Study in the UK
UK & Europe
Study in the UK
The second most popular student destination in the world, the Great Britain receives foreign students in the world. Students choose the UK as their study abroad destination to experience the different cultures of the United Kingdom, and to meet students from all over the world. Every year hundreds of thousands of international students study in the UK, making studying in the UK number two most popular choice for international students in the world, second only to the USA. For students worldwide that would like an English-language education, there can be no better place to study than the country that invented the language!
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. It is an island country spanning an archipelago including Great Britain, the north-eastern part of Ireland, and many small islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The largest island, Great Britain, is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel.
UK Education System
With an excellent higher-education system and hundreds of world-class universities, the UK promises a rich experience for international students. Our Study UK resource is intended to help you learn more about studying in the UK as an international student, and includes sections on choosing the UK as a destination, choosing a location within the UK, learning more about the country, its history and culture, and adapting to life in your adopted country.
The education system in the UK is divided into four main parts, primary education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Children in the UK have to legally attend primary and secondary education which runs from about 5 years old until the student is 16 years old. The UK has a vast variety of higher education opportunities to offer students with over 100 universities offering various degree programs for students from the UK and around the world. In the UK about one-third of all students go on to some form of higher education and this number is well over 50% for students from Scotland. This makes competition for places very fierce and so it is advised to apply early for courses.
International Students go to the UK mainly to study the following courses or programmes:
- Doctoral Degree (PHD)
- Master Degree
- Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificates
- Bachelor Degree
- Advance Diploma/ Diploma/Associate Diploma
- Certificate Programs
UK universities generally have only one intake in September every year, while privately run colleges or even private universities some has three or four intakes i.e. January, April, July and September or do in each academic year. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 5 - 6 months prior to the intake. In order to process an application, UK Institutions generally take around 4-8 weeks. Please note that some privately owned colleges may process applications in less than four weeks.