Going to university in the UK

Do you want to study at a UK university or college? Would you like to find a course or a scholarship, or need advice on how to apply?

If so, Education UK - the British Council’s official website about studying in the UK for international students - can help.

You can search through over 3,000 UK scholarships to help you financially. You can also search through 150,000 courses at schools, colleges and universities across the UK, order prospectuses and contact institutions directly.

There are many articles advising on a wealth of subjects, such as discovering the UK, choosing a course, applying for a visa, finding accommodation, and much more!

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, etc) and postgraduate qualifications at university level, (e.g. master’s degrees, MBAs, PhDs, doctorates, etc).

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

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

The British Council also runs pre-departure briefings in Pakistan 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.