Explore Your Potential in the U.K.

The United Kingdom is a popular destination for international students due to its rich history, world-class education system, and diverse cultural experiences.

Studying in the U.K. provides an enriching educational experience, that can significantly benefit an international student’s future career and personal growth.

Why study in the U.K.?

  1. Academic excellence
    The U.K. is home to some of the world’s top universities such as the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, renowned for their academic excellence and research contributions. British degrees are internationally recognized and respected, providing a strong foundation for future careers.
  2. Wide range of courses
    U.K. universities offer a diverse range of courses and programs, catering to various interests and career aspirations. Students can choose from fields like engineering, business, arts, sciences, medicine and more.
  3. Scholarships and financial support
    Many U.K. universities and organizations offer scholarships and financial aid to international students, making education more accessible.
  4. Finish degrees fast!
    Most bachelor’s degrees take only three years to complete, and master’s degrees only one year.
  5. Research opportunities
    The U.K. is a hub for cutting-edge research. International students have the opportunity to engage in research projects and contribute to advancements in their respective fields.
  6. Cultural diversity
    The U.K. is a melting point of cultures, making it a welcoming and inclusive environment for international students. Students can interact with people from different backgrounds and learn about various cultures, enhancing their global perspective.
  7. Language advantage
    Studying in an English-speaking country provides international students with the opportunity to improve their English language skills, a valuable asset in the global job market.
  8. Work opportunities
    The U.K. offers various work opportunities for international students, allowing them to gain practical experience whilst studying. Students can work part-time during term and full-time during vacations. Graduate route visas allow students to work for at least two years after graduating.
  9. Be among the world’s most employable graduates.
  10. Quality of life
    The U.K. offers a high quality of life, with access to excellent healthcare, public services, and a safe environment. Students can explore historical landmarks, cultural attractions, and scenic landscapes during their free time.
  11. Gateway to Europe
    Being near mainland Europe, the U.K. serves as a convenient base for traveling and exploring other European countries during breaks and holidays.

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Why choose the U.K. and TOEFL iBT?

TOEFL iBT scores are accepted by 100% of U.K. universities, including the prestigious Russell Group®.

Additional Information

You can find more information about living and studying in the U.K. on the U.K. Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

Using the TOEFL iBT test for Student route visas

The U.K. Home Office now uses a points-based system for issuing a Student route visa. International students need to meet the requirement of 70 points, and the English-language requirement counts for 10 of the 70 points.

The TOEFL iBT test is accepted for the English-language requirement of Student route visas under certain conditions. 

Universities are permitted by the Home Office to choose how to assess applicants' English-language abilities. Under this provision, a university may issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for students with scores from an English test that is not formally recognized by the U.K. Home Office as a Secure English Language Test (SELT), including the TOEFL iBT test.

 In order to use your TOEFL iBT scores in this way, the following conditions need to be met:

  • Your chosen U.K. university accepts the TOEFL iBT test for admissions purposes. 
    Check the university website, or contact the admissions department directly, to confirm that they accept TOEFL iBT scores for applications to study at degree level or above.
  • You meet the TOEFL iBT score requirements for university entry and your course of study. 
    Be sure to check the university website for TOEFL iBT score requirements as you may find each university has different requirements depending on the course you want to apply for.
  • You meet the TOEFL iBT score requirements set by the Home Office for immigration. 
    These scores are for University Degree Level Courses – B2 level:
    Total: 72
    Reading: 18
    Listening: 17
    Writing: 17
    Speaking: 20

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