In today's post, advisor and team lead Brittni Baird gives the scoop on the advantages of studying outside of London.
London is undoubtedly a vibrant and historical city with many exciting places to explore. When international students think of studying in the UK, they can sometimes automatically think of London. Here we explore some of the top reasons why you should consider studying outside of London.
Lower Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is higher in London than in smaller British cities. Going out on the town, transportation and eating out is easier in smaller university cities, where everything is within a five to ten minute walk. Although London has a ton of public transportation, it involves travel costs to get around.
Meet the Locals
Whether you study in a smaller city or more rural area in the countryside, the locals of these places are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the world. Studying outside of London will give you lifelong friends with locals who can show you around their homeland and give you a real British experience.
Selection of Top-notch Universities outside of London
The University of Aberdeen is one of the “Ancient Universities of Scotland,” which are universities founded in the 1400s and 1500s. Aberdeen is one of the oldest schools in the English-speaking world. Besides this ancient university, Across the Pond works with plenty of other excellent universities outside of London. Why not consider Queen’s University Belfast, Durham University, Cardiff University or University of Exeter (to name a few)?
The UK’s countryside offer up some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world. With so many universities outside of London, there are so many different environments to choose from that there’s something for everyone!
You can always visit London
One of the greatest things about the UK is that it is very easy and convenient to travel. Whether you are in Scotland, Wales or in the English Countryside, London is always close enough for a visit. There are several affordable airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair that fly to London airports from other UK cities. If you are just outside of London there are also options to travel by train or by bus!
Ready to find out more?
If you would like to find out more about studying in the UK, please contact one of our Advisors.