Why Study in the UK
- The UK has a history of educational excellence and many of our universities date back to Victorian mechanics' institutes and technical colleges.
- The UK currently has 28 universities in the top 200, four of which are in the top 10, according to the QS World Rankings.
|3||University of Cambridge||86||University of Southampton|
|4||University College London||90||Durham University|
|5||The Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine||97||University of Leeds|
|6||University of Oxford||115||Queen Mary, University of London|
|17||University of Edinburgh||124||University of York|
|19||King's College London||129||Newcastle University|
|30||University of Bristol||=136||Cardiff University|
|33||University of Manchester||148||University of Aberdeen|
|51||University of Glasgow||156||Lancaster University|
|62||University of Birmingham||168||University of Exeter|
|64||University of Warwick||172||Queen's University, Belfast|
|68||LSE||187||University of Bath|
|71||University of Sheffield||193||University of Sussex|
|75||University of Nottingham|
|83||University of St Andrews|
- The UK currently has 12 universities in the top 50 for employer reputation, according to the QS World Rankings (2012/2013).
|2||University of Oxford||15=||University of Bristol|
|3||University of Cambridge||15=||Durham University
|4=||The Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine||15=||University of Edinburgh|
||15=||University of Nottingham|
|4=||University of Manchester||34||University College London|
|4=||University of Warwick||50||University of Birmingham|
Learning & Research
- Within UK universities there is an emphasis on independent study and critical thinking; skills sought after by employers.
- Learning and teaching takes many forms, through lab work, essays, seminars, tutorials and lectures, often encompassing state of the art technology.
- The cost of university for international students is between £12,000 - £16,000 per annum, which is comparable, and often less, than other Western countries when studying abroad. (Medicine, however, will be more than this).
- Students have access to free health care via the NHS when in the UK.
- There are a wide variety of universities within the UK, of different sizes and difference specialisations, so whatever your needs there will be a university perfect for you.
- The UK has a universal application system, the UCAS system. In this way, you apply to the five universities of your choice and are able to track your applications online.
- As an established country, there are many traditions and events within the UK which will appeal to international students.
- As a multi-cultural county, it is easy to get those comforts from home, such as food.
- The UK is a tolerant and welcoming society, making it easier to settle into British life.
- Europe is easily accessible and affordable for holidays.
- Unlike most universities throughout the world, undergraduate degrees are typically completed in three years, while a Master's degree takes a further year and a PhD takes a further three years.