Why choose the UK for studying? Well, there are lot of reasons that make it an excellent destination for university. Here are 10 top benefits of studying in the UK!
1) WORLD RENOWNED UNIVERSITIES
UK universities are regularly featured at the top of ranking league tables. In The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge were ranked 1st and 6th out of 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.
2) YOU CAN WORK WHILE YOU STUDY
The UK student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours per week. Having a part-time job will give you the chance to support yourself through your studies and get experience in your chosen industry.
3) INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED COURSES AND QUALIFICATIONS
A degree from the UK will be widely recognised and held in high regard by employers all over the world, which is what makes it such a desirable destination for international study.
4) FINANCIAL BENEFITS
There are financial benefits international students can enjoy if they choose to study in the UK. International students can get financial aid when studying in the UK through grants, scholarships and bursaries. Universities offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students applying for an academic programme. Targeted at different regions around the world, awards range from partial contribution towards tuition fees, to awards covering the full programme fees.
The UK is increasingly diverse, filled with a vibrant mix of different cultures, food and things to do. No matter where you are in the UK, you will find something to keep you interested. Every city is full of a mix of shops, markets, restaurants, bars, nightlife and more!
6) SHORTER COURSE DURATION
In the UK, you can typically complete a degree quicker than in some other countries. You can usually complete an undergraduate degree in 3 years if you study full time, and a master’s degree typically takes 1 year. Completing your degree in a shorter time frame is beneficial when it comes to finances- saving money on fees, accommodation and expenses!
7) THE BEST PLACE TO LEARN ENGLISH
English is the most spoken language in the world, so fluency in the language is a great skill to have as you move forwards in your career. Which better place to practice English than in the country of its origin?
8) VARIETY OF FAMOUS LOCATIONS
Considered to be one of the best cities in the world, London is often a popular choice for students. However, there are a number of amazing universities in a variety of locations across the UK. Whether you’re looking to live in the bustling city or scenic countryside, there will be something for you.
9) FREE HEALTHCARE
Most students who are in the UK for more than 6 months are entitled to full NHS healthcare cover. That means that should you need healthcare during your time here, you won’t need to worry about any financial implications. Just make sure to register with a doctor once you arrive, either locally or onsite at university.
10) ENHANCE YOUR CAREER
Education and the academic standards in the UK are recognised worldwide by employers. As well as having the possibility to go on and get a career abroad, students will have the opportunity to work here in the UK too. Starting this year on 1st July 2021, international students will be able to stay for two years of work experience after an undergraduate or master’s degree, or three years following a PhD.
If you want to study in the UK with English as your first language as a Nigerian, you’ll not need to take an English language test to prove your level of English. You simply need to pass English in your Waec (West Africa Examination Council) and you'd be good to go!