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Web sites for higher education students and universities
in and outside the UK

Education UK
This British Council web site is the first port of call for all international students interested in studying for a UK course or qualification.
More from the British Council's ORB database:
Higher education

HE students' gateway
The Department for Education and Skills' web pages for higher education students.

HEFCE - Higher Education Funding Council for England
HEFCE promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research in universities and colleges in England.

HERO - Higher education and research opportunities
HERO is the higher education sector’s gateway to the UK's universities, colleges and research organisations.

HEW - Higher Education Wales
HEW represents the Welsh higher education sector, encompassing all the heads of the universities and higher education colleges in Wales.

NARIC - National Academic Recognition Information Centre
NARIC provides information and advice on the comparability of international and UK qualifications to promote UK qualifications overseas.

NISS - National Information Services and Systems
NISS is a website which offers advice and guidance to students wishing to study higher and further education in the UK.

NUS - National Union of Students
The NUS web site offers advise, entertainment and information for all students in the UK.

Postgraduate study in British literature
This British Council online directory describes facilities for postgraduate study in British literature available at universities, colleges, and institutes of higher education in the UK.

QAA - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
The QAA is the body set up to assess the quality and standards of higher education institutions and the subjects that they offer.

RDN - Resource Discovery Network
The RDN is a free Internet service dedicated to providing effective access to high quality Internet resources for the learning, teaching and research community. The service is primarily aimed at Internet users in further and higher education.

Recognised UK degrees
A list of recognised universities and colleges from the Department for Education and Skills.

SCOP - Standing Conference of Principals
SCOP is the representative organisation for higher education colleges in England and Northern Ireland.


SHEFC - Scottish Higher Education Funding Council
The SHEFC provide financial support for teaching, research and associated activities in Scottish higher education institutions.

This site with information and advise for students in the UK is provided by NISS.

An online guide to British universities, written by and for students, with message boards, chat, radio, and advice. Approved by UCAS.

THES - Times Higher Education Supplement
THES is the UK's renowned weekly publication for higher education.

UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
UCAS is the UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to full-time undergraduate courses, Foundation Degrees, HNDs and university diplomas in the UK.

UKCOSA: The Council for International Education
UKCOSA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting educational mobility and providing support to international students and the professionals who work with them.

Universities Scotland
A membership organisation, funded by the 21 Scottish universities and colleges of higher education to support and promote them.

UUK - Universities UK
UUK is the body set up to represent all Universities in the UK.

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