of Life in the UK as well as a recognized English Language proficiency test. The process of obtaining an ILR visa can take a maximum of 6 months. For the ILR the following details are collected: 

  1. a current passport
  2. 2 passport size colour photographs
  3. Digital prints of all the 10 fingers
  4. Signature
  5. Name
  6. Date and Place of Birth
  7. Present Immigration Status
  8. Present Studying or Working Status

One who has worked for five years in the UK can apply for the ILR. A full-time job, stable income, and good moral conduct with zero criminal records will elevate one’s chances of getting an ILR visa. One also has to pass the Knowledge of Life in the UK test and a recognized English Language test


If you’re dreaming of getting a degree in the UK but has financial constraints, you can opt for a GREAT scholarship to study in the UK. The UK government offers hundreds of bursaries, scholarships, bursaries, and additional financial support to students from several countries.

Nigeria students looking forward to studying in the UK with these  scholarships:

  1. Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
  2. Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford.
  3. Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships.
  4. Undergraduate Merit Award
  5. Chevening Scholarship UK (Fully Funded)
  6. The Developing Countries Scholarship (UG)
  7. Rotary Peace Fellowships
  8. Be Exceptional Scholarships

Commonwealth Masters Scholarships

Available for international students who are domiciled in a Commonwealth
country and want to study a Masters degree in the UK, these scholarships provide funding for tuition fees, airfare travel to and from the UK as well as other expenses.


Ques : Can I Go UK without IELTS?

Yes, you can go to the UK for higher studies without IELTS. Many UK universities accept Bangladeshi students with MOI.

Ques. Is it expensive to study in the UK?

Ans: Yes it can be expensive. However, the course duration in the UK is very short so that compensates for the total cost of study in the UK being higher. Also, with effective planning & budgeting, the UK study costs can be managed very well.