Why Study in the UK?

"The UK and its universities have an undisputed reputation for academic excellence and quality with thousands of courses available for students, as well as being an ideal destination for many decades for over a million international students from all over the world."

There are a variety of reasons why you should consider studying in the UK. Some of these reasons might be exclusively academic for you, but in addition to the high-quality education, you will gain a lot of value from this one-of-a-kind experience, if you choose to study in the UK.

Furthermore, in comparison to the level of education offered to you, British universities are more affordable. There’s much more you need to know if you’re asking yourself why I should study in the UK.

Apart from being a great place to study and get access to quality, world-class teaching, the UK is also a great place to live. Courses in the UK are shorter than other universities in the world, making the programme relatively cheaper in comparison. Of the top six universities in the world, two are from the UK. This makes UK universities the number one choice for those seeking excellence academically. According to the Research Assessment Exercise carried out in 2008, UK research is world leading and internationally excellent. This opens the door to great opportunities in the career of a student who graduates from a UK institution.

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UK Scholarships for International Students

International students are helped to secure scholarships, bursaries, and funding by the UK. More than 100 individual scholarships are being issued for the International student that has a good relationship with UK Universities including the online resources meaning all international deserving applicants has the opportunity to receive the scholarship to fund their study in the UK. Most UK universities offer scholarships of up to £5000 to the deserving international student to help them with their education in the UK.

British Council Scholarships for International Students

International Students will enjoy life changing benefits of international study as a number of scholarships are offered to them. But this means that scholarship funding is extremely competitive, it also means a growing number of scholarships are being offered as UK universities seek to attract the most talented international students. If any international student needs any extra financial aid or support then there are many financial support options, including scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards, and loans.

British Government also offers scholarships to international students. The government-funded UK scholarships for international students include:

  • British Chevening Scholarships - UK scholarships for international students funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations. The scholarships provide full or part funding for full-time graduate programs in any subject.
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries - Scholarships for international students from developing countries in the Commonwealth, for studies at Masters and PhD level. The full list of eligible countries is available here.
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at UK UniversitiesUK scholarships for international students undertaking taught master’s programs in the UK. Programs studied must be demonstrably relevant to the development of technology, economy or society within the student’s country of origin.

Our affiliate universities offer different kinds of programs under both undergraduate and postgraduate education to students.


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Foundation Courses

If you are a Nigerian student finishing your high school exams, have completed less than 13 years of education and would like to take your first degree in the UK, you will need to study a foundation course at a UK university or college. A foundation is a one-year preparation course for Nigerian students who need additional English language and academic preparation for entry onto a UK university undergraduate course.

Foundation programmes are for school-leavers who have studied a non-British curriculum but wish to pursue a degree at a UK university. The foundation course acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and UK university undergraduate entry requirements and is designed to plug academic gaps, improve your English and familiarize you with UK life and culture in preparation for university.

Foundation courses can prepare you for a variety of subjects such as: Business, Finance & Management; Computing; Law; Art and Design; Engineering; Social Science; Medicine; Science and Pharmacy; Media; and Humanities.


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Undergraduate Courses

An undergraduate course is typically three or four years’ duration. When you undertake an undergraduate degree you benefit by obtaining a comprehensive introduction to your chosen area of study in the first year. This foundation is built on in subsequent years, advancing your knowledge and, depending on the course content; you can gain practical skills that will be required in your future career.

Some undergraduate students complete work placements as part of their degree programmes, this gives them excellent experience in their chosen industry and helps them make connections with prospective employers.


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Postgraduate Courses

A postgraduate course is typically one year’s duration full time or it can take two years to complete part time. A postgraduate diploma, postgraduate degree or Master's degree offers the student an advanced level of education in their chosen area of study.

The course content is designed to build on the knowledge obtained at undergraduate degree level. Often the course content is more practical in nature to better prepare the student with the skills they will need in the workplace. Completing postgraduate studies helps students further their career prospects and deepen their understanding of their area of study.

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