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Title explains all how much does it cost to go too Uni in Britain?

Not taking into account living expenses, travel cost so on and so forth.
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Well this may not answer your question, but the college I go to in America costs about £20,000 a year without living expenses. I assume Britain has just as if not more pricey institutions.


edit: that is for private colleges, mind you.
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you pay zulch in scotland (i dont know if this only applies to scots, uk residents or all), but then theres residence fees etc.

EDIT: or at least thats how i think it works
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Well this may not answer your question, but the college I go to in America costs about £20,000 a year without living expenses. I assume Britain has just as if not more pricey institutions.

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3000 tuition...and a **** load more on the living and rent stuff
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Holy ****ing ****.



Was I wrong? I thought universities in Europe were expensive as sh*t, as well?
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If you are a resident in Scotland or Wales going to a uni in one of those, then Uni fees are paid by the governments and the collected taxes, not sure about NI. But in England if you want to go to a Uni you're looking at about £3000 per year, not including living, books, travel etc. God bless devolution!
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£20,000...lol wut? sureley.....



I'm assuming that comes to about $40,000 USD right? Then yea that's about how much a year.

Although I have half taken care of with loans and grants.
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Was I wrong? I thought universities in Europe were expensive as sh*t, as well?


Well yeah but Jesus christ 20,000£ a year? That's like 39,706.20 USD.

Some people don't even make that much money in a year.

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Was I wrong? I thought universities in Europe were expensive as sh*t, as well?

They're expensive to foreigners (an American would pay about the same to go to a UK institution as an American one) but to UK nationals it's much much less.

And to the Scots it's free because our government decided higher education should be for the intelligent, not the rich.
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Well yeah but Jesus christ 20,000£ a year? That's like 39,706.20 USD.

Some people don't even make that much money in a year.



Well like I said, they gave me a boatload in grants and scholarships. So it comes around to $20,000 a year.
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Don't know about you guys but I wasn't paying £3000 a year tuition, and neither was my girlfriend who was at Oxford. It was about £1200 a year, £400 a term. It also doesn't depend on the institution, as she was paying the same.

however if the TS is not English then he'll be paying in the region of £20,000.

EDIT - I've just remembered that I went to university the year before top up fees were introduced so it's probably £3000 now yeah.

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They're expensive to foreigners (an American would pay about the same to go to a UK institution as an American one) but to UK nationals it's much much less.

And to the Scots it's free because our government decided higher education should be for the intelligent, not the rich.


Excuse me???

First of all, OUR government is the one paying for your ridiculous free university grants and you accept just the same amount of underqualified people that England does except you probably get more of them because it's FREE. I don't disagree that too many people are going to university who shouldn't be there because they aren't smart enough but making university free doesn't exclude ANYBODY. You can still get into Scottish universities with C and D grades at A level, just like English universities.
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They're expensive to foreigners (an American would pay about the same to go to a UK institution as an American one) but to UK nationals it's much much less.

And to the Scots it's free because our government decided higher education should be for the intelligent, not the rich.



Grants are easy to get everywhere in the UK though...
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Well like I said, they gave me a boatload in grants and scholarships. So it comes around to $20,000 a year.


Never expected it to be that expensive though.

I've heard of people here spending about € 4000-5000 a year on their Uni studies, but i'd never expect someone to spend 20,000£.

So, what are you exactly studying?

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Aye come to Scotland to go to Uni, it's free

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you pay zulch in scotland (i dont know if this only applies to scots, uk residents or all), but then theres residence fees etc.

EDIT: or at least thats how i think it works


you don't pay for the tuition fees if your registered adress is in scotland on the first day of term. You don't actually have to be scottish or if you are scottish but live in england you don't get the benifit if you go to scotland to study.
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About £3070, but due to rise because of inflation.

Also, if you study in Scotland and are from England, it's about half price (free for those damn Scots and Welsh...)
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In England it's just over £3,000 a year, and it goes up with inflation.
Scotland is free for Scottish residents and I think that if you're English and go to a Scottish university, the tuition fees are about £1,700.
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Grants are easy to get everywhere in the UK though...


What? Since when? I don't know a single person who ever got a grant. Grants here are for masters degrees and if you get one for a regular degree you're either from a low income household or over 25.

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Aye come to Scotland to go to Uni, it's free


Only for Scottish people, not for anyone else.

Why so much misinformation here?
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Never expected it to be that expensive though.

I've heard of people here spending about € 4000-5000 a year on their Uni studies, but i'd never expect someone to spend 20,000£.

So, what are you exactly studying?



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University is free in Ireland, thankfully.
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You can still get into Scottish universities with C and D grades at A level, just like English universities.

Most of the Unis I've looked at all want As and Bs in higher.
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What? Since when? I don't know a single person who ever got a grant. Grants here are for masters degrees and if you get one for a regular degree you're either from a low income household or over 25.


There are now decent grants for most income brackets under £40,000-£50,000. Add that to university bursaries and excellence grants and you can get about 2,000 a year. I heard today that about 70% of grants go unclaimed because people don't know they're available though.
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Excuse me???

