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Welcome to Quality Development Unit




For many years the UK has rightly held a reputation for being a world leader in welcoming international students. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is personally leading an initiative to make access to UK education even easier for students all over the world.

The British Council is playing a number of key roles in this initiative. Quality Development Unit has developed a wide range of services and materials to support international students and UK educational institutions.

If you are an international student, visiting our site will help you prepare for study in the UK. If you are a UK educational institution, it can provide you with the information and support you need to succeed in your international initiatives.

How we can help you

What we do
Information and publications

Scholarships database
Home Office Visa statistics
Number of student visas issued in:
(26KB Microsoft Excel spreadsheet)
(23KB Microsoft Excel spreadsheet)

Contact us

Quality Development Unit
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
M1 6BB
Fax: +44 (0)161 957 7364


Education UK

All the information you need on studying in the UK
The Council for International Education
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Home Office
Department for Education and Skills
Association of Colleges
Association of Recognised English Language Services
British Association of State English Language Teaching
Hobsons Study UK
Welcoming international students
Council for International Students

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