United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

    United Kingdom (UK)

    United Kingdom (UK)

    The UK attracts thousands of international students each year and the reasons are pretty obvious; their globally recognized universities, academic excellence, hundreds of years of experience in the education sector, a warm welcoming environment and a great lifestyle to offer to international students are amongst the many reasons why it is a famous study destination. There’s so much more you need to know about what the UK has to offer and, not just academically.The country and english people have their own way to look after the international students by guiding them on their needs when everything is new to them such as cross culture, accepting the language in a daily life routine as you must communicate all everywhere in english.The first step to move forward is a little tricky as it's a very cold country almost the entire year, students should be prepared and get ready to adopt that. When you start the college, students will get proper help in other important things i.e. Bank opening, NHS/GP to register regarding any health issues for the future, travel card registration etc. which is a major need and will be properly guided by the institution that you picked to study in.

    The UK is a rich multicultural society with its diverse cultures and languages. The British people come across as friendly, warm-hearted and welcoming to international students. They are very open to new cultures and traditions so you won’t have to worry about adjusting yourself to the new culture, just make sure you prepare yourself with all the must-have information.

    Sports are an immensely important part of life and you can find huge stadiums and arenas flocked by fans as well as the pubs where they relax and watch their favorite match together. The British are huge followers of athletes, performers and anything related to arts and theatre since these are hugely popular there. As you travel across the UK, you can spot famous music festivals and international sporting championships being held. If you’ve always wanted to travel across Europe, the UK is your perfect gateway to the rest of Europe. There is plenty of public transportation available at cheap prices for you to travel and also experience some adventures hiking up in the mountains.

    We can say that the British lead a simple yet impressive life. They are an active bunch of people, they love their sports, are gracious and welcoming, dress in a more relaxed and informal way most of the time but at special formal events and gatherings you are expected to dress formally. Also, such events and gatherings are a great way for students to socialise and make new friends.

    With decades of experience in the field of education, the UK has the most reputable universities that provide world class education and globally recognised degrees. If you want your career to kick off with a great start, the UK is the best option for you.

    These universities not only provide degrees but also give professional career advice and placement opportunities. Plus the degrees from UK universities are considered high quality and this standard of excellence is set by world renowned institutions like Oxford and Cambridge and this could be a selling point in your career as well as well respected/valid degree in all around the world if you earn from any of these universities.

    Student life is very relaxed and with so much diversity of students around, the environment is friendly and welcoming so it won’t be difficult to adjust to. Most students stick to University accommodation in their initial years so you’ll be sharing living space with many people. This is a good opportunity to make new bonds. The university also has various programs to push and encourage students to do their best and various activities for students to socialize. The academic atmosphere is challenging but the teachers around are mostly positive and encouraging towards international students. You need to make the most of the support and guidance provided to you.

    The UK welcomes international students from various parts of the world and offers more than 50,000 courses. The education costs are also quite affordable if you manage to keep other costs low and save up for your education. The fee structures vary depending on where and what you choose to study. An undergraduate program can cost anywhere from £10,000 to £18,000 per year and increases as you level up. If you manage to get a decent part time job, you can support your living expenses and there are various scholarship programs available which you can apply to reduce your educational expenses. The universities’ scholarships start from £1000 and can go higher.

    Gaining a degree from the reputed universities in the UK will serve as a great advantage in your career and also help you in landing a well-paying job. During your school term however you are only allowed to work up to 20 hours per week with the minimum national wages on a per hour basis which equally applies to everyone including International students. Students are allowed for full time work or travel only during the term break nonetheless you will have to ask your institution for the term break reference letter to show to the employer or a travel agency. After graduation, you are most likely to get placements or get a decent job based on your experience and qualifications. The UK has re-introduced the Post Study Work (PSW) visa for international students as it was stopped in the year 2012. It is good and exciting news to those who wish to pursue study in the UK. and full time after the term ends. After graduation, you are most likely to get placements or get a decent job based on your qualifications. The UK post study work visa allows international students to stay and work for up to 2 years. During the first 2 years after graduation, PSW visa holders can work in any job they can find and this feature makes the UK a preferable destination for international students seeking an international career onwards.

    City

    Birmingham

    Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom. Birmingham's economy is now dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial center and an important transport, retail, events, and conference hub. Birmingham is also known as the 'first manufacturing town in the world' and was hailed as the 'City of a Thousand Trades' due to the number of businesses that chose to base themselves in the area, mainly due to its vast water network.

