Cost of Studying in London

The cost of studying in London is slightly higher for international students in comparison to other cities and towns in the United Kingdom (UK). The cost of study in London for Indian students is anyway higher owing to the exchange rates. However, the decision to study in London is always worth it, considering the excellent career opportunities, globally acclaimed educational institutions, and top-notch teaching and research infrastructure. 

Cost of Studying in London- Tuition Fees

Before we delve further, here’s taking a look at the cost of education in London for the public as well as private universities: 

Private Universities- 

If you choose to study abroad at private universities then your costs may be slightly higher than in public institutions. Here are some of the leading private institutions in London and their fees: 

  • GSM London- GBP 10,000 (INR 10 lakh) annually
  • BPP University- GBP 9,500 (INR 9.5 lakh) annually
  • Regent’s University London- GBP 18,500 (INR 18.5 lakh) annually 
  • St. Mary’s University London- GBP 12,900 (INR 12.9 lakh) onwards

Public Universities- 

Here are some of the top public universities in London with their tuition fees: 

  • London School of Economics- GBP 21, 000 (INR 21 lakh) per year
  • Imperial College London- GBP 1,725 (INR 1.72 lakh) per semester
  • St. George’s University London- GBP 32,663 (INR 32.66 lakh) per year
  • The University of London- GBP 11,000 (INR 11 lakh) per semester
  • London Metropolitan University- GBP 4,500-9,000 (INR 4.5-9 lakh) per semester
  • The University of East London- GBP 21,000 (INR 21 lakh) per annum

Course-Wise Cost of Study

Here are the average costs for studying various types of courses in London (approximate figures): 

  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degrees- GBP 10-20,000 (INR 10-20 lakh) per year
  • Postgraduate / Master’s degree- GBP 10-20,000 (INR 10-20 lakh) annually
  • Doctoral degrees- GBP 15-24,000 (INR 15-24 lakh) per year

Average Cost of Living in London for Students

Students should have at least GBP 1,015 (approximately INR 1.01 lakh) for every month in living costs outside London. This becomes an average of GBP 1,265 (INR 1.26 lakh) per month for the city of London or roughly GBP 15,180 (INR 15.18 lakh) per year. Here are some of the costs that you should note: 

  • Accommodation- Average accommodation costs may start from GBP 8,073 (INR 8.07 lakh approximately) per year in London. Yet, some affordable options are still available like shared apartments or university halls
  • Food- This will cost you around GBP 3,012 (INR 3.01 lakh) per year in London as per estimates
  • Travel & Transportation- You can expect a cost of around GBP 1,216 (approximately INR 1.21 lakh) per year in transportation expenses
  • Leisure and Miscellaneous Costs- These work out to at least GBP 2,194 (INR 2.19 lakh) per year
  • Books and Supplies- This will cost you at least GBP 30 (INR 3,000) per month in London
  • Phone Bills- This may be roughly GBP 15 (INR 1,500) per month
  • Television License- GBP 147 (INR 14,700) is the average cost

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