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9 Things to Know Before Studying Abroad in UK

March 2017

If you plan on Studying in the UK, you are about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life. Studying in the UK is an exciting and rewarding experience, and requires a lot of research and background knowledge. In addition to a rich history and a growing sense of modernity, UK also has well renowned universities that provide an excellent home for all aspiring students. It is the world's most popular student destination. Moreover, the cost of education for an international student in the UK is also lower as compared to other countries. You will also be able to complete your degree in a lesser amount of time, which will save you money. Here are ten things you need to know before studying abroad in this incredible city.

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Learn how to use a map

Learning to use a map can be beneficial for when you begin studying in the UK. By learning how to use a map, you will be able to locate UK's major cities and the areas surrounding them. In the event that you find yourself in an unfamiliar environment, you will be able to safely reach your destination by referring to the map


The weather in the UK can be quite unpredictable, so bring clothes for all weather situations. Cardigans and light jackets are a must; it usually starts getting cold around October. Layers will help you keep warm during the winters. It is also worth buying a good winter coat that will keep you warm and dry, a hat and some gloves for the cold.

Managing your money

Financing an international education is always difficult. The ideal way to manage your money is strategic planning, careful analysis of your budget in addition to some groundwork for scholarships. There are a variety of scholarships and loans available to students who wish to study in the UK.

Opening a Bank Account

International students are allowed to open a bank account in the UK, by doing so you will be able to effectively manage your finances. When selecting a bank however, pay attention to the fees and services that they offer. Before you leave for the UK, do a research of banks that will provide you with maximum benefits and find out what documentation they require. Also ensure that you carry along a debit card with you so you are able to access the money that you have back home.

Work opportunities

An international student in the UK is typically allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during school term, and full time during the holidays. However, be sure to check with your international advisor at school before you begin working.

Student Discounts

One of the things to know before studying in the United Kingdom is that you can get a student discount almost everywhere. From retail stores and restaurants to entertainment and technology, all you have to do is show your student ID card to avail these discounts.

Join a student association

If you plan on studying in the UK, a great way of meeting people is by joining a student association. You will meet people from different cultures who share the same interests or even classes as you. They can also keep you updated on the must see places and popular hangouts, something that most freshers may not have.

Getting around

When you begin studying in UK, you will constantly be on the move. Whether you are going to class, catching a movie or even getting away for the weekend, you will need transportation. UK has a very good public transportation system, with a wide network of trains, buses and planes all of which make traveling easier. If you are located in a metropolitan city, taking the underground tube is the quickest and cheapest way to get from one place to the other; it is well connected to all parts of the city and will cost you less in your daily commute.

Student Accommodation

Before you begin your study abroad program in UK, you need to know the accommodation options that will be available to you. Your living arrangements will largely depend on the city you will be located in as well as your monthly budget.

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Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: 10 Things You Should Ask a University


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