Studying in the UK - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

The UK has become one of the top destinations to study around the world. It is now the second most popular destination for overseas students. With a wide range of culture, entertainment and study available in the UK it’s easy to see why it has become such a sought after destination for overseas students.

ANA FERNáNDEZ MELERO, Spanish Postgraduate student and apprentice with Phoenix Dance Theatre

“I love the creative and active environment of NSCD, the people here never stop! And I think Leeds is a great city to have a place like this. Leeds is also a really arty and open minded city.”

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Why choose the UK?

  • The UK is culturally one of the most diverse countries in the world. Studying in the UK allows you to experience other cultures, and because it’s so diverse you’re likely to find people who also come from your part of the world and share your cultural experiences. You will leave the UK having met and made friends with people from the UK and beyond.
  • Variety is the norm in the UK, with a huge range of food, art, culture and music on offer.
  • The dance industry is thriving in the UK, with numerous industry leaders located in Leeds.  Additionally the Arts Council supports a range of activities in the UK across the arts.
  • UK 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 specialist institutions.
  • Strong transport links across England, Scotland, Wales and to Northern Island make travel around the UK easy and accessible.
  • You might also be able to work at the same time as studying. Find out more about UK Visas and Immigration 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 Coordinator. There’s always someone to help you with settling into life in the UK.