Why Do International Students Study in the UK?


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Why Do International Students Study In The UK?

There are many reasons why international students decide to study overseas in the United Kingdom.

Every year almost half a million overseas students from all over the world choose to study abroad in the UK. You could be one. The British higher education system has an unrivaled reputation for academic excellence. You are spoilt for choice with thousands of courses offered by universities ranging from old and renowned to new and pioneering. All are independently accredited, setting benchmarks for higher education everywhere.

The academic benefits of studying overseas in the United Kingdom are probably the main motive why you want to study in the UK. Yet equally important you will enjoy its multi-cultural experience. You can be assured that your qualification will be recognized and respected everywhere internationally. You will have the best possible start to a career and more advanced academic or professional studies.

You will have heard of famous Universities like Oxford and Cambridge, still rated in the world's top 10. We can introduce you to newer ones that are already making their mark. The British higher education system has a reputation for innovation as seen with the world’s first Open University.


Why studying in the UK is a perfect option for ASEAN students

As an ASEAN student in the UK you will feel immediately at home alongside other overseas students. The UK has a long history of welcoming overseas students to study in its universities, colleges, and high education institutions

UK campuses are cosmopolitan and open to both men and women of all backgrounds. You may find yourself studying alongside a future King or Queen. Prince William and his wife Catherine studied at St Andrews in Scotland.

Most UK cities, not just London, house several universities. Durham has three within 25 kilometers. Sunderland and two in Newcastle. Indeed Newcastle has one of the largest student populations in the UK due to relatively cheaper accommodation and a formidable student social scene! Manchester, Sheffield, and others make equal claims as would universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You could be in the Scottish cities of Edinburgh or Glasgow or at the cutely-named Heriot-Watt University. There again how about Queen’s in Belfast N. Ireland or Bangor in North Wales?

For oversea students with English as a second language, the UK's BBC World Service World Service Radio is a very useful free learning aid. If you are not fully confident of your English being ready for academia, or might want time to settle in the UK before serious study, don't worry. Many universities now offer foundation courses at a reasonable cost, some with guarantees of a place of eventual study too.

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Why studying in the UK is a perfect option for international students

UK campuses are cosmopolitan and open to both men and women of all backgrounds. You may find yourself studying alongside a future King or Queen. Prince William and his wife Catherine studied at St Andrews in Scotland. It too boasts many fine universities. Edinburgh, Glasgow and the cutely-named Heriot-Watt.

For oversea students with English as a second language, the UK's BBC World Service https://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio is a very useful free learning aid. If not fully confident of your English being ready for academia, or of settling in the UK, don't worry. Many universities now offer foundation courses at a reasonable cost, some with guarantees of a place of eventual study too.

A main advantage of the UK is the help available to secure scholarships. All universities encourage overseas students and welcome enquiries. The British Government helps too. Its Chevening scholarship is open to ASEAN applicants https://www.chevening.org/ The British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/ with offices in Myanmar and Vietnam will be happy to assist you. Many UK universities already have existing links with institutions in Asia.

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