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Why students choose to study in the UK
Reasons to study in the UK for international students
The UK is home to some of the world’s highest ranking universities, and Durham University is in the top 100 (QS World University Rankings 2021). A balance of tradition and modernity, the oldest universities have cutting-edge facilities and a legacy of success.
Benefits of studying in the UK include:
- Home to many prestigious world-ranking universities
- Degrees encourage independent and freedom of thought
- Innovative teaching and globally-respected education
- Cutting-edge facilities and a reputation for quality research
- Supportive student communities
- Welcoming and multicultural
- Opportunity to stay and work after study
Living in the UK
Your student life will be enriched with British history and culture in a friendly and multicultural environment. It’s easy to travel around the UK so you can explore historic cities and beautiful countryside. Discover more about student life.
Education in the UK
Universities in the UK are renowned across the world, performing well in league tables and offering innovative teaching. Studying in the UK gives you access to prestigious degrees and will enhance your career prospects.
Work after study
After studying, you can start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a 2-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. If you begin your studies after autumn 2020, you’ll be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid Tier 4 visa. Take the first step with a pathway programme at the International Study Centre to gain the skills you'll need both on your degree and in your career.