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Education UK

Study UK is the British Council's official website for international students interested in the UK education system.

Visit the website to for thousands of UK courses and scholarships, facts and stats about the UK’s academic strengths and to access support for international students. 

We have created a pack to help you with your promotional activities. It is aimed at agents that represent UK institutions and work with prospective international students. 

The materials provided, which should not be modified in any way, will help you to share unique stories about student life in the UK, whilst demonstrating the breadth of what the UK has to offer, ultimately attracting students to choose the UK instead of its competitors.

This pack contains: 

  • an overview of the Study UK campaign
  • a brief explanation about the Study UK brand 
  • a description of the assets available and how to access them
  • advice about where to go to for support and further guidance.

Download the Agents starter pack. (PDF 7MB)

Join the Study UK community on Facebook, and follow Study UK on Twitter.  

Information for students

Study UK details the kind of scholarships and financial support available for international students who wish to study on a UK course. There are also articles on finding a reputable institution and working with agents.

Providing advice to students about safety when travelling and living away from home.

Important information about Entry clearance and immigration.

Information for Agents

We provide advice for UK institutions looking to work with agents.

A review of UK Institution approaches to agent relationships.

We’re keen to encourage UK education institutions to work with quality agents and provide guidance and good practice examples to support UK education institutions looking to work with agents for the first time.

Statement of principles for the ethical recruitment ofiInternational students by education agents and consultants.

What's the future of English in the European Union? Find out more about projected trends for English language learning in Europe to 2025.

Latest Information

The HESA Statistical 1st Release was announced today and headlines are available for free for all on the HESA website.

Latest figures on the number of international students studying in UK HE show that overall there has been a slight increase (1%) from 2015/16 to 2016/17

Looking in more detail at the numbers shows that:

  • Total non-EU students have decreased slightly for 2 years running
  • Total international postgraduate students (both those engaged in vital research, and also students on taught masters courses) have declined in number
  • There has been an increase in international students studying at undergraduate level
  • China remains the largest source of international students to the UK, and numbers increased 4%;
  • India is the 4th largest sending country and total student numbers continued their decline (by -1%), but the long term decline is slowing, and in fact the number of NEW students from India grew for the first time in many years
  • Students studying UK HE outside of the UK (TNE students) continued to grow (1%) and UK universities reach more students outside the UK than the number of international students coming to the UK