Despite its compact size, the UK’s diverse culture and interesting history make it an extremely popular destination for students across the globe. As well as the excitement of studying abroad the combination of world class teaching, the enviable programme of local and national festivals and the sheer choice of education courses on offer enriches the lifestyle of any student who chooses to come here.

The dance industry is thriving in the UK, with numerous industry leaders located in Leeds itself. Additionally the Arts Council supports a range of activities in the UK across the arts – museums and libraries, theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Why choose the UK? 

  • British educational establishments have a strong international reputation, with four of the top six universities in the world located here, as well as a wide range of small and specialist institutions
  • Variety is the norm in the UK, with a huge range of food, art, culture and music on offer across its cities, towns and countryside
  • Strong transport links across England, Scotland, Wales and to Northern Island make travel around the UK easy and accessible
  • Courses tend to be shorter in the UK, which can substantially reduce tuition fees
  • You might also be able to work at the same time as studying – find out more on the UK Visas and Immigration page and the UK Council for International Student Affairs

The student community at NSCD is noticeably intimate and inclusive, and many of our students choose to live in international house shares that span year groups, making for strong networks. As well as the support of your peers you can count on help and guidance from your personal tutor, the NSCD staff and from our Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Georgia, so there’s always someone to help you with settling into life in the UK.