Study abroad semester in the UK

Welcome to the United Kingdom!

United Kingdom (UK), also referred as Britain or Great Britain, is a nation made up by England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The country has an astonishing past: its global reach was immense, so that English right now is the most widespread and internationally spoken language. From a relatively tiny island, the outreach of UK was immense. From US to Australia, international trades and affairs were led by Britain.

The country still retains an important international role: London is one of the biggest trade and business centers in the world, and also the cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh. UK have the ability to attract and retain talents. It is the dream of many European and non-European people to migrate to the UK in order to find opportunities. London especially is a giant melting-pot with one of the most diverse population in the world.

Education is one of those opportunities that the country could offer. Prestigious institutions are plenty and admission is rigorous. Nightlife and social life in general is also vibrant. The weather is most of the times cloudy and rainy because of the Atlantic currents’ influxes. There is no official religion, and freedom of speech is granted.

What are the best universities in the UK for semester students?

Are you still undecided whether or not the United Kingdom might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 29 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in UK. Let’s check some statistics about them.

Here you can see the positions of the UK institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.

NAMEQSTHEARWUCWURCWTSEduniversal palmesU.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities RankingsWebometrics
London School of Economics and Political Science4927151-2003166435244143
University of Oxford (Undergraduate level)5195165567
University of Cambridge (Master level)7634265995
University of Cambridge (Undergraduate level)7634265995
University College London1016161919519123
University College London (Research only)1016161919519123
The University of Manchester2751365771564277
King's College London3135474599-34307
The University of Edinburgh2030424410943018
Imperial College London811253041-20209
Durham University86149201-3003154154238262
University of Leeds91160101-150100190415246
University of Glasgow7792151-20012024648691
Queen Mary University of London114110201-300155350-114113
University of Nottingham (Undergraduate level)99158101-150131142414263
City, University of London350351–400701-8008678984706446
University of Bath173201–250201-3004475004427722
University of Exeter164174151-2002663763164512
University of Sussex246160151-200236566-152203
University of Essex411301–350501-6007501005-656414
University of York150133201-300320430-264134
University of Southampton90127101-150119157397300
University of Kent380301–350501-600661738-591874
Queen’s University Belfast - School Of Law209200401-500350421-306239
Heriot-Watt University301351–400701-8006907653580420
University of Stirling485301–350901-10008771082-741542
Kingston University581-590801–1000-1620-31413909
University of Westminster651-700801–1000-1702--1266959
Regent's University London--------
The Glasgow School of Art--------
University of Plymouth651-700401–500501-6006008253534458

UK is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world by academic reputation of its institutions. You can’t go wrong, and here on wearefreemovers you can find a selection of some of the most established and regarded universities in the country. You just have to choose your preferred one! Please keep in mind that some of them are incredibly exclusive, so being admitted there is extremely hard unless you have an unbeatable profile.

Costs and fees

UK is quite an expensive country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are close to 800€. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.

When it comes to university’s fees, UK is very expensive, with a median 10000€/semester for free mover students.

Which UK cities are available to free movers?

Currently there are many cities that accept free movers in UK. Have you ever dreamt of studying in London or any other city in UK? Here you can find institutions divided by city: