Why study in the UK?
The UK is home to 2 of the oldest 4 universities in the world – Oxford University – founded in 1096, and Cambridge University – founded in 1209.
As universities with significant global recognition (as well as the many other tertiary institutions in the UK), studying there will get your career off to an excellent start.
The UK is also the home of the English language – so if it’s not your first language, it may well be by the time you finish your studies, giving you an edge in the job market upon graduation.Speak With Us Today
The UK Education System
As of 2017, there are 109 universities in England and a further 21 across Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. So for such a small land mass, the UK certainly has a strong concentration of university level education.
And of those universities, 4 of them rank in the top 6 best universities in the world. With over 50,000 undergraduate courses available, you’ll also be spoilt for choices when it comes to study. So it’s a great place to find the right course for you.
The cost of studying in the UK
Students from over 200 different countries choose to study in the UK due to its affordability and high standards of education.
Studying in the UK costs between USD$10,000 and $17,000 per year depending on your course of study, and living costs average between USD$10,000 and $13,000 per year.
The great thing about studying in the UK though is that you can work for up to 20 hours per week during term time, and full time when you’re on holidays.
So there’s every opportunity to make the cost of your studies more achievable.
Post study employment options
The UK has an employer-sponsored visa program whereby you need to have a position offered to you to apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa.
This can give you residency for a maximum of 5 years and 14 days, after which you’ll have to return home to your country of origin.
Whether you apply to return beyond that or not, there are plenty of graduate career options available during your time in the UK, especially in the fields of: Engineering, Healthcare, Arts & Entertainment, as well as numerous roles in Science, Business and Teaching.Speak With Us Today
Preparing for study: a step-by-step guide
to applications and visa requirements
- Register With AECC Global And Talk With An Education Counsellor
- Register with UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) With Our Help
- Find a course from the more than 50,000 available
- Find the right university that suits your preferences and budget (we have great working relationships with many UK universities)
- Apply online with our assistance (we’ll make it easier)
- Apply for your Tier 4 (General) student visa with our help
- Collect Student Visa Document
- Wait for your approval
- Collect Passport & go
5 great reasons to study in the UK
- Arguably, you’ll be studying at the best universities in the world
- Learn from leading thinkers in science and technology
- Career prospects – studying at a UK institution like Cambridge or Oxford has instant recognition with employers worldwide
- 442,000 international students choose the UK to study in each year – that’s a lot of great reasons why you should too
- The UK is just a short plane ride from the deserts of Morocco, the rolling hillsides of France and the snow covered mountains of the Swiss alps. Adventure awaits every weekend.
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What our students say about us
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"I decided to study in Australia because it will give me an opportunity to gain invaluable experience with service establishments which are known for their high quality and exceptional customer service. I will be exposed to great restaurants and hotels learning first-class service along with training of cooking international cuisines. Like so, I will be able to have personal involvement with world-class chefs who apply their skills gained in their work experience in the demonstration kitchen."
"I chose to study in Australia for the fact that it is one of the safest countries and noted as one of the most livable place on earth. I would want to study in a place wherein I would not mind being in the library until night and feel safe to travel going home. I would want to study in a place where gun is banned for civilians which is safer for their will be a small percentage that an outrage or shoot out may happened on my way to school as well as inside the campus. Australia is also known for its diverse culture as well as for the new technology it can offer"
"I chose to study in Australia because it is well diverse country and known for having a high quality of education. Employers all over the world recognize degrees from Australian schools because of its impressive international reputation. Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees especially in the field of health and sciences which Philippine universities cannot offer. Some of the things I like about Australia is its quality of scientific research that provides impressive technology and research resources."
"I believe that the AHIC is the best place for me to get my education because their school’s vision is directly aimed at overseas students of different nationalities, like myself. They are best-suited to provide me with well-rounded training that also considers cultural diversity. Through them, I am confident that I would be able to reach my full potential and achieve my goals in advancing my career."
"I choose to take up Masters of Business Administration because it can provide me the proper skills to manage, analyze marketing and advertising, execute strategies, and meet up with the fast and growing innovations in the business world. Some of the core subjects of MBA that I am very enthusiastic at are Strategic Human Resources Management, Economics for Global Decision Makers, Leadership Strategies for a Changing World and Corporate Social Responsibility"
"I will take Advanced Diploma of Information Technology at Southern Cross Education Institute as a continuation of the course I have studied here in the Philippines that gained me a vocational education. I wanted to study this course because I know that what I will learn from their curriculum can be used to my advantage once I apply for a job in my home county or in Japan. "
"AECC Global has always been guiding us throughout our visa journey. They are not hesitant to extend their helping hands and their ears are always ready to listen to whatever concerns we have."
"I want to have the professional qualifications needed to teach, not only in English but on other areas of learning as well. I want to leave a mark on the lives of others and what better way to start than from the foundation years of a child. Early childhood education and childcare is essential for every community. Growing up in a small yet developing city in the Philippines, I haven’t seen much daycare schools that are of great teaching quality as compared to those in Australia. At a young age, I have always been fascinated with child psychology and development. As my knowledge in this field grew so did my curiosity on the effects of the cultures, communities, families and relationships towards growing children."
"AECC Global provided great assistance on my student visa application in Melbourne, Australia. They made sure that I was on the right track as I extended my visa and kept me updated on the application process. Additionally, the team has been very approachable and always there to answer all my queries."
"The reason that I choose this Institute in Australia is that they have been providing quality education and training for over 25 years yet they still continue to grow and innovate to help their students and future students to start their career journey. The school offers a high quality business courses which made them popular and well respected school not only in Australia but around the world as well"
"Master of Information Systems provides specialist skills in business-oriented principles and practices of information system and eBusiness. It focuses on the strategic use of information in a business and policy context, supported by a sound technical understanding and capability in specific areas of information systems. With the combination of information technology and business, this will be very useful for my two professions."
"I took Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) since throughout my years of teaching through community service and in an international school, I have developed a passion for connecting with students through the English language, leading me to apply to this program."
"I chose Deakin University because it is one of the top schools in the world according to Times Higher Education and their nursing school is on top 24 in the world based on World University Ranking (research dated last year 2017). Some friends of mine that underwent study in Deakin University had very good reviews about the school. They said that they have all the facilities that a student will need, with a very good community for international students like me."
"I have personally chosen Diploma of Building Design as my pre-degree. I have a background in interior design but not enough knowledge in the design and construction of exterior structures. Having building design as my foundation program, this will introduce me to the basics of designing and constructing an exterior structure. This program will expose me into a different level of challenges that would precisely lighten my understanding on how building and construction works internationally, in terms of rules and regulations that involves safety, health and sustainability in designing and constructing a building, values and principles on professional conduct, new ways and different approach in detailing and construction."
"One of the university’s top attributes that draws both local and international students alike, myself included, is its ability to harmonize a people of different background, culture, and language in a way that creates a network of academic and social excellence and understanding, using each and every one’s individuality as an advantage to create something remarkable."
"I took up Master of Professional Accounting in Melbourne particularly in Kaplan Business School Australia because I believe it will be beneficial to our family-owned shoes and bags manufacturing business from which I am an employee since business environment is becoming increasingly international. Globalization which played a major breakthrough for small business like ours have an opportunity to participate in foreign market these days, made me decide to take the course in Australia."
"The best known country that offers this bridging study is Australia, hence, my priority selection of it. It is universally known that Australia is a hospitable country with a diversified society and culture which gives international students like me more opportunities to experience new things and step out of our comfort zone."
"Australia is one of the best options because it is recognized as one of the safest and friendliest study destinations in the world. The students feel at home and make new friends because of the great student support and services. The best opportunities for international students are offered by Australia."
"Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), which offers a course in Early Childhood Education and Care. The institute has high quality education, which provides the most up -to-date techniques and effective teaching strategies, and I believe that is what I need to help me shape my career"
"Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. Schools and employers all over the world recognize degrees from Australian schools. Graduates from Australian schools are highly sought after due to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system. This system is carefully regulated by the Australian government in order to maintain the high standards of education associated with the country. A lot of international students are choosing Australia as a study destination because of its friendly, relaxed nature, exceptional education system, and high standard of living."
"I am ever grateful to the competent team for helping me attain my student visa in no time. The consultation and customer services they provide is efficient and excellent."
"I have chosen Australia due to its flexible curriculum, it allows the foreign student to get in touch with the real environment and culture in Australia by giving them a permission to work for a limited amount of time per week or fortnightly, this is what impresses me as well, aside from the very good educational system the country has. "
"It has come to my knowledge that Australia are popular for becoming rank 3rd for accommodating international students. In top 100 colleges of the world, several of them can be found in Australia that provides a high quality of education. In addition, it is known for having a multi- cultural society that will benefit in my personal and social development."
"In selecting a specific place to take up my nursing degree, I chose to study in Melbourne. According my research, Melbourne has a great focus on the healthcare industry and most competitive health programs are located there. Australia is also ranked 3rd of the most popular international student destinations in the world. Studying and gaining a qualification in Australia would be an experience that I would never forget."
"I chose TAFE International Western Australia since it is among the high regarded institutions when it comes to hospitality management training. I chose TAFE over other institutions that offer the same program like the Edith Cowan University because TAFE has better facilities and instructions in the state of Western Australia. TAFE is also more focused to the specific line of study that I am planning to pursue. "
"I was always a shy kid growing up, I’d always stutter and stumble with my words when there is an activity or presentation. Currently I’m a bit better on my public speaking anxiety but I still want to improve. That’s why I’m planning to take on certificate IV in Business. With the subject like Business Communication, I think that this will help me develop my interpersonal skills so that I can feel more confident dealing with people. I am also looking forward to the subject like Marketing Principles since I’ve tackled it when I was an undergraduate student in Mapua University"
"I chose Canterbury Business College because of its good quality and of course, affordability. And one of the factor I have considered choosing this school is because of the offered courses: Programming and Software Development. I want to study this to enhance my skills and broaden my knowledge."
"I look forward studying in Canada because aside from better equipment and facilities, I would also like to learn more about their culture and cuisine. This will add up to the number of cultures that I have been exposed to like the American and Asian food cuisine and culture. I also chose Canada over other developed countries like U.S. and Australia for a number of practical reasons. First, I can acquire a quality but more affordable education in terms of travel expenses compared to the countries mentioned above. Second, as I have already traveled and worked in the U.S., studying in Canada this time around will give me a diversity in perspective."
"I was looking for someone to help me with my visa situation and luckily a friend recommended me to AECC and its one recommendation I can’t thank enough. AECC Global assisted me from getting a letter of offer for my education, acquiring a student insurance coverage for my stay, and finally arranging my visa."
"University of Technology Sydney will certainly help me gain favourable knowledge and experience that can support me as I take on the challenge of continuing the family business which is my main reason for why I want to further improve my capabilities. I will use my newly gained knowledge to expand and diversify our business. Good thing about taking on an international qualification is it broadens my capabilities and does not limit my career path."
"With the Master of Nursing Practice program, I will be able to fulfill my career goal. The program involves intensified clinical practice, which I believe is the best way to enhance one’s knowledge of the discipline. Activities which involve discussion of the global perspectives of nursing will equip me with knowledge to be a globally competitive nurse."
"As I have done my research, William Angliss Institute, stood out with the in-depth curriculum that they offer. Other factors such as, tuition fees, location, recognition and accreditation were also imperative. I found WAI to have a broader and in-depth course, and with the accreditation and partnerships they have with hotel brands and the Australian Government, it was deemed valuable. In addition, the instituteis only 4km away from my intended lodging address and is easily accessed by public transportation."
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