The UK has a long history of welcoming international students to study in its universities and colleges. In the UK last year there were 1.8 million full-time undergraduate students in higher education, which included over 104,000 international students.
There are people at each university and college who are ready to answer your questions, help you through the application process and support you while you are in the UK. Many universities and colleges organise a programme of events before you start your course to welcome you and to help you make new friends and get used to your new surroundings.
Social and cultural activities are often run for international students throughout the year. Universities and colleges also provide a variety of clubs and societies that you may wish to join. For more information about studying in Britain, go to the Education UK website.
Further information about the subjects offered by all universities and colleges within the UCAS scheme is available from our Course Search.
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Thinking of coming to study in the UK? Our guide will help you find answers to your questions and provide links to other sources of advice and support, so you make the right choices:
Studying in the UK
Learn more about entry to higher education in the UK.
Learn about our role in the application process.
How to apply
An introduction to our online application system, Apply.
A guide to choosing the right course.
Learn about the entry requirements for each course.
English language proficiency
Get to know the proficiency tests accepted by universities and colleges.
Legal documents you will need to study in the UK.
An explanation of the current fees charged for international students.
Wide range of research and reference sources that you should find very useful.
Find out which events we'll be attending.