If you decide to get your education in UK, your degree will be recognized and respected, no matter where you end up being employed. The education will provide you with a solid foundation and boost your potential for having a higher salary and finding exactly what job you want. Every English university is recognized worldwide for having creative and challenging environments that help their students to push themselves to the extreme. Their standards are incredibly high, and year after year, the universities are tested for how well they are meeting modern challenges. The higher education system in UK has been the basis for higher education standards in other countries for years.
Cost Of Living
English Universities are Affordable, No Matter Which You Choose
English degrees take much less time, on average, then degrees from other countries. Where other countries take at least four years for an undergraduate degree and two or three years for a postgraduate degree; UK only takes three years for an undergraduate degree, and one year for a postgraduate (unless you are in research, then it may take 18 months to 2 years). That means that you are spending less money overall.
On top of that, there is a lot of “free money” (scholarships, grants, and bursaries) available from English institutions that are just for international students. Over 20,000 international students also get other financial aid from the English government, and you can work while you’re studying in UK as well.
We discuss the cost of living in another article on this site, but as you will be able to see, it’s fairly reasonable to live in UK. Obviously, it will cost a bit more if you live in a city like London, but in general, costs are reasonable. You’ll want to do research before you come in order to learn more about the cost of living in your particular area.
The cost of living also includes health care, and in UK, that’s not much of a worry at all. UK is one of the countries which has an institutionalized, national health care system, which will reduce your overall health care costs. In another one of our articles, we explore the National Health Service (NHS) and how that can help you stay healthy during your time studying in UK.
UK is one of the most popular countries to travel to for the purpose of earning an education. Generations of international students have come to UK for their educations, which means that English universities have decades of experience in working with international students. That means you’ll get the red carpet treatment from the time you start applying until you walk across the stage for your degree.
There are two major organizations that can help you find out what you need to do in order to study in UK as an international student. The British Council can work with you on every aspect of applying to university, find which university fits for your needs, and getting ready to come to UK. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service can also help you to apply to institutions across UK as well.
After you’ve been accepted, your university will treat you well as well. Many institutions will help you get from the airport to your living accommodations, and some even guarantee living accommodations for the first year you are there. Every university has an international student society that will help you become adjusted to life in UK and connect you with other international students.
UK education doesn’t come cheap these days, making scholarships and similar funding opportunities highly sought-after. Although this means that scholarship funding is extremely competitive, it also means a growing number of scholarships are being offered as UK universities seek to attract the most talented international students. Scholarships to study in the UK, are funded by the UK government, some by external organizations, and many by individual UK universities.
1. Government-funded UK scholarships for international students
• British Chevening Scholarships
• Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
• Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at UK Universities
2. Non-governmental UK scholarships for international students
• Euraxess UK
• CastleSmart Scholarship
3. For Indian Students
• Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships
• Goa Education Trust Scholarships
• Saltire Scholarships.