Want to study in the UK?

Do you want to study at a UK university, college, school or English language centre?

Studying in the UK offers you a world-class education, internationally respected qualifications and outstanding career prospects.

On the Education UK website, you can find thousands of UK scholarships and courses.

You will also find essential advice about studying in the UK - from choosing a course and planning your travel, to making friends and getting used to the UK's weather!

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Why choose a UK education?

Did you know that:

  • Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK (World Rankings, QS)?
  • The UK is a world-leading research nation (International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base, BIS)?
  • The UK is the world’s most popular destination for English language study?
  • UK-educated international graduates achieve markedly higher average salaries than if they had been educated at home (Tracking International Graduate Outcomes, BIS, 2011)?

UK education is all about giving you inspiration to develop your knowledge and skills, freedom to be creative, and support to help you achieve your best.

On a UK course, you'll gain skills and qualifications to help you succeed in your chosen career.

And outside the classroom, you will have the opportunity to experience the UK's unique countryside, cities and culture!

Find out more reasons to choose a UK education.

Your study options in the UK

Do you want to find a UK course or scholarship? Perhaps you’d like some help deciding what and where to study? We are here to help you. 

On the Education UK website you can look up thousands of UK courses and scholarships using our search tools and resources. We list qualifications like undergraduate Bachelor's degrees, HNDs and postgraduate Master’s degrees, MBAs and doctorates. You can also find out about English language courses.

For younger pupils, you can also look up UK boarding schools and English language courses for children and teenagers. 

Find out about course types, qualifications and the different education systems for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in your study options.

Practical advice before you go

If you are planning your UK studies then we can help you! We have gathered practical advice for you about UK visas, scholarships, money, accommodation, health, safety, travel and much more.

The British Council also runs pre-departure briefings for students who are planning to study in the UK.

Read the Education UK website for practical advice before you go.

Living and studying in the UK

What is it really like to live and study in the UK? 

From Students’ Unions, nightlife and socialising to food, drink, religion and weather, find out all about living and studying in the UK on the Education UK website.

You can also watch films and read blogs written by international students.