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Trends in getting financial aids (education loan) for the UK

International students who are willing to stay and study in the United Kingdom have got various concerns, like the most common questions international students ask revolve around the need for financial aid of some form. The questions that arise include things like:

  • Where should look for scholarships?

  • Can they find scholarships to study abroad?

  • Are loans available?

  • What expenses students will have to pay?

Of course, this is just a few concerns about some of the questions,  which will help students to look for financial aid and have a better understanding of what funds are required to study in the UK.

The United Kingdom requires proof of financial support like various other countries all around the world, will be requiring the proof of financial support if international students are willing to study there as the UK government does not have to pay or support you whilst you are studying in the UK. So to evaluate how much an international student will be needing for financial support to study in the UK is probably the first main question to be answered but the answer is not simple. 

 If students have read various information on staying and studying in the United Kingdom,  the students came across the UK, though a small country, is quite diverse. International students will see large variations between the south and London compared to the north of the country and this means that the south can be a lot more expensive, especially London, than various other parts of the country.

There are some golden rules that students need to follow when looking at money matters and financial aid and those are as follows-

  • Gather as much information as possible

Students will want to obtain as much information about the University and the area in the vicinity as possible. Most universities will be glad to mail Students all the information so ask them, and then try and contact the local information centre for that city or area. So by gathering all this information international students will get more of an idea of the cost of things like accommodations and livings and they will also get the idea of all basic needs and necessities.

  • Always ask questions and speak to other students as well. 

Students should interact with each other  Speak to as many students as possible, those that are already studying at that university and also to those generally in the United Kingdom as they will be able to give you first-hand cost experiences and they can share all relevant information. 

  • Do research 

The Information and advice are not easy to gather so take time, research on the internet, read the information that is mailed to students by various Universities as It’s the best and only way to get the information students will be needing.

Hopefully, this will start students on getting the right foot, and with the help of these financial aid information, international students should be well on their way to learn more about finances for studying in the United Kingdom.

  • Tuition/ Fees

How much will it cost to study in the UK? Can students even afford to consider the United Kingdom? All this information should be clear before opting to study in the UK.

  • Living Expenses

The international students will be needing to know what type of expenses they will be needing to plan for when they decide to start studying in the United Kingdom.

  • Budgeting

Completing and sticking to a budget is the best way to keep a student's finances on track. So, learning how students should budget and what things they will be needing to consider in their budgeting plans.

  • Sources of Funding- scholarships

International students can get various scholarships for their higher education and stay as most students will rely on scholarships as their prime source of funding. 

  • Education loans

These days, many Indians are opting for the UK as their favourite study destination owing to its education system and housing of the best faculty in their universities. However, the fee structure along with other expenses such as living, travelling, food, and all will make the United Kingdom one of the costliest countries to study abroad. Whether it is an undergraduate degree or a master’s degree, the students need to showcase a well-structured financing plan while applying to UK universities. Like other countries, a certain amount of liquid assets need to be shown in the financial statement along with loan documents or scholarship letters. It should be enough to cover at least the tuition fees and living expenses for the first year of study in the country. Also Post that, one can do part-time work to cover their daily needs and expenses as well as tuition fees. So, to support the dreams of millions of students who want to study in abroad in countries like the UK, many Indian origin banks as well as financial institutions help Indian students with their finances. These banks help by offering a large amount of financial help to the lowest interest rate and flexible repayment period and also many banks and financial institutions compete with each other to provide aspirants with the smoothest experience in achieving their goals.

 

Therefore, students should know all the possibilities of getting financial aids like Education loans and scholarships so as to ease their studies as well as stay in the UK.

Reference-- https://www.internationalstudent.com/study_uk/financial_aid/


Harleen Arora 2 years ago
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