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10 things international students should know about studying in the UK

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 05/10/2022 - 11:32

Moving to the UK can be exciting and challenging in equal measures. There is so much to figure out and understand, and sometimes it can feel quite overwhelming, so if you’re thinking of moving to the UK, these are some tips yo help you. 

1. Create a budget 

Student finances can be difficult to manage but budgeting can help you stay on top of your spending. 

Universities with interesting exam superstitions

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 10:10

Universities across the world have their own exam traditions and superstitions that come with the promise of exam success. 

Whether you believe them or not, it's interesting to see what kind of traditions have been passed down across generations of students on university campuses. 

However, it's important to note that you won't ace your exams simply by following these superstitions - nothing can replace hard work, preparation and a few good study sessions. 

A guide to the NHS for international students in the UK

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 17:35

In the UK, the NHS is the system that residents use to access both physical and mental healthcare services. Most healthcare services are free at the point of use, but some procedures may require additional payment. The NHS stands for the National Health Service.

So how does the NHS work for international students in the UK? 

This guide explains how international students can access NHS services, what costs are involved, and how to register with the NHS as an international student. 

Five ways to master British slang as an international student

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 15:30

Many international students have learned English as a second language in their home country only to come to the UK and encounter an array of words, phrases and regional accents that they haven’t come across before.

The difference between learning a language in a classroom and having a conversation with native speakers can often make you feel like you’re learning a new language all over again.

This is especially true in the UK. Despite being a relatively small country, there are about 40 different dialects used in the UK.

What has changed for international students since Brexit?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 18:14

The UK officially left the European Union in January 2020, and this has meant a range of changes for students from the EU wishing to study in the UK. From tuition fees to health insurance to study abroad opportunities, Brexit has affected a variety of different things for European students.

It’s important to note that in most cases, Brexit hasn’t affected tuition fees and funding for international students from outside the EU/European Economic Area at this point in time, unless stated otherwise.

Scholarships available in the UK for international students

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 12:28

The UK is a very popular destination for international students with many high ranking universities, opportunities for work experience and a bustling student culture. 

However, the cost of living is high and the tuition fees are even higher which can often deter students from choosing to study here. 

But there are a number of scholarships in place that can help to cover the cost of tuition fees, maintenance costs, relocation and sometimes even flights between your home country and the UK.