Study at University in Britain
Higher education in Britain is a top choice for many students around the world. British Universities maintain a strong tradition for academic excellence, and offer effective education in many academic and professional fields and disciplines. Not only is British education in English, the international language, but you will live in a country that speaks English and this will help you perfect your English which is important in today's increasingly international professional world. Living in Britain is an enriching and satisfying experience. Student life is full of cultural and social activities, sports and amusements. Life in Britain is not more expensive than other European countries but the short duration of degree courses (three years only) make British education excellent value for money. Tuition fees are 9200 GBP in England, 4200 GBP in Wales and there are no tuition fees in Scotland. However, Greek students studying in England or Wales European Union students get a mandatory loan for their tuition fees from the British government and are expected to pay back after they graduate and only if their annual income exceeds a minimum of 23,000 Euro per annum.
Undergraduate study lasts about 9 months each year, from late September to early June.
The standard study period for degree courses in the England and Wales is three years while in Scotland it is four years. In some cases where industrial placement or substantial clinical training is envisaged the length of study may be extended by one year while in science and engineering it is possible to choose a degree course that leads directly to a Master's degree in which case the length of the degree is extended by one year. Postgraduate qualifications (Master's degrees) are typically one year taught programmes. This compares favourably with other countries where degree courses typically last four years and Master's courses usually take two years to complete.
Studying for your degree in Britain is very rigorous. Students are expected to progress from one year to the next without allowing for failed subjects to be carried through for examination in future years. This results in the vast majority of students graduating on time. In most Universities, students are allowed to re-sit failed examination in September but must pass to progress to the next year. Completion rate is one of the highest in the world.