The British higher education system can be confusing
if you do not come from the UK. Thankfully, the
British Council’s Education
UK website provides complete information for
international students on how the British university
system works, what the entry requirements are,
what courses are available, and what student life
in the UK is like.
The government’s Department
for Education and Skills (DfES) also has some
useful information for international students.
If you come to study in the UK, it is important
to ensure that your spoken and written English
is good enough for you to cope with your studies.
Most universities will require some proof of your
language competency before they allow you to enrol.
Council provides details of the most common
qualification requirements, but as each institution
has its own criteria, it is best to check with
the institution at which you propose to study.
It is vital to make sure you comply with immigration
requirements before you come to the UK. UKvisas
will tell you if you need a visa to enter the
UK, and if so, how to apply for one. The Home
and Nationality Directorate (IND) provides
guidelines and advice on coming to study, bringing
dependants, permission to work whilst studying,
and so on.
For more information on studying in the UK, visit
the British Council’s Education