The UK has long enjoyed a widely envied reputation for providing outstanding further and higher education opportunities not just for its own citizens but for the world community. The UK has grown to become one of the top destinations for students around the world. With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions are on every corner and are competitive with many other countries. The United Kingdom has much to offer international students.
The growth in International students is phenomenal and the UK has witnessed the arrival of increasing numbers of students seeking a dynamic education that meets the needs of a rapidly changing world.
International students have always been an important presence in the UK, and the numbers have been growing steadily. UK has a dynamic education of both content and standard to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.
The degrees and qualifications from UK higher education institutions are known around the world as high quality and world class. The standard of excellence is set by some of the older universities with recognizable names, like Oxford and Cambridge, but the tradition carries through to many of the universities and College throughout the UK. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour!
The cost of education for an international student in the UK is competitive with Australia, the US and other western countries. Many UK higher education institutions offer courses from £3,000 to £7,000 a year! An investment of a lifetime!
You can also save a lot of money because your degree will generally take less time to complete in the UK than in most other countries. Most degree programmes in the UK require a three-year course and a Master’s programme is typically between one and two years. Studying in the UK is cost effective. We advise you to always check with the Student Welfare manager before starting any work – you do not want to be in violation of your visa, and rules change all the time.
If you apply as a Tier 4 (General) student, this depends on where you study. If you study at a private college, in most cases you will not be allowed to work, even if the private college has Highly Trusted Sponsor status. However, if your private college is a Higher Education Institution such as University or Public funded college, you will be allowed to work. Please always check with your Welfare officer after arriving in the UK.
The UK is a multicultural society where you can make friends with people from across the world. For example, London accommodates around 200 nationalities with some 350 languages being spoken.
You can explore the interesting countries of continental Europe – many of which can be reached within a few hours by road, air, rail or ferry. You can find bargain tickets in advance from the UK to many EU destinations for as cheap as £10.