Why study in the United Kingdom? University of Greenwich

The United Kingdom (UK) is a country with a wealth of history, a host of industrial links, a multicultural community and an array of opportunities for you to make the most of. The UK is easy to travel to, with daily flights arriving from across the world. Two major international airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, are within an hour's travel of our Greenwich and Avery Hill Campuses. Medway Campus is only an hour away from Gatwick.

One of the main advantages of studying outside your own country is that you will be exposed to different cultures and experiences. The sights, sounds and tastes of the UK are varied. Whether you enjoy exploring cities or prefer to get out into the countryside, the UK has something to offer you. The UK's cafés and restaurants serve cuisines from around the world as well as traditional British food such as fish and chips and Sunday roast. Our climate is equally variable: you can bask in summer temperatures of between 18ºC and 25ºC and wrap up warm in winter temperatures averaging 5ºC. So be prepared for all weathers.

The UK embraces people from all over the world and has a wide and vibrant multicultural society. This is reflected in the UK's diverse religious beliefs, music, events and even fashion.
Studying in the UK has many academic and employment benefits:

  • You can improve your English language skills. As a global language, English can help you widen both your career opportunities and your circle of friends.
  • The qualifications offered by UK institutions are internationally recognised, so wherever you work your knowledge and experience will be valued.
  • You can obtain a degree relevant to your specific needs, enabling you to go on to further study in your field or progress in your career.
  • As an international student, you can work as well as study. If you are studying at degree level or above, you are permitted to work up to 20 hours a week during term time, with no limit during vacation periods. This can help you to gain both extra finances to support your studies and valuable work experience.