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Study in the UK

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The UK has a centuries-old tradition of excellence and an innovative approach to teaching that is recognised and respected all over the world. Get a head start in life by studying in the UK.

We can offer personal advice on your study options and opportunities. We also offer a range of resources to ensure you get the most out of your education, including information on courses, qualifications, institutions, English requirements, visas and travel.


Our EducationUK website provides you with an easy-to-search database of courses on offer in the UK (including English language, degree and postgraduate courses).
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Education Information Sheets

Our education information sheets give you all the basic information you need when thinking about UK study. If you are a doctor wishing to study in the UK, please contact NACPME through the UK's NHS website.
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Learn English in the UK

The UK is a world leader in English language teaching. Over 600,000 learners a year come to the UK to achieve their ambitions, experience UK life, and practise the language in its birthplace. Why not join them?
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Find out how you can develop your career and further your education through a range of scholarship programmes. Here you can also find more detail on the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
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Use the official UK visas website to find out which visa you'll need for studying in the UK, plus how and when to apply. The site also includes immigration advice.


to see local information about studying in the UK.



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