Advice for international students

  • Education UK: www.educationuk.org
    Website promoting accredited independent and state schools, colleges and universities
  • The British Council: www.britishcouncil.org
    Offers wide range of information on British education
  • UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs: www.ukcisa.org.uk
    A wide range of downloadable information and advice on study and life in the UK

Advice about institutions

  • English UK: www.englishuk.com
    The national association for accredited English language teaching centres
  • The Council for Independent Further Education (CIFE): www.getthegrade.co.uk
    A professional association of independent tutorial colleges

Quality assurance

  • Accreditation UK: www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation
    Accreditation scheme for English language providers
  • Open and Distance Learning Quality Council: www.odlqc.org.uk
    Accrediting body for open and distance education
  • The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA): www.qaa.ac.uk
    Carries out external reviews of UK universities and higher education institutions

UK education

  • UCAS: www.ucas.ac.uk
  • The UK body which processes applications for higher education institutions. The site includes a listing of courses accepted for university entrance

Information about qualifications

UK government & regulatory information

Global education

  • US Department of Education: www.ed.gov
    The database of accredited postsecondary institutions and programs
  • The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)www.chea.org
    A US body which allows users to search for accredited institutions and programs
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities: www.acu.ac.uk
    Provides a list of Commonwealth universities
  • Fulbright Commission: www.fulbright.co.uk
    Information on study in the UK and USA and exchange programmes