Giving international students a pathway to study abroad in the UK
A great choice for studying abroad
Studying in the UK offers a variety of unforgettable experiences. It’s culturally diverse, welcoming and the best place to develop your English language skills.
It's the ideal stepping stone for your future career. The UK’s leading universities consistently rank among the best in the world. Plus, its research is renowned for being ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Assessment Exercise).
Choosing to study here gives you the freedom to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence. You’ll be fully prepared for university and beyond, wherever you decide to build your career. And what’s more, you’ll also make lifelong friends along the way.
Top 5 tips for feeling at home overseas
Learning a new language, meeting new people and settling in to life in a new country are all part of the exciting journey you’ll take as an international student.
The first few weeks can leave you feeling a bit homesick but don’t worry, many students feel like this. You’ll soon get used to your new routine and enjoy your study abroad experience. Here are some ways to make the transition to life in the UK that little bit easier:
- Find out if any of your classmates are also planning to study abroad in the UK. Being able to keep in touch with someone you know from home can help when you’re feeling homesick
- Get involved with clubs, events and societies – it will help you make friends with people who have the same interests as you
- Keep in regular contact with your family and friends back home. If you’re feeling unsettled, it can help to talk to people who know you really well and can offer support
- Staying active is a great way to keep fit and healthy, as well as helping you to stay positive. It’s also a brilliant way to meet new friends!
- Set your expectations and remember that things will be different in another country. It might take you a while to settle in to your new routine but take the time to enjoy this new challenge
Belfast's vibrant social scene is within walkable distance of the university, as well as being well connected to many of Northern Ireland's scenic attractions.
A historic English city voted 4th in the UK for international student experience (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2016)
Rough Guide to London 2016 called London 'the world’s most multicultural city’ – an exciting student city with something for everyone.
Lonely Planet Best in Travel ranked Manchester a top 10 city in the world to visit in 2016 – this student-focused city has a vibrant social scene and great culture.