UK universities and colleges are diverse, multicultural, creative and welcoming.

  • Top quality teaching, improved English language skills and great career prospects.
  • Over 430,000 international students study here every year, from over 180 countries.

Benefits of UK study



Our international resources

We provide a number of international guides, to give you what you need to help you make the most of our services.

View a PDF of our international resources.


Studying in the UK

If you're thinking of studying in the UK, watch our video to hear from international students studying in the UK now.

Preparing for uni life

From the point of deciding that higher education is for you, this video will take you through everything you need to consider to ensure you can relax, knowing you've got everything covered.

Choose a course

There are around 100,000 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.

  • There are different types and levels of course, so you will be able to find something you like.
  • Do plenty of research first to choose your ideal subject and course provider.

How to search for courses

Apply through UCAS

UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the UK.

  • We manage undergraduate applications, and we can help with postgraduate applications too.
  • Remember different courses have different application deadlines and entry requirements.

How to apply for UK courses

Information for advisers, agents and course providers

Are you helping people apply for UK courses?


Do you work in a UK course provider?


We have a variety of guides to help applicants, parents and advisers.

You can also scroll down to find UK organisations with information about higher education, student finance, immigration and visas.

Need to contact us?

UCAS terms explained

UCAS – the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – we manage applications to higher education in the UK.

Higher education – courses and study programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Course provider – a university, college, conservatoire or other institution offering higher education courses.

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