10 Reasons to Study in the UK

Did you know that the UK is one of the top destinations to study in the world? We have such an incredibly rich history, with prestigious schools and Universities throughout the country, and Summer Schools welcoming international students from all around the globe to excel in their education.

10 reasons to study in the UK

Why should you choose to come and study here? What makes the UK the best place to study? Read on to find out our top 10 reasons to study abroad in the UK.

One of the top study abroad destinations in the world

The UK is statistically one of the top destinations in the world to come and study in. We have facts to prove it!

Second Most Popular English-Speaking Country to Study in

The UK is the second most popular English-speaking country in the world for international students to come and study in!

We’re just beaten by our larger population of friends in the USA.

7 out of 10 Most Popular Study Cities in the World

We also hold 7 out of the top 10 most popular cities in the world to study in.

London, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham are the most searched-for cities to study in in the world.

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Learn English from its country of origin

We all need effective technical, critical and creative thinking skills in today’s modern world. World employers also want their team to be able to speak and understand English well. Be at the top of your game by studying and immersing yourself in the English language in the UK.

We have a variety of accents throughout the country, and it will serve you well to be amongst all of them to understand the differences whilst broadening your English skills.

Live, work, study and communicate in the English language and your job prospects will widen.

Come to the UK to meet everyone else

The UK is well known for welcoming international students to study in its universities and colleges. From 2016 to 2017, the total number of international students that came to study here was 442,375.

At Summer Boarding Courses, we welcomed 95 nationalities in 2018. It would be wonderful to make it to 100 in 2019.

Welcoming such an amazing mix of global citizens from all around the world makes our Summer School experiences extra special. We have a cap on how many students we accept from each country each Summer, to ensure a varied and thriving student community.

Creating a large family of different nationalities means that our students must speak English if they want to become friends.

Across the UK, the top 10 countries sending students to the UK this year were:

China, Malaysia, United States of America, India, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), Germany, France, Italy, Nigeria and the Republic of Ireland.

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You can work part-time

To help support your living and tuition expenses, there’s good news regarding your work opportunities if you come to University here. You can work 20 hours a week with a UK Student Visa during term time, and full time during holidays. You can find out more from the UK Border Agency and the UK Council for International Student Affairs.

4 out of the 10 Top Universities in the World

We are honoured to have some of the highest and most prestigious Universities and colleges in the world in the UK.

The latest 2019 Universities report shows that University College London, Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford are in the top 10 Universities in the world.

If you study in the UK and eventually obtain a degree here, you will be respected and recognised – leading to a potentially better job and higher salary.

Summer Boarding Courses runs Summer Schools in both Oxford and Bournemouth in some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Find out more here.

Opportunities with scholarships and loans

We understand that financing your studies abroad can be difficult. You need to think carefully about your budget and how you can get the best education with the resources you have.

We are very happy to tell you that fees in the UK sit between at least £2,000 and £3,000 cheaper than the United States and Australia. Our visa applications costs are cheaper too! UK courses are generally shorter than other countries as well. Most undergraduate courses take 3 years to complete and postgraduate courses take 1 year. This in turn reduces your tuition fees and accommodation costs.

There are also many scholarships and loans to help you out.

If you are interested in coming to Summer Boarding Courses, check out our scholarships here.

We also recommend the following resources:

UK Scholarship Search

Education UK Scholarship Database

Is your standard of English ready for the UK?

If you want to study at a UK University, almost all courses will require you to show proficiency in English.

Get first-hand experience of studying in the UK by joining us at Summer Boarding Courses.

Find out more here

Free Healthcare with the NHS

You are entitled to full NHS Healthcare if you’re studying in the UK for more than 6 months whilst you are here. This is a reassurance to you that if you suddenly need emergency healthcare. You will not have to worry about the financial burden.

Our NHS service caters to a wide range of needs from an appointment with a doctor to major emergency surgery.

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The UK is an exciting place to live

We are a multicultural society across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are so many cities, towns, villages and attractions to enjoy. You must try our traditional dish of fish and chips, see our football matches, visit the capital of London, explore our coastline and enjoy our music. There is so much to see and do from visiting ancient buildings to seeking contemporary architecture.

You’ll be able to explore the rest of Europe too

With so many strong transport connections, you will be able to visit Europe when you want in just a couple of hours by train or plane! Fancy a weekend in Paris or a short break in Italy? No problem!

Our students at Summer Boarding Courses love to explore the UK before and after coming to our Summer Schools in Oxford and Bournemouth. Many travel to London, Cambridge, Brighton and Bournemouth to discover even more about our culture.

There is a course for everyone

There are more than 50,000 undergraduate-level higher education courses available throughout the UK, and numerous postgraduate courses to suit every student’s needs and goals.

With these limitless possibilities, you can excel in your specific area of expertise!

To see the full range of courses available, make sure to visit UCAS to explore your dream future.

At Summer Boarding Courses, we run many specific subject courses alongside our general English classes. What are you interested in? You can opt into, amongst many other courses; Medicine, Law, International Relations and Business and Leadership.

Discover the Summer School course for you

Join Summer Boarding Courses next Summer to improve your English and prepare for further education in the UK.

Find out more here