Discover everything you need to know as an international students planning to come to the UK. Whether you're coming for the first time, returning for postgraduate, or are still waiting to make a decision, our info below can help you prepare as best you can for life in the UK.
Information for applying to the UK
Visas and English language tests apply to many international applications. Find out what you need to do and when to apply for yours.
International students, including EU and other overseas students, can use Clearing in the same way UK students can.
FAQs for international students
Thinking about postgraduate study in the UK can give international students a lot to consider. Here are answers to the most common questions.
Support and financial information
Studying in the UK can bring a lot of challenges, with financial pressures being top of the list, but there is help available. Discover what financial options there are, how UK banking works, and about scholarships and bursaries.
What support is available for international students? What organisations exist to help? What will you need to move to the UK? All these questions, and more, are answered here.
Most universities provide a range of activities to help you settle into UK life. Here are some tips about moving to and living in the UK.
Working while you study in the UK is a great way to earn extra money, meet new people, and build professional skills. Here’s everything you need to know about following the rules and finding a great job as an international student.
Five reasons to study in the UK
If you are considering studying in the UK, here are five reasons why you should. You can also create your UCAS Hub, where you'll discover the opportunities available in the UK, and be able to explore all your options.
Why study in the UK?
It's a good idea to talk about your higher education options in person. Go to a course provider open day to explore the campus and get insights from staff and students – or take a virtual tour. We also recommend you go to UK events or one of the British Council events around the world. You'll find lots of helpful advice, and can ask any questions you may have.
While studying overseas is a unique and exciting experience, it’s also normal to feel anxious about living in a new culture and organising a lot of different things. This guide runs through everything you need to know about adjusting to life as a student in the UK, so you can focus on enjoying the amazing experience that lies ahead.
If you want to study a postgraduate course in the UK, start here to find out how to apply and find out more information.
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