Myths about education in the UK: it's time to learn about the availability of study

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Myths about education in the UK: it's time to learn about the availability of study

They said that the first educational institution on the territory of the modern UK was opened around 597 AD. So it is not surprising that over so many years, British education has become overgrown with a large number of legends and prejudices.

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Unrealistic amounts

One of the most popular myths about education in Britain says about the need for large financial investments because studying there is deemed to be very expensive.

However, if rely on comparisons, the cost of studying in the United Kingdom is obviously among the most affordable ones. Many bachelor's degree programs start from 10,000 GBP (~12,000 USD) per year. Meanwhile studying at relevant programs in the USA can cost from 20,000 USD and will last not 3, but 4 years in general.

The educational system of Great Britain also provides a diverse system of scholarships and grants. Some of them can cover almost all tuition costs. Moreover, scholarship programs are available even at prestigious institutions. 

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Jet set 

Another widespread prejudice about studying in Britain is that admission requires either having the purest blue blood or being a genius. But nowadays the truth is that: British elitism and prudishness have significantly receded.

Now even prestigious boarding schools and universities are becoming more democratic and open to students from different social strata. For example, as of 2016, almost 60% of Oxford's successful applicants received their secondary education in public schools, while 18% of new students were from ethnic minorities.