Postgraduate: international students

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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EU referendum: what it means for you 

If you are an EU national who's applied to study in the UK, you may be concerned about what the recent referendum results mean for you. There are a few things you can do to find out more information about Brexit:

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UK universities and colleges are diverse, multicultural, creative and welcoming, with top quality teaching and great career prospects, as well as the chance to improve your English language skills. Over 430,000 international students study here every year, from over 180 countries worldwide.


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How to apply

You do some of your research here, and for some courses you can apply through UCAS – for many courses you just apply directly to the university or college.

Firstly, the way that UK higher education works means there are different rules for UK, EU and international students. We’ll highlight the similarities and differences throughout, but it might be worth checking our File guide to UK higher education terms and our guide on  applying to study a postgraduate qualification in the UK (1 MB).

  1. Then get started on what to study, when to apply and how to get a place and a visa.
  2. Find a course, and look out for our advice on how to choose a suitable course and university or college.
  3. Start applying.
  4. Then look at finance and support, if you’ll need to arrange visas and to pay course fees or adjust to life in the UK.