Made up of four countries, England , Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland , the United Kingdom of Great Britain is a cosmopolitan and an exciting study destination. Many thousands of families from around the world have made the UK their home, creating a richly diverse, open-minded, multicultural society. There are also more than a quarter of a million international students in the UK at any one time.
There are more than three thousand educational institutions that welcome international students in the UK . You can choose from a variety of routes through the education and training system, combining different types of course according to your needs and abilities. Many courses can also be taken through distance learning in your home country.
The UK has two distinct systems of courses and qualifications: one for England , Wales and Northern Ireland , and one for Scotland . Each is compatible with the other. The Scottish Parliament has devolved responsibility for education in Scotland . Wherever you choose to study, you will be able to study for a relevant, world class qualification of exceptional quality.