We all know that the UK universities are most desired by the UAE students, whether for undergraduate courses or post graduate. The number of UAE students seeking higher education programmes, which will lead them to a well rewarding career and professional life, is on the rise.
The UK has, over the years, proven to be a popular destination for students from the UAE. The most popular subjects are business, management studies and engineering. The British council estimates that over 2,369 visa applications were received from the UAE between June and August 2014, compared to 1,511 in the corresponding period in 2013.
2 out of the best 4 universities in the world are in the UK, according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016, which makes it an ideal destination for students from the UAE. The United Kingdom’s education system is very competitive and it fits in with the requirements of the UAE job market as well.
With all the figures mentioned above, there are a lot of other whys and wherefores for which you would love to study in the UK. An article mentioned “top 10 reasons to choose your study destination” and we marked all when we spoke of the United Kingdom.
Here are a few to list down:
You always wanted to live there:
The United Kingdom has been a dream destination for most of us. It has such great culture and history to indulge into. Also, you will be learning alongside some of the world’s top intellectual achievers. And imagine the friends you will be making from around the world by just studying in a university in the UK.
You already speak the language:
With UAE being a multi-cultural country with the good education system, learning English has never been a problem for its residents. So if you already speak English well enough, why not choose an English-speaking country where you can get comfortable with the locals and fellow students.
You need to learn the language:
You might have been a good English speaker all your life but you can still indulge yourself immersively into the English literature, history and culture at the oldest libraries in the UK.
You can afford the cost of the flights/tuition/living expenses
The current value of 1 British Pound equals to 4.55 United Arab Emirates Dirham, which is easily affordable by UAE residents. Other than that, the cost of tuition fee in the US is really high and the country is far from home too.
You have relatives there
With so many students already going every year for studies to the UK, you will find some or the other long lost friend or family living in the country. It’s always better to already know someone who can be of help anytime you need it.
You’ve heard it’s easy to get part-time work there
There are thousands of part-time jobs available in the UK for international students. It’s a good approach to understand the local people and the culture. You can earn good amount of money to take care of your needs while you study.
You want to work there when you graduate
A lot of UAE residents might want to come back and work in their country but some you might want to stay back after graduation. If you’re considering staying in the UK after your studies, you may need to apply for a visa extension as there are lots of options available to international students.
That country is an expert in your chosen field
The UK being an academic hub, you will find the course you are looking for and with different specialities to choose from. Studying here could lead to better internships or graduate jobs with world-leading companies or organisations.
It’s closer to home
Think about all the money you will be spending on the flights if you want to study in US or Australia. Whereas, the UK is most approachable and best option for you if you are living in the UAE. Will it not be great if you can visit your family every now and then, especially for Eid holidays?
So if you have made up your mind, call us at +971 504293760 for more information and we will help you reach your goals.