Why Study in the UK?


Why Study Abroad in the UK?

The United Kingdom is one of the top destinations for international students, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a fantastic destination in itself and has a wide range of top universities and degree courses that offer a wonderful study experience and excellent career prospects in the future. Here are ten reasons to choose the UK for your university studies.

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1. World class universities

According to the QS World Universities Ranking 2024, the UK has some of the best universities in the world – in fact, 4 of the top 10 are in the UK! It’s also home to the Russel Group universities, a prestigious group of research-led institutions renowned for its global academic excellence. So you can be sure that as an international student in the UK, you’ll have access to high educational standards that could boost your career prospects.

Wide Choice in Field of Study

Whether you want to study English, Business, Law, Engineering or one of many other subjects, the UK is well-known for its wide choice of study areas and will no doubt have exactly what you are looking for. Studying in the UK means you can choose be as specific as you like in what you study, with a quality education tailored to you to help your career prospects in the best way for you.

One of the World’s Top Economies

The UK is ranked in the top 10 strongest economies in the world according to its most recent GDP, which means you could be an international student in one of the safest and most financially stable countries in the world.

A Multicultural and Friendly Environment

While the UK is well-known for being very multicultural and accepting of other communities and religions, as an international student, you’ll have the chance to discover British culture and so many others. For example, you could explore Liverpool with the oldest Chinese community in Europe and the oldest mosque in the UK, sample mouth-watering Asian food in Manchester’s amazing Curry Mile or spend time in London, a true world city.


Your Degree Would Be Highly-Valued Worldwide

According to The British Council, UK graduates are amongst the most sought-after by employers worldwide. Studying here will give you a set of skills which could make you the perfect candidate for your dream job, including improving your communication skills. Being able to speak more than one language will automatically open up plenty of work opportunities for you.

Shorter Degrees

Studying in the UK means you could get your bachelor’s degree in just three years, compared with countries like Australia or the US where it would take four. Most study programs also allow you to undertake work placements and internships known as a ‘sandwich degree’. With a sandwich course you study the first two years of your degree and the third year working on a placement (whilst earning a nice salary), then go back to university to complete your final year!

A Safe and Welcoming Country

Whether you’re starting a new chapter in your life or just visiting, the UK is a very welcoming. and a very safe place to live and study with very low crime rates – so you can explore the UK’s amazing cities with confidence!

Internationally-recognised Qualifications 

UK qualifications are widely recognised worldwide. It’s worth checking The Register of Regulated Qualifications, which publishes a list every year of all ‘registered bodies’, so you can make sure that your particular qualification will be accepted abroad, but having a UK bachelor’s degree will generally open the door to job markets around the world.


Work During and After Study

Studying in the UK also gives you the opportunity to gain work experience. International students can now apply for a post-study work visa, which allows you the right to live and work in the UK for up to two years after graduating from university. So you’ll have the opportunity to earn some extra money while you learn or to improve your chances of finding a job in the UK after you graduate.

Cultural Destination

The UK is simply bursting with culture! From its world-famous music industry to its long history, or its acclaimed literature to the sheer number of world-class museums, there is simply no better place to explore, learn from and enjoy.

Like to learn more about the UK?

If you’re an international student looking for a world-class education, endless opportunities and an unforgettable experience, the UK could be ideal – and NCUK can help make it happen. To ask any questions, find out more about what it’s like to study there and the next steps to take, contact us.

We have partnerships with many of the country’s top universities and can help you through the application process. We have resources to help you on every stage of your student journey to the UK; to explore them all, simply click here