Why international students prefer the UK universities?
It is a known fact that the Universities in the United Kingdom are well-reputed universities around the globe and most students prefer their higher studies in the UK over any other country. However, choosing a university to study is not an easy task. Detailed research on tuition fees, food, cultural barrier, required legal formalities, part-time job opportunities, professional carrier path after completion of the course etc. has to be carefully studied.
According to publically available statistics on Higher Education Statistical Agency, every year over 43,000 students come to the UK for studies But what are the reasons they prefer our universities for their studies?
Here is the list of some reasons why International Students prefer The UK Universities for their studies.
1. Ranking and respect of UK universities
The UK universities are highly respected and recognized universities around the world as few of them are the oldest and the quality of study they provide are unmatchable. As per the recent survey conducted by QS, 4 of UK universities have ranked in the top 10 universities around the world and 16 universities come under top 100 universities. The faculties and facilities offered to the students are certainly world-class. After receiving education from these reputed universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, the chances of getting placed in the finest companies globally increase. According to the Global University Employability Ranking 2017, conducted by Times Higher Education, the UK has 10 universities in the top 150 universities around the world ranked by the employers. The worth of having a degree from UK universities is more than compared to the other universities.
2. Quality of education, facilities and other advantages in comparatively low fees
Yes, most of the students think the universities in the United States are equally respected and are topping the world. If you are planning to pursue a course in the UK which has a duration of 6 months and more, will cost less than pursuing the same course in the US.
The average tuition fees for an undergraduate course costs between 10,000 to 20,000 USD whereas the same goes up to 30,000 USD per year in the USA. For a postgraduate course in the UK, per year cost for the tuition fees is between 10,000 to 20,000 USD same goes up to 45,000 USD in the US. So, the overall costing of having an education in the UK is less if you compare it with the US without compromising on the quality of education.
3. Multi-cultural country
The best thing about studying in the UK is that it is a multicultural country, with students coming from various parts of the globe. You will feel comfortable having a friendly atmosphere. It is difficult for any student to study away from their family and friends having a different language and accent, food, lifestyle but anyone who visits the UK can experience a complete mixed up culture and gets accustomed easily.
Apart from that, students in UK universities form the student’s societies such as “Middlesex Chinese society” “Brunel Indian society” where students meet, study, hang out and share their experiences and learn new things. You’ll also find these societies having “traditional food fest” where you can find your traditional cuisines been prepared by the fellow members.
4. Job and part-time job opportunities
The UK universities allow students to work as part-time. It helps the students not only to get a few pounds extra but also gives them real-time exposure, experience and opportunity to add something great to their CV. Students can work up to 20 hours a week and as per the UK’s minimum wage, the students can earn as per their age and opportunity. The students easily get a part-time job as the university provides a lot of opportunities. Also, after completion of studies, the students get various opportunities for placement.
5. Global exposure
The students get global exposure as the students get a chance to travel to Europe, visit places, and meet new people. The UK universities arrange global leaders and some of the industry best tycoons to teach the students important business and professional lessons for their academic and professional growth.
6. Improves overall personality
Studying in the UK enhances your overall personality and boosts your confidence. As the students talk with people from different countries studying in the same class or university, their cross-cultural communication improves. Learning a foreign language through international friends and improving English is an added advantage in studying in a UK university.
All the above-mentioned points let you know the advantages of learning in UK universities and also gives you the answer to why exactly International students prefer to study in UK universities. Studying abroad is not an easy task as one has to compromise their family, friends, lifestyle, food, comfort etc. but the students usually enjoy staying and learning in the UK. You can work in the UK post studies by applying Tier 2 Visa, which permits you to stay and work in the UK up to 5 Years. So, we can say that the international students get overall benefits, be it their grooming, knowledge gathering, global exposure, strong professional or economic hold.