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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • A Guide for International Students Studying in London, UK

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If you want to pursue your academic career in London, UK, as an international student, this article is for you as there are a lot to learn from it as it will offer tips and useful information for all international students studying in London.
Recent years show a steady increase in the number of international students looking to obtain higher education in the UK, focusing mainly on studying in London, as well as a increase in the number of foreign nationals living in London as part of their employment training and management requirements. This guide will provide useful information and tips for the international students in London.
If you want to live and study in the United Kingdom as international student, you must be granted a student visa, which is based on a Tier 4 system. Furthermore, 40 points have to be counted under the Tier 4 system before you are allowed to apply for a student visa to London, UK. You will gain these points upon a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies aka CAS, that have a validity period of six months from the date of issue by your institution from a border agency certified university in the United Kingdom as well as a proof of enough funding towards your tuition fees and other living costs. Your application for student visa must be forwarded within the minimum of 3 months before the commencement of your approved courses.
Living costs in most cities of the United Kingdom are not as expensive, but London is one of the costliest cities in Europe with varied costs between its different areas. For you as international student, accommodation in London will be your major factor for consideration when you are preparing your costs of living in the United Kingdom, since it is quite pricey to get accommodation at the central of zones 1 and 2 of the city. International students who cannot afford to live in the central of the city due to budget constraints choose to live in the more outer areas where accommodation is quite cheap.
London offers a lot of part-time jobs and cost-effective studying experience for various international students, although it is an expensive city. Furthermore, there are many events, attractions, academic seminars and lectures being held for free or at low prices for many international students living in London.

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