If you want to study abroad choosing the right host country is probably the most important decision you’ll ever make, one that will affect the course of your personal and professional life for many, many years.
You’ll be leaving your country for a new culture, a new way of life, and new people. Almost as important as the academic advantages of an international education are the chances it offers to experience life abroad. Quite simply, there is no better environment for students to take hold of their future…and be the best they can be. Whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, UK courses can offer a fantastic range of benefits:
To live in London is to experience one of the great cities of the world. Students at London benefit from our location in the center of the capital, the hub of culture, arts, politics, government, the media, the law and the great financial institutions of the City of London. The capital also offers a scene and status unrivaled by any other city.
London plays a part in the academic life as well as the social life of being a student. Surrounded by libraries, archives, galleries and the headquarters of the professional associations, London’s students have access to an unrivaled range of cultural activities and influences.
London plays a part in the academic life as well as the social life of being a student at UCL. Surrounded by libraries, archives, galleries and the headquarters of the professional associations, London’s students have access to an unrivaled range of cultural activities and influences.
The transport network is good and generally affordable, especially with the Student Oyster photocard, but the density of London means most journeys are possible by foot, and 24-hour buses ensure a night out rarely requires a taxi.
Many students considering university in London, worries about the cost of living and studying may deter them from choosing to study here. Although it is a fact that studying in London can be more expensive than in some other parts of the UK, the true picture is often exaggerated.
According to the NatWest Student Living Index (2010), London is the most cost-effective city in which to study in the UK. The research analyzed weekly expenditure including rent and living costs against earnings from part-time work. The results found that hard-working and resourceful London students are earning a generous amount of money. Above all, when it comes to entering the careers market, London graduates start with a real advantage, with so many of the country’s leading employers in the worlds of law, finance, business, media and communications on their doorstep.