Each year, over 400,000 students from 200 nations choose the United Kingdom for their undergraduate and postgraduate education – joining more than two million local UK students.
In the Tertiary Education Commission’s publication entitled ‘Participation in Tertiary Education 2013’, the United Kingdom is ranked as the most preferred destination for higher studies with more than 25 per cent of Mauritian students studying abroad having chosen the UK.
It offers you :
- A world-class education: UK education is all about giving you inspiration to develop your knowledge and skills, freedom to be creative, and support to help you achieve your best.
- A pathway to your dream career: A UK degree can help you realise your ambitions. Statistics* show that UK-educated international graduates achieve significantly higher average salaries than if they had been educated in their home country.
- A chance to perfect your English skills: English language skills are highly sought after by employers worldwide. By living and studying in the UK, you will find that your language skills improve dramatically and you gain real confidence, helping you in your future career.
- The adventure of a lifetime!: Take the plunge and immerse yourself in UK student life to get the most from your experience. When you sign up for clubs and societies early in your time at your university or college, you’ll be on the way to making friends for life.
Each year, thousands of international students successfully gain a visa to study in the United Kingdom. The UK government welcomes international students, and there is no limit on the number of student visas that can be issued. UK immigration and visas are managed by the UK government. Please check the UK Visas and Immigration website for more information. The Education UK website also answers some questions on student visas.
COST OF LIVING
Before you apply to study in the UK, we strongly recommend that you research how much it is likely to cost, to make sure you can afford it and to help you plan.
Course fees are likely to be one of your biggest expenses – but don’t forget day-to-day living costs as well. To help you plan your living costs, have a look at the International Student Calculator.
According to a recent HSBC report, the average cost per year of study in the UK for international students is £18,759 (US$30,325), which breaks down to £11,933 (US$19,291) for fees and £6,825 (US$11,034) for cost of living.
Based on estimates of the UK’s National Union of Students (NUS), the total average expenditure in London is expected to be £23,521 each academic year. This breaks down as follows:
- £10,133 for course costs
- £13,388 for living costs
(£6,143 for rent, £1,956 for food, £316 for household goods, £65 for insurance, £2,074 for personal items, £1,524 for travel and £1,310 for leisure).
If living and studying in England but outside London, the total average expenditure is expected to be £22,189 each academic year with the main difference being in rent and insurance.
Further guidance to banking and managing your finances can be found on the Education UK website.
British High Commission in Mauritius:
7th Floor, Cascades Building, Edith Cavell Street, P.O. Box 1063, Port Louis
Telephone: (230) 202 9400
Fax: (230) 202 9408
High Commission of the Republic of Mauritius
32/33 Elvaston Place, London SW7 5NW
Telephone: 020 44 207 581 0294 ; 020 44 207 581 0295
Fax: 020 44 207 823 8437 ; 020 44 207 584 9859