Thinking about studying in the UK?

The UK is a great place to study, whether it be at boarding school, undergraduate or post-graduate level. Here are some of the many reasons why you should consider a UK education:

  • Gain a world-class education
  • Open the doors to your dream career
  • Perfect your English
  • Get great value for money.

Our dedicated Education UK website provides comprehensive information about your options and can help you make the best choices to suit you. 

Why choose a UK education?

With such a strong reputation for research and education, UK universities and colleges attract some of the world’s leading academics and industry professionals. Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK.

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

The UK is a welcoming place for students of all countries and faiths, and will offer you opportunities to experience unique culture, cities and countryside.

Find out more reasons to choose a UK education.

Your study options in the UK

Look up thousands of UK courses using our search tools and resources.

These range from boarding schools for younger pupils at secondary school to undergraduate (e.g. bachelor’s degrees, HNDs ) and postgraduate (e.g. master’s degrees, MBAs, PhDs, doctorates) qualifications at university level.

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

Practical information before you go

We have gathered practical advice for international students on planning a UK education. Find information on visas, scholarships, money, accommodation, health, safety and travelling to and around the UK.

We also run pre-departure briefings in China for students who are planning to study in the UK.

Read the Education UK website to get up-to-date practical advice before you go.

Living and studying in the UK

If you are starting your life as an international student, find out what student life is really like in the UK.

Read our top tips to make sure you experience the best of UK culture. Get key facts on weather, food and drink, language, accents and an introduction to UK etiquette and manners.

Find out more about living and studying in the UK.