Mat Wright

Do you want to study at a UK university, college, school or English language centre?

Studying in the UK offers you a world-class education, internationally respected qualifications and outstanding career prospects.

On the Study UK: Discover You website, you can find thousands of UK scholarships, courses, and regularly updated information about what the UK's departure from the European Union means for students from EU countries.

You will also find essential advice about studying in the UK - from choosing a course and planning your travel, to making friends and getting used to the UK's weather!

Watch the videos below to find out more information on how to apply to and study at Universities in the UK. The first video was created with Universities UK International to highlight key facts relating to Brexit.

Why choose a UK education?

Did you know that:

  • Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK (World Rankings, QS)?
  • The UK is a world-leading research nation (International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base, BIS)?
  • The UK is the world’s most popular destination for English language study?
  • UK-educated international graduates achieve markedly higher average salaries than if they had been educated at home (Tracking International Graduate Outcomes, BIS, 2011)?

UK education is all about giving you inspiration to develop your knowledge and skills, freedom to be creative, and support to help you achieve your best.

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

And outside the classroom, you will have the opportunity to experience the UK's unique countryside, cities and culture!

Find out more reasons to choose a UK education.

Your study options in the UK

Do you want to find a UK course or scholarship? Perhaps you’d like some help deciding what and where to study? We are here to help you.

On the Study UK: Discover You website you can look up thousands of UK courses and scholarships using our search tools and resources. We list qualifications like undergraduate Bachelor's degrees, HNDs and postgraduate Master’s degrees, MBAs and doctorates. You can also find out about English language courses.

For younger pupils, you can also look up UK boarding schools and English language courses for children and teenagers.

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

If you are planning your UK studies then we can help you! We have gathered practical advice for you about UK visas, scholarships, money, accommodation, health, safety, travel and much more.

Read the Study UK: Discover You website for practical advice before you go.

Living and studying in the UK

What is it really like to live and study in the UK? 

From Students’ Unions, nightlife and socialising to food, drink, religion and weather, find out all about living and studying in the UK on the Study UK: Discover You website.

You can also watch films and read blogs written by international students.

Finding and applying for a course in the UK

On the UCAS website you can search for courses of all levels by subject or institution. You can also apply for Undergraduate degrees on this website. Information and descriptions of types of qualifications can be found on the page: higher education courses and qualifications. On that page you'll also find our tips on applying for undergraduate courses through UCAS.

To watch our Study UK presentation from the BeSt³  Messe 2019, click here. This video includes practical information on why you should study in the UK, how to choose the University you want to attend, and how to write your personal statement.

Does the UK’s decision to leave the European Union affect students from the EU?

The referendum result does not have any immediate implications for the status of EU students in the UK. 

EU students applying for a place at a university or further education institution in England, Wales or Northern Ireland in the 2019-20 academic year will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, which means they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Students who start courses this academic year (2018-19), or who have already started their course, have also been guaranteed their existing status.

Watch our video with Annie Bell from Universities UK International here to find out more information on studying in the UK and Brexit. 

Student Finance

For more information about EU nationals and student finance in the UK, please visit the following websites for each country to read their statement and check for any relevant updates.

Further Information

Staying up to date

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