WHY study in the US and the UK?

US and UK remain the top 2 destinations for international students in the world, with both having excellent reputation for quality higher education.

This is reflected in university rankings, with US and British universities taking a disproportionate number of places in the world university league tables. 9 out of top 10 universities in the world are based in the US and UK according to the QS World University Rankings 2020.

American and British education attracts foreign students due to a wider range of learning opportunities allowing them to pursue degrees that can help ensure their career advancement and increase their future professional competitiveness worldwide.

Fun facts:

UK : One in four world heads of state were educated in a UK educational institution.

US: Nearly 60% of all college students in the US are female.

There is a whole range of reasons why studying in the US and the UK is a great choice for international students - from academic excellence of historic universities to the exciting student lifestyle.

  • Academic excellence.The US and UK schools and universities have an undisputed reputation for their academic excellence and teaching quality, with thousands of courses available for students. UK universities have centuries-old history, with Oxford and Cambridge both having been founded over 800 year ago. One of the most attractive features of the US educational system is the diversity of choices to specialize in a variety of academic disciplines as there are more than 4.000 accredited institutions one can chose to study at.
  • An opportunity to work. In both the US and UK, you will be allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while studying as well as get work authorization after graduation. From July 1, 2021, international students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or Master’s degree in the UK will be able to benefit from 2 years’ work experience upon graduation through the new Graduation Route. Students who complete their PhD will be able to stay for 3 years. In the US you can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation and get one-year work authorization. All those graduating from STEM programs in the US will receive 1+2 years of OPT.
  • World-class research. Both countries have an outstanding reputation for research, making it particularly attractive for graduate and post-graduate students. Students in the UK and US graduate with insights and experience are in high demand around the world.
  • Employability. US and UK graduates are among the most employable in the world. American and British college degrees not only prepare students for their chosen career but also help them stand out in an increasingly competitive job market. In addition to excellent academic knowledge you get support in finding valuable work placements and internships designed to build new skills and help apply learning in a real-world environment.
  • Fun and multicultural environment. Studying is also about having fun. Both countries are a great place to live and study, with a lot to offer outside of the classroom. From afternoon teas to pints in the pub, from castles on the hill to sandy beaches, from international cuisine to fish and chips, you're guaranteed a great time in the UK. The US, in its turn, is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. Irrespective of where you study, you will find yourself in the midst of new cultural experiences and the American way of life. University campuses in the U.S. have a life of their own and they are like small student towns where you can socialise and make friends.