There are a variety of reasons that you should consider studying in England. Some of these reasons involve your academic life, but they also include your life in general. Let’s take a look.
Your Education Will Be Recognized Wherever You Go
If you decide to get your education in England, your degree will be recognized and respected, no matter where you end up being employed. The education will provide you with a solid foundation and boost your potential for having a higher salary and finding exactly what job you want. Every English university is recognized worldwide for having creative and challenging environments that help their students to push themselves to the extreme. Their standards are incredibly high, and year after year, the universities are tested for how well they are meeting modern challenges. The higher education system in England has been the basis for higher education standards in other countries for years.
Whatever You Decide To Study, You Can Study in England
England has countless educational institutions (over 3000 as of 2013), and almost every single one of them has opportunities for international students to study there. You can choose from a variety of different undergraduate and graduate degrees, and combine your courses in order to make a degree program that suits your needs and interests.
English educational institutions have a rich history and tradition of providing world class education to their students. Oxford and Cambridge are names that are known throughout the world because of their high quality courses and devotion to education quality and performance. You can find literally any course that you want in England, and you will find at least one (likely more) schools that will help you excel in your area of expertise.
You’ll get the Skills You Need to Succeed
In today’s world economy, you need specific skills and qualities to be able to succeed in your field. Employers want high quality employees who have specific skill sets, including effective, critical, and creative thinking skills. They also want people with a grasp on English – what better way for you to learn English than to learn it in the country of its origin? You can immerse yourself and learn to live, work, and think in the English language.
The learning experience that you will receive when you study in England is one that will provide you with the skills you need. You’ll be encouraged to read, think independently, question and analyze what you read and learn. Did you know that English scientists and institutions have won almost 100 Nobel Prizes? Very few countries can claim that level of achievement. People who study art, fashion, film, TV, and video game design are considered among the best in the world.
England Knows How To Treat International Students
England is one of the most popular countries to travel to for the purpose of earning an education. Generations of international students have come to England for their educations, which means that English universities have decades of experience in working with international students. That means you’ll get the red carpet treatment from the time you start applying until you walk across the stage for your degree.
There are two major organizations that can help you find out what you need to do in order to study in England as an international student. The British Council can work with you on every aspect of applying to university, find which university fits for your needs, and getting ready to come to England. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service can also help you to apply to institutions across England as well.
After you’ve been accepted, your university will treat you well as well. Many institutions will help you get from the airport to your living accommodations, and some even guarantee living accommodations for the first year you are there. Every university has an international student society that will help you become adjusted to life in England and connect you with other international students.
English Universities are Affordable, No Matter Which You Choose
English degrees take much less time, on average, then degrees from other countries. Where other countries take at least four years for an undergraduate degree and two or three years for a postgraduate degree; England only takes three years for an undergraduate degree, and one year for a postgraduate (unless you are in research, then it may take 18 months to 2 years). That means that you are spending less money overall.
On top of that, there is a lot of “free money” (scholarships, grants, and bursaries) available from English institutions that are just for international students. Over 20,000 international students also get other financial aid from the English government, and you can work while you’re studying in England as well.
The Cost Of Living is Reasonable
We discuss the cost of living in another article on this site, but as you will be able to see, it’s fairly reasonable to live in England. Obviously, it will cost a bit more if you live in a city like London, but in general, costs are reasonable. You’ll want to do research before you come in order to learn more about the cost of living in your particular area.
The cost of living also includes health care, and in England, that’s not much of a worry at all. England is one of the countries which has an institutionalized, national health care system, which will reduce your overall health care costs. In another one of our articles, we explore the National Health Service (NHS) and how that can help you stay healthy during your time studying in England.
England Has a Unique Culture
England is quite a unique place. Thousands of families from around the world have decided to live in England, which gives it a rich, multicultural atmosphere that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Every year, over 200,000 international students decide to study in England. You’ll get to mix and meet people throughout the world, and your experience will be even richer because of being able to interact with so many different types of people. You’ll get insights into other countries and cultures, and learn a lot more than you may have been able to in your home country.
England isn’t just unique because of its cosmopolitan flair, though. England is the largest country in all of the United Kingdom, and it holds a rich, interesting history that makes it an ideal place for people of all backgrounds. Commerce is also immense in cities like London. The nightlife is varied all over the country, and there is always something to do. Art galleries, concerts, open air markets, and pubs are popular places for the English to congregate and enjoy themselves.
If you decide to study in England, you will never be bored, there is always something new to do, and there are always new people to meet.
England is the Gateway to The Rest of Europe
If you want to travel Europe, England is the place to be. In the United Kingdom alone, you can travel to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and learn about the different backgrounds and lifestyles in each country. Public transportation makes it simple to travel the entire United Kingdom and take in the sights and sounds. As a student, you can receive special rates for transportation when you buy monthly passes.
Those same public transportation routes can be utilized to reach the rest of Europe. The Chunnel (English Channel Tunnel) can take you right into mainland Europe within a day. You can obtain public transportation passes for the countries close to England, and you can explore wherever you want on the continent. Just make sure you have the necessary paperwork to do so (passports), and take the time you’ll have on weekends and long breaks in order to take in the sights and sounds of the rest of mainland Europe.
A world class education in a multicultural world can help to make you ready for the life that you will have after university. And it really helps that you will be able to enjoy England and Europe in a unique way that you couldn’t anywhere else. Now that you’ve taken a look, why won’t you consider studying abroad in England? Check out more of the resources on this page in order to get what you need to study in England successfully.
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