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10 Things You Need To Know About Studying in UK

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About UK (United Kingdom)

The UK (United Kingdom) has been a favorite destination for international students for more than a century. We can read the names of some people in history who studied in the UK and later they became the prime ministers and presidents of their countries. Many other celebrities from different countries had also studied in the UK in their early life.

The trend of studying in the United Kingdom is still ongoing. Today, we find even more international students compared to the past who are in the UK for higher education. It is easy to reach the UK from anywhere in the world today compared to the past. Besides, students can enroll in the UK from their home countries easily with the help of the internet today, which is also a reason behind this increase.

But, before enrolling in the UK, you need to know some things about that nation. Here, you will read 10 things to know about studying in the United Kingdom.

1. Choose the City Carefully

Different cities in the UK are active in providing higher education to international students. London, Nottingham, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and there are many other cities, among which you can choose for your studies. But, you should choose the city carefully and there are different reasons behind this.

There are different arrangements in distinct cities and the costs of living in different cities are also different from each other. For instance, if you rent student accommodation London, you find it at a high rate compared to accommodations in other cities; however, there are also cheaper options available.

But, on the other hand, you can find more facilities and arrangements compared to other cities in the UK since London is the capital of the UK and one of the top two global cities and financial hubs in the world apart from New York (USA).

2. Set Your Budget in Advance

It is for sure that the prices in the UK are different from your home country. Besides, the currency of the UK is also different from your country. If you are from a European country, then you can use the euro here instead of pounds but if you are from any other continent, there will be a drastic currency change.

So, if you set your entire budget after coming to the UK, you may face some difficulties. Therefore, you are advised to set your budget in advance.

3. UK Boasts Top Universities in the World

In the UK, you find the top universities in the world, such as the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The University of Cambridge is the No. 2 university and the University of Oxford is the No. 3 university in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2024. These are two of the oldest universities in the world.

4. UK Is the Home to One of the Two Global Cities in the World

 London, the capital city of the UK, has been among one of the top two cities in the world for many years. New York (USA) is the competitor of London in this regard. So, if you choose to study in London, you get a golden opportunity to study in one of the top two global cities in the world.

5. UK Has Different Types of Properties for International Students

In the UK, you find different types of properties for your stay as an international student.

Halls of Residence: These are the accommodations offered by universities in the UK.

PBSA Properties: PBSA stands for Purpose-Built Student Accommodation, and PBSA properties are the housing properties developed by private owners according to the requirements and preferences of students.

Private Rental Apartments: These are the general apartments, which are also rented by students a lot.

Homestays: Homestays are the arrangements in which students can stay with UK families in their houses.

6. UK Has Different Student Accommodation Variants

In the UK, you find different student accommodation variants among which you can choose according to your preference. These variants include shared rooms, ensuite rooms, non-ensuite rooms, apartments, and studios.

Shared rooms are shared by multiple residents and have shared kitchens and bathrooms. Ensuite rooms are for one person and have shared kitchens and private bathrooms. Non-ensuite rooms are the same but they have shared bathrooms.

Bedrooms are rented in apartments by one or two persons, which come with shared kitchens and either shared or ensuite bathrooms. Studios are self-contained units with private kitchens and bathrooms and are occupied by one or two residents.

7. UK Has a Diverse Culture

Every day, plenty of people from different corners of the world visit the UK for different reasons. Some of the people come here for travel purposes. Besides, several other individuals visit here to build their careers. Many people from other countries are settled here. And of course, there are a wide range of international students studying here.

Therefore, you become a witness to a diverse culture while studying and living in the UK, which builds your personality and makes your life enjoyable.

8. Preference Is Given to Candidates Who Have Studied in the UK in Many Countries

Many employers in different countries give preference to candidates who have studied at UK universities. The UK universities are known for their academic excellence and wonderful study and research facilities. There are excellent libraries, laboratories, and many other facilities in the universities in the UK.

9. UK Provides Excellent Job Opportunities

The UK provides excellent job opportunities to people from across the globe. If you study in a UK university, you are given preference for sure.

10. UK Has Many Wonderful Places to Visit

During your spare time, you can visit many popular attractions in the United Kingdom. Some popular attractions in the UK include The Tower of London (London), Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh), Stonehenge (Wiltshire), Buckingham Palace (London), The Roman Baths (Bath), Windsor Castle (Windsor), The British Museum (London), The Lake District (Cumbria), St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), and The Giant’s Causeway (County Antrim, Northern Ireland).

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