A Guide to Studying Abroad in the UK

Study Abroad UK

If you are a student or the parent of a student planning on studying abroad in the UK, our guide will be able to help you. Studying here will be a fantastic experience where you can integreate into the local culture and gain qualifications which will really help a future career.

The higher education system of the UK is also modern and dynamic and thousands of students apply to study here every year, Studying in the UK is also a great way to explore more of Europe.

There are so many great reasons to study in the United Kingdom, this country is known to have a range of subjects available to study and one of the most developed economies of the world. One World 365 features a selection of universities and colleges who offer summer and year round study programs in places like London, Oxford and Cambridge.

There are universities and study centres which provide high quality year round and short programmes in languages, arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and business.

What is on offer:

  • Flexibility: many of the programmes are tailor made to meet the requirements of the individual student or client company;
  • Excellent contacts with the University, enabling students and clients to be taught in the Colleges of the University in the vacations. Fully residential courses in the University are offered in summer and , subject to status, arrangements can be made for visiting academics to become members of the University libraries;
  • High calibre tutors and visiting speakers from academe or business ; A range of over twenty subject specialisms, enabling, for example, a student to combine academic English with a University preparation programme;
  • Strong links with a large number of British and European Schools , enabling younger students to prepare for entry to some of the best Boarding Schools;
  • Good links with Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities, and provision of individual educational counselling for students who wish to apply to a British University;
  • A high level of pastoral care for students, including personal tutors and regular reports.


There are various types of opportunities available:

  • For students wishing to enter a British or European Boarding School, or a British University
  • English Language Programmes

For Companies

  • Programmes for teachers of English and other subjects
  • Programmes in Business and Law
  • Study Abroad programmes – summer, semester or year 


Best Universities in the UK for International Students

There are hundreds of places you can study, including some of the best places to study abroad in Europe.

These are some of the most highly rated:

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Durham 


Popular Subjects You Can Study

  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology
  • Economics & Business Management
  • Chemistry & Medical Sciences
  • Computer Science & Maths
  • Economics
  • English as a Second Language
  • English Literature
  • Global Leaders Programme
  • International History
  • Journalism & Media
  • Law
  • Life Sciences & Medicine
  • SAT Preparation
  • Maths
  • English & Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Physics & Engineering
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Community Outreach
  • Young Leaders Programme


Where to Apply

You can find courses throughout the UK, popular places to apply include: 


East Anglia

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Cambridge
  • Colchester
  • Chelmsford
  • Felsted (nr Braintree)
  • Hitchin
  • Ipswich
  • Norwich
  • Oundle

London & Surrounding Area

  • Berkhamsted
  • Chalfont St Giles
  • Egham
  • Elstree
  • Hatfield
  • London
  • Reigate
  • St Albans
  • Uxbridge


  • Banbury
  • Bedford
  • Leicester
  • Loughborough
  • Malvern
  • Nottingham
  • Oakham, Rutland
  • Stamford
  • Worcester


  • Leeds
  • Sheffield
  • York


  • Chester
  • Clitheroe
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Preston


  • Bath
  • Blandford Forum (Dorset)
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Cheltenham 
  • Chichester
  • Cirencester
  • Crowthorne (nr Bracknell)
  • Farnham
  • Gloucester
  • Goldalming
  • Guildford
  • Haslemere
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Isle of Wight
  • Oxford
  • Petersfield, Hants
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Ringwood
  • Salisbury
  • Shaftesbury, Dorset
  • Slough
  • Southampton
  • Warminster
  • Winchester
  • Wokingham


  • Arundel
  • Ashford
  • Brighton
  • Broadstairs
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham
  • Eastbourne
  • Folkstone
  • Hastings
  • Haywards Heath
  • Horsham
  • Hurstpierpoint (nr Brighton)
  • Ramsgate
  • Rochester
  • Tunbridge Wells


  • Plymouth
  • Taunton
  • Tavistock
  • Torquay

Northern Ireland

  • Belfast


  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • St Andrews


  • Cardiff
  • Swansea



You should have the following documents before applying:

  • A completed student visa application form
  • A letter of acceptance on the course
  • Proof of funds 


Help and Advice

If you need any help arranging a study abroad placement in the UK please get in touch.


UK Study Abroad Reviews

If you have ever been to study in the UK and would like to add a review, write about your experience or share any recommendations please contact us.


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