The UK hosts nearly 450,000 students across 200+ universities, colleges, and schools. The UK is a cosmopolitan nation with a centuries-old history of providing world-class education.
The university towns are welcoming and a safe location for international students, and are well geared to address student needs.
10 Reasons to Study in UK
1. World Class Education
The UK is known for world-class education based on a rich qualification framework. The universities in the UK maintain a good ratio of teaching and non-teaching staff and world-class educational and recreational facilities.
2. Employability-oriented Courses
The UK courses are well centred to enable students with employability. The courses are designed to address industry human capital requirements.
3. Teaching Excellence
The UK universities follow well-defined teaching excellence frameworks and quality standards. The teaching quality is internally and externally monitored and improved continuously.
4. Research Excellence
The UK universities are committed to conducting meaningful and applicable research initiatives. And the good universities provide 90% and plus researches that are world-recognised and meaningful.
5. Cultural Diversity and Global Networking
The UK universities host students from all over the world that allows the students to interact with students from as many as 100+ nations. Cultural diversity helps student expanding personal network and personal branding in tens of nations.
6. Internship Opportunities
A great number of courses maintain internship option, and the universities engage reputed employers to provide internship opportunities.
7. Scholarships and Funding
The scholarship ranges from tuition fees discount to half or full funding for the chosen program. A good number of students find full or half funding to engage in research or postgraduate studies.
9. Life quality and Travel
Generally, the universities provide a great living atmosphere with peaceful landscapes, modern facilities for study and recreation at a reasonable cost. The life is generally full of passion, fun, and learning.
Besides study and living, the international student can find affordable ways of travelling across the UK, and Europe. Some sign up for volunteering that allows them free travel and also additional learning.
10. Post-Study Visa (Two/Three Years) and Work while Study
From 1st of July, 2021 onwards, the international students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after completing the bachelors or masters programme, and for three years after completing PhD programmes.
Living Costs and Working While Studying in UK
Generally 1,000 to 1,100 GBP are enough for a student to lead a simple life. However, the students can work for 20 hours per week and such additional income may help them living with more luxury and shopping.
The National Minimum Wage
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The Minimum Working Hours
During the Term: The international students are allowed to work for a maximum of 20-hrs per week
During holidays: The students can work full time during holidays, which are generally three months break. It is advised that students take a short-term job in the industry related to their study so that the experience can help them find a job after the study.
An example of vacation dates from Keele University
Here we provide vacation dates example:
2020 – 2021
- Semester one: Monday 28 September 2020 – Friday 22 January 2021
- Semester two: Monday 25 January 2021 – Friday 11 June 2021
- Christmas vacation: Saturday 19 December 2020 – Sunday 10 January 2021
- Easter vacation: Saturday 27 March 2021 – Sunday 18 April 2021
The UK’s Covid-19 Information for International Students
Health Support for Covid-19
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is available to International Students. The students can access online information via https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or by calling 111.
Please refer the following country specific NHS links:
International Students Travelling to UK during Covid-19
The students are advised to solely rely on information provided by Home Office that can be accessed via the following link:
The student can speak to us about visa as we channel reliable visa support for the students.
We suggest the following link for reliable visa information: