The quality of education offered in universities in the UK is unparalleled. The UK has become one of the top study destinations in the world. With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high-class institutions in every corner, and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students rather than that of other English-speaking countries.
However, students should know some tips in advance before moving to the UK.
Select your University and course wisely
There are over hundreds of universities in the UK and they offer hundreds of courses. Before choosing course and universities it is better to do some research on location of the universities, cost, course structure, weather of the place and so on.
Students must apply through UCAS.
It’s mandatory for UK admission. UCAS works for Admissions System for Universities and Colleges. It is the centralized system used by all learners to submit to undergraduate universities. Anyone who wishes to pursue a degree in the UK will have to register via UCAS.
Embrace British Culture
Prepare to become fluent in English! Studying in the UK, you will be able to immerse yourself in the language and British culture. The UK’s diversity makes it a cultural hub. Manners are essential to the British, so try to arrive at the right time for any meeting or class. You need to make it a habit to say “sorry.” It is not just for apologizing, but trying to start with “sorry” or “excuse me” before beginning any conversation.
Figure out costs and budget
Budgeting is a key factor every student wishing to study overseas. You will have to bear the cost of course fees, rent, food, NHS (National Health Service) surcharge, mobile phone bill, internet, transportation costs, day trips, going home, socializing, books and other course materials, etc. Students can get better idea of costing from various government and migration agency websites.
Weather is an important factor specially if you coming UK from south Asian countries. However, the sheer unpredictability of the weather and the British obsession with it, hand in hand, makes it an extraordinary trait. As long as you are prepared for it (it’s rubbish if you are not!), you can have some serendipitous, hilarious, and unforgettable moments all across Britain when a beautiful sunny day was suddenly turning into a hailstorm.
Make sure you’ve got Health Insurance.
All international students must have mandatory health cover in UK. Before touch down in UK for study purchase one health insurance.
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