Why Should International Students Study in the UK
Over 435,000 international students come to study in the UK each year, according to recent figures published by UKCISA. As one of the most popular study destinations in the world, there are plenty of reasons why people choose the UK.
Over centuries, Britain has developed a strong global reputation for its teaching. This means that employers and educational institutions recognise and respect qualifications gained in the UK. It can make it easier to get a job or pursue further studies outside the UK.
Whilst in the UK, students can develop excellent English language skills. There is no substitute to learning from native speakers and using it every day. English is also an important language in the Business and Finance sectors.
The UK is home to almost 20% of the world’s best universities according to the latest QS World Rankings. Colleges and universities are subject to rigorous inspections by bodies such as Ofsted and the QAA. Moreover, the UK’s research is rated as world class.
Studying in the UK is an opportunity to discover its unique culture, cities and countryside. It’s a stimulating and diverse environment to be in. London, for example, has more than 300 different languages spoken. Plus there are plenty of shops, activities and attractions to keep you interested.
The Department for Business and Innovation skills has recently reported that international students educated in the UK receive higher salaries after they graduate. This goes to show that British educated students are more sought after around the world.
According to the International Unit, 91% of undergraduate students are satisfied with UK higher education. Moreover, the UK has the lowest drop out rate in Europe, according to a study by Sylke & Schnepf in 2014.