Students at a UK university

Do you want to study at a UK university, college, school or English language centre?

Studying in the UK offers you a world-class education, internationally respected qualifications and outstanding career prospects.

On the 'Study UK: Discover You' website, you can find thousands of UK scholarships and courses.

You will also find essential advice about studying in the UK – from choosing a course and planning your travel, to making friends and getting used to the UK's weather!

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EU student advice

Friday, 10 July 2020

From August 2021, EU students will pay international fees to study in England or Scotland. Students who've already started studying in the UK, or plan to start in 2020, are still eligible for ‘home fees’ for their whole course. Some exceptions apply to UK nationals living in the EU.

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Why choose a UK education?

Did you know that:

  • Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK (World Rankings, QS)?
  • The UK is a world-leading research nation (International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base, BIS)?
  • The UK is the world’s most popular destination for English language study?
  • UK-educated international graduates achieve markedly higher average salaries than if they had been educated at home (Tracking International Graduate Outcomes, BIS, 2011)?

UK education is all about giving you inspiration to develop your knowledge and skills, freedom to be creative, and support to help you achieve your best.

On a UK course, you'll gain skills and qualifications to help you succeed in your chosen career.

And outside the classroom, you will have the opportunity to experience the UK's unique countryside, cities and culture!

Find out more reasons to choose a UK education.

Your study options in the UK

Do you want to find a UK course or scholarship? Perhaps you’d like some help deciding what and where to study? We are here to help you. 

On the 'Study UK: Discover You' website, you can look up thousands of UK courses and scholarships using our search tools and resources. We list qualifications like undergraduate Bachelor's degrees, HNDs and postgraduate Master’s degrees, MBAs and doctorates. You can also find out about English language courses.

For younger pupils, you can also look up UK boarding schools and English language courses for children and teenagers. 

Find out about course types, qualifications and the different education systems for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in your study options.

EU student visas

Are you thinking of coming to study in the UK after January 2021? Here's more information on what to prepare for a student visa if you’re from the EU:

Scholarships, financial support and EU loans

Scholarships, grants, bursaries, financial awards, loans… there are many financial support options for international students who wish to study on a UK course. 

Find out more about scholarships available to Cypriot students below, and you can search for UK scholarships and find out more on the scholarships and financial support page of the 'Study UK: Discover You'.

EU Tuition Fee Loan for Undergraduate Courses

Cypriot students are eligible to take out a student loan to cover the cost of their university tuition fees for Undergraduate courses. Student loans are funded by the government of the country where they choose to study (England, Northern Ireland or Wales), and paid directly to their university by the Student Loans Company. The maximum a student can borrow depends on the fees charged by their university and it’s not affected by the student’s household income. Most importantly, students will not have to start repaying their loan until after they finish their degree and they earn £21,000 (approx €24,000) per year.  More information at

Study in Scotland for free
A big advantage in choosing a Scottish university for undergraduate studies is that all EU nationals are eligible to have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This funding assistance is unique to students who choose to study for an undergraduate degree in Scotland and does not exist anywhere else in the UK. It is worth mentioning that most degrees in Scotland are four years instead of three. More information at

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

Postgraduate loans for Masters students will be available for up to a maximum of 10,000 British Pounds (Sterling) for the academic year 2016-2017. The loans will be available for both taught and research, in all disciplines and subject areas for a full-time, part-time and distance learning Master programmes. Repayments will not begin until 2019 and will be income-contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate loans. Rates will be set at 6% of annual income over 21,000. More information can be found at

Commonwealth scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are offered in Cyprus for doctoral study in the UK by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.

The Awards for developed Commonwealth countries are available for full PhD and split-site (PhD) study in the UK. The Nominating Agency in Cyprus is responsible for the administration and selection process, and the commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK for the final selection.

The Awards are usually announced in October by the nominating agency in Cyprus. Information on previous scholarships, the on-line application form, prospectus and conditions can be found on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s website .

Details of the full application process and contact details of the Nominating Agency (in Greek) can be found of the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation website .

For information on the EU Scholarships for the Turkish Cypriot community, please go to the EU Scholarship Programme for Turkish Cypriots website

How to apply

Coming to study in the UK is your opportunity to gain the skills, outlook and confidence you need to fulfil your potential. Applying to study in the UK is a straightforward process and we will guide you through it step by step.

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Education agents

Education agents can help you find the right university, college or school in the UK and assist you with applying for a course.

If you have already identified a university, college or school where you would like to study find out if they have agents in your country that they regularly work with.

Alternatively, you can use the British Council’s Global Agents List  to find a list of certified agents in your country. 

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Practical advice before you go

If you are planning your UK studies then we can help you! We have gathered practical advice for you about UK visas, scholarships, money, accommodation, health, safety, travel and much more.

The British Council also runs pre-departure briefings for students who are planning to study in the UK.

Read the 'Study UK: Discover You' website for practical advice before you go.

Living and studying in the UK

What is it really like to live and study in the UK? 

From Students’ Unions, nightlife and socialising to food, drink, religion and weather, find out all about living and studying in the UK on the 'Study UK: Discover You' website.

You can also watch films and read blogs written by international students.

Post-study work opportunities

There are lots of options available to international students who want to stay and work in the UK after their studies.

From summer 2021, international students will be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new Graduate Route.

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