Study in the UK

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Thinking about studying in the UK? Here is some useful information to start you on your educational journey!

There are various financial support options available to help fund your studies in the UK. This includes scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans.

 

Study in the UK

This site provides immigration information from the UK government including checking whether you need a visa, helping you find the right type of visa and information around sponsorship.

Study UK – British Council

The British Council website provides practical information and insight into UK education for international students, covering how to find a university, financial support and how to apply.

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service 

UCAS supports young people making post-16 educational choices, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is the centralised system for applying to study in the UK. They provide guides for international students looking to study in the UK. 

SI-UK 

This site provides free independent advice and support to international students applying to study in the UK.

National Union of Students

The National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation which aims to make a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions. They are a confederation of 600 students' unions and provide student discount at many retailers.

ESN UK

ESN is the key volunteer student organisation in international Higher Education in Europe. Erasmus Student Network United Kingdom (ESN UK) is a not-for-profit student organisation representing local ESN sections (local associations). 

Their mission is to foster student mobility in Higher Education, provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN UK aims at working in the interest of students who are spending parts of or their entire formal education at a Higher Education Institution in the UK. They are working on a volunteer basis in 22 Higher Education Institutions in the UK. All the sections of ESN UK together, help over 10,000 Erasmus, international exchange and local students every academic year.

Eurydice 

Eurydice is a network of 42 national units based in all 38 countries of the Erasmus+ programme. Their task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work. Eurydice publishes descriptions of national education systemscomparative reports devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics, as well as news and articles related to the field of education.

RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion

A unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union, member states and associated countries, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

A research fellowship programme supporting researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. This site provides information on funding calls, researcher jobs and other useful guidance such as how to manage a project.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU funding programme for research and innovation, which provides research and innovation funding for multi-national collaboration projects as well as for individual researchers and supports SMEs with a special funding instrument.

FUNDING

Student Finance

You may be eligible to get a loan to study in the UK. Each area of the UK has its own funding system for study so you will need to consult the one where you plan to study:

Study UK - Scholarships and financial support

From scholarships to research funding, the British Council's scholarships list provide a wide range of funding opportunities for UK study.

Study in Europe

Other than funding information, this website also provides you with general higher education information, choosing and applying for a study programme, research opportunities, short-term study opportunities and more. 

European Funding Guide

Run by a non-profit organisation based in Germany, this website aims to bring transparency in the EU funding landscape and to ensure that study support is being accessible for everyone. You will need to create an account to get match with grants and scholarships

Scholarship Portal

This search engine helps you to find a scholarship to fund your studies and allows you to search by country, so you could look specifically for funding for UK study.

Postgraduate Search

This site allows you to search for scholarships for postgraduate study by organisation and by subject.

Postgraduate Funding

A database of small grants and bursaries for postgraduate studies.

International Scholarships

A financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.