Did you know that:
- Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK (World Rankings, QS)?
- The UK is a world-leading research nation (International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base, BIS)?
- The UK is the world’s most popular destination for English language study?
- UK-educated international graduates achieve markedly higher average salaries than if they had been educated at home (Tracking International Graduate Outcomes, BIS, 2011)?
UK education is all about giving you inspiration to develop your knowledge and skills, freedom to be creative, and support to help you achieve your best.
On a UK course, you'll gain skills and qualifications to help you succeed in your chosen career.
And outside the classroom, you will have the opportunity to experience the UK's unique countryside, cities and culture!
Find out more reasons to choose a UK education.
Do you want to find a UK course or scholarship? Perhaps you’d like some help deciding what and where to study? We are here to help you.
On the UCAS website you can look up thousands of UK courses and scholarships using our search tools and resources. We list qualifications like undergraduate Bachelor's degrees, HNDs and postgraduate Master’s degrees, MBAs and doctorates. You can also find out about English language courses.
For younger pupils, you can also look up UK boarding schools and English language courses for children and teenagers.
Find out about course types, qualifications and the different education systems for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in your study options.
Once you have found your course on the Study UK website there are the following ways to apply:
If you want to apply for an undergraduate degree course in the UK, you need to complete an online application to UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.
UCAS Conservatoires has an application system for practice-based music courses, some dance and drama courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
If you’re applying for a postgraduate degree course, in the majority of cases you should make your application to the university directly. A few institutions also use a central admissions system for postgraduate courses, the UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service (UKPASS).
Tips for German students
Applying to UCAS with German school qualifications? This automatically raises a number of questions about how to input your details. We have drawn up some useful tips for German students applying to UCAS (in German only) – you can find a link to download this at the bottom of this page.
If you are planning your UK studies then we can help you! We have gathered practical advice for you about UK visas, scholarships, money, accommodation, health, safety, travel and much more.
Read the Study UK website for practical advice before you go.
What is it really like to live and study in the UK?
From Students’ Unions, nightlife and socialising to food, drink, religion and weather, find out all about living and studying in the UK on the Study UK website.
You can also watch films and read blogs written by international students.