English-Speaking Alternatives to British Universities

Wanting to do your degree in America, the commonwealth or anywhere in Europe might seem somehow impossible; a pipe-dream obtained only by a select, mysterious and probably ineffably wealthy, few.

Look into it and take it in any way seriously, though, and it’s not. There are over 10,000 UK graduates studying in US universities alone. Numbers are climbing in Europe, too; they’re still low, but more and more students are choosing to pursue an education outside of the UK rather than in it.

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Usually, these students wind up in other English-speaking countries, where the language barrier isn’t nearly so pronounced. That means the majority of UK students go off to places like Australia, Canada and Ireland. That means two things. For one, it means going away is possible. For another, it means there are now mechanisms in place to let you do so.

Make sure you know everything you need to know to make your dream a reality. 

  • In London, the Fulbright commission regularly hosts a College day to help British students research, investigate and get in contact with American universities, as well as develop a real sense for how to realistically apply to one.
  • There are easily accessible league tables for universities in all of those English-speaking countries. Using them is exactly like using British league tables.
  • Students studying in the UK might also get the chance to study abroad; with British universities often sending students to partnered universities abroad, or to graduate employers overseas. Ask about them at open days.

It might seem unobtainable and distant, but it’s more than possible to study abroad; you just have to take yourself and your desires seriously, do your research and work hard.