UK Study FAQs

A major boost for Indian students going to the UK for study increased by the announcement of a new two-year post-study work visa, expanding opportunities for talented international students to build successful careers in the UK. The UK Post-Study Work Visa for graduates is for International students who start their studies in the UK in 2020 or after will benefit from the new post-study work visa (PSW) for graduates. This usually means a work and residence permit of 24 months (2 years) after graduation.

When Student seeks our advice for choosing UK as a study option, they generally have many questions; we have answers to all the queries. Below are the few of the questions listed which are being frequently asked by students:

FAQs for Study in UK

#1. How much bank balance is required for UK student visa?
Ans. Student needs to show 28 days bank statement covering 9 months of living expense & remaining tuition fees if any. If university is based out of Greater London, £1,265 per month as a living expense. The maximum amount you will need for your living costs is £11,385.
For an example:
If you are studying on a 1-year Master's course, your tuition fees are £14,500 and you have paid your £4,000 deposit plus an extra £2,000 towards your fees.
You must show £8,500 (£14,500 - £4000 - £2000) for your tuition fees and £11,385.00 (£1,265 × 9 months) for your living costs. The total maintenance amount you are required to show is £19,885.00 (£8,500 + £11,385).
During the 28-day period this money cannot drop below the required amount for even 1 day or you will not meet the Home Office requirements and your application will be refused. Your bank statement must be no more than 31 days old on the date you submit your visa application, this is the date that you pay the online visa fee.

#2. How much does it cost to study in UK?
Ans. The undergraduate and graduate degrees generally range from $10K - $15K. Even they allow to pay around 65% of fees before visa and rest you can pay after reaching UK within certain duration. The Living cost ranges from 400 to 900 Pounds per month, depending upon the location you choose.

#3. What are the requirements to study in UK?
Ans. At present a student can have admission if they are fulfilling of any of the below criteria:
1) MOI
2) More in 65 marks in English in 12th Standard
Even UK allows gap upto 10 years for any master program.
For knowing more about assessment criteria in UK, you can refer below link:

#4. Can I study in UK without IELTS?
Ans. A student can get admission in any university of UK on the basis of English marks attain in 12th standard and also few of the university allows application on the basis of MOI.

#5. Is medical test required for UK student visa?
Ans. For applying for CAS, a medical test certified by UK government from the listed hospital at UKVI is mandatory. You can know more by :
It cost around 2000 INR and they take TB test and chest x-ray.

#6. What is CAS?
Ans. CAS stands for Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies. UK immigration rules require the University to sponsor your application for a student visa. You will need a CAS number to apply for a visa to allow you to study in the UK. Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is a very important document if you are planning to study in the UK. Your institution will also send a unique reference number that will match up with your CAS. You must mention this reference number on the Tier 4 visa application form. The visa official processing your application will check this number and corroborating document to confirm that you have an unconditional offer from the university.

#7. How much old fund is required for applying for CAS?
Ans. 28 Days old fund is required to apply for CAS from any institute.

#8. Why study in UK?
Ans. The UK is fast emerging as one of the most popular study destinations for education in the world. Recently 2-year post-study work visa in UK expand the opportunities for talented Indian students to build successful careers. There are lots of other factors to choose UK, like unparalleled academic, professional skills with an unforgettable cultural experience.

  • 2 Year PSW
  • Already a huge student base
  • Good settlement options with tier 2 sponsors
  • Quality of Education
  • Globally recognized Degree
You can further read more in details here -

#9. How long does it take for UK student visa?
Ans. Normally the whole process can be as lengthy as 30-45 working days starting from admission till the time you get your final visa. It takes 15 working days to process the student visa application. However it varies case by case, complex cases may take months to process.

#10. Is it hard to get a UK student visa?
Ans. The system is pretty much streamlined when it comes to applying & obtaining the student visa for UK. If you have a CAS letter from a decent university & sufficient bank balance, you should get your visa easily.

#11. Is Study gap acceptable in UK?
Ans. According to the universities, if you are applying for a master program, you can have maximum of 10-12 years of experience starting from the year you graduated. If you are applying for bachelor program, you can have maximum of 2-3 year of experience in-between. Gap is never allowed, but you will be asked to demonstrate work experience for your gap years.

#12. What are the requirement for student visa in uk?
Ans. There is a VFS checklist to be followed in order meet the requirement for student visa in UK. Please refer to the checklist here -

#13. Is Uk a good place to study?
Ans. Yes, of course. It is one of the most popular study abroad destination for Indian students. There are almost 20,000 students go to UK for their abroad study. Again refer to to know why UK for abroad study?

#14. What are the questions asked in UK student visa interview?
Ans. As per the recent data, there are no Embassy interview for students. It is mainly a paper base visa.

#15. Is interview compulsory for UK student visa?
Ans. Almost all Universities do conduct credibility interview test before confirming an admission. But there is no embassy interview as of now!

#16. What documents are required for UK student visa?
Ans. There is a VFS checklist to be followed in order meet the requirement for student visa in UK. Please refer to the checklist here -

#17. Is ielts required for UK student visa?
Ans. Yes in most cases, either UKVI or Academic IELTS needed for applying at University in UK. IELTS can be exempted on the bases of your English marks in obtained in class 12. IELTS exemption on the bases of English marks vary university wise, but ranges from 60 to 80 marks.

