- Population - 65 million
- GDP - $2679 trillion
- Number of universities - 116
- Currency - Pound Sterling (GBP)
- Official Language - English
The U.K, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The cities are vibrant and bustling, while the countryside is totally breathtaking, from rolling fields and hills, snowcapped mountains, forests, beaches and lakes.
From the world-class reputation of UK universities, to the vibrancy of its cities and culture, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have a lot to offer international students. Four of the world’s top six universities are based in the UK. Educational courses are internationally recognized and come with prestigious qualifications that will make your résumé stand out to future employers.
The UK has a large international student community and multicultural society. Students come from over 200 nations to study in the UK.
As an international student, you are allowed to work 20 hours a week. There are literally hundreds of jobs available for students. But do make sure your university or college is listed on both the official UKVI Sponsor list and the list of ‘recognized bodies’. Many universities have careers and work placement centers to help you find employment.
The estimated living cost per year is between £7,000 - £9,000, so it’s important that you plan ahead and keep track of your spending! Many UK shops and restaurants offer a student discount and you can also get great deals on travel passes to help make life more affordable
In general we have warm summers and cool winters. Our summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are milder. The overall climate in England is called temperate maritime.