The UK offers an amazing, unforgettable student experience like no other country out of your time whilst studying in the UK. It is a country with rich history and culture, stunning countryside, paired with world-leading modern art, design, culture, fashion and sport. A UK education offers something for everyone, from bustling cities to snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills to highlands and islands, the UK is beautiful and exploring is a must. Its relatively small size and good transport links mean that you can see a lot while you are here.
Population: Approx. 65,648,100
Area: 242,495 km2
Currency: Pound Steriling
Popular Cities: Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol
Vibrant Multicultural Nation
The UK is known for its multicultural society, with all religions and faiths represented in some way. With a racial, ethnic and religious jumble, the UK is very open to new traditions and cultures - something that is a great thing for students from other countries! You can also be sure that a place of worship will be easily accessible for most major religions.
The UK higher education is among the best in the world and consistently performs well in world rankings. In the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018, UK universities have:
· 7 in the top 50.
· 3 in the top 10 (with University of Oxford and University of Cambridge being the top 2 universities in the world).
Quality and Standards
The UK has a global reputation for quality assured education. All universities and colleges in the UK are held to strict standards by the UK government so you know you are getting the best teaching, support and resources available.
You will also have access to the latest facilities due to the UK’s reputation for world-class research. The UK leads the world in quality research having overtaken the US to rank first by field-weighted citation impact - an indicator of research quality
The main intakes offered by universities are in June/July and January/Febuary. Some colleges may also have intakes in March and November
Under the UK immigration rules, you are legally permitted to work with the following restrictions:
Work is not permitted on a Short-term Student visa.
A maximum of 20 hours paid or unpaid work per week during term time for degree students A maximum of 10 hours paid or unpaid work per week during term time for Language Centre students
A Full time work is permitted during vacations
You cannot take a permanent contract (open ended) until you have submitted an application for a work permit e.g. Tier 2
No work as a professional sports person (including sports coach) or entertainer.