Each and every year, thousands of international students choose to study at a university in the
United Kingdom (UK). In fact, over 480,000 international students chose the UK. As their destination
of choice between 2010-2011.
The UK. comprised of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern is home over 61.4 million people. The capital London is the largest city with over 8.1million inhabitants. As one of the most multicultural countries in the world, the UK is a vibrant and exciting place to study, learn and live in.
The UK has a long tradition of higher education (the University of Oxford predates the Azetcs!). With time and experience, the UK has cultivated an education system renowned the world over and consistently ranking highly on an international level. The British system of education consists of three-tiers – primary, secondary and higher. Education is mandatory up until the age of 18, when students can choose to go onto college, and then university if they choose to.
Hundreds of thousands of international students choose to study in the UK each year. Following
decades of international trade and immigration from around the globe, Britain's cultural and social
has been crafted from a plethora of cultures and people from across the globe. Multiculturalism is
fundamental characteristic of British cultural identity, making the transition into UK society
In a city like London or Manchester, some of the most popular tourist hotspots in the world, an international student will never feel homesick. One can always find treasures and reminders of home at every turn – Globalisation is not new in Britain and continues to this day.
Benefits of Studying in the UK
What better place to consolidate your English Language skills than England? Studying in the UK will
give you the opportunity to constantly sharpen your English skills day in, day out.
Whilst you must be fairly proficient in English in order to be admitted onto a course in the UK, there is no reason to settle for being simply 'proficient’. Set yourself apart from the crowd and impress potential employers with your English skills when looking for that first graduate job (as well as your friends and family at home).
British Universities place great value on ensuring that international students receive as much English Language support as they need. Oftentimes, you will be able to take extra classes in English with the aim of achieving the best possible grades on your main programme of study.
Value of UK Qualification
As mentioned above, the British education system has a strong reputation and is one of the most
highly-regarded education systems globally. Every year, British universities such as Oxford and
Cambridge consistently sit at the top of world rankings of universities. Not just anyone is accepted at
a British university! Evidenced by the long list of world leaders, politicians, diplomats, business
tycoons, academics, royalty and so on who obtained their degrees at a British university.
Graduates from British Universities immediately distinguish themselves as a special prospect in their field; this is crucial when trying to get that all-important first job after graduating. The UK is particularly strong in many fields such as Law, Medicine, Business and Finance, to name but a few – however, this list is by no means exhaustive.
Visiting the UK
The UK is noted for having dark and dreary weather. Although this may be true at some times of the
year, the British in actuality is a lot better than most think - and during the summer months can get
as hot as (if not hotter than) Spain, Italy and even Greece!
The best time to visit the UK is during the summer, whilst the days are long and temperatures are higher – But if this isn’t a possibility, the UK has plenty to offer all year round!