Studying in the UK is a unique and exciting experience. The UK is flooded in history,
and time spent in the capital will show this in all its glory.
By day or night, London has something to offer for everyone, and is a magnet for
As well as the hustle and bustle of London, the UK has places of beauty and tranquility.
The Lake District and Cornwall will give that much needed break at the weekends.
Other student towns, namely Oxford and Cambridge, are also absorbed in history,
and the architecture and beauty will astound you.
Living in the UK, you will never escape the love of sport. The majority of pubs
up and down the country will almost always be showing one event or another - most
notably a game of the nation's favourite - football. Trying to get some highly demanded
tickets and soaking up the atmosphere at a live game will be an experience you won't
Students in the UK will benefit from discounts for a variety of products and services,
with a discount card from NUS, the National Voice of Students. From theatres to
shops, museums to holidays, you will benefit financially from studying abroad
in the UK.
UK universities are regarded as among the finest in the world. The 2008 THE - QS
World University Rankings Top 200 includes 29 UK institutions, eight of which appear
in the Top 50. World famous names such as Cambridge, Imperial College and Oxford,
synonymous internationally with education and learning, underline the quality of
the UK higher education system.
There are more than 130 institutions in the UK that are able to grant undergraduate
degrees to students, in addition to a further 500 colleges that
are able to offer educational programs of differing kinds. A huge range of courses,
from accountancy to zoology can be taken, in a variety of locations and surroundings.
At the undergraduate level, scholarships are very difficult to obtain in the UK.
There are no schemes administered by UK Government organisations and only partial
funding offered by individual universities and colleges. All undergraduate applications
for UK universities must be made through UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admissions
Pros and cons
World class reputation for quality undergraduate degrees
English language teaching
Familiarity of institutions with international students
Varied history and links to Europe
High cost of tuition and living expenses
Increasing doubts about reputation of some institutions
High numbers of international students on some programs