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.
|NAME||QS||THE||ARWU||CWUR||CWTS||Eduniversal palmes||U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings||Webometrics|
|London School of Economics and Political Science||49||27||151-200||316||643||5||244||143|
|University of Oxford (Undergraduate level)||5||1||9||5||16||5||5||67|
|University of Cambridge (Master level)||7||6||3||4||26||5||9||95|
|University of Cambridge (Undergraduate level)||7||6||3||4||26||5||9||95|
|University College London||10||16||16||19||19||5||19||123|
|University College London (Research only)||10||16||16||19||19||5||19||123|
|The University of Manchester||27||51||36||57||71||5||64||277|
|King's College London||31||35||47||45||99||-||34||307|
|The University of Edinburgh||20||30||42||44||109||4||30||18|
|Imperial College London||8||11||25||30||41||-||20||209|
|University of Leeds||91||160||101-150||100||190||4||152||46|
|University of Glasgow||77||92||151-200||120||246||4||86||91|
|Queen Mary University of London||114||110||201-300||155||350||-||114||113|
|University of Nottingham (Undergraduate level)||99||158||101-150||131||142||4||142||63|
|City, University of London||350||351–400||701-800||867||898||4||706||446|
|University of Bath||173||201–250||201-300||447||500||4||427||722|
|University of Exeter||164||174||151-200||266||376||3||164||512|
|University of Sussex||246||160||151-200||236||566||-||152||203|
|University of Essex||411||301–350||501-600||750||1005||-||656||414|
|University of York||150||133||201-300||320||430||-||264||134|
|University of Southampton||90||127||101-150||119||157||3||97||300|
|University of Kent||380||301–350||501-600||661||738||-||591||874|
|Queen’s University Belfast - School Of Law||209||200||401-500||350||421||-||306||239|
|University of Stirling||485||301–350||901-1000||877||1082||-||741||542|
|University of Westminster||651-700||801–1000||-||1702||-||-||1266||959|
|Regent's University London||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|The Glasgow School of Art||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|University of Plymouth||651-700||401–500||501-600||600||825||3||534||458|
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: