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Higher education in the UK

Where can your Cambridge exam take you?

Where can your Cambridge exam take you?

The UK is one of the most popular destinations in the world to study higher education, second only to the USA. Around 500,000 international students enrol every year, to one of the UK’s 395 universities and colleges, offering over 50,000 undergraduate-level higher education courses.

UK universities are ranked among the best in the world with a reputation for ground-breaking research opportunities and qualifications that are respected by employers and academics worldwide. Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK.

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Cambridge University and Kings College Chapel

To add to this the UK is a great place to live and study, with a rich diversity of cultures, languages, and faiths. International students are welcomed across the UK and are a valued part of the student population in British universities.

UK higher education applications are made through UCAS and many international students will need to apply for a visa to study in the UK. Universities will advise all applicants what standard of English is required for their courses and most course providers will ask students to demonstrate proficiency in English or to take an approved English language test if English is not their first language.

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Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester

Cambridge English exams are recognised by over 25,000 universities, employers and governments around the world and more