How to Apply
For undergraduate study you can apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS). Find out more about applying for undergraduate courses in the Education UK British Council Study UK website section.
At postgraduate level many universities handle their own application process so you can contact them directly or visit their website.
For some universities you can apply through UCAS.
To find out more about how to apply for postgraduate study in the UK and more information click here.
There is a very wide range of courses in the UK and if you don’t meet the requirements for a certain course, you may be able to take an alternative route by choosing another program at a different level and progress from there.
To take an undergraduate degree you’ll need to have taken pre-university qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels, Scottish Highers or National Diplomas. However, if you don’t have these you may still be able to aim for undergraduate study in the UK by taking a preparatory program first.
For more details as well as information on postgraduate study entry requirements and visit Study UK.
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to study in the UK. There are a number of different UK visas for international students. The one you need depends on your age and the length and level of course that you want to study.
You can find out if you need a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
Working While Studying
As an international student in the UK you may be permitted to work while studying, however, it will depend on your immigration status.
To find out whether you are entitled to work and how many hours you can work each week, visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.