5 Reasons The UK Is One Of The Best Places To Study In The World

Research suggests that the UK is one of the most popular places to study in the world, with thousands of international students recommending it to friends looking to study abroad.
According to a survey of 365,754 international students from 800 universities across the globe, the UK ranked number one for international student recommendation at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research levels. This saw the UK benefit from higher results than the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
So why is the UK so popular with international students? Let’s take a look at a few reasons.

Broad choice of courses

Whether you wish to study law, medicine, business studies, computer science or a different degree entirely, there are thousands of courses to choose from when studying as an international student within the UK. With so many courses and teaching styles available, all you need to do is research the various options to find the right one for you.

Skills focused

Courses within the UK are increasingly focusing on building students’ skills, rather than just their knowledge. After all, there’s no point spending 3 years in the university library if you enter the world of work with no practical experience. By choosing a skill-focused degree, or one with some skills-based modules, you can improve your CV and boost your chances of impressing employers.  

Countless places to explore

During your time in the UK, you’ll have so many places of historical and cultural significance to explore. London, Manchester, Liverpool, York and Edinburgh are just a handful of cities proving popular with international students, but there are countless others to tick off your list. From visiting the world-famous Stonehenge to hiking up Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, you’ll have so many opportunities to challenge yourself, learn new things and make memories.

Opportunities to improve your language skills

If you’re passionate about learning English, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, there’s no better place to learn it than the UK. Not only will you have an opportunity to learn from native speakers and explore a number of English accents and dialects, since the UK is so diverse, you’ll also meet plenty of other international students who are also trying to learn the language.


As an international student you may be able to benefit from specialist scholarships, grants and bursaries from UK universities. These can sometimes make your course more affordable than it would be if you studied in your home country.
There may also be opportunities for you to work part-time while you study in the UK, but you’ll need to check your eligibility first by contacting UK Visas and Immigration.
If you’d like to study in the UK, get in touch with the team at IEC Abroad to find out how we could help you benefit from world-class teaching in preparation for your future career.