Updated on Friday 15 March 2013
The cost of tuition in the UK will vary depending on a great many number of factors. Things such as the location of the school, the type of course you plan to attend, the length of the course, etc... will all have a bearing on how much it will cost at the end of the day.
To give you a simple guide we have put some numbers together which show you how much it could cost you for ESL courses and then degree programs. Other courses and schools, such as those that offer A-levels and GCSE's vary so much that we encourage you to contact schools to find this information.
English as a second language course will generally in the region of £100 to £200 per week - but this can rise up to £1,000 per week if you include things like meals, accommodation, etc... that some schools will arrange for you.
The best advice for ESL schools is to do your research and find a school that is in a good location, offers good student support and have low class numbers. Although London will be an attraction for many students it will be more expensive, so try and look further a field - you will get to see more of the UK if you do this also.
For more information on ESL programs we would recommend a visit to the ESL Directory - which offers a free online database of schools around the world.
University fees for international students vary in the same way that ESL program fees vary. It is dependent on the course, the location of the university, etc... As a guideline you can expect to pay between £6,000 and £9,000/ year for courses. If your course is specialized, such as a clinical program for doctors, this can be as much as £18,000 per year. You will have to factor in that most university degrees last for 3 years, and 4 year sandwich programs are becoming a lot more popular.
As a post-graduate student, the course length will generally be shorter, and class sizes will be much smaller. For this reason, fees will be higher ranging up to £10,000 for a course. If you are taking an MBA program, competition may firstly be fierce, and the cost could be in the region of £10,000 to £16,000 or more per year.