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 ucas.com, but it might be worth checking our guide to UK higher education terms and our guide on applying to study a postgraduate qualification in the UK (1 MB).
- Then get started on what to study, when to apply and how to get a place and a visa.
- Find a course, and look out for our advice on how to choose a suitable course and university or college.
- Start applying.
- 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.
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:
- The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. Read UKCISA's latest article on the EU referendum(link is external).
- Visit individual university websites to find out what they are saying about Brexit. You can find these in our search tool.
- Read these statements:
- EU nationals and student finance in England on the Student Loans Company website
- EU nationals and student finance in Wales(link is external)on Universities Wales website
- EU nationals and student finance in Northern Ireland on the NI Direct website
- Check the GOV.UK website for up-to-date information about Brexit, including statements from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science.
Other statements will be added here when they're available.
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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