Advice for international students

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

Advice about institutions

  • English UK:
    The national association for accredited English language teaching centres
  • The Council for Independent Further Education (CIFE):
    A professional association of independent tutorial colleges

Quality assurance

  • Accreditation UK:
    Accreditation scheme for English language providers
  • Open and Distance Learning Quality Council:
    Accrediting body for open and distance education
  • The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA):
    Carries out external reviews of UK universities and higher education institutions

UK education

  • UCAS:
  • The UK body which processes applications for higher education institutions. The site includes a listing of courses accepted for university entrance
  • HEDD:
  • HEDD is UK Higher Education’s official service for candidate verification and university authentication.

Information about qualifications

UK government & regulatory information

Global education

  • Findcourses UK:
    A search portal for professional training in the UK & abroad
  • US Department of Education:
    The database of accredited postsecondary institutions and programs
  • The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
    A US body which allows users to search for accredited institutions and programs
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities:
    Provides a list of Commonwealth universities
  • Fulbright Commission:
    Information on study in the UK and USA and exchange programmes