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Study in United Kingdom:

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) is a constitutional monarchy comprising much of the British Isles.This Union is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: EnglandScotlandWales, and Northern Ireland. It occupies all of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern portion of the island of Ireland and most of the remaining British Isles. The UK is an island nation, but shares a open land border with Ireland. It neighbours severalcountriesbysea,including FranceBelgium,the NetherlandsGermanyPortugalSpainDenmarkNorwaySweden, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

The UK today is a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures, possessing a fascinating history and dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential in the wider world. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, the UK is still an overwhelmingly popular destination for many travellers. Its capital and largest city of London is, along with New York, often reckoned to be one of only two cities of truly global importance but many come to see quaint villages and the beautiful and quickly changing countryside

Prime ministerTheresa May


Dialing code+44

Population65.64 million (2016) World Bank

Your Education Will Be Recognized Wherever You Go

If you decide to get your education in England, your degree will be recognized and respected, no matter where you end up being employed. The education will provide you with a solid foundation and boost your potential for having a higher salary and finding exactly what job you want. Every English university is recognized worldwide for having creative and challenging environments that help their students to push themselves to the extreme. Their standards are incredibly high, and year after year, the universities are tested for how well they are meeting modern challenges. The higher education system in England has been the basis for higher education standards in other countries for years.

Whatever You Decide To Study, You Can Study in England

England has countless educational institutions (over 3000 as of 2013), and almost every single one of them has opportunities for international students to study there. You can choose from a variety of different undergraduate and graduate degrees, and combine your courses in order to make a degree program that suits your needs and interests.

English educational institutions have a rich history and tradition of providing world class education to their students. Oxford and Cambridge are names that are known throughout the world because of their high quality courses and devotion to education quality and performance. You can find literally any course that you want in England, and you will find at least one (likely more) schools that will help you excel in your area of expertise.

The English higher education system is very well known for its high standards and intelligent graduates; many people who have obtained high honors such as Nobel Peace Prizes have attended English universities. Like many higher education institutions, most students will start going to university from age 18 on, and study for some sort of academic degree.

Most undergraduate education (other than the University of Buckingham and BPP University College, both private institutions) is state-financed with some top-up fees to cover costs. Those who study in England know of the hierarchy within the universities. The Russell Group, which is a network of 24 British public research universities, contains some of the most prestigious universities in the country. This prestigious group includes universities such as the University of Birmingham, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the University of York. All of these are well-known universities and many people, both citizens of England and international students, aspire to attend university at one of these schools.

Most syllabi are set by the universities which are offering them, and are not controlled by the government. The only exception to this are teacher education programs, which the government has a lot of say over. The English government has established the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) to maintain those standards. Most countries have specific regulations for their teachers, so this isn’t any different than studying teaching in your home country. Because of their strict regulations and high standards for teacher education programs, England is considered to have some of the best teacher education programs in the world.

Even though the syllabi are set by universities, the Office for Fair Access (OfFA), has a lot of say on the admission procedures of each university. This office was created so that everyone who wishes to attend university in England has the ability to do so. They also promote fair access to higher education, even for those who are attending university as international students. Fair access also includes those of different cultures, different races, different nationalities, and those who have disabilities

With over 160 universities and colleges and limitless courses and study options on offer, you can make your UK higher education experience as unique as you are.

There are specialist universities and colleges, world-renowned historic institutions, modern innovative facilities and pioneering and progressive research centres in locations all over the country, offering you the chance to tailor your learning to your aspirations and career goals.   

Specialist universities

Many UK universities are world renowned for their subjects, courses, professors and tutors. There are also universities and colleges that have a very strong focus upon a specific subject area, such as business, art and design, music or engineering.

These institutions offer highly specialised education in your chosen field and you will be surrounded by like-minded students – great for focused development, future contacts as well as making friends.

How to research

There is a lot of information available to help you decide which course, location and UK university or college is right for you.  A good place to start is Unistats , the official website for comparing UK higher education course data. On this website you can select and compare subjects, modes of study, teaching outcomes and location to help you learn more about the courses on offer.  For each course there is a ‘Key Information Set’ which tells you about professional accreditation, student satisfaction and provides employment statistics. You can also look at the University’s own website and there are a number of university league tables (or rankings) that provide more information.

Some organisations publish rankings at institutional and/or subject level include QS World Universities Times Higher Education  and The Guardian . The People & Planet  University League is a ranking of UK universities on their environmental and ethical performance. UCAS  also has a wealth of support on how to choose your course and how to apply to study in the UK. The Association of Colleges  site offers a map of colleges in the UK alongside links and vital information. 

University and college websites and prospectuses have full listings of courses on offer, details of course content and modules, and success stories of previous graduates. Many have student blogs and promotional films, and there is also lots of material created by current students about their UK experience.

Things to consider

  • Does the university offer the right course options and flexibility for you?
  • How does it rank for student satisfaction and care?
  • What are your career prospects? What percentages of its students go straight into employment or further study after graduating?
  • What are the teaching standards like?
  • How does it perform in terms of research activity?
  • What facilities are on offer? Consider things such as libraries, lecture halls and study spaces
  • Are there extra-curricular opportunities such as student unions, societies and sports teams?
  • Is the university based on campus or spread out over a city?
  • Where in the UK? Studying in a city centre London University will be a different experience to a smaller university in Wales that is close to the countryside.
  • What are the course fees and accommodation costs and standards like?
  • Is the institution recognized by UK authorities as having UK degree awarding powers?