Think the UK might be for you? You’re in the right place - and you’re certainly not alone. In academic year 2014-2015, 436,585 international students chose to further their education in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
Second only to the USA in its popularity with overseas students, the UK is recognised worldwide for the outstanding quality of its higher education institutions. A notable 71 UK institutions appear in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, with four ranked among the world’s top six.
While the UK may seem small from afar, its four countries and various regions have very different identities. To help you decide which part of the UK would be best for you, we have provided detail on the background and highlights of each region below. Read on to start exploring!