Why attending boarding school will set you up for university success

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Why attending boarding school will set you up for university success

Will studying at a UK boarding school help me get into a UK university?

British universities are recognised internationally for their excellent standards of education. With cutting-edge research facilities and faculty members at the forefront of their fields, it’s no surprise that places at UK universities are highly in-demand. But what can you do to increase your chances of getting a place at the university of your choice? Attend a UK boarding school!

UK boarding schools see a fantastic acceptance rate for students applying to the best global universities including those in the UK, the rest of Europe and the United States. Whether you want to study at one of the many prestigious universities in the UK or at a top university elsewhere in the world, a British boarding school education will set you up for success.

In fact, recent statistics show that,

Learn more about life at a UK boarding school and how we can support you while you’re in the UK.

How does boarding school prepare me for university?

Attending a UK boarding school is the clearest pathway for international students to attend university in the UK. Going to a British boarding school will allow you the opportunity to:

Gain UK recognised qualifications

By attending a UK boarding school, you will gain qualifications that UK universities know and recognise. Having recognised qualifications makes the admissions process much smoother. You will also be better prepared for the British university system than those who are coming to the UK for the first time for university. Find out more about the different exams at UK boarding schools.

Establish connections

During your time at boarding school in the UK, you will also make valuable connections with other students and alumni. These connections often prove paramount in creating opportunities for you later in life. Furthermore, you will have a support network of friends in the UK before even beginning your university studies.

Settle in to British life

There is also the added benefit of acclimatising to British culture before attending a UK university. Attending boarding school offers a nurturing environment, where you can ease into British life with the support of boarding school staff and your peers. By the time you get to university, you’ll have learnt how to do all the basics like navigate public transport or buy something in a shop.

Gain independence

Boarding schools allow students to gain a sense of independence which can help them prepare for life at university. At school, you’ll have more responsibility than children who live at home, so by the time you get to university you’ll have a great head start when it comes to living independently!

Improve English

For international students who want to attend university in the UK or another English-speaking country, being confident in understanding and using English is important. Coming to boarding school will surround you with native English speakers. You will also have opportunities to benefit from additional English language lessons at school. Generally, students find that attending boarding school significantly improves their English language skills. You’ll also learn some boarding school lingo which will be relevant to your time at university too. This way, you will be well-prepared and able to reach your full potential at university. Furthermore, most universities require a pre-entrance English language exam, so the better your English, the more chance you have of being accepted.

After graduating…

You can also take advantage of the two-year post-study work visa after you graduate university. This allows you to cement your life and career in the UK. The visa allows any international student who has completed a course of study at undergraduate level or above to work or look for work for two years after finishing their studies.

It’s not just British universities that are internationally recognised – read 10 reasons why British boarding schools remain among the best in the world.

Give yourself the best chance of succeeding at university by enrolling in a UK boarding school. Get in touch to discover how we can help you find the best boarding school for you.

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