The UK welcomes almost 500,000 international students every year, largely due to the world-class teaching, great learning environment, and career development skills found at UK universities. This ensures each graduating student is a competitive and sought-after candidate in the job market. In the 2021 Times Higher Education World Rankings, UK universities were commended for efforts to find solutions to the ‘most urgent issues facing humanity’ resulting in them being ranked as the best place to study in an impressive quarter of all subjects. So, why is the UK such a high-ranking place to study?
UK universities are consistently ranked amongst some of the best in the world, and the UK is one of the world’s leading destinations for international students, resulting in an extremely prestigious reputation.
Within the UK university rankings, UK universities came top in 13 disciplines, with Oxford claiming five, and Cambridge being discipline leader for two. This is due to all higher education institutions being held to extremely high standards by the UK government, this ensures that all degrees have quality teaching, resources, and pastoral care available. Meaning that all degrees obtained from the UK are internationally recognised, propelling students into the graduate job market.
Universities are ‘recognised’ by bodies that can award degrees. International students can go to the official Government website and check if a university or college is officially recognised allowing them to ensure that their qualifications have the integrity to be competitive internationally.
All applications to UK universities are completed through UCAS. The application process consists of multiple stages such as completing a personal statement, applying to five universities, navigating offers and application days. This can be a very daunting prospect for potential international students, with multiple deadlines for each university and relevant courses. Crescent Tuition has the resources available, to help assist students, not only raise their grades but also confidence by offering tuition to ensure students achieve the grades needed to gain a place at a UK university. Some universities also offer sponsorship to extend Tier 4 Visas enabling a world-renowned education to be accessible for all.
Range of Courses Available
The UK’s higher education institutions have over 50,000 courses, in over 25 subject areas for students to select from. This means that there is always a course to fit each student’s personal needs and desires. Many courses offer either a year abroad or a placement year, both providing invaluable soft and hard skills with strong industry links. This is a key reason why UK graduates are amongst the most employable in the whole world.
Multicultural and Diverse Communities
As the world continues to become increasingly globalized, it’s inevitable that no matter where in the world you study, students will meet and get to know new groups of people from various cultures and backgrounds. This cultural diversity is one of the most significant aspects of studying abroad, or at a university which attracts students from around the world. UK universities are working hard to encourage cultural diversity across their campuses, providing societies, events, and academic talks to ensure that their campuses have a diverse and welcoming culture.