The UK is a country with rich history and culture, stunning countryside, paired with world-leading modern art, design, culture, fashion and sport. A UK education offers something for everyone. 

From bustling cities to snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills to highlands and islands, the UK is beautiful and exploring is a must. Its relatively small size and good transport links mean that you can see a lot while you are here. There are four nations that make up the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 


The UK’s northernmost country, Scotland is a stunning mix of wild beauty and buzzing cities. From the capital city Edinburgh, home to the iconic hilltop castle and the world’s biggest arts festival, to the mountain wilderness of the Highlands, and the miles of untouched beaches dotted along the coastline, Scotland has a lot to offer.


With three national parks – Snowdonia, the Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons – covering twenty per cent of Wales, it goes without saying that it’s home to some stunning landscapes. As well as the mountain ranges, rugged coastline and historic capital, Cardiff, Wales is famous for its distinctive Welsh language and love of sport.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a country renowned for its friendly people and natural beauty. In the capital Belfast, you’ll find a great mix of nightlife and history. Venture to more rural areas to see stunning coastline, such as the Giant’s Causeway, the famous natural rock formation that has many a legend associated with it.


The largest of the four countries of the UK, England also contains the most universities, so there are plenty of options if you want to study here. Find out more about the different regions of England below.

Lochan Urr, Glen Etive, Scotland
Snowy mountains at Lochan Urr, Glen Etive, Scotland
Typical UK style beach huts
Typical UK style beach huts
Bluebells flowering in a woodland in Kent, UK
Bluebells flowering in a woodland in Kent, UK
Castle surrounded by water and boats in the UK


The capital of England, London is the biggest city in the UK and one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. From fascinating history and iconic buildings, to cutting-edge fashion, theatre and food, it’s easy to see why London is one of the most exciting and most visited cities on the planet.

Northern England

Once at the heart of the industrial revolution, today northern cities like Manchester and Liverpool are best known for their famous football clubs and great nightlife. Outside the cities you’ll find impressive countryside, from the beauty of The Lake District, to the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales.

Central England

Known as The Midlands, this region is home to the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, as well as its most famous universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Head out of the cities and find the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds and the charming Tudor town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Southwest England

Remote sandy beaches make Southwest counties such as Dorset, Devon and Cornwall popular holiday destinations in the UK. The region’s main cities, Bath and Bristol offer vibrant alternatives to the tranquillity of the coast, offering fascinating history, as well as colourful music and arts scenes.

Southeast England

Noted for its gentle rolling countryside, the Southeast is home to the county of Kent, known as the ‘Garden of England’. The region’s seaside towns are also a big attraction, with Brighton, famous for its vintage shopping, colourful nightlife and laid-back beach living, one of the most renowned.

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