Why study in the UK?
Why study in the UK?
A UK education opens doors, wherever you go in the world.
From our world-recognised universities to our innovative teaching approach and the leading minds who deliver it, we have what you need to reach your potential.
The UK has been the preferred choice for some of the most important minds in history. One in four world leaders has studied in the UK, so if you’re dreaming of achieving big things, you can be sure you’re in the right place in the UK.
Thousands of students from all over the world study in the UK each year, making studying in UK the number one choice for international students in Europe and number two in the world. A world-class education and good future perspective are what the British education will give you at its minimum.
Benefits of studying in the UK
“London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England.”
Typical living and learning costs
If, as a student, you decide to live in London or any other big city, you will be paying much more than you would in other parts of the country. In 2020, London was ranked among the 10 most expensive cities to live in Europe.
Accommodation – In 2020, the average student rent came to £126 per week, or £547 a month, however, students in London can expect to pay an average of £182 a week, or £640 a month. The average annual cost for students is £4,914 (based on a 39-week contract). Most rents include bills of some kind, although one-third of students will pay bills on top of rent.
We understands how crucial accommodations are in the students’ study abroad experience. As such, we offer a variety of accommodation options so that students will have the most memorable and enjoyable stays possible (host family, homestay host, executive host family, residences, hostel / hotel, studios, shared apartments,etc.)
Food – The cost of living will also depend on how well you manage food costs. The prices of some of the most elementary items are higher in big cities. Fortunately, UK universities have dining halls within their campus where students can purchase a membership card and eat regularly. The average food cost per week in different cities in the UK can be between £30 – £40.
Transportation – Living in the UK – particularly London, England – is expensive compared to many places in the world.
The cost of transportation will of course depend on the individual situation of each individual, but you still need to be prepared financially.
Travelling a is a daily necessity for most people who live, study and work in the UK. Some choose to walk or cycle, which is cheaper than taking public transport, but can be impractical in bad weather. Taxis are widely available but more expensive. Travelcards covering longer periods of time are more cost effective. For instance, an annual Travelcard works out cheaper per week than a weekly Travelcard, but has a much higher up-front cost.
Tuition fees – Tuition fees vary depending on the studies you choose. Prices of general English courses could start from £175 per week.
Now, UK and EU students at English universities are required to pay up to £9,250 (~US$13,050) per year. International undergraduate tuition fees vary considerably, starting at around £10,000 (~US$14,130) and going up to £38,000 (~US$53,700) or more for medical degrees (source: Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees).
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What can I expect from UK?
From a one week general English course over the summer, English for Business, English & Sport and up to eleven months foundation/pathways courses to help you prepare for higher education, the UK has a huge range of choices to learn English and many other subjects in English too.
UKis a popular destination for higher studies for students from around the world too, and is home to three of the top 10 universities in the world, according to the World University Rankings. A degree that you gain from an UK university will be recognised internationally by universities, employers and government bodies.