Why Study in UK
It is a country with rich history and culture, stunning countryside, paired with world-leading modern art, design, culture, fashion and sport. A UK education offers something for everyone. From bustling cities to snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills to highlands and islands, the UK is beautiful and exploring is a must. Its relatively small size and good transport links mean that you can see a lot while you are there.
Religion in the UK - practising your faith
As a multi-faith society, students of all religions can expect to feel welcome in the UK, along with plenty of places to practise their faith. With a history of multiculturalism dating back hundreds of years, we have well-established communities representing all major religions, and a deep commitment to supporting students’ religious needs on campus. Most universities have multi-faith chaplaincy services, designed to provide spiritual support to all their students. Chaplains invite all students to drop-in and talk, as well as leading services and directing all aspects of the university’s religious life.
Art and Culture
The UK has a vibrant performing arts heritage, with theatres featuring traditional plays as well as new, contemporary productions – from Shakespeare and opera to world-famous musicals and modern dance. Some of the world's largest music venues are in the UK, such as the O2 Arena in London and the world-famous Glastonbury festival, but many world-renowned artists and bands also play at UK universities and colleges, and small bars and cafés often host live music and dancing.
Travel and Transport
The UK has a large train network connecting cities and towns around the country – for example, it takes just over two hours to travel by train from London to Cardiff, and just over four hours from London to Edinburgh.Full-time students and anyone aged 16-25 can apply for a ’16-25 railcard’ that allows you to save a third on rail travel throughout the UK.You can also get big discounts if you book in advance or with some group or season tickets.There’s a wide variety of safe and modern accommodation on offer for students in the UK and universities and colleges have dedicated accommodation teams that will help you find the right type of living environment to suit your needs.
Many universities and colleges have halls of residence that are on-site or nearby. If you prefer to rent your own accommodation, your university and collegeaccommodation office can usually help you.Even in shared living accommodation, students usually have a bedroom to themselves, often with an en-suite bathroom.
The UK’s NHS (National Health Service) is one of the world’s best healthcare systems, offering safe and modern treatment. International students do not need private medical insurance when studying in the UK. If you need a visa to study in the UK, it costs just £150 per year to gain access to the NHS. You pay this fee during your visa application and it covers free medical treatment (including emergency or hospital care, should you need it) and reduced price dental care at an NHS dentist.