Almost 20% of the students in the UK come from overseas. If you’d like to join them, here’s what you need to do:
- Pick a school or university in the UK where you want to study
- Pick the course you want to take or the degree you want to earn
- Once accepted, apply for a student visa if you need one (check with the British Embassy)
- Arrange the other details of your trip (accommodation, travel, etc.)
- Go study in the UK!
If you’re not in the market for a university degree, the best alternative is to study English in the UK. There are classic English courses both short and long as well as a range of professional and diploma-granting programs that include intensive English study, an internship placement, career counselling, and other services that make your studies as relevant as possible to your future career. As one example, we offer diplomas in English for International Affairs, English for Fashion & Design, English for Hotels & Tourism, and English for Media and Arts in the UK.
Another option, if you’d like to study in the UK at the university level but your English is not good enough yet: enroll in a university pathway program. These are offered both at universities and in private colleges. University foundation programs focus on developing your academic English while teaching you important study stills relevant to the British university system. Pathway programs hosted at universities usually guarantee admission to that university upon successful completion of the program, sometimes with even a few credits towards your degree. Pathway programs hosted in private schools may also guarantee admission to partner universities, as is the case with EF’s university preparation programs in Cambridge and Oxford.
Hundreds of thousands of international students study in the UK every year. Perhaps sometime soon you’ll be one of them.