A guide for studying abroad
Studying in the UK
Section 1 – Why study in the UK?
- UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are recognised and valued internationally.
- 5 % of the world’s scientific research is undertaken in the UK.
- UK institutions offer the opportunity to blend academic and vocational courses.
- The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.
- As a student you get the opportunity to be taught by the world’s leading academics and experts; you also benefit from their constant academic support.
- UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialised modules.
Section 2 – Getting started
- Start asking yourself questions like:
- What subjects am I interested in?
- What career do I see myself pursuing?
- What are my interests?
- What extracurricular activities do I want to continue?
- Visit the UCAS search tool at search.ucas.com. This valuable resource is a database of over 38 000 courses available at more than 300 colleges and universities in the UK.
- Visit UCAStv or UCASonline for videos on how to choose courses as well as FAQs about applying.
- Speak to family, friends and professionals about your options. Speaking to people who have studied in the UK can be a good way to find out what their experiences were like and how it affected their future.
The UCAS website provides comprehensive information for parents and guardians. There is a wealth of information and videos to guide you through the application process.
Every year thousands of Cambridge students across the world continue their education at a university in the UK. We’ve produced a useful guide and video for students considering studying in the UK, which is full of guidance on their options and practical advice about completing their application.
We’ve already published similar guidance on going to university in the USA, and we’ll be producing other guides in the future. Find out about your chosen destination here.