If you want to study a postgraduate course in the UK, start here to find out how to apply and find out more information.

Ayesha Khalid – postgraduate case study

Ayesha came to the UK to study a social science course at Bristol University.

Why study in the UK?

UK universities and colleges are diverse, multicultural, creative and welcoming. They offer top quality teaching and great career prospects, as well as the chance to improve your English language skills. Over 430,000 international students study here every year, from over 180 countries worldwide. 

Read case studies from international students, including Jianwei from China, Patricia from Egypt, and Maupe from Nigeria, to find out why they all chose postgraduate study in the UK.

Studying in the UK

If you're thinking of studying in the UK, find out what it's like from other international students studying here.

How to apply

Firstly, the way that UK higher education works means there are different rules for UK, EU and international students. We’ll highlight the similarities and differences throughout ucas.com, but to get started, take a look at our guides, containing all the things you'll need to think about if you're considering postgraduate study in the UK:

You do some of your research here, and for some courses you can apply through UCAS – for many courses you just apply directly to the university or college.

  1. Then get started on what to study, when to apply and how to get a place and a visa.
  2. Find a course, and look out for our advice on how to choose a suitable course and university or college.
  3. Start applying.
  4. Then look at finance and support, if you’ll need to arrange visas and to pay course fees or adjust to life in the UK.

International top tips

We asked advisers from around the world for their tips for international applicants to the UK – here's what they said.

Find the right accommodation

Finding somewhere you'll be happy to live is an important consideration when you're deciding where you want to study. There are lots of options – from halls to shared houses. To help you make the right choice, use our accommodation search to research your options and find both uni and private student accommodation.