International toolkit

A guide to help advisers of international students considering UK higher education.
Hear from international students
They explain their experiences of studying in the UK and the application process.
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Confused by UCAS terms?
Watch our quick video guide for an explanation of the UCAS terms you'll hear.
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Do you support international students who might want to study in the UK?

We created this toolkit to help you advise anyone considering UK higher education – whether you work as a tutor, adviser or agent in schools, colleges or educational agencies worldwide, or if you are an international officer from UK course providers and you speak to international audiences.

It includes information and useful links for you, your students and their parents – in the video above and in a variety of formats you can download.

  • UCAS terms explained – this document will help you and your students understand the commonly used words and phrases in UK higher education.
  • Applying to study in the UK presentation you can use this PowerPoint presentation to show the benefits of studying in the UK, how the UCAS application system works and what needs to be considered.

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UCAS international guides

Our guides can help you, your students and their parents understand UK higher education and UCAS applications. Click on the documents to view and download them.

You can also use the PowerPoint presentation  UCAS help for advisers – this will help you get the most from UCAS and make your job easier. It has links to adviser resources, information on becoming a UCAS centre and details of our training and application tracking opportunities.

For more help you can watch Education UK videos on the British Council's official YouTube channel.


A guide to applying to study in the UK

We have translated our guide to applying to study in the UK into the languages listed. You can download these guides by clicking on the links below.