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Fees and Money Matters
International Fees 2014/2015
Tuition Fees for students ordinarily resident outside of the UK and EU are as follows:
Undergraduate Programmes: BA/BSc(Hons)
NOTE: A £500 scholarship is available to international students who pay the fees in full at enrolment.
Costs of studying in the UK
Careful consideration of financial matters is an important part of planning your studies in the UK. It is important you take the time to think how much money you will need over the duration of your course before you leave your home country. Planning ahead will contribute to the overall success of your studies.
You will need to take into account the cost of the following when planning your finances before traveling to the UK:
Obtaining a Visa (‘Entry Clearance’)
If you are studying in the UK for six months or more, it is likely that you will need to apply for 'entry clearance' to study in the UK before you leave your home country. Information about applying for 'entry clearance' is available on the UK Borders Agency website. You can make an application at your local British Mission Overseas and details are available at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.
When making your application, you will need to demonstrate you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees and living costs in the UK, as well as providing additional information and documentation. Full details can be found at the UK Borders Agency website.
More details can be found on the UKCISA website: Immigration, including visas
As well as considering the cost of your journey to the UK, you also need to remember to make allowances for the cost of your travel within the UK. Details of train and bus timetables, and fares are available from the ‘Where is BG’ link above.
The UKCISA website provides detailed guidance about the rate of tuition fees you will be asked to pay in the UK: Fees, Funding and Student Support
Lincoln is one of the cheaper cities in which to live in the UK. The UK Border Agency determines how much money you should have to support your living costs in the UK – this will form part of your application for a student visa. Details are available at the UK Border Agency website.
Funding your studies
There are various scholarship schemes which may be able to assist you in meeting the overall cost of studying in the UK and further details can be found on The British Council website.
It is important that you explore funding opportunities before leaving your home country as this could support you in making your application for a visa to study in the UK. Also, there are very limited funding opportunities available to international students once they are in the UK, and those funds which do exist are usually only available to students in the final stages of study who need small sums to complete their course.
Student loans and grants payable to 'home' students are not usually available to overseas students unless they satisfy certain residency criteria. For more information, see the UKCISA website.