The UK has been welcoming international students to its universities and colleges for many years. In 2008, there were around 1.8 million full-time undergraduate students in higher education, of which over 100,00 were international students. Many institutions have international open days, international offices, international student clubs and societies, planned social events, advisers and counsellors to help support you during your time as an undergraduate in the UK. Each year, more and more international students from over 180 different countries are choosing to pursue their higher education in a UK university or college. Below we outline some of the reasons they decide to study here.
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK are generally much shorter than those abroad, which helps to reduce the amount of money you will end up paying in tuition fees and living costs. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland it would be typically four years. A postgraduate Masters course will normally only take 1 year, whereas PhD will take 3 or 4 years.
The quality of UK education is internationally recognised by employers, universities and governments, making it a popular choice for many international students.The UK is also renowned for the excellence of its research and teaching
The quality of a universitys or colleges teaching and its general facilities are assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Research standards are examined by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which publishes its findings every five years. The results of all these assessments are freely available on the internet. Information on quality assurance and assessments is also available from the Higher Education Funding Councils.
The UK has always welcomed students from all over the world. In 2006/2007, there were 239,210 international students in the UK at undergraduate and postgraduate level. UK universities are used to looking after the welfare of non-UK students and have well-developed support services and social networks on campus.
Studying in the UK offers a great opportunity to improve your knowledge of the English language – speaking English fluently is a vital skill to have if you are considering entering the international business world. As the UK is a member of the EU, studying here can give you a valuable insight to how the European market operates. The UK is full of many different cultures and people, another reason why international students are interested in coming to study here. With big cities, rural towns and villages, modern and historical architecture, the UK is a diverse and exciting place to explore. For further information on studying in Britain you may visit our office and meet our counselor.
Admission Process - United Kingdom