Study in the United Kingdom

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The UK has become one of the top destinations to study around the world.

With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions on every corner, and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot.

But what makes the United Kingdom stand out? Why should you come to the UK as a destination to further your international education?

Why study here

An international student in the UK is typically allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during school term, and up to full-time when school is out of term.

You should check with your international advisor at your school before starting any work – you do not want to be in violation of your visa, and rules change frequently.

Keep in mind it is not always easy to find a job, so relying on work income to fund your entire education is not a good idea. Unless you have employment set up through your school before you arrive, you should plan to fund the entire first year of your studies without any employment income.

Financing an international education can be difficult.

The best approach includes lots of preparation, careful analysis of your budget, and hard work in researching and applying for scholarships.

There are many scholarships and loans available to students who want to study in the UK.

Because your degree will generally take less time to complete in the UK than in other countries, you could save money compared to a US school.

Although four-year programs are increasing in popularity, most degree programs in the UK are three years, and a masters program is typically between one and two years.

Although international students can manage their affairs so that their UK education is affordable, UK policymakers are taking note of an alarming trend in the cost of education for non-EU students.

International students have always been an important presence in the UK, and their numbers have been growing steadily over the years.

The UK is the second most popular destination for international students, behind the US.

The UK has worked hard to capitalize on the growing demand for English-language instruction and the post-9/11 visa hurdles in the US.

Degrees and qualifications from UK higher education institutions are known around the world as high quality and world class.

This standard of excellence is set by some of the older universities with recognizable names, such as Oxford and Cambridge, but the tradition carries through to many of the universities and colleges throughout the UK. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour.

With the addition of the Channel Tunnel and low cost airlines, Europe is easier to access than ever.

You can reach most areas of Europe from the UK within a few hours by train or direct flight.

If you are studying in London or Manchester and you want a weekend away in Italy, you can fly direct to Rome, Milan, Pisa, Genoa, Venice or several other cities in Italy.

The direct flight would take around two hours and costs will vary, depending on when you travel and when you book.

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