International Students dissatisfied with living costs compared to residents.
International student finances are a spoken about a lot. A study carried out by Keele university listing the common problems of international students shows one of the main issues as finance. In order to study in the UK, you must apply for a student tier 4 visa.
STUDENT VISA APPLICATION
Now to apply for said visa according to the GOV.UK you will need to pay £335 to apply. International students must also pay £150 per person per twelve months of leave granted or their heath surcharge fee. When all that is paid off the student must buy their ticket and mode of transport to the campus. For living funds, international students do not receive student loans and cannot apply for student accounts without living in the UK for a certain amount of time usually three years.
The accounts that are granted to international students are usually basic current accounts. These accounts can be used for buying and receiving money but you do not get any added incentives or overdraft. It only allows you to spend without the tax deducted from international cards. Some International Students from Bournemouth University had nothing but disappointed reviews on their financial situation in a recent vox pop I had carried out. They were very concerned about the lack of steps taken to improve the situation by the federal bodies and local bodies. Click here to be transferred to the vox pop and an advice column.