Why study in the U.K.
reputation for quality in education
The UK’s long history,
rigorous standards and high quality in education is
well-deserved. There have been over 100 Nobel Prize winners
from the UK. The UK's top universities have fared well in
international rankings, where four of them are in the world’s top
ten. The remarkable global appeal of Oxford and Cambridge
continues to grow.
2. Short study
duration and globally recognized qualifications
Most degree programmes in the
UK only require three-years study; while postgraduate degree
programmes normally require two to three years. Studying in
the UK can save considerable time and money. The UK has over
100 universities preserving good traditions. The Government
has established an accreditation council to regularly inspect and
accredit the institutions and courses. It makes a UK
education well respected and valued all over the world.
3. Heritage and
The UK is a place with
innumerable historical and cultural attractions including musicals,
theatrical productions, films, literature and fashion.
International students are drawn to the unique cultural environment
which is very different from their home.
There are a large number of
Hong Kong students who study abroad in the UK. The visa application
system is generally referred to as Tier 4 of the points-based
system. The success rate among Hong Kong students is high and the
application requirement is very clear.
5. Natural and
vibrant living environment
The UK’s vast country is
crammed with beautiful landscape, exciting city life, and peaceful
countryside, and assures excellent public security. The
country offers a multi-cultural society which allows you to widen
your horizons and learn about different cultures with people from
over 100 different countries.
6. A gateway to
The UK is a hub of
Europe. You can go to Europe by ferry, train or plane for a
new cultural experience and enjoy thousands of years of
history. It is the best way to see the world and gain a
valuable new perspective.
The British education system
is outstanding, inspiring a student’s creativity and ability.
Some schools are part of the “Cradle of Aristocracy” for gentlemen
and ladies and the emphasis is on quality in education
8. The birth place
of the English language
The UK is where the English
language developed, and you can practice the English accent in the
UK. English is the most common language for international
business and commerce. Native English definitely creates
great opportunities for your future.
According to the Visa
regulations, international students on a student visa of more than
6 months duration are allowed to work 20 hours a week part time and
40 hrs a week full time during vacations. Some universities
offer students an opportunity to gain experience in industry as
part of the course. This may last for six to twelve months
with a salary, enabling students to have income and gain working
10. Free medical coverage
Overseas students are eligible
to enjoy free medical service in the UK. Universities have offices
for international students providing a wide range of support
services, including visa and free medical services, accommodation
and career counselling.