Your home country plays a crucial role in your formative years of education, but to truly broaden your horizons, choosing the UK as your study abroad destination can help you excel as you look towards your future career.
Excellent teaching, globally recognised universities, a rich cultural heritage and a diverse culture are just some of the reasons why international students choose to study in the UK.
Learn more below about why you should consider studying at a UK university instead of your home nation and if you have any questions, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Advantages of Studying in the UK
Internationally recognised universities
UK higher education and qualifications have a remarkable international reputation, and a UK undergraduate or postgraduate degree is globally recognised by international education, top employers and government bodies, creating a huge number of future opportunites for you at companies all over the world.
Many countries like to follow the UK’s education system as its quality is considered as the best in the world. UK universities are inspected regularly by QAA to assess the standards of teaching, learning and research to ensure that set benchmarks are met.
Opportunities offered by the UK education system
- A wider choice of courses and institutions to choose from
- Shorter duration of courses in the UK helps reduce tuition and accommodation costs
- Great English support which helps you develop excellent language skills, allowing you to excel in the global world of employment and business
- Close student-teacher interaction is encouraged
The unrivalled cultural diversity of life in the UK gives you the chance to experience a multicultural environment, meet fellow international students and develop a range of desirable skills that are necessary to be part of today's global workforce.
Graduate visa after studying
The recently introduced Graduate Visa allows international students to stay in the UK for up to two-years after they graduate to find employment.
Scholarships and financial support
Almost all UK universities offer merit based scholarship and funding opportunities to international students to support their studies and cost of living.
Strong research infrastructure
30% of UK university research is classified as 'world-leading' and 46% as 'internationally excellent', as deemed by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). This means the work done by UK universities makes a national and international impact on our way of living and scientific breakthroughs.
UK universities warmly welcome thousands of international students into UK higher education every year. Once enrolled, students will benefit from induction programmes to help them ease into UK life, assisting them with banking, the local area and how to get help if any medical or mental health emergencies arise. The Student Union at each university also ensures there is lots to do away from studying.
UK student visa
To study in the UK, an international student needs to apply for a Student Visa. The application process is streamlined students and SI-UK can help you apply.
Study in the UK
If you want to study in the UK and wish to learn more about UK universities, courses or entry requirements, arrange a free consultation today at SI-UK London.