Study in UK

For football fans and music lovers, who know David Beckham and Ed Sheeran for certain, the United Kingdom is not a strange name. Yes, the United Kingdom, an island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe with rugged mountains, rolling hills, picturesque lakes, deep caves, and tall cliffs, is the birthplace of these two greats. It is a unique country made up of four nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. As per the 2011 census, the population stands at about 63 million, while the size of the foreign-born population accounts for 12.7%. The capital city of the UK is London, a leading commercial, financial, and cultural center. So are Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Bristol. English is a de facto official language with an estimated 95% monolingual English speakers. The modern-day UK is a culturally diverse, economically sound, naturally beautiful, historically rich, and politically stable country that draws many international students every year to pursue their further education to materialize their dreams.

Fast Facts

OFFICIAL NAME: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional monarchy with parliamentary government

CAPITAL: London

POPULATION: 63,105,246

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English

MONEY: Pound sterling

AREA: 93,635 square miles (242,514 square kilometers)

MAJOR RIVERS: Thames, Severn, Tyne

While selecting a country for further education, there is a number of things a student has to weigh carefully: recognition, affordability, opportunity, to name but three. In this regard, studying in the UK is one of the best options for international students.

Many UK universities University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Lancaster University, UCL (University College London), University of Edinburgh, and many others have always been among the best in the world for their quality education that aim at develop the skills, knowledge, critical thinking, and connections to drive forward their careers. In addition, they enjoy an enviable reputation for world-class research. Due to consistent performance, UK higher education degrees and qualifications are recognized by employers and academics worldwide.

One of the biggest advantages of studying in the UK is that an undergraduate degree can be completed in 3 years if you study full time while a master’s degree usually takes 1 year. This saves a considerable amount of money and time. Some universities and institutions award scholarships to international students. These can compensate the slightly expensive tuition fees and living cost (together estimated to be at least £20,000).

An international student in the UK is typically allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during school term, and up to full-time when school is out of term. There are a number of ways students can gain work experience so that they can develop and showcase your skills, for example, part time jobs, placements and internships, volunteering, and GCUs Common Good Award. Students can also explore the possibility of working in the UK after your studies. This work experience can be much rewarding for students for their entire career.

The other additional benefits are Studying multicultural country, having a wide range of degrees in different subjects, getting an opportunity to improve English, and exploring historical and natural sites.