The UK is the best destination for international students
British universities are known for being in the top rankings for universities worldwide. Here are the reasons why:
- The UK is known for its high-quality education providing top-quality courses in a variety of fields.
- There are amazing job opportunities you can find across the country. You can find jobs in business, where you can study all these subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level by completing one of our pathway courses. Pathway courses really do benefit students as they give you a real boost in terms of knowledge of your chosen university course because by doing a pathway course, you already know more about what you want to study at university compared to those who are going to university straight from secondary school. Pathway courses are more vocational in the sense that you will be working on real business projects and you will increase your knowledge with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills in today’s Business world giving you the know-how to become the owner of your business in the future. You also improve your English language skills in listening, speaking, academic reading, writing as well as soft skills consisting of; problem-solving, negotiation, presenting your ideas, creating value propositions, leadership and management skills as well as marketing and sales kills.
- The UK is very multicultural so it’s easy for students to make friends from all over the world. The number of non-UK born residents living in the UK is 9.6 million which is top 6 in the world and the UK is the second in the world for the highest number of international students so you’re sure to learn about something another foreign culture
- International cuisine. When you’re in the UK, you will find an array of restaurants, cafes, bars from every continent in the world
- Graduating from a British university will not just result in obtaining a qualification, but an internationally recognised qualification. With a British degree certificate, you will be respected wherever you go in the world
- Many universities in the UK provide placement opportunities which give you the opportunity to work or travel so that you can expand your knowledge in your chosen field
- Some universities provide graduate schemes which are training programmes provided by employers where you will get hands-on and precious experience
Visa requirement to study in the UK
In order to study in the UK, there are two types of visas:
- If your aim is to study an English language course in the UK that lasts for more than 6 months and up to 11 months, you will need a Short-term study visa. For more details about this visa, please refer to https://www.gov.uk/visa-to-study-english
- If you aim is to study on a longer course, it is necessary for you to be sponsored by a licensed college or university and you must have a confirmed place at the educational institution. You might be able to do some working hours on this particular visa and this visa is called a Student visa. For more information, please refer to https://www.gov.uk/student-visa
Eligibility and exam score criteria to study in the UK
You should have finished secondary school and your eligibility will depend where you’re from as different countries have different types of grades and exams. With your English language skills, you would either need to have an IELTS, TOEFL or a PTE Academic certificate which you can take with Pearson, Trinity College London or LanguageCert test providers. To know what qualification and score you need in order to study your desired course, you would need to refer to your chosen course and university which can all be found on our website. Please see all the pathway courses available at the following link: https://britishschoolofmarketing.com/pathway-programmes/
Admission intake to study in the UK
The intake month for students at British universities is in the autumn time, in the month of September. But at BSMI, we have three admission intakes which are:
To apply to study in the UK you need to write a personal statement. A personal statement is document where you say why you want to do the course you have chosen to do, what your future plans are, what career ambitions you have, you should be specific with what profession and do your best to tell your chosen college or university why you want to do the course you inspire to do. BSMI can help you in that we provide personal statement templates. We also hold credibility interviews to see how serious you are about studying in the UK.
Top cities in the UK to study for international students
London – London is by far the top city for international students. And the reasons? There are great transport links, endless sights to see, things to do, places to eat out and shops where you can shop until you drop!
Oxford and Cambridge – Oxford and Cambridge are also great tourist destinations for international students.
Bournemouth – Bournemouth is home to not only one of the best beaches in UK, but it is one of the best beaches in the entire world! With 7 miles of golden sand and hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, you just have to come! We have beautiful gardens which leads up to the beach with all sorts of plants, trees and there’s a lovely stream running through the gardens as well. There are tons of things to do in Bournemouth with a huge cinema complex in a town centre, multiple places to play mini golf, bowling alleys, parks, gyms, a football stadium which is home to Premier League-bound AFC Bournemouth, an observation wheel right next to the beach, an international centre where you watch singers, plays and comedians perform, an aquarium and the world’s only pier to shore zipwire! Do you like eating out? Then Bournemouth is the place to be! There are Indian, Chinese, Arab, Turkish, Greek, African, Japanese, Korean, Italian and many more restaurants which can be found. Also, there are some international supermarkets.
Manchester– Manchester is another popular city for international students. Two of the biggest football clubs are based in the place where the band Oasis comes from.
Top Universities in the UK to study for international students
Oxford and Cambridge are everyone’s names that come to mind when they think of the best universities in the UK.
London, is by far the top city for international students to study in. There are four top universities located in the capital which are University College London, the London School of Economics, Imperial College London and King’s College London.
Edinburgh is another one where at all of their ranked universities (where the University of Edinburgh is ranked 16th in the world according to topuniversities.com), 39% of them comprise of international students, which makes it a real diverse atmosphere.
