The UK has grown to become one of the top destinations to study around the world. With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions at every corner and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot offer.
UK qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the world. Your UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher salary. UK universities, colleges and schools will provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which to develop your potential.
UK scientists and institutions have won almost 100 Nobel Prizes for their scientific achievements. The UK’s creative brains ‘artists, fashion designers, film and television stars, and leisure software designers’ are regarded as among the best in the world. Their work is worth 112 billion every year.
The economy of the United Kingdom is the sixth-largest national economy in the world measured by nominal GDP and seventh-largest measured by purchasing power parity (PPP), and the third-largest in Europe measured by nominal GDP. The UK is one of the world’s most globalized countries. London is the world’s largest financial center alongside New York and has the largest city GDP in Europe.
The top brands of UK are Guinness, Marks and Spencer, Tetley, BBC, British Airways, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Barclays, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone, Unsolders.
Employment scope in the electronics, financial and information technology (IT) sectors is growing very rapidly. And they are expected to increase tremendously in the coming years. The employment scope in Singapore encourage maximum investments and recognizes upcoming talents.
The UK is a cosmopolitan place to live. Many thousands of families from around the world have made the UK their home, creating a richly diverse, open-minded, multicultural society. There are also more than a quarter of a million international students in the UK at any one time.
You’ve probably come across the UK’s vibrant popular culture through its music, television and films. Now you can find out what it’s like to be a real part of it. This is after all the home of Robbie Williams, Coldplay, Radiohead, Michael Owen, David Beckham, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and Kate Winslet.
UK people like to get together and enjoy themselves. Theatres, concerts and art galleries can be found in all large towns and cities; big sports events take place every weekend; pubs and restaurants are everywhere.
A great international reputation:
- The quality of UK education is recognized by employers, universities and governments worldwide.
The UK is a popular destination for international students, and well respected for world-class standards of teaching – four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK (2012 QS World University Rankings).
UK research is ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ – according the most recent Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, which produces quality profiles for course providers by assessing research activity against agreed quality standards.
An interesting place to live:
- The UK is really diverse and full of different cultures – for example schoolchildren in London speak over 300 languages between them. A mix of cosmopolitan cities and rural villages, with strong transport links, exciting sporting events and both historical structures and modern architecture.
You can develop a range of skills needed in today’s global workforce, including refining your English language skills with new friends and in lectures and seminars.
A range of useful benefits:
- Courses in the UK are generally shorter than many other countries, helping to reduce tuition fees and accommodation costs.
You might be able to work while you study – find further information at the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) on working during and after your studies.
There is a lot of a support for international students in the UK. Many course providers have international offices and student societies, activities and academic guidance, plus counsellors and advisers to help you feel welcome and supported throughout your time in UK higher education.