Choosing to study in the UK means a world of learning opportunities is open to you. You’ll be challenged to think critically and independently and explore topics for analysis and debate. You’ll develop excellent team-working skills through group activities, and if your course includes a practical element, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience.
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World-renowned libraries, outstanding professors and innovative research will all help you reach your potential, both in and out of the classroom. Your time in the UK will do wonders for your English language skills. English is acknowledged as the international language of business, science, IT and the internet, so this will be a great advantage to your career prospects.
UK degree courses are comparatively short because they’re intensive, which means you’ll be committing less time and less money to your studies. There are some great opportunities to earn extra money while you’re in the UK, too. Current regulations allow international students to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time, and full time during holiday periods.
Studying in the UK continues to offer good value for money for international students – the quality of teaching is high, as is the international status of UK qualifications. However, for those who need financial help there are an increasing number of scholarships you can apply for to help you study in the UK.
Age no Barrier
The age range of students in the UK continues to grow. In 2008, there was a 20 per cent increase in undergraduate applications from students over 25, proving age is no barrier to improvement. At the same time, the application numbers for students under 20 also rose. What these figures indicate is a greater range of ages than ever are now studying in the UK.
The UK Government has introduced a simpler, safer and fairer visa application process for international students in 2009. The new points-based system is designed to make it easier for you to see in advance what you need to have in order to achieve a successful application.
To find out more about studying in the UK, contact Advice For You for all your study abroad needs.