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Want to study in the UK

The UK is a great place to study - whether it be for undergraduate, post-graduate, or boarding school level. Here are some of the many reasons why you should study in the UK:

  • Gain a world-class education
  • Open the doors to your dream career
  • Perfect your English
  • Get great value for money

The British Council has created a dedicated website called Education UK. It has lots of information about your options and a section on each area of interest that you will find full of practical information.

Why choose a UK education?

With such a strong reputation for research and education, UK universities and colleges attract some of the world’s leading academics and industry professionals. Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK.

On a UK course, you'll gain skills and qualifications to help you succeed in any career you choose.

The UK is a welcoming place for students of all countries and faiths and will offer you opportunities to experience unique culture, cities and countryside.

Find out more reasons to choose a UK education.

Your study options in the UK

Look up thousands of UK courses using our search tools and resources.

These range from boarding schools for younger pupils at secondary school to undergraduate (e.g bachelor’s degrees, HNDs, etc) and postgraduate qualifications at university level, (e.g master’s degrees, MBAs, PhDs, doctorates, etc).

Find out about course types, qualifications and the different education systems for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in your study options.

Practical advice before you go

We have gathered practical advice for international students on planning a UK education. Information such as visas, scholarships, money, accommodation, health, safety and travelling to and around the UK.

Read the Education UK website to get up to date practical advice before you go.

Living and studying in the UK

If you are starting your life as an international student, find out what student life is really like in the UK.

Read our top tips to make sure you experience the best of UK culture. Get key facts on weather, food and drink, language, accents and an introduction to UK etiquette and manners.

Find out more about living and studying in the UK.

Free online course to learn about and prepare for a UK education

Are you preparing to study in the UK, or just interested in learning more about the UK higher education system? Then the free Study UK: Prepare to Study and Live in the UK online course is for you!

Hosted on FutureLearn, this four-week online course will teach you everything you need to know about UK higher education, including teaching methods, assessment criteria, and course structures. It will also provide you with tips for studying in the English language and practical information about living in the UK.

By completing the online course, you will be more confident and feel better prepared, and get the most from your experience of studying and living in the UK. During the course, there will also be plenty of opportunities for you to interact with other, like-minded individuals who are preparing for their UK education. Who knows, you may even start making friends before you arrive in the UK!

The online course is entirely free and takes only four weeks to complete, although you can complete it faster if you wish. Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital certificate. 

Why not register now to take advantage of this great opportunity?


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