London has been competing with Paris for centuries for the title of capital of culture and art. And to no surprise, it is a city filled to the bottom with museums and music, history and great entertainment. It gives a lot of possibilities to people of all ages. Currently, more people live there than in New York! Moreover, the British make up only 45% of its population, So if you want to live and study in a multicultural metropolis, London will hit the spot!
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Starting studying in London – contrary to appearances – is not as complicated as it seems. However, this does not change the fact that the entire recruitment process can be very stressful. If you don’t know which university will be the best for you, we’ll be happy to help you choose it. In addition, we will guide you through the entire recruitment process completely for free. Familiarize yourself with the information below, and when you are ready to make a decision, start applying for your dream university with us!
Why should you study in London?
London is one of the most visited cities in the world. Every day, almost 9 million people live here. Without a doubt – London is a gateway to career, personal development and large earnings. You can find a job at a decent level already during your studies and thus – earn a living. In fact, just by getting a relatively low salary, you will satisfy not only your basic needs, but you will also have something to spend on your social life needs. You will gather funds for a car or an apartment way faster as well.
It is good to know that about 420,000 students begin their studies in London every year. After completing your education, you will receive a highly appreciated diploma – both in Poland and other countries. London’s universities are also famous for their high level of education- many of them occupy a leading place in the world rankings. Interestingly, British universities also support start-ups, so if you are thinking about starting a business, the university can surely help you with this!
London is a multicultural, open and tolerant city – you will meet people from all over the world from whom you can learn a lot at every step. Due to such a large cultural diversity, it is not difficult to find yourself here. After studying, you can have friends from almost every continent, what will give you plenty of opportunities when it comes to vacation forms. It is worth mentioning that a lot of Poles live in London and in areas surrounding it.
What are the main attractions of London? Well, this city offers much more than the typical attractions connected to Big Ben or Tower Bridge, although they are also worth paying attention to. Rock Camden Town, romantic Noting Hill and numerous museums that are completely free – it is definitely worth to start exploring the capital of England from these places. And this is just the beginning of a long list of districts and facilities that you have to visit and see with your own eyes!
It is worth noting that London is a very diverse city – lovers of history and monuments, music and film, as well as shopping enthusiasts will feel perfectly well here. London is a real paradise for fashion lovers and famous brands. The Westfield gallery itself has several hundred stores, including Prada, Michael Kors, Dior, Chanel, Gucci or – loved by Polish women living abroad – Primark.
What are the colleges in London? Which ones are particularly worth paying attention to?
There are many universities in London – you can find numerous schools specializing in trade and business, humanities and arts colleges as well as universities focused on exact sciences. It is important to know that in England, a lot of emphasis is put on practical classes. Below you can find a list of universities that we think are particularly worth paying attention to.
All of these universities operate under the banner of QA Higher Education. The educational experience and standards they provide can not be found anywhere in Poland!
How to start studying in London?
The very recruitment process is not particularly complicated, but there are few important things to remember. First of all, you should apply for a place at the university before your final exams. Recruitment to all universities takes place via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service website, which is briefly referred to as “UCAS”.
To apply for the chosen field of study you will need the following documents:
• secondary school certificate,
• Personal Statement (cover letter)
• references, for example from your teacher.
It is important that – in order to get to English universities – you do not have to take an international baccalaureate course! All you need is an ordinary Polish high school diploma – it is fully recognized in the recruitment process. For some majors, you will need additional documents, for example your projects or portfolio, prepared for artistic or architectural studies.
Before beginning your studies, you must think of the accommodation. Those who do not have family or friends in London, or simply want to become more independent, can use the dormitory. Two types of halls of residence can be distinguished in the capital of England: university and private halls. University dormitories are usually located fairly close to the university or are located on campus. Private dormitories are often located in various districts, but they have more places to offer. It is also possible to rent entire apartments (although it is a very expensive option) or individual rooms.