    Its universities make it the largest center of higher education in the country outside London. The universities in Birmingham include Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham, and Newman University. Birmingham's major cultural institutions, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts enjoy international reputations, and the city has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary scenes. Birmingham is the fourth-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors.

    Birmingham has a temperate maritime climate, like most of the British Isles. Like most other large cities, Birmingham has a considerable urban heat island effect. Birmingham is a snowy city relative to other large UK conurbations, due to its inland location and comparatively high elevation. Extreme weather is rare, but the city has been known to experience tornadoes.

    Birmingham is home to many national, religious, and spiritual festivals including a St. George's Day party, The Birmingham Tattoo, The Caribbean-style Birmingham International Carnival, The UK's largest two-day Gay Pride is Birmingham Pride (LGBT festival). The city's largest single-day event is its St. Patrick's Day parade. Other multicultural events include the Bangla Mela and the Vaisakhi Mela, The Birmingham Heritage Festival. The Birmingham Wholesale Markets remain the largest combined wholesale food markets in the country, selling meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

    London

    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. London is one of the world's most important global cities and has been called the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, sustainable, most investment-friendly, and most-popular-for-work city. It exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transportation.

    London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. London has four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church, and the historic settlement in Greenwich. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries, and sporting events.

    London has a temperate oceanic climate. Summers are generally warm, sometimes hot. London's average July high is 24 °C (74 °F). Winters are generally cool with little temperature variation. Heavy snow is rare but snow usually happens at least once each winter. Spring and autumn are pleasant. As a large city, London has a considerable urban heat island effect, making the center of London at times 5 °C (9 °F) warmer than the suburbs and outskirts.

    London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and London is home to highly ranked institutions such as Imperial College London in natural and applied sciences, and the London School of Economics in social sciences, King’s College London, London Business School, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, are some of the top-ranked universities of London.

    Manchester

    Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. The city is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs, and transport connections. Manchester is well known as a city of sport. Two decorated Premier League football clubs bear the city name, Manchester United and Manchester City. Manchester city is famous and known for, the oldest English-speaking library in the world which was also opened in Manchester, as far back as 1653. Manchester Victoria station one of the oldest stations in the world to continuously operate since opening, and is still the second largest in the country.

    There are three universities in the City of Manchester. The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Royal Northern College of Music. The University of Manchester is the largest full-time non-collegiate university in the United Kingdom, Manchester Metropolitan University was formed as Manchester Polytechnic on the merger of three colleges.

    Manchester has a temperate oceanic climate like much of the British Isles, with warm summers and cool winters. Summer daytime temperatures regularly top 20 Celsius, quite often reaching 25 Celsius on sunny days during July and August in particular. There is regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year. Manchester has a relatively high humidity level. Snowfalls are not common in the city because of urban warming.

    Often cited as the world's first industrialized city, with little pre-factory history to speak of, Manchester is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom after London and Edinburgh and is a major center of the creative industries. The culture of Manchester is notable artistically, architecturally, theatrically, and musically. The cuisine of Manchester is also influenced by the culture and traditions of the city. Manchester’s most famous and must-try dishes include Lancashire hotpot, Manchester Tart, Rag Pudding, Pasty Barm, Manchester Caviar, Eccles Cake, Bury Black Pudding, The Big Manc Burger, Butter Pie, Tripe, Manchester Egg, Black peas and Gravy, and many other dishes.

    Institute

    InstituteLocationRank
    Aston UniversityBirmingham, West Midlands England, United Kingdom (UK)
    442nd by QS World in 2020
    Edge Hill UniversityOrmskirk, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Ormskirk, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    The University of EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)
    University of BrightonBrighton, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Eastbourne, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    801-1000th by QS Global World Rankings in 2021
    University Of BristolBristol, South West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    University of CumbriaLancaster, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Carlisle, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Carlisle, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Ambleside, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    London, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Workington, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Barrow-in-Furness, North West England, United Kingdom (UK)
    121st by Times Higher Education in 2020
    The Writtle University CollegeChelmsford, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    University of BuckinghamBuckingham, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Brunel University LondonUxbridge, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    351-400th by Time Higher Education in 2020
    Buckinghamshire New UniversityHigh Wycombe, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Uxbridge, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Aylesbury, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)
    Missenden, South East England, United Kingdom (UK)