About United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a Sovereign country located off the northwestern coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, respectively. The United Kingdom capital is London, global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. The United Kingdom world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product (GDP), and the ninth-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).
The United Kingdom is a leading member of the commonwealth of Nations, the council of Europe, the G7, the G20, NATO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Interpol and the World Trade Organization (WTO). It was a member of the European Union (EU) and its Predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC), for 47 years, between 1 January 1973 and withdrawal on 31 January 2020.
The total area of the United Kingdom is 94,530 square miles (240,820km2). The country occupies the major part of the British Isles archipelago and includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern one-sixth of the island of Ireland and some small surrounding islands. The UK lies between latitudes 49° and 61° N, and longitudes 9° W and 2° E. It lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea with the south-east coast coming within 22 miles (35km) of the coast of northern France, from which it is separated by English Channel.
The two official languages in UK are English and Welsh, English being the most widely spoken in UK. There have been many others languages are spoken in Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi as well as French, Polish and Cantonese.
The UK has a regular and extensive train service which makes most UK cities and towns well linked with one another. Travel within is quite easy as the UK has an excellent public transportation system.
UK people like festivities and popular activities exploring museum, sightseeing and surrounding natural artifacts. It has sporting museums, many aquariums and sea life centers, theme park, Wildlife Park and zoo.
Why Study in United Kingdom?
UK qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the world. UK is one of the world’s top ten spenders on Research and Development, which topped 27 Billion Euros in 2015. UK has more than three thousand educational Institutions welcoming International students. There are large varieties of different types of course according to your needs and capabilities. UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building future, boosting your career with higher salary. There are academic courses, usually studied over three years in England, Northern Ireland and Wales or four years in Scotland.
The UK is well-regarded internationally as a higher education destination offering a wide range of world-leading educational institutions, faculties, discipline and courses. According to UNESCO statics show that the total number of international student in the UK is 485,645 as of 2018/2019-of which nearly 21,165 were from India, which is 40% increase for the year ending March 2018.
UK offer three years Bachelor’s degree program and one year Master’s program. This timeframe of learning saves your tuitions fees as well as living cost beside the previous whole year. The degree program offered by UK Universities shorter yet more intensive. Time and cost effective is only the reason to study in UK.
Uk offers thousands of scholarships to International Students. Scholarships are awarded in various subject areas ranging from Law, Engineering, Business and Art & Science etc. For further information please visit www.knowledgeisgreat.in. Chevening Scholarship is the UK government’s global scholarship program. For further information please visit www.chevening.org/india.