Glasgow is the largest city (in terms of population) in Scotland and fourth largest in the UK. It’s also one of National Geographic Traveler's top 20 'Best of the World' destinations and has been voted ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guide poll, as well as Time Out’s second most affordable city all of which are good reasons why it’s a great city for international students.
It’s home to ten universities and colleges, including the University of Glasgow, the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world, which alone hosts 29,000 students from over 140 countries. With legendary nightlife, a thriving music scene and lots of cultural opportunities to explore, Glasgow is the perfect city to study and explore the best that Scotland has to offer.
Why study in the United Kingdom?
The UK has an excellent reputation for student life and high quality education.
It is home to some of the oldest, and best universities in the world. Many are renowned for their leading academics, as well as expertise when it comes to research. Students are recognised for their leading knowledge and the high-quality of their qualifications, which sets them apart.
This is due to the focus in the UK on small-group teaching, investment and attracting leading academics to work in UK universities.
The student life offered in the UK is also diverse. Cities such as London and Manchester offer great nightlife, music and cultural pursuits. Outstanding areas of natural beauty, including the Scottish Highlands and Derbyshire’s Peak District, are home to stunning scenery to hike and walk.
With such an amazing offering for international students, it’s not hard to see why the UK is such a popular destination.
Studying in the United Kingdom can allow international students to experience the best of student life.
Many universities have integrated halls of residence and students become firm friends with their flatmates and others on their course.
Societies and sports are a great way to get involved with British life. The majority of universities have Athletic Unions and compete against each other in sports such as rugby, football, netball, and swimming.
Student Unions are also home to societies and community groups. This includes International Students’ Societies and volunteering groups in the local area.
Life for students in the UK is fun and rewarding, so no wonder it’s such a popular destination!