#18. Can international students work in UK?
Ans. Yes, In the UK as an international student, you're allowed to work up to 20 hours at maximum per week during term-time and full-time during holiday breaks. But there are many restrictions and conditions you must stay in line with to be allowed to work.

#19. Can indian students work in UK?
Ans. Yes, In the UK as an international student, you're allowed to work up to 20 hours at maximum per week during term-time and full-time during holiday breaks. But there are many restrictions and conditions you must stay in line with in order to be allowed to work.

#20. Can I study in Uk without IELTS?
Ans. Yes, IELTS can be exempted on the bases of your English marks in obtained in class 12. IELTS exemption on the bases of English marks vary university wise, but ranges from 60 to 80 marks.

#21. Is scholarships are available in Uk?
Ans. Yes, almost every university do offer scholarships to international students.

FAQs to Prepare for University Interview - Study in UK

As per current situation, there is no Embassy interview, in very rare case they have a telephonic conversation to check experience and academic background. While university generally takes an Skype Interview of around 30-40 min and assess your whole profile.

#1. What is your Name, Date of Birth & Nationality?

#2. Tell me your family detail? (Student/Mother/Father/Siblings/Spouse)

#3. How many universities you have applied at? Which?

#4. Why this university not other universities in UK? (Cover minimum 3 – 4 points)

#5. Why you selected this University? (Cover minimum 6 - 8 points)

#6. Tell me about your educational background?

#7. Why did you choose this course? (Cover minimum 2-3 points)

#8. What is your course duration and total credit points of the course?

#9. Why you start your study again? (If student is working)

#10. Why you want to study in UK?
Ans. (Cover minimum 6 – 8 points which must include 2 points each about why UK, Why not India, Why not other English Speaking country)

  • UK is a hub of education and qualification obtained in this country is internationally recognized.
  • UK always uses updated technology with the latest research to educate students with current market requirements.
  • 54% of the research is conducted by UK universities and colleges as per Research Assessment Exercise.
  • International graduates satisfaction in UK is very high at 91% overall as per UK INTERNATIONAL UNIT.
  • UK is well known for its medical facilities.
  • UK is also one of the best place for medical and research facilities in the world. I will be able to observe it closely and learn from it.
  • UK Education System is very well known all over the world. UK education system is based on advanced practical knowledge.
  • In UK I have an opportunity to be taught by experts and world’s leading academicians it helps me to develop skills set and conviction.
  • Moreover, it has less crime ratio which is important for me as a girl.

#11. Why UK not India or other countries?

  • The same course is available in my home country as well but the course duration in India is for 2 years where as in UK it is only for 1 year which means I will be able to restart my professional career as soon as possible.
  • Moreover, education system of UK focuses on providing hands- on learning to self study, project work, case studies, practical work, etc which is not available in my home country due to its rigid and traditional education system.
  • Also, while studying in UK, I will be able to observe the advanced Nursing field and healthcare systems which will help me to develop my skills and knowledge.
  • Hence, I have opted for UK above India.

#12. How this course or program will benefit to you in your future?

  • This course will help me to enhance my specialist knowledge and explore topics of current interest in the field including research philosophy and methods, theoretical perspectives on practice, clinical governance and patient safety and communication in intercultural contexts.
  • Also, this program will give me ability to apply their knowledge to the effective management of long-term conditions in the context of global, national and local perspectives
  • This course will prepare me to work as a Head Nurse, Senior Nurse, etc in reputed multi-specialist hospital in my home country like Apollo, Sterling, Bankers, etc.

#13. What is your course level?

#14. Tell me some subjects of your course content which you will studying in university?

#15. What are the assessment and teaching criteria of your course?

#16. What are your total tuition fees? How much you have paid? How & When?

#17. When did you receive your offer?

#18. Where will you stay?
Ans. Details (Hotel name /residents Name/Distance from Uni. /daily charge)
(Refer Accommodation Links)
Name of Accommodation:
Address of Accommodation:
Types of room:
Facilities provided in room:
Distance from University:

#19. What will be your maintenance cost and living expenses in UK?

  • As my university is located in London, my maintenance cost will be 1265 GBP per month and 11385 Pound for 9 months as per UKVI rules.
  • Actual Costs if asked by the Visa Officer:
  • 110-150 Pound per week includes food, accommodation and all tax with bills.
  • 100 to 150 Pound transport per month
  • 80 to 100 Pound extra per month

#20. How will you manage your expenses?

#21. What is your Future Plan?

#22. Who is sponsoring you?

#23. What is the occupation and annual income of your sponsor?

#24. Do you have any friend or relative in UK?

#25. Where is your university located?

#26. Why have you selected this Campus? (If university has more than one campus, talk about your Campus)

#27. Why have you changed your field? ( If applicable )

#28. If you have work experience? What were your job duties?

#29. How did you come in contacts with the university? What research have you done about your University?

#30. Are you married or not?

#31. Are you planning to take your spouse with you? What is your spouse occupation?

#32. Why you want to work in MNC (Multinational Companies)?

#33. Why do you think these companies are in need of you?

#34. How old is your fund? OR From how many days do you hold this fund?

#35. For how long your fund will remain in your account?

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