Why Study in the UK? 5 Reasons to Choose Britain for Study Abroad
The value of overseas study is immeasurable, and a study abroad semester or degree enhances the educational experience. As such, we have recently been doing a blog post series highlighting reasons to study in Italy, Turkey, China, Spain and – now our next in line - the United Kingdom! The UK is home to many of the world’s leading universities, and is a top international student destination for those who would like to improve their English and take advantage of the challenging and creative courses on offer around the UK.
- Top universities
Qualifications from UK universities are internationally recognised and respected. UK Institutions consistently rank among the best in the world – for example in our ranking of top 10 MBA programs in Europe, two are in the UK! With a degree from a UK university, you will have a solid educational foundation wherever you go, from a university with a creative and challenging interactive environment and great teaching methods. UK is also a research leader, and UK academics are among the highest paid in the world. For more details, take a look at the INOMICS Job Market Report 2014.
- Develop your English!
As the birthplace of the English language, the United Kingdom is an ideal location to improve your language skills, which will in turn enhance employment prospects. Since English is the major international language of business, mastery of it certainly can’t hurt! INOMICS has an advice section dedicated to which language exams to take – a year abroad in the UK or an entire degree there would certainly improve test scores, and speaking a language fluently is always useful and enjoyable.
- Unique and diverse culture
The United Kingdom is home to a diverse range of cuisines, languages and tradtions. Larger cities such as London are incredibly multicultural - it’s possible even to find great Indian, Japanese or Italian cuisine without leaving the UK! Furthermore, thousands of international students study in the UK each year, and it is an area of the world with a rich, interesting history, as well as an exciting and varied day to day life. Galleries, concerts, theatre, nightlife, and more – the UK has a lot to offer to students looking to enjoy their time studying abroad.
- Lots of support for international students
On that note, international students are also offered a lot of support while studying in the UK. There are a wide range of scholarships available. This recent blog post highlights a few of the notable ones. For more scholarships, take a look at the INOMICS website. Furthermore, the British Council and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service can help international students to find out what they need to do in order to study in the UK.
The Advice Section of the INOMICS website also has a number of articles dedicated to UK-specific study-related topics such as Visa requirements, funding, entrance exams, UK master application requirements, how to apply, as well as detailed information about writing motivation letters and letters of reference specifically for UK university applications.
- Great location to travel from
Whether it’s the cosmopolitan London life, a rural village, or a student city, the UK has a great range of study locations. Furthermore, in addition to the variety within the UK itself, it is well connected to the rest of Europe (for example by the Chunnel – English Channel Tunnel – to France).
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