From the world-class reputation of UK universities, to the vibrancy of its cities and culture, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have a lot to offer international students. Four of the world’s top six universities are based in the UK, while all of its institutes offer a high quality level of teaching from leading professionals in their chosen area.
With advanced research methods and excellent facilities, you are guaranteed an education of the uppermost standard. UK courses are internationally recognized and come with prestigious qualifications that will make your résumé stand out to future employers. There is also a great deal of information and guidance available along the way to help you to further your education and plan your career. In 2012, over 500,000 international students from 200 countries studied at UK schools, colleges and universities, and a further 600,000 students came to study English.
In fact, at UK universities and higher education institutions, over 16.8% of all students and over 25% of academics and professors are from outside the UK!
The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits. We recommend that you use these resources to calculate your own budget before you come. Food costs will vary depending on taste and dietary needs, but will account for a significant part of your budget. Please remember that even in catered halls you will need to buy lunches. It is a good idea to visit a price comparison website when considering cable, mobile phone or internet tariffs. Here are a couple of sites. University accommodation is all centrally located.
Most travel costs will be limited to taking the occasional bus, with fares costing about £1.50-£3.50. If you find accommodation farther away from the University, you can budget for a travel card (Ridacard for Students), costing around £13 per week (£40 for four weeks). Travel costs in Scotland/UK or overseas will vary. Try to plan for visits home by checking on rail/air fares and adding this to your budget.
Studying in the UK is an opportunity to discover its unique culture, cities and countryside.
The UK is the top destination worldwide for English language study, with courses for all ages and abilities.
Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK. Find out what a UK education can offer you.
On a UK course, you’ll gain skills and qualifications to help you succeed in any career you choose.
The UK is a friendly, welcoming place for people of all countries, cultures and faiths.