Study in the UK

The UK is a hugely popular destination for international students, owing to its cultural diversity, vibrant cities and highly regarded university system. This explains why it has the highest ranking for international student satisfaction in the English-speaking world (Higher Education International Unit).


The Union Jack flag

A global nation

The UK is renowned for welcoming people, and has one of the world’s most multicultural populations. Nearly every major cultural event, from Chinese New Year to Diwali, is celebrated here.


Fascinating history

The UK is famous for its history, which can be experienced all over the country. Its extraordinary heritage includes Stone Age sites, impressive castles and magnificent palaces. The UK is also home to some of the best museums in the world.

Wimbledon tennis courts

The home of sport

As the birthplace of football, cricket, rugby and netball, the UK has a passion for sport. It hosts globally famous competitions such as Premier League football and Wimbledon tennis, and boasts first-class facilities for nearly every sport.

The Beatles shop

First-class music

The UK has produced world-famous artists like The Beatles, Adele and Coldplay. British musicians lead the way in modern pop, rock and classical music, performing at top venues such as the O2, the SSE Hydro and the Manchester Arena.

U K landscape

Beautiful countryside

The UK is home to outstanding natural beauty. From the spectacular Jurassic Coast, to the wild North Yorkshire moors, to the stunning scenery of the Scottish highlands, exploring the British countryside is always an incredible experience.

London's skyline

Global centre of business

The UK is known as an international hub of business and industry, and is one of the world’s leading economies. There are fantastic opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience and build personal and professional networks.

BUINTCOL student Lubono Zambia

Lubono from Zambia

Student at Bournemouth University International College

I think the UK is the best place when it comes to academics. I came to visit a UK university and just thought, “this is it”. It’s quite comfortable here, and people are social. I didn’t know anyone when I first arrived, but within my first day I was invited to a party with some new friends.

KICL student Ahmad from Saudi Arabia

Ahmad from Saudi Arabia

Student at the University of Westminster

My favourite thing about the UK is the amount of things to do. There is always a place to go, or something to do with your friends. I don’t usually get bored. It’s really fun and I enjoy living here.

BUINTCOL student Pimlada from Thailand

Pimlada from Thailand

Student at Bournemouth University International College

I really enjoy living here because since I arrived I've found that the people are really friendly to me and help me a lot. When I first moved here I didn't know how to use the coins, but people helped me to pay and choose the right ones!

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