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UK: Your best choice for studying

By Alice Wang

Studying in Britain has become a trend in Taiwan and it gives you an opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification which will stand you in good stead in a future career.


A UK education is respected worldwide as the UK has a tradition of providing dynamic education of a content and standard to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The universities, colleges and schools in UK will provide a vibrant and creative environment where you can fully develop your potential.


A UK education is affordable and there is a vast range of courses, colleges, universities and schools for you to consider for your particular needs.


UK degrees can take only three years and postgraduate master's courses only one year, compared with four years and two years in most other countries. This means you will save a great deal on both tuition fees and living costs, and you will be able to start working and earning money sooner.


There are more than 3,000 educational institutions that welcome international students in the UK. You can choose from a variety of routes through the education and training system, combining different types of course according to your needs and abilities. Many courses can also be taken through distance learning in your home country.


There is no doubt that English language skills will be important for your future career prospects. English is acknowledged as the language of business, science, IT and the internet around the world. Learning English in the UK allows you to immerse yourself in the language, to live and think in English.


It's very easy for you to find a course that suits your real interests, your ambitions and passions among the various subjects. For example, in the UK, you could specialise in anything from computer games programming, ocean engineering, satellite positioning technology or sound engineering to multi- media design, anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, hotel management or dance.


The UK is a cosmopolitan place to live. Many thousands of families from around the world have made the UK their home, creating a richly diverse, open-minded, multicultural society. There are also more than a quarter of a million international students in the UK at any one time.


The UK is alive with opportunities for enjoying world-class entertainment, sport, leisure activities and places of interest. The Britons like to get together and enjoy themselves. Theatres, concerts and art galleries can be found in all large towns and cities; big sports events take place every weekend; pubs and restaurants are everywhere.


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