Is Studying in UK the Right Destination for an Indian student?
The answer to that question is a resounding yes. Despite the uncertainties of Brexit looming large over the horizon, a plan to go to the UK for higher studies has undeniable merits. We have made a list of the 5 most compelling reasons for you to study in the UK.
According to higher education experts in the UK and the EU, Brexit and the resultant drop in the value of the pound might lead to a fall in the course fees. Seize the day while the sun shines. If it’s quality education you are looking for, look no farther than the UK. Every institution is obliged to run regular assessments of their pedagogy; they are graded by official organizations so that academic standards are never compromised. What’s more, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education carries out independent audits, so that you can safely rely on the reviews.
Of the ten universities revered across the world, three of the most elite hail from the United Kingdom. To be a part of an institution like University of Oxford or Imperial College, London, is to write your name in the illustrious pages of academic history. Not many places will offer you with such dizzying panoramas of university courses. Take your pick from among 150,000 courses at prestigious institutions across England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
According to the findings of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), 30% of the research done in the UK can be classified as ‘world-leading’, while 46% of it is internationally excellent. The UK accounts for as much as 6.4% of all journal articles written worldwide. The education system allows for an organic bonding between the student and the teacher; the exchange of ideas takes place on an individual level so that every student voice is heard and accommodated. Exposure to eclectic academic interests helps you get a holistic look into the prospect open to you. International students with language barriers need not worry, as several of the institutions offer language support. But that’s not the only assistance you should expect. With faculties of counsellors and course advisors to guide you at every step of the way, you can never go wrong, or go astray.
If you’re an aspiring research fellow or a postgraduate student, a scholarship will see you through your academic years. The Great India Scholarships and Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship (SSS) are exclusively offered to Indian students. Besides, scholarships aren’t the only way to make ends meet. The UK is a hotbed of lucrative internships and easy part-time jobs. It’s not only a great way to make some extra money for yourself, but it’s also a golden ticket for you to learn and cultivate new skills. Add them to your CV and you have already upgraded your chances of getting a job by the end of the term.
As a full-time student in the UK, you will be entitled to free medical treatment by the National Health Service (NHS). The same applies for your partner, or a dependent who has taken residence with you.
It was only last year when the UK witnessed a milieu of 4,36,585 international students, coming in from more than 180 countries worldwide. Would you believe that Indian students formed the second largest group among the gathered scholars? Besides, think of all the bright, young minds coming together from all the corners of the continents.
Studying in UK, or anywhere beyond your familiar borders for that matter, helps you to grow as a person. You learn how to put your life in perspective and see yourself as a citizen of the world. You will be standing at the confluence of multi-cultural practices and diverse social mores. What could be more fun?