Benefits of studying in the UK!

The UK is one of the most popular destination for international students around the world for reasons. Over half a million international students choose the UK as their destination for studying in the UK every year. The UK offers world-recognized education and is full of limitless possibilities.

Top Universities Worldwide

Universities in the UK are well respected throughout the world, consistently having their universities among the best in the world, according to the QS World University Ranking. Four of the top 10 universities worldwide are in the UK which is no easy feat to accomplish. Some of these universities include:
Lancaster University
University of Bradford
Cardiff University
Bangor University

Shorter Education

One of the benefits of studying in the UK is that their degrees generally take far less time to complete than in other countries such as USA or Canada. Most degrees in the UK consist of three years and master’s programs can be around 1-2 years. Since the degrees in the UK are shorter this can also save plenty of money which can be extremely significant for many families. Graduates will also gain an extra year to apply their knowledge and better understand the real world.

Scholarships and financial aid and overall costs

Nearly all the universities in the UK offer merit-based scholarship opportunities and financial aid to foreign students allowing them to better afford their education and costs of living in the UK. The costs of studying in the UK are also generally much lower than in other countries such as the USA and Australia. International students are also permitted 20 hours a week to work during term-time and full-time during university breaks allowing them to earn money while in the UK and alleviating their financial burdens.

Graduate visa to find jobs

The UK also offers a two-year visa to its students to remain in the UK and work there. The time frame of 2 years is for successful undergraduates and master’s degree graduates. However, PhD graduates are given the option to apply for a maximum of 3 years. This is a huge opportunity that the UK is providing to its graduates allowing them to gain work experience in the UK. The costs of this graduate visa are stated here on the official UK government site.

Health benefits available to students

International students will have access to free medical treatment while they study in the UK due to the NHS (Natural Health Service). This benefit can be obtained by paying an easily affordable International Health Surcharge to which holders of student visas are eligible for a 25% discount.

Multicultural Society

14% of the population of the UK is from overseas allowing international students who study in the UK the ability to experience other cultures from around the world. There are also many Pakistani students studying in the UK allowing you to keep in touch with your own culture.

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