The UK is an incredibly popular study destination for international students, and looking at the figures, it isn’t difficult to work out why! Read on to find out more about ApplicationUK, and how you could be in with the chance to win £2,000 to study in the UK.
Great career opportunities
It’s all about getting that good job at the end of the day! Studying in the UK boasts top career opportunities. The UK ranks in the top five in the world for university-industry collaboration (according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15).
Statistics also show that UK educated international graduates achieve higher average salaries than if they had been educated at home, according to the Tracking International Graduate Outcomes study (BIS 2011). Think the price of studying abroad is too pricey? Think long term – your prospects for higher salaries and faster career progression can make up for those hefty tuition fees in no time at all.
UK qualifications are valued for their heavy skills-based focus for the workplace. Over two thirds of businesses in the UK have links with universities, and over a third partner with universities for research and innovation. This means that UK educated graduates will benefit from developing both a practical skill set and highly relevant academic knowledge.
Outstanding university reputation
Employers across the world value UK degrees very highly. And little wonder, given that according to the QS World Rankings, four of the top ten universities on the planet are in the UK, and the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings found that employers worldwide consider UK graduates as among the most “employable”. From a global survey of 27,000 graduate employers, five UK universities were ranked in the top 10. This is a firm indication that UK degrees are recognised across the planet.
Consistently high levels of student satisfaction
The UK ranks second in the world for quality of scientific and research institutions (World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15).
The International Undergraduate Students: UK Competitive Advantage report asked 365,754 international students studying outside their home country to give feedback on what it’s like to study in this country. The UK scored top in every aspect: recommendation, overall satisfaction, arrival overall, learning overall, living overall, and support overall. (Source) The UK beat other countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. In summary, international students are usually very satisfied with their experiences here.
Famous courses unique to the UK
Previously, we listed some of the strangest courses on offer at universities in the UK (source). From Yoga Studies to the likes of Circus Studies at Bath Spa University, there are some bizarre combinations. Others on offer include:
MBA Football Industries
MA the Beatles, Popular Music and Society
You won’t find these British culture-specific courses anywhere else!
In need of more convincing to study in the UK? We think the details below might just do it for you…
Our ApplicationUK scholarship
We are offering a generous £2,000 scholarship for prospective postgraduate students who use ApplicationUK for their postgraduate applications to universities in the UK! This is a great opportunity to start off your university studies with a bit of extra cash – it certainly makes a difference! This is on top of our existing £300 enrolment bursary, available for all students who successfully acquire an offer to study a postgraduate degree in the UK, via ApplicationUK.
How to enter:
Step 1: Submit an essay or video focused on the following topic: “Why do you want to study in the UK?” Essays must be at least 500 words long, and videos have no length requirement. There are no structure requirements or guidelines. Be as creative as you like!
Step 2: All submissions must be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please input your full name and the heading “Why do you want to study in the UK?” into the subject of the email. Plagiarism is a big no-no – we will cross-check all entries for plagiarism.
Step 3: Successfully submit a postgraduate application via ApplicationUK, arrive in the UK and enrol at your chosen university.
Our ApplicationUK panel will announce the winners late October 2017, after we have confirmed the successful enrolments.
Terms and conditions:
This competition is administered and promoted by ApplicationUK.
The deadline for you to submit your entries is midnight 30th of July.
Entries are limited to one per person. Only individual entries will be accepted. Essay answers must have a minimum word count of 500 words in order to be accepted.
Entries must be original work by the entrant.
Any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that their essay does not infringe the copyright of any third party of any other laws.
Entries must be written in English in an appropriate document format.
ApplicationUK reserve the right to use names, information and submissions without obtaining further consent from the participant or providing payment to the participant for any commercial or non-commercial endeavours.
ApplicationUK will not be responsible or liable for any costs, problems, damage or loss of whatsoever nature to the participants resulting from participating in this competition.
ApplicationUK is not liable for any university application fees incurred by the university that the student applies for.
By submitting your entry, you are agreeing to being published on our website for promotional purposes.
ApplicationUK reserves the right to make any amendments at any given time without prior notice.