Universities and Courses in the UK

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Universities and Courses in the UK

To study in UK, an international student has to be 18 or older (usually) for higher education. These courses generally are taught in:

  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Specialist institutions like art schools or agricultural colleges

Here are few facts about studying in the UK for international students:

  • There are 106 universities in England, and 5 university colleges out of a total of 130 in the UK.
  • Foundation courses, diplomas and postgraduate courses are usually a year long.
  • Bachelor courses last for 3-4 years.
  • Most studied programs in the UK-Business and Computer science.
  • Other famous programs-Engineering, Pharmacy, management, IT and software.

Courses to Choose From

Higher education qualifications include:

  • Foundation degrees
  • Diplomas
  • Bachelor degrees
  • Post-graduate degrees
  • Doctorate degrees

How to Find the Best University in the UK?

  1. Explore the UK universities rankings
  • Learn in detail about the universities individually.
  • You can compare the rankings of the universities by each other by using Times Higher Education World University Rankings and subject rankings.
  • You can compare the universities by considering the rankings of the best courses to study at university
  1. Research funding opportunities
  • Learn about the eligibility criteria for various scholarships in the UK
  • Research about the application deadlines in advance
  • Find scholarships based on your intended course of study from the British Council’s Education UK website.
  1. Choose a location
  • Select a university by considering the location of living, living costs, culture, weather etc.
  • Nottingham is one of the most affordable cities in the UK with student-friendly cafes.
  • In London, you will experience the hustle bustle of the huge metropolis but will have to pay high rents.
  • Live in Brighton, Bournemouth or Cardiff or Southampton if you wish to live by the sea.
  1. Contact and visit universities
  • Bring your choices down to at least 10 universities and start contacting them.
  • Gather more and more information about fees, courses, funding etc. from the university.
  • Contact the admissions department and try to get in touch with current students.
  1. Learn about student life
  • Universities in the UK cater to all types of extra-curricular activities for international students.
  • Societies and recreational activities can be last but not the least option to decide the best one out of the shortlisted universities to study in UK.
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Study in UK

The United Kingdom is one of the greatest countries in the world, playing a major and a central role in global politics and economy. Today many people of different nations live in the UK, the culture is more diverse and richer.

Why UK?

The United Kingdom is the second most popular destination worldwide for international students.

Test to study in UK

International students who wish to study in the UK have to prove their English language proficiency. To prove their English speaking and understanding skills, students from non-English speaking countries have to appear for tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, CAE, etc.

Student VISA

All the international students from outside UK or EU in the UK are required to apply for a study in UK visa.


The international students are provided with financial support for international students in the UK as most of them are not able to support themselves.

Work In UK

Jobs for International students in the UK are possible only if they apply for Tier 1, 2 or 5 Visa post studies.

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