First of all, OUR government is the one paying for your ridiculous free university grants and you accept just the same amount of underqualified people that England does except you probably get more of them because it's FREE. I don't disagree that too many people are going to university who shouldn't be there because they aren't smart enough but making university free doesn't exclude ANYBODY. You can still get into Scottish universities with C and D grades at A level, just like English universities.

People who can't make it get weeded out in 1st yr. Just like any other system.

But at least those without the means can have an opportunity they wouldn't have had otherwise.

I wasn't talking about underqualified people, I was talking about people who are qualified but can't afford to go because of lack of money. This system eradicates that.

Yes there are scholarships and grants, but enough for every person who needs them?

The Scottish system makes everyone equal. And I like that.
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People who can't make it get weeded out in 1st yr. Just like any other system.

But at least those without the means can have an opportunity they wouldn't have had otherwise.

I wasn't talking about underqualified people, I was talking about people who are qualified but can't afford to go because of lack of money. This system eradicates that.

Yes there are scholarships and grants, but enough for every person who needs them?

The Scottish system makes everyone equal. And I like that.



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Most of the Unis I've looked at all want As and Bs in higher.


Yes, that's like saying Oxford and Cambridge require As.

Fact is, there are universities in both countries, many of them, that will accept C's and D's. Scotland is certainly not asking for more intelligent people and I resent the implication that the Scottish are getting anything but a meal ticket when it comes to university. A university institution where my tax money goes to paying for Scottish kids to go to university for free whilst I'm stuck with a four grand debt.

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People who can't make it get weeded out in 1st yr. Just like any other system.

But at least those without the means can have an opportunity they wouldn't have had otherwise.

I wasn't talking about underqualified people, I was talking about people who are qualified but can't afford to go because of lack of money. This system eradicates that.

Yes there are scholarships and grants, but enough for every person who needs them?

The Scottish system makes everyone equal. And I like that.


Mate for someone who's obviously of university ageyou seem to know jack **** about our system.

If you come from a low income family or even a moderate income single parent household all tuition fees are paid for by the government, no questions asked.

So no, our system does not eradicate those who cannot afford it. If anything, it encourages them because I have a friend who just because of her single parent family went to university for free (although she had good grades) despite her parent earning the same as mine combined.

I'm disgusted that you are praising your system for being great when it isn't economically sound - it would be great if everything we wanted was free and paid for by the government but where would the money come from? in this case, British tax money. It's economically inept and ridiculous that it's allowed to continue.
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Yes, that's like saying Oxford and Cambridge require As.

Fact is, there are universities in both countries, many of them, that will accept C's and D's. Scotland is certainly not asking for more intelligent people and I resent the implication that the Scottish are getting anything but a meal ticket when it comes to university. A university institution where my tax money goes to paying for Scottish kids to go to university for free whilst I'm stuck with a four grand debt.

And that's why its in Scotland's best interest to stay in the UK. Really though, I do agree that it is dreadfully unfair.

EDIT: I'll probably have to pay for uni since both my parents are together and my Dad's a policeman.
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And that's why its in Scotland's best interest to stay in the UK. Really though, I do agree that it is dreadfully unfair.


Definitely, which is why I find the Scottish independance parties laughable.

I have no problem with Scotland, I love Scotland. But it's run by the British government and it's got to a point where it cannot function without it.
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Mate for someone who's obviously of university ageyou seem to know jack **** about our system.

If you come from a low income family or even a moderate income single parent household all tuition fees are paid for by the government, no questions asked.

So no, our system does not eradicate those who cannot afford it. If anything, it encourages them because I have a friend who just because of her single parent family went to university for free (although she had good grades) despite her parent earning the same as mine combined.

I'm disgusted that you are praising your system for being great when it isn't economically sound - it would be great if everything we wanted was free and paid for by the government but where would the money come from? in this case, British tax money. It's economically inept and ridiculous that it's allowed to continue.

There are plenty who don't qualify as "low income" who would still struggle to pay their way through university.

You can't say removing that pressure isn't a good thing.
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My sister goes to Aberdeen Uni after living in England. I don't think she has any reductions at all. Welsh and Scots + EU do I believe. Just not the English for some reason.
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It would be much better if the government stopped their ridiculous policy of getting 50% of students into university, made A levels a valuable qualification and then made university attendance free. They'll have to pay for less students and the students who do go through will earn significantly more, meaning the government makes money from taxes.

Much better than everyone being sadded with ridiculous amounts of debt and not having a great income to show for it.
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It would be much better if the government stopped their ridiculous policy of getting 50% of students into university, made A levels a valuable qualification and then made university attendance free. They'll have to pay for less students and the students who do go through will earn significantly more, meaning the government makes money from taxes.

Much better than everyone being sadded with ridiculous amounts of debt and not having a great income to show for it.

Not to mention the fact that with increased numbers of students you get increased numbers of low quality degrees.
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There are plenty who don't qualify as "low income" who would still struggle to pay their way through university.

You can't say removing that pressure isn't a good thing.


The low income threshold is low enough that there are most certainly not that many people who are in the bizarre situation that they don't qualify and also can't afford it. Even if that did occur, we have grants and loans to more than cover the cost. Once again, very easy to obtain and if they're as smart as you say they are they'll have no problem getting grants and no problem paying the loans back with their job after they graduate.
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