Why study in the UK?
It’s old news that college in Europe is significantly cheaper than the states. The value of a British degree is recognized around the world. After all, it’s home to the University of Oxford and Cambridge. Degrees like Law and Medicine are particularly popular options because they take significantly less time to complete and are accepted worldwide.
*Fact, a student who graduates with a BA in Law can go on to take the Bar exam in the USA just after 3 years of college!
Most American students do not finish their undergrad or postgrad degree within four or two years. In the UK, you can earn a bachelor's degree in three years, and a master's degree in one year. The UK does not teach general studies and therefore doesn’t have impacted classes. Students are guaranteed to graduate ON TIME if they pass all their classes.
Students who study abroad are able to show future employers that they can navigate a new environment with ease. Overseas work experience at an early age makes you stand out in the interview process. While studying in the UK, American students can find a part time job anywhere and are legally allowed to work part time during term time and full time over the summer.
The experience of studying in Europe is unforgettable. Just ask any of our students! As well as studying in the UK, you will also be able to travel to other nearby countries. You can easily to catch a flight to Paris, Rome, or Barcelona.
Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to see more of the world, which is a hugely rewarding, educational experience. There is no doubt that seeing other parts of the world will greatly affect your character and worldview, and help you prepare for life in a global world.
How it works
Students / Parents reach out to us and learn about study abroad options. We supply feedback and suggestions for best fit schools and programmes.
Once we learn more about the student and their needs, we provide weekly live video chat tutorials, offering guidance on personal statements, admissions applications and mock interviews.
Applicants are guided through each phase of the UK admissions process to ensure applications are successfully submitted. We also support applicants in their FAFSA and scholarship search.
Admission to UK University is only just the beginning. We also give ongoing support and professional mentoring to all Friesland Collective students while they are in the UK.
International School search
To get you started on the right track, we offer FREE college search support to all our student clients. You tell us what you are interested in studying, your favorite destinations, budget and career aspirations and we give you a list of great college options abroad. All free of charge!
Navigating through the college admissions process is complex. It's even more challenging when it comes to applying to international schools. We offer full application support. We ensure parents, teachers and counsellors are involved so that the process is as transparent as possible to everyone involved in your pre college decision making process.
PRE ARRIVAL SUPPORT
Once you get accepted to your school of choice, you soon realise that your family and friends will most likely not be able to drive you with a car packed of college dorm 'essentials'. We help our students with everything to do with pre arrival prep and have exclusive discounts deals that will get you the best rates for all your university needs. Some of the support includes flight search, dorm furnishings, groceries help, mobile phone setup etc.
UK Mentoring Program
To us retention is key. There’s a reason why Friesland Collective students are engaged and happy during their first year in college abroad. That is due to the work we do with students when they first arrive in the UK. Our Student Success support package is there to help students acclimatize in their new host country faster. Our monthly 1 to 1 meetings, networking events, and Friesland Collective activities are designed to complement the curriculum and help students stay on track. We ensure students leave with not only a degree, but good job prospects and unforgettable memories.
If you are a student who would like to visit the UK for a shorter time, check out these summer programs. We are currently working with world renowned University College London UCL and their Undergraduate Research Summer Programme. This is a fantastic opportunity for students currently studying Life Science in College. Participants will engage in independent research as well as immerse in the local culture through a series of cultural activities`. You have the choice of an Internship or Research Summer at UCL.
Why choose postgraduate study? Discover new thinking, enhance your career and change your future with a postgraduate degree. Stand out from the crowd by studying outside of your home country. Build your international network by choosing to study a masters degree in London. From design, fashion, to business, we collaborate with universities which offer value for money and time. Did you know grad school in the UK is one year in length?
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Whether you're just starting to think about university or are about to get on that plane across the pond, get in touch and learn more!