Manchester is another popular city for international students where there are a number of higher education institutions with the University of Manchester and Manchester Met the most ones.
Top courses to study in the UK
So what are the best courses to study at the world’s best universities? The top ones are courses in:
Business courses are great as they not only give you a third commercial third-eye, you can understand trade better and you can gain more insight into the world of global business. The average income for graduates in the UK is £24,000, and the average income for full-time workers in the UK is £38,131. Income-wise everyone knows business is the course to do.
You can find jobs in business, where you can study all these subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level by completing one of our pathway courses. Pathway courses really do benefit students as they give you a real boost in terms of knowledge of your chosen university course because by doing a pathway course, you already know more about what you want to study at university compared to those who are going to university straight from secondary school. Pathway courses are more vocational in the sense that you will be working on real business projects and you will increase your knowledge with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills in today’s Business world giving you the know-how to become the owner of your business in the future. You also improve your English language skills in listening, speaking, academic reading, writing as well as soft skills consisting of; problem-solving, negotiation, presenting your ideas, creating value propositions, leadership and management skills as well as marketing and sales skills.
BSMI offer a variety of pathway courses and you can see more information about them by going to https://britishschoolofmarketing.com/pathway-programmes/
Doing a law course in the UK will not only give you the opportunity to learn the theory of law but there are also mock courtrooms where you carry out your law skills in the perfect law setting
Concerning IT courses, many universities in the UK offer term-time placements where you can really learn in a professional setting.
Engineering courses are great because of their popularity and again, UK universities give work placements which will really give you more confidence into the workplace in the future.
Medicine courses are great as you will learn how to manage situations in difficult and urgent situations and doctors are always in demand. An arts course will really expand on your creativity, critical-thinking skills and artists are known to interpret the world around us.
An arts course will really expand on your creativity, critical-thinking skills and artists are known to interpret the world around us.
The advantages of doing computer-science courses is that they will give you an advantage in problem-solving skills and analytical skills.
Scholarship to study in the UK
There are tons of scholarships available to international students to help them with their finances in the UK. You will see scholarship details on your chosen university’s website for more information. In order to qualify for a scholarship, students are expected to have a transcript with high scores, show proof of commitment and have a strong personal statement. Universities assess students who have applied for a scholarship by checking their application form and required documents they provide. The desired skills universities look for in scholarship students is a high level of commitment to the course they would like to study. Please refer to the following link for useful information about scholarships for international students – https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/scholarships
At BSMI, we offer scholarships of up to 50%.
Career and work opportunity after completion of studies in the UK
There are countless opportunities to start working on your career in the UK since the job market is competitive giving a great start to graduates and entry-level start ups. You will need to check on the UK governments’ visa and immigration page for more information regarding work and visa types. Information regarding career and work opportunities for each of our top-ranking universities can be found on our website.
If you would like to work in the UK, there are many different types of work visas. It all depends on your qualifications, skills, whether or not you have a job offer and a sponsorship. Please see https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas for all the different work visas the British government provides.
Student life in the UK
Universities in the UK provide hundreds of opportunities to meet and socialise with other students. At each university for you can join a club or play a sport. Also, here at BSMI we offer social activities of your own choosing, and we also offer students to go to a pub night, a conversation club, cinema club, a karaoke club, a tennis club, an international party a trip to mini-golf and a beach barbeque. The nationality mix in the UK is very diverse. You’ll be sure to meet students from all four corners of the world. You’ll find tourist attractions, restaurants from all over the world, bars, cafes, theatres, cinemas, parks, gyms throughout the whole of the UK so you’ll never get bored.
Cost of studying in the UK and Cost of Living in the UK
All of the fees can be found on our website. https://britishschoolofmarketing.com/pathway-programmes/
BSMI is outside of London and so that’s one financial advantage. You will need to show you have at least £1,1015 per month to cover your living costs for nine months (or if it is for a course not for nine months, the amount you need for the duration of the course) but university students receive student discounts on many shops, bars, restaurants etc.
You will need to check on the university’s website and check what type of scholarship you are eligible for. You will need to fill out a form and BSMI can help you if you have any problems trying to apply for a scholarship to study one of our pathway programmes at BSMI. We can only help with our own scholarship as we offer scholarships up to 50% if you have a sponsor.
In normal circumstances it should be one type of scholarship but to ensure how many you are eligible for, please go on the university’s website.
There is no specific scholarship available for international students so as there are various scholarships at all UK universities, you will have to look at the different types of scholarships available on the chosen university’s website and their eligibility. The qualities universities look for in students who wish to get a scholarship are commitment to what they want to study, and by showing an excellent personal statement and by high scores on the latest academic transcripts.