About the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern is a political union made of up of four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. England, Scotland and Wales share the island of Great Britain, which lies just off the northwest coast of continental Europe. The fourth country, Northern Ireland, is a portion of another island, which is split between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an independent country, in the south. The UK also has overseas territories such as Bermuda and Gibraltar.

With the addition of the Channel Tunnel and low cost airlines such as Easy Jet and Ryan Air, Europe is easier to access from the UK than ever. You can reach most areas of Europe from the UK within a few hours by train or direct flight. For example, if you are studying in London or Manchester and you want a weekend away in Italy, you can fly Ryan Air direct to Rome, Milan, Pisa, Genoa, Venice or several other cities in Italy. The direct flight would take around two hours and cost anywhere from 30 to 100 pounds, depending on when you travel and when you book.

Study in United Kingdom

Over the years, the UK has grown to become one of the top destinations to study. With high class institutions peppered throughout the country and with a strong tradition of excellence, UK institutions offer more flexibility than many other countries. The United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot offer.

The standard of excellence is set by some of the more established universities such as Oxford and Cambridge but the tradition carries through to many other universities and colleges throughout the UK. There is no doubt that degrees and qualifications from these establishments are recognized internationally.

In comparison with other countries, the cost of education for international in the UK is lower. Feel free to speak to FEC staff for a comparison. In addition to fees, students take less time to complete a degree in the UK in comparison to other countries. Most degree programs in the UK require a three-year course and a masters program is typically between one and two years. When you consider the shorter timeframe, the cost will be much lower if you only have to plan for three years instead of four or even five as in many other countries.

Why Study in United Kingdom

The UK has the second highest number of international student enrolments in the world, second only to the USA. With an excellent higher-education system and hundreds of world-class universities, the UK promises a rich experience for international students.

International students in the UK have access to internationally recognized degrees, cutting edge research opportunities and high standard teaching and training.

A simplified entry procedure was introduced in the UK to make visa applications more user-friendly for students.

The experience of studying in the UK will not only provide students with a thorough understanding of the subjects that they are learning but also equips them with problem solving skills that are much prized by employers in the workforce.