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 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.