Studying in the UK Vs China: What’s the Difference?
Being a student in the United Kingdom is very different from being a student in China. The UK is the second most popular study destination in the world for international students, behind the United States. Over 600,000 international students go to universities in UK for variety of programmes.
On the other hand, China is the second largest economies in the world, and is fast become a choose study destination for international students. Interestingly, more Chinese universities are gaining recognition in the world rankings because of their quality and educational reforms. If you are contemplating between studying in the UK and China, this video is a side by side comparison that would hopefully help you make a decision. If you are new here, consider subscribing to After School Africa for more educative videos like this.
*Please note that this video is for information purpose. We advise that you seek professional advice and do your own research to make your choice according to your objective.
- University Ranking Comparison
Going by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2019, the UK and China are not in the same leagues. Three universities in the UK are ranked in the top ten; The University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the Imperial College London rank 1st, 2nd and 9th respectively.
The closest Chinese university is the Peking University (the numero uno in China) at the 31st position. A closer look at the world rankings also reveals that there are much more UK universities in the top 200 rankings than there are Chinese ones. If ranking is all that matters, UK easily wins. But there is more to choosing a study destination than some online ranking.
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