Study in   the United Kingdom
World renowned universities
Degrees from UK higher education providers are respected around the world, and the choice of subjects you can study is extensive. A degree from any British university will look great on a CV, and when looking for work in the future, no matter the industry and the location, having a qualification from the UK will be a great selling point.
British higher education providers are recognised internationally for their creative and challenging environments, that help push students to be their best. Their standards are highly regarded, with experts on many academic topics, and they’re generally high in internationally university rankings.
The British higher education system has been the basis for higher education standards around the world for a long time, with revolutionary teaching styles and modern facilities.
Eight things you need to know about studying in the UK
- There are more than 395 universities and colleges, offering over 50,000 undergraduate-level higher education courses across the UK.
- UK higher education applications are made through UCAS.
- There are different deadlines for applying for different courses, and to different universities – take a look at the key dates and deadlines relevant to courses you’re interested in.
- You will need to pay tuition fees – these vary depending on the uni or college and course you choose. You may be able to get financial help with your tuition fees, or a scholarship. However, EU students are not subject to tuition fees in Scotland.
- The amount of money you will need to cover living costs will vary based on where you study. London and other large cities tend to be more expensive.
- Many international students need to apply for a visa to study in the UK, and there are work permit restrictions and some English language qualifications you may need.
- Universities advise all applicants what standard of English is required for their courses. Most course providers will ask you to demonstrate proficiency in English, or to take an approved English language test if English is not your first language.
- First year students tend to live in university halls of residence (university accommodation) – but there are lots of other accommodation options.