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Study in the UK - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in the UK?

Studying in the UK is the top student experience, as its universities host students from all countries of the world and their level is ranked among the highest worldwide.

Great Britain welcomes thousands of international students every year (over half a million), mainly because of the high-quality studies it offers and the job prospects in the world’s biggest companies. Great Britain’s programs are famous for the prestige they give to their graduates, but also for their immediate absorption and connection to the labor market.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or postgraduate student in the UK is on average €900-1300/month and their currency is the British Pound (GPB).

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Bachelor’s in the UK

Bachelor’s in the UK include programs from all scientific disciplines and last from 3 years - for simple bachelors - to 6 for medical studies. At Brive you will find distance and on-campus studies in the UK, full-time and part-time studies. In short, the whole range of options in higher education is here!

Bachelor’s studies in the UK are ideal, as young students will not face problems in adapting to the new environment, due to the organization and standard structures that exist to support first-year students.



Master’s in the UK

Master’s degrees in the UK are a magnet for many thousands of international students every year, since, as we mentioned, they are famous for their prestige and their immediate absorption by the labor market. The flexibility of the studies is also a decisive factor, since prospective students can find master’s degrees by distance or through life, part-time or full-time.

Another reason why master’s degrees in the UK are so popular is the fact that they are considered top in many fields, such as economics and management sciences. UK postgraduate students can support their studies with some work and gain practical experience in some of the top companies based in England.



Requirements for studying in the UK

The requirements for studying in the UK include English language certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL, a passport, a copy of the high school diploma for undergraduates and a copy of the diploma for postgraduates, as well as a student visa for a residence permit in the country.

Individual documents, such as a detailed score and personal statement may be requested for postgraduates in the UK, as in all postgraduate applications in the world.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad.



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in the UK

Financially weaker students can claim scholarships to study in the UK through the universities themselves, but also seek government scholarships or funding from related support organizations.

You can also look for scholarships in your country of origin, as for example in Greece, where many scholarships are given for studying abroad every year. Another way is to apply to study in the UK through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

Brive Scholarships


Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in the UK?


The best cities to study in the UK are London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and Coventry.

What is the average cost of living for students in the UK?


The average accommodation costs for students in the UK start from €600 for accommodation in a hostel, with the total monthly expenses being around €900-1300. Living in a private apartment can be very expensive, which varies by city, region and type of home.

In what languages are UK degrees and postgraduates offered?


The language in which bachelor's and master's degrees are offered in the UK is English.

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