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Vryon
post May 26 2018, 06:32 AM

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QUOTE(Strobe @ May 24 2018, 07:41 PM)
Guys I have a question regarding the cost of studying in UK
Roughly how much is the Fees and the living cost?

I understand that fees and living expenses largely depends on course and uni, however I really have not decided on my degree or uni.
I am from humanities background so my degree will definitely be in humanities, for uni, lets say top 20 like ucl, lse etc (no need to consider oxbridge)

Im really sorry I cannot provide the details for my question however I need to have a vague concept about how much money will be spent in that 3 years, I have to make some decisions, and if i cannot afford to study in the UK, I have to make some changes in plan

If you really cant estimate the cost, please share on how much you spent when doing your degree there. Thanks a million
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Well, I think I could give you the rough figure I had spent in the UK for the past 3 years (finishing my degree in University of East Anglia).

I think I had spent roughly RM350K-RM400K (RM80k in school fees and roughly RM35K for living expenses and I am living very comfortable) in total including school fees and living expenses. It is certain that UEA is at the top 15 in the list but not as well-known LSE or UCL but I am very satisfied with the learning environment and all the support given by my fellow lecturers.

I have friends who manage their time really well while they study and still manage to cut 50% of their living expenses just doing some part-time (roughly 20 hours of work per week, let's say 2-3 shifts of work is really reasonable). However, if you're considering studying at university in the city such as London or Manchester definitely you're looking into paying RM500K+- in total for your degree.





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post May 26 2018, 06:23 PM

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QUOTE(Vryon @ May 26 2018, 06:32 AM)
Well, I think I could give you the rough figure I had spent in the UK for the past 3 years (finishing my degree in University of East Anglia).

I think I had spent roughly RM350K-RM400K (RM80k in school fees and roughly RM35K for living expenses and I am living very comfortable) in total including school fees and living expenses. It is certain that UEA is at the top 15 in the list but not as well-known LSE or UCL but I am very satisfied with the learning environment and all the support given by my fellow lecturers.

I have friends who manage their time really well while they study and still manage to cut 50% of their living expenses just doing some part-time (roughly 20 hours of work per week, let's say 2-3 shifts of work is really reasonable). However, if you're considering studying at university in the city such as London or Manchester definitely you're looking into paying RM500K+- in total for your degree.
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I see
Seems like living expenses really makes a difference while fees wont differ too much?
Thanks a million for the figure and suggestion, will look into it
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post May 26 2018, 08:15 PM

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QUOTE(Strobe @ May 26 2018, 06:23 PM)
I see
Seems like living expenses really makes a difference while fees wont differ too much?
Thanks a million for the figure and suggestion, will look into it
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Well, it depends where you study but it will be around £14K-£22K. My tuition fees start from £14.5k for A&F with an annual increment 5%. Warwick Business School could cost me £22.5k (2018 enrollment fees). But the cost of living in my place is around £9,000 per year (9 months in total and I come back for summer) which I used to pay my rent (£400/month), utilities (£30-50/month) and still have £550 to spare for food and some entertainment (I spent roughly £70+- weekly just on food if I were to cook at home most of the time)

If I were to compare to my friends who live in London, rental itself you're looking to pay at least £700/month and travelling cost to the university and how often you eat out is another factor that could add up in your cost.


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post May 27 2018, 03:52 PM

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QUOTE(Vryon @ May 26 2018, 08:15 PM)
Well, it depends where you study but it will be around £14K-£22K. My tuition fees start from £14.5k for A&F with an annual increment 5%. Warwick Business School could cost me £22.5k (2018 enrollment fees). But the cost of living in my place is around £9,000 per year (9 months in total and I come back for summer) which I used to pay my rent (£400/month), utilities (£30-50/month) and still have £550 to spare for food and some entertainment (I spent roughly £70+- weekly just on food if I were to cook at home most of the time)

If I were to compare to my friends who live in London, rental itself you're looking to pay at least £700/month and travelling cost to the university and how often you eat out is another factor that could add up in your cost.
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Aight outside london and big cities seems affordable. Thanks a lot for the detailed information, really appreciate it.
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post May 27 2018, 05:41 PM

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QUOTE(Strobe @ May 27 2018, 03:52 PM)
Aight outside london and big cities seems affordable. Thanks a lot for the detailed information, really appreciate it.
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I personally feel that if it is top uni like ucl, lse, kcl etc the higher living cost in London is justifiable. You get better employee engagements and better networking opportunities.

Part time jobs do pay slightly higher in central London compared to other cities!
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post May 27 2018, 08:38 PM

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For London Unis, you are looking at around 21~26k GBP per year for tuition fees and around 1.3k GBP per month for living expenses. so you may spend a total of 30 to 50k GBP per year in London
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post May 27 2018, 09:21 PM

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QUOTE(eddydo @ May 27 2018, 05:41 PM)
I personally feel that if it is top uni like ucl, lse, kcl etc the higher living cost in London is justifiable. You get better employee engagements and better networking opportunities.

Part time jobs do pay slightly higher in central London compared to other cities!
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True but that is if I can get into those unis tongue.gif
Thank you nonetheless

QUOTE(Mr.dupe @ May 27 2018, 08:38 PM)
For London Unis, you are looking at around 21~26k GBP per year for tuition fees and around 1.3k GBP per month for living expenses. so you may spend a total of 30 to 50k GBP per year in London
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Thanks for the comments
All the replies have been very helpful and point to similar figures
I think I now have an idea how much studying in london and other parts of UK cost
Thank you once again
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post Jul 8 2018, 08:30 PM

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Hi, I’ve gathered most of my supporting documents and will be beginning my visa application soon. I’m confused as to which online form I’m supposed to use, AccessUk (https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/apply-visa-type/tier4) or Visa4Uk (https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/home/welcome)?

AccessUK (the newer one) seems a lot more concise and easier to fill in compared to Visa4Uk. Will it be fine no matter which form I choose for my visa application? I might be using AccessUK but I’m still unsure.

Also, I know Malaysians don’t necessarily have to submit financial evidence with their visa application, but can I still submit them anyway? My financial evidence is a bank statement under my parent’s name (with birth certificate and consent letter) and scholarship letters from my university (partial scholarships).

Many thanks in advance! smile.gif

This post has been edited by ConfusedWriter: Jul 9 2018, 12:05 PM
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post Jul 9 2018, 03:34 PM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Jul 8 2018, 08:30 PM)
Hi, I’ve gathered most of my supporting documents and will be beginning my visa application soon. I’m confused as to which online form I’m supposed to use, AccessUk (https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/apply-visa-type/tier4) or Visa4Uk (https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/home/welcome)?

AccessUK (the newer one) seems a lot more concise and easier to fill in compared to Visa4Uk. Will it be fine no matter which form I choose for my visa application? I might be using AccessUK but I’m still unsure.

Also, I know Malaysians don’t necessarily have to submit financial evidence with their visa application, but can I still submit them anyway? My financial evidence is a bank statement under my parent’s name (with birth certificate and consent letter) and scholarship letters from my university (partial scholarships).

Many thanks in advance! smile.gif
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1. I believe the AccessUK is the one you should use, the other one seems to be in BETA.
2. On what to submit, make it simple, just submit what's required. Just make the financial evidence ready if they ask later. For my two kids, they've never need to produce the financial evidence.

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post Jul 9 2018, 06:58 PM

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QUOTE(wiraone @ Jul 9 2018, 03:34 PM)
1. I believe the AccessUK is the one you should use, the other one seems to be in BETA.
2. On what to submit, make it simple, just submit what's required. Just make the financial evidence ready if they ask later. For my two kids, they've never need to produce the financial evidence.
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Thanks so much for the reply! smile.gif

So if I don’t submit my financial evidence during my appointment it’s fine? So long as I still prepare them and have them with me in case they ask for them? I might not submit my financial evidence since I have three partial scholarship letters in addition to my parent’s bank statement which is a lot and might complicate things.

Since I might not be submitting my financial evidence, I won’t have to submit my translated birth certificate and parent’s consent letter then?

Also, when booking the visa appointment, can we choose any date we want provided that it is a weekday/working day? Or are only certain dates available?

Thanks again in advance (sorry for asking so many questions)!

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post Jul 9 2018, 10:31 PM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Jul 9 2018, 06:58 PM)
Thanks so much for the reply!  smile.gif

So if I don’t submit my financial evidence during my appointment it’s fine? So long as I still prepare them and have them with me in case they ask for them? I might not submit my financial evidence since I have three partial scholarship letters in addition to my parent’s bank statement which is a lot and might complicate things.

Since I might not be submitting my financial evidence, I won’t have to submit my translated birth certificate and parent’s consent letter then?

Also, when booking the visa appointment, can we choose any date we want provided that it is a weekday/working day? Or are only certain dates available?

Thanks again in advance (sorry for asking so many questions)!
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Yes, do not complicate things. On translated birth certificate, just have it ready, if you haven't done the translation, you could just drop by at nearest JPN and get a new birth certificate which has English translation already. I think it's FOC if I remember correctly.

On the appointment date, you will be given a selection of dates, just choose one you're available. You can expedite the process by paying more but if you do it in July, I believe you should get it before you flying off.
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post Jul 10 2018, 03:01 PM

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QUOTE(wiraone @ Jul 9 2018, 10:31 PM)
Yes, do not complicate things. On translated birth certificate, just have it ready, if you haven't done the translation, you could just drop by at nearest JPN and get a new birth certificate which has English translation already. I think it's FOC if I remember correctly.

On the appointment date, you will be given a selection of dates, just choose one you're available. You can expedite the process by paying more but if you do it in July, I believe you should get it before you flying off.
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Thanks so much again for the reply!

Yea I’ve done the birth certificate translation. smile.gif I’ll be beginning my online application this week. Planning on driving to KL with my parents on the 6th of August and submitting my documents and biometrics the next day. Hopefully I’ll be able to book the date.

Regarding the appointment, can we still change the date and time of the appointment after we’ve booked?
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post Jul 11 2018, 11:58 AM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Jul 10 2018, 03:01 PM)
Thanks so much again for the reply!

Yea I’ve done the birth certificate translation. smile.gif I’ll be beginning my online application this week. Planning on driving to KL with my parents on the 6th of August and submitting my documents and biometrics the next day. Hopefully I’ll be able to book the date.

Regarding the appointment, can we still change the date and time of the appointment after we’ve booked?
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Have you done the TB test too? Only available at few appointed clinics. Don't remember at what stage this is needed, I think during submission of documents. It is fast one and I don't think you need to have an appointment at the clinic, but better call first. List of clinics can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/...ics-in-malaysia

On change of date, I've no idea. I believe someone did it before, cancelling the appointment and applying a new one. No idea if any charges will be imposed.
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post Jul 11 2018, 11:37 PM

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QUOTE(wiraone @ Jul 11 2018, 11:58 AM)
Have you done the TB test too? Only available at few appointed clinics. Don't remember at what stage this is needed, I think during submission of documents. It is fast one and I don't think you need to have an appointment at the clinic, but better call first. List of clinics can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/...ics-in-malaysia

On change of date, I've no idea. I believe someone did it before, cancelling the appointment and applying a new one. No idea if any charges will be imposed.
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Yea I’ve done the TB test as well and have the certificate.

Thanks so much for answering my questions! smile.gif

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