Based on the 2015-2016 statistics by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) , UK hosts an estimate of 430,000 non EU students annually.UK is the world’s second leading study destination (after the US), largely thanks to the strong global reputation of UK universities. An impressive 71 UK universities feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017 (again, only the US has more), and four institutions are currently ranked within the global top 10. Despite the recent 2016 UK’s referendum on the EU membership which has resulted in the infamous Brexit conversation, UK universities are standing together to continue welcoming application and students from all over the world Indeed, the country is home to many of the world’s most internationally diverse campuses and communities – and this, for many, is a large part of the appeal of studying in the UK.
Undisputedly sitting at the top rankings for education globally, UK universities pride themselves in the development of key skills of their students making them highly sought after and employable. The education style does not just involve mundane lectures. It encourages students to engage in highly interactive seminars, university competitions, and many practical hands on projects. This will help you develop critical thinking, creativity and confidence.
Besides just the academics, majority of the UK Universities equip their grounds with high tech facilities facilitating world class research, which is again one of UK known for reputations. Pursuing further education also allows diversity, which encourages students to be fully exposed to a global environment as well as polishing their English standards, spoken and written.
Another interesting factor to consider is that the costs of studying in the UK is comparatively lower than to pursuing higher education in Australia and in the USA.