The UK has some of the best universities in the world, which is why thousands of students look to study there each year. With such reputable schooling, prestigious graduate programmes and cities immersed in culture and history, it’s no wonder people turn to the UK to complete their studies.
Besides offering exceptional places to study, the UK promotes a lavish lifestyle and fantastic locations perfect for students and families to explore. Around 400,000 international students move to the UK every year, as it’s an ideal place to study if you’re looking to complete a degree and learn the English-language at the same time.
Whether you’re moving away short term to study, or looking for a place to make your future home after graduation, keep reading for some of the top UK cities where you could learn and live in 2021.
For potential students around the globe, the capital of England is the place to be if you’re looking for diversity and the hustle and bustle of city life. London is the highest-ranking student city, which comes as no surprise due to the types of universities on offer and the city’s prominent place in the business world. London is the perfect city to gain valuable life experience and meet other like-minded students looking to kickstart their careers. As most capital cities go, it can be pretty expensive to live. Thankfully, there are plenty of affordable places to live in London too, with underground travel discounts for students and competitive prices for shared accommodation. It’s worth scoping out the cheaper hot spots to live in such a vibrant city. From Buckingham Palace and strolls around Covent Garden to rummaging in Camden market – enjoy getting lost in the magic of London.
Head to the opposite end of the UK and consider the Scottish capital as your place to study. Edinburgh is famous for its charming city life, history and prestigious universities. Besides the beautiful scenery, complete with a historic fortress that dominates the city’s skyline, you also have Edinburgh’s International Festival and New Year’s Hogmanay street party with all the whiskey you can stomach – a dream for students seeking a thriving social scene!
Another fantastic city if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for your student experience. Liverpool has several universities for you to choose from including the celebrated Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. as you wander the cobbled streets of Liverpool, you’ll be able to witness the history and culture of the city firsthand. From the Albert Dock to the Cavern Club famous for the Beatles, and two major rivals in the premier league, Liverpool has so much to offer.
For art lovers, the extensive list of museums and galleries can play an integral part in your studies. You will also be spoilt for choice with the number of trendy spots available to hangout with other students. The up and coming Baltic Triangle provides an excellent place for street food and quirky bars for those looking to indulge in the city.
Liverpool also has some of the best student accommodation, including the city’s new eco-friendly apartments advertised by local property company RWinvest.