Universities in Britain are a magnet for
overseas students. There are currently over 200 000 from outside Britain
studying at British universities. The largest single group is Chinese students.
There are currently 50 000 in the UK.
The British government expects the total number of overseas
students to be around 900 000 by 2020, and also thinks that a quarter of these
will be Chinese.
But why is the UK such a popular destination for university
Well, the quality of your course is
guaranteed. All courses are assessed by an independent system, so
you can be assured that your course is officially approved and has wide
The British education system is very flexible in order to
provide for the needs of a modern, complex society. It is also
cost-effective. Degree courses are usually 3 years long, which is
shorter and more intensive than in other countries. There are lots of
You normally need 3 A-levels, which are the exams taken by
people leaving school at 18, in order to enter an undergraduate degree
course. You also need an IELTS score of at least 5.5, but many universities
offer foundation or access courses to prepare students for their
British universities offer a personalised but
independent approach. The emphasis is on creative and independent
thought, which helps develop the skills you will need to compete in the
global job market. Tutors not only teach but also provide support and
guidance. As a result, international students have a very low drop
out rate and very high pass rates.
It is very simple to become an international student in the
UK. The British Council offers a free and impartial service to anyone who
is interested in studying in the UK, and an organisation called UCAS assists you
in finding a course and making an effective application.
The UK is a dynamic and cosmopolitan place. The
countryside is beautiful, and the theatres, museums, architecture and rich
history make it a fascinating place to live and study. Why not give it a