UK universities and colleges are diverse, multicultural, creative and welcoming. They offer 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.
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 to get started, take a look at our guides, containing all the things you'll need to think about if you're considering postgraduate study in the UK:
- Thinking about postgraduate study – for international students (1.02 MB)
- Applying to study a postgraduate qualification in the UK (2.03 MB)
- Guide to UK higher education terms
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.
- 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.
Finding somewhere you'll be happy to live is an important consideration when you're deciding where you want to study. There are lots of options – from halls to shared houses. To help you make the right choice, use our accommodation search to research your options and find both uni and private student accommodation.