High quality education

The UK is one of the world’s most popular destinations to study higher education, with more than 500,000 international students enrolling each year.
  • One of the world’s leading destinations for international students, second only to the USA. UK universities are among the best in the world, and consistently perform well in world rankings. They also have a reputation for world-class research.
  • UK higher education degrees and qualifications are recognised by employers and academics worldwide.
  • Students get the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, critical thinking, and connections to drive forward their careers.
  • High quality postgraduate study opportunities are also available at the majority of UK universities, with some universities offering sponsorship to extend Tier 4 visas.
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Why choose higher education in the UK?

Going to university in the UK is a great way to expand your knowledge, meet new people, experience a new culture, and enjoy new experiences. You’ll get plenty of support at university, and a chance to experience a great student lifestyle. Whatever your interests, there’s a huge range of clubs and societies, as well as a diverse social life on offer.
The benefits:

It's a great place to live and study

The United Kingdom (UK) is made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Each country has distinct regions, each offering large cosmopolitan cities, towns, and countryside villages. 

  • The UK has a multicultural society, with a rich diversity of cultures, languages, and faiths.
  • You’ll find widely varied cuisine, strong transport links, famous music festivals, and international sporting championships.

What you end up valuing the most may be a lot more than your course, and you can make friends for life.

Eight things you need to know about studying in the UK

  1. There are more than 395 universities and colleges, offering over 50,000 undergraduate-level higher education courses across the UK.
  2. UK higher education applications are made through UCAS.
  3. There are different deadlines for applying for different courses, and to different universities – take a look at the key dates and deadlines relevant to courses you’re interested in.
  4. You will need to patuition fees – these vary depending on the uni or college and course you choose. You may be able to get financial help with your tuition fees, or a scholarship. However, EU students are not subject to tuition fees in Scotland.  
  5. The amount of money you will need to cover living costs will vary based on where you study. London and other large cities tend to be more expensive.
  6. Many international students need to apply for a visa to study in the UK, and there are work permit restrictions and some English language qualifications you may need.
  7. Universities advise all applicants what standard of English is required for their courses. Most course providers will ask you to demonstrate proficiency in English, or to take an approved English language test if English is not your first language.
  8. First year students tend to live in university halls of residence (university accommodation) – but there are lots of other accommodation options.
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Name of The Universites

RankingWorld RankUniversityPresence Rank*Impact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
1
7
University of Oxford
25
13
9
5
2
12
University of Cambridge
37
19
7
12
3
18
UCL University College London
110
47
12
7
4
41
Imperial College London
343
98
20
19
5
43
University of Edinburgh
154
54
68
53
6
62
University of Manchester
347
99
44
52
7
69
King’s College London
559
139
32
50
8
95
University of Leeds
670
110
115
142
9
106
University of Warwick
491
112
150
157
10
110
University of Nottingham
602
151
103
117
11
123
Bristol University
488
213
118
96
12
139
University of Glasgow
365
111
897
129
13
142
University of Sheffield
1661
186
94
125
14
143
Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne
604
155
131
164
15
167
University of Exeter
806
188
143
198
16
172
Queen Mary University of London
843
240
139
161
17
180
London School of Economics and Political Science
466
86
162
468
18
187
University of York
648
161
134
304
19
217
University of Liverpool
1373
338
285
158
20
221
Cardiff University
1274
321
206
191
21
228
University of Saint Andrews
167
162
254
402
22
244
University of Leicester
495
203
263
363
23
258
University of Sussex
1064
248
257
313
24
287
University of Surrey
1244
227
274
404
25
290
Lancaster University
1707
373
227
272
26
295
University of East Anglia
1064
301
255
354
27
296
University of Aberdeen
986
310
241
351
28
301
Queen’s University Belfast
949
368
299
305
29
304
University of Bath
835
265
264
417
30
331
University of Reading
892
299
331
422
31
349
Loughborough University
876
332
253
485
32
352
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
1019
688
230
252
33
357
University of Strathclyde
750
396
330
438
34
360
University of Dundee
1391
369
281
474
35
371
Open University UK
618
183
387
710
36
377
University of Southampton
1682
287
4420
104
37
384
University of Kent
1016
324
351
571
38
456
Brunel University
1884
583
381
520
39
483
City University London
1530
399
431
720
40
490
University of Essex
1514
398
377
754
41
495
Heriot-Watt University
1373
491
397
658
42
512
University of Plymouth
2151
576
474
596
43
528
Swansea University
3464
701
389
544
44
540
University of Birmingham
1078
272
5819
114
45
554
Durham University
406
1159
1889
268
46
560
University of Portsmouth
1345
578
597
731
47
565
Northumbria University
1721
647
572
670
48
587
University of Stirling
1569
577
517
804
49
610
Manchester Metropolitan University
1647
548
611
881
50
614
Cranfield University
2027
735
624
732
51
618
Bangor University
1026
769
450
798
52
632
Aston University
2049
793
523
765
53
635
University of Ulster
1941
755
481
806
54
649
University of the West of England
1763
514
731
965
55
667
University of Hull
2874
807
604
765
56
670
Birkbeck University of London
1500
618
596
961
57
674
University of Brighton
1221
652
808
890
58
688
Nottingham Trent University
2086
632
661
963
59
689
Aberystwyth University / Prifysgol Aberystwyth
1444
639
718
971
60
703
Keele University
2552
764
643
888
61
719
Coventry University
1746
784
653
942
62
720
Liverpool John Moores University
2461
1276
714
630
63
726
University of Hertfordshire
1850
699
869
961
64
743
Goldsmiths University of London
2093
441
895
1303
65
760
University of Salford
2106
678
746
1083
66
763
De Montfort University
2007
537
925
1232
67
773
Oxford Brookes University
2461
661
770
1135
68
782
Bournemouth University
1562
866
848
993
69
786
University of Huddersfield
2086
878
592
1048
70
788
Middlesex University
1961
843
864
1015
71
791
Sheffield Hallam University
1601
630
989
1195
72
827
University of Central Lancashire
1736
913
893
1076
73
838
University of Greenwich
2711
838
877
1159
74
841
Lincoln University
1613
973
658
1163
75
875
Institute of Cancer Research University of London
4090
2058
690
713
76
903
Kingston University London
2711
927
994
1267
77
946
School of Oriental and African Studies University of London
1652
640
1017
1786
78
964
University of Westminster
2299
867
1200
1475
79
993
London Business School
4142
587
832
1970
80
994
Saint George’s University of London
6032
2893
910
676
81
996
Anglia Ruskin University
3715
1007
1303
1347
82
1020
University of Wolverhampton
3446
920
1104
1555
83
1036
University of Bradford
5517
1461
763
1260
84
1054
Napier University Edinburgh
2744
941
1065
1662
85
1082
Glasgow Caledonian University
2850
1571
1003
1294
86
1086
Leeds Beckett University (Leeds Metropolitan University)
3348
1303
1295
1336
87
1140
Royal Holloway University of London
1787
853
5819
576
88
1214
Royal Veterinary College University of London
4353
2212
1076
1223
89
1244
University of East London
3344
1137
1288
1852
90
1247
London South Bank University
3927
1072
1408
1885
91
1303
University of the West of Scotland (University of Paisley)
4103
2518
1180
1319
92
1332
University of Derby
3511
1346
1509
1916
93
1337
Teesside University
3162
1655
1331
1793
94
1341
Birmingham City University (University of Central England)
2948
1108
1632
2100
95
1359
Roehampton University
4947
1781
1071
1786
96
1399
Robert Gordon University
4125
1479
1526
1950
97
1462
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
5960
4170
1325
1050
98
1470
Staffordshire University
1634
1429
2028
2139
99
1498
University of South Wales (Glamorgan & Wales Newport)
2747
2240
1453
1846
100
1515
University of Bedfordshire
1787
1995
1902
1922