Discover what it's like to live in the UK!

The UK has a vibrant cultural scene and a fascinating heritage ready to explore. At any one time more than a quarter of a million international students are studying here so you’ll fit straight into the UK’s multicultural society and enjoy a student life full of excitement, fun and creativity.

Scroll down to watch the video below and learn about the advantages of a trip to Northern Ireland.

Life in the UK

Study UK: Discover You – access up-to-date information and guidance on all aspects of living and studying in the UK. Find out more about arranging your travel to the UK and the range of international student accommodation options the UK has to offer.

Visit Britain will give you a taster of what it’s like in the UK. Find lots of tourist information on UK travel, attractions and events.

Travelling around the UK is easy. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are very close together and you can use the UK’s national air, rail, coach and bus networks – often at student discount rates:

Culture 24 is a searchable database of over 3000 galleries, museums and heritage sites.

Visas and immigration

British Council accreditation remains valid for:

  • Students from the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Short-term study visa  for English language courses of up to 11 months
  • Children on short courses (Child visitors)

It is important to find out what type of visa you need to be able study in the UK. The application process can take some time so make sure you apply well in advance. The Study UK: Discover You website provides lots of information on applying for a visa. The type of study visa needed will depend on your age, the length of the course and the level of the course that you want to study.

The UK Visas and Immigration Agency website also provides useful information.

English Opens Doors - Study in Northern Ireland Video

This video highlights what Northern Ireland has to offer as a quality destination to learn English. Hear firsthand from international students studying in Northern Ireland.