United Kingdom


The United Kingdom is an island nation in Europe comprising four countries; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The official name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain.
The UK is a country rich in historical culture and traditions, and while it preserves good old traditions, it is always a forefront country that transmits its music, fashion and art to the rest of the world.

The UK is a great destination for people who want to learn authentic British English in the birthplace of the English language and live in an elegant atmosphere with historic buildings and refined surroundings.


Basic Information

Capital City London
Population Approximately 67,623,566
Climate Spring: March to May
Summer: June to August
Autumn: September to November
Winter: December to February
Currency GBP (Pound Sterling)
Official Language English, Welsh in Wales, Gaelic and Scots in Scotland
Voltage 220-230V, BF-type
Religions Christianity (Catholic, Protestant, Baptist and Methodist)

Attractions of Studying in the UK

The United Kingdom is an extremely popular tourist destination, and since it is the birthplace of the English language, it also places considerable emphasis on English language education, attracting many international students from all over the world.
In comparison to other countries, most universities, language schools and various vocational schools are open to foreigners, and the country is very hospitable to foreign students.

As British English is characterised by a less habitual accent and a strong tendency to pronounce each word clearly, students who study and live in the home country of the English language will be able to acquire prestigious British English language proficiency.

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Living in United Kingdom


While some people may have the impression that the United Kingdom is often a rainy and cloudy country, it actually does not have that much precipitation throughout the year. Summer in the UK is recommended for those who are considering short-term study abroad. Temperatures are usually hot, with many days exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, but the low humidity makes it comfortable.

With long daylight hours and brightness until around 10PM, the lively British atmosphere can certainly delight visitors who enjoy drinking until late while soaking up the sun and the many events that are held here.


Generally speaking, prices are a little high in the UK. The consumption tax is higher in the UK compared to the rest of the world, with the current tax rate at 20%.

However, not all things are subject to tax. Foodstuffs, utilities and other items that are minimal and necessary for daily life are basically tax exempted.
Prices of goods vary significantly between urban and rural areas. Thus, it is recommended that students research the approximate cost of living in the places they intend to visit.

Public Order

Security in the United Kingdom is relatively favourable though it varies from region to region. Particularly in urban areas, petty crimes such as pickpocketing and snatch thefts are common.

Tourists are also easy targets, so extreme caution should be exercised.
Walking alone at night should be avoided if possible as some areas of London can become quite unsafe at night.

Estimated Cost of Study Abroad

Before Departure

Total Amount ¥187,250〜289,610
Air Ticket (Round Trip) ¥130,000〜224,000
Insurance (Study Abroad Insurance) ¥25,250〜33,610
Visa (eTA) Approx. ¥32,000

After Departure

Total Amount ¥336,460〜602,099
School (Tuition Fee) ¥175,680〜314,760
Accommodation Fees ¥120,780〜207,339
Living Expenses ¥40,000〜80,000

* Airfares vary depending on the departure and arrival airports

* Tuition fees and accommodation expenses vary depending on the selected school

* Costs of living for study abroad programs differ individually

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  • Q: What visa do I need to apply for to study in the UK?

    A: For programs of up to 6 months, a visa is not required. If you wish to study for more than 6 months, you will need either a "Short-term Study Visa" or a "Student Visa".

    ・Short-term Study Visa
    For students attending a language school for a period of 6 to 11 months (no English proficiency screening required)

    ・Student Visa
    For students planning to study at a university, college or vocational school for 11 months or longer (English proficiency is subject to screening)

    * This visa allows the holder to work within a certain number of hours

  • Q: Can I have a part-time job during my study abroad in the UK?

    A: Students who plan to study abroad for 6 months or longer and have obtained a student visa are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours per week.

    Employment, however, is in principle limited to light labor such as store clerks during the period of stay.

  • Q: What documents are required for entry into the UK?

    A: The following documents are required for immigration clearance for study abroad programs in the United Kingdom.

    ・Valid Passport and Visa (for stays of 6 months or more)
    ・Accommodation details
    ・Letter of admission
    ・Return air ticket (indicating departure from the UK)
    ・Proof of funds for the duration of stay (cash, credit card, proof of bank account balance)

    * Required documents differ for purposes other than study abroad

  • Q: Is there an age limit for studying in the UK?

    A: In general, there is no specific age restrictions for language study abroad.
    However, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 to apply for Working Holiday Visas.

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