Study in United Kingdom

What you need to know about United Kingdom

British higher education and qualifications have an impressive international reputation, with students in the United Kingdom encouraged to develop their potential while enjoying a full social life.

It’s easy to research the right course for you by visiting the UCAS website. Everyone who goes to has access to the Course Search database containing details of around 38,000 courses from archaeology to zoology.

Studying in the UK will help you develop excellent language skills.

The UK has a long history of welcoming international students to study in its universities and colleges. In Britain last year there were 1.8 million full-time undergraduate students in higher education, which included over 104,000 international students.

UK universities are inspected regularly to ensure that they uphold the high standards of teaching, learning and research set by the Government. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the key body charged with maintaining these standards.

The cultural diversity of life in British higher education is unrivalled. From cosmopolitan cities like London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow, to historic counties like Warwickshire and Yorkshire, the UK is a place of contrasts and culture, where ancient buildings sit alongside contemporary architecture.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland it would be typically four years and postgraduate courses can be from one year upwards.

Typically, international students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays. Full details about the conditions for working are on the UK Border Agency website and also on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.

United Kingdom Profile 

Population: 67.5 Million(2019)

Capital: London

Largest City: London

Area: 242,495 sq km 

Major Language: English

Major Religion: Christianity & Irreligious

Life Expectancy: 79 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)

Monetary Unit: 1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = LKR 240.00

Main Exports: Machinery and transport, manufactured goods, chemicals, plastics, aerospace products, electrical and electronic

GNI Per Capita:US $41,340 (World Bank, 2019)

International Dialing Code: +44





University of Huddersfield

Glasgow Caledonian University – Glasgow



York Saint John University

University of Liverpool

University of Surrey

Royal Holloway, University of London – Central London


Brunel University London

Coventry University

Coventry University London

Kingston University London – Penrhyn Road

Leeds Beckett University – Headingley Campus

University of Greenwich

University of Buckingham – London Campus

University of Chichester – Bishop Otter

The University of Sheffield International College

Lancaster University International Study Centre

Durham University International Study Centre

Cardiff University (StudyGroup)

The College, Swansea University

Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre

Anglia Ruskin University College – Cambridge

Bournemouth University – Lansdowne Campus

Middlesex University

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