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Why study in the UK?

The UK education system has attracted many international students who have gone on to become global financial leaders, leading politicians and thinkers of important influence in the world. These include Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Imran Khan, Deng Yaping and Mahatma Ghandi.

Quality standards for UK programmes are among the highest in the world and are monitored by government-run agencies and stringent assessment mechanisms.

The rigorous internal and external quality assurance systems in place require published ratings and reports available through the Quality Assurance Agency website (

The UK has a long tradition as a leader in scientific and creative innovation and has been the recipient of the second highest number of Nobel Prizes in the world. Students coming to study scientific and technical subjects in the UK, benefit from learning alongside some of the world’s top intellectual achievers.

The UK has been welcoming international students from over 100 countries for generations. It has one of the world’s lowest drop-out rates due to a comprehensive support system in place for international students. This includes a dedicated international office, international student societies, planned social activities, academic support and a personal tutor.

There are over 450,000 international students from all over the world studying in the UK. These ambassadors of UK education return to their countries upon graduation and move on to successful careers. The distinct advantage that the UK education system has, is the fact that duration of most of undergraduate honors degrees is 3 years and taught Masters courses,1 year.

Due to shorter study time duration, students are be able to save on both tuition fees and living expense and also get a head start on working life as they graduate earlier.

Information and enrolment assistance for Cambodians going to study in the UK is available at Study Abroad Resource Centre of IDP Education (Cambodia) at no cost.



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