International students

Where can international students find out more about studying in the UK?

What sources of funding are available to international students?

How can an international student find out if their qualifications are recognised and
valid to study in the UK or how their qualification compares to its English equivalent?

Where can I find out about student visas?

Where can I find out more about life in the UK?

Where can international students find out more about studying in the UK?

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides information and advice to international students, and UK students studying abroad.

The British Council provides guidance for international students. International British Council office addresses and websites can be found on their website. Information on studying and funding is on their Education UK site.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website (opens new window) provides information about undergraduate study for international students.

Prospects (opens new window) provides information about postgraduate study for international students.

ForeignStudents.com (opens new window) is a useful website that provides information and resources for overseas students studying, or considering studying, in the UK.

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What sources of funding are available to international students?

International postgraduate research students can find more information on the British Council’s Funding your studies page (opens new window). The National Postgraduate Committee also provides information for international students in their postgraduate funding guide (opens new window).

Prospects (opens new window) has useful information for postgraduates coming to the UK on how to pay for courses with scholarships.

In addition, many universities and colleges have their own scholarships for which international students may be eligible – please contact the universities or visit their websites for further details.

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How can an international student find out if their qualifications are recognised and valid to study in the UK or how their qualification compares to its English equivalent?

You can check the equivalence of your country's qualifications with those in the UK by contacting The National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC) (opens new window), which runs an information service for international students.

In addition, the UK Council for International Student Affairs and the British Council both provide information for international students.

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Where can I find out about student visas?

See the UK Border Agency website (opens new window) for information on visas.

This short film demonstrated how the new visa process works for international students made by University of Sheffield (opens in a new window).

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Where can I find out more about life in the UK?

Video from the British Council on student life in the UK.

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