The UK has a long history of welcoming international students and UK qualifications are understood and respected throughout the world. Last year there were over 104,000 international undergraduate students in full-time higher education throughout the UK. For more information about studying in the UK, go to the Education UK website.
British colleges and universities provide a diverse, creative and inviting environment and will encourage each of your students to reach their full potential. Many provide international offices, international student societies, academic support, social events and clubs, counsellors and advisers to ensure that your students feel welcome and supported.
The annual UCAS International Teachers & Advisers Conference is being held in London on 13 & 14 June. This popular event provides you with a unique opportunity to hear from and network with representatives from many top UK universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. It covers the key things you need to know in order to support your students from making their application through to their arrival in the UK. Go to our Events page for more details and to book your place.
Booking is now available for our highly interactive Competitive Admissions Conference which is being held at the Royal York Hotel, York, on 4 July. The event will provide you with expert advice and information about how admissions officers in universities and colleges choose between hundreds of applicants to successfully place students on to their most competitive courses. By attending you will fully understand the selective admissions process and be able to give your students the best possible advice. Find out more and book your place.
Our guides will help you find answers to your questions and provide links to other sources of advice and support, so you can advise your students in making the right choices:
We have created this toolkit to help advisers in schools, colleges and educational agencies worldwide, and international officers from UK universities and colleges who speak to international audiences. It includes information for international advisers, students and parents, in a variety of formats and with useful links to other parts of the UCAS website. Find out more.
How we can help
More information about the role of UCAS and our online tools and information resources.
Researching courses and locations
Information on how to help your students choose the right course and place of study: click here to find out about prospectuses, guidebooks, open days and conventions.
Entry requirements and documentation
An overview of entry requirements plus detailed information on the documentation your students will need before they can study in the UK.
English language proficiency
Find out about proficiency tests accepted by universities and colleges.
How to apply
Details on how and when to apply, as well as application costs.
An explanation of the current fees charged for international students, and advice on financial help available to them.
A wide range of research and reference sources that your students will find very useful.
Find out which international events we are attending / have attended this year. Many of these events were hosted by the British Council Education UK but we make other visits as well and we are always pleased to receive invitations to speak to students and counsellors in their own schools and colleges.
Find out about our workshops for advisers and international agents, where you can learn how to successfully advise applicants from an international background and where to find up-to-date resources. Go to the advisers' training section
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