Study in the United Kingdom
You’ll get a world-class qualification
UK qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the world. Your UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher salary. UK universities, colleges, and schools will provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which you can develop your potential. Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. Universities, colleges, and schools continually have to prove that their courses meet strict criteria. Many other countries are now trying to follow the example of the UK.
You will get the skill you’ll need for the global market
In an increasingly globalizing world economy, people need special skills and qualities to succeed. Employers want employees who can think effectively, creatively and work smart for themselves. This is an essential part of the UK learning experience. Institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as well as mastery of the subject. At degree and postgraduate level, in particular, students are encouraged to study widely, to question and analyze what they have read, and to discuss openly their own ideas in seminars and tutorials. Career based courses are designed to equip you for specific roles in the modern world of work.
Whatever your educational needs, the UK can meet them
The sheer variety of specialized course means you will be able to find a course that suits your real interests, your ambitions, and passions. For example, in the UK, you could specialize in anything from computer APL programming to games programming, ocean engineering, music technology, meteorology or underwater photography to multimedia design, anthropology, women’s studies, hotel management or dance.
It has an exciting, fun culture
The UK is a cosmopolitan place to live & multicultural society, where students of all backgrounds are welcomed, and their involvement in local communities is valued. Many thousands of families from around the world have made the UK their home, creating a richly diverse, open-minded, multicultural society. There are also more than a quarter of a million international students in the UK at any one time. UK people like to get together and enjoy themselves. Theatres, concerts and art galleries can be found in all large towns and cities; big sports events take place every weekend; pubs and restaurants are everywhere.
It’s an ideal base
When you come to the UK, you get four countries in one: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each has its own distinctive history, landscape, and modern culture. And, because they’re all within easy reach of one another, they’re easy to explore. The national air, rail, coach and bus networks will get you almost anywhere in the UK – so you won’t need a car, as you might need in some countries. Discounts or special rates are generally available for students on most forms of transport. It’s easy to see the rest of Europe. The Channel Tunnel, cheap flights, and ferries mean that you’re never too far away from the other great capital cities of the European mainland. The closeness of the rest of Europe means that many institutions offer work placements and periods of study there. The UK has a long tradition of welcoming migrants and refugees from around the world, many of whom have settled here permanently. The ethnic mix is probably greatest in London, but you’ll find a rich mix of many different groups in every major city.
It’s an affordable option
UK degrees take only three years and postgraduate Master’s courses take only one year – compared with four years and two years in most other countries. This means you will save a great deal on both tuition fees and living costs – and you will be able to start working and earning much sooner. UK degree courses are shorter because they are more intensive, and therefore more efficient in terms of your time and money.
UK government departments and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including a number of other UK organizations, offer a variety of scholarships and other awards to help international students study in the UK. These awards are a sign of the UK’s strong commitment to the rest of the world. This also shows the UK’s awareness of the many benefits that come from sharing the excellence of its schools, colleges, and universities with visiting students and scholars from abroad.
Online scholarships search: A new development from the British Council means that it is now possible to search for your scholarship online. You can now find any scholarships that are appropriate to your country of origin, level of study, subject, and institutions where you are interested in studying. To try the search, visit http://ukscholarshipsdatabase.britishcouncil.org/
Health care is often free for international students
You are likely to be able to take advantage of National Health Service (NHS) treatment, as well as reduced-cost medicines, dental treatment, and eye tests. Find out whether you are entitled to NHS care.
You’ll get a warm welcome
The UK has been welcoming international students for generations. It has long experience of looking after your needs and will give you special support from the moment you apply and throughout your time in the UK. Airport pickup & accommodation facilities are guaranteed.
The international alumni from UK institutions include many leading politicians, thinkers and businesspeople who have had an important influence on the world, such as Bill Clinton (former President of the USA), Thabo Mbeki (President of South Africa), Desmond Tutu (Archbishop and human rights campaigner), Rifat Ozbek (fashion designer), Wole Soyinka (Nobel Prize-winning author), Stelios Haji Ioannou (founder of the easyGroup of businesses) and Imran Khan (cricket legend and politician)
UK scientists and institutions have won ninety Nobel Prizes for their scientific achievements. The UK’s creative brains are regarded as the best in the world. Their work is worth £112 billion every year.
All major world religions are represented: mosques, Hindu places of worship and Sikh temples can be seen alongside a whole range of Christian churches. Many languages are represented as well. The most widely spoken Indian language in the UK is Hindi, Punjabi, followed by Urdu, etc. All this diversity means that, when you come to the UK, you will find it easy to settle in and integrate. And you will also develop an enhanced understanding of different cultures by meeting others from an enormous variety of religious and national backgrounds. International bookshops stock books and newspapers from all over the world are available, which can help you update information & informs about what is happening at home.