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What’s It Like to Study at the University of Warwick?

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With a positive blend of green countryside, and bustling city life just down the road, the University of Warwick has much to offer the 8,000 international students who come to study at one of the UK’s highest-ranked universities. Although the idea of moving to a new town or city, let alone a new country, for university can be both an exciting and daunting experience, the University of Warwick has a lot to offer its students and student life.

You’ll be a part of a world-leading university 

Ranked 54th in the QS World University Rankings 2019, the University of Warwick prides itself on its highest academic teaching and research standards, cutting-edge technology and outstanding services. It’s ranked fifth in the UK for bioscience according to The Guardian’s 2019 ranking. It also features in the Global Top 100 for graduate employability in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

You’ll experience research-led teaching

Credit: University of Warwick

Credit: University of Warwick

At the University of Warwick, the School of Life Sciences is leading the way in research-led teaching, with more than 80 percent of its research rated ‘internationally excellent’. Its three School of Life Sciences undergraduate courses, and five School of Life Sciences postgraduate courses cover a range of subject specialties including: biomedical science, biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental bioscience and plant and crop science, which support various other research programs not just at Warwick, but at other universities and institutes around the world. 

You’ll never be bored

The University of Warwick has over 300 student-run societies. Whether you have a lifelong passion, or want to try something new, you’ll find something for you. One example of a top student society is the Warwick Biology Society (BioSoc), which is run by students of the university who organize social events, trips and talks throughout the year.

You’ll be able to satisfy your wanderlust

Studying at the University of Warwick means you’ll be living in the heart of England, which means great transport links to the north and south of the country are quick, easy and cheap (most of the time). London is only over an hour away by train as well, so you’ll have no excuse to not break out of the campus bubble and be the envy of your friends back home with your Instagram posts.

You can visit all the wonders of Warwickshire

Warwick Castle

Image: Warwick Castle

It can also be refreshing to discover what’s on your doorstep. If you study at the University of Warwick, you’ll be able to explore the picture-perfect postcard county of Warwickshire in between lectures.

The cozy town of Warwick blends the old and the new, with a historical charm that attracts visitors from all across the world. Explore Warwick Castle, one of the largest medieval castles in the UK, take a boat trip along the winding River Avon at St. Nicholas’ Park, go for a country walk with a picnic in hand, or stop in at a pub along the way for a hearty pub lunch.

Make sure you take a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of England’s most famous poet and playwright –William Shakespeare. Nearby Royal Leamington Spa and Kenilworth are also rich in history and culture, and are most definitely worth a visit or two.

Finally, you shouldn’t forget to visit the city of Coventry, which is only a 10-minute drive away from the University of Warwick. Much like its neighboring towns, Coventry also has historical tales to tell with medieval monuments dotted across the city. It also oozes a cosmopolitan vibe, where you’ll be able to shop ‘till you drop, and be positively overwhelmed by the endless choices of restaurants and bars to indulge in.

And if that’s still not enough… you’ll also have the chance to win an international scholarship

It’s no secret tuition fees in the UK are some of the highest in the world. To help fund students’ studies, the University of Warwick proudly offers the International Life Sciences Excellence Scholarship for undergraduate students, and the SLS Excellence Scholarship for postgraduate students. Applications are open to all international students.

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Written by Stephanie Lukins
As the Head of Sponsored Content for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Stephanie creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. She attended the University of Portsmouth where she earned a BA in English Language and an MA in Communication and Applied Linguistics.

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Are there any scholarship programs available

Hi Frank, You can find scholarship and bursary information on the University of Warwick's website

Great post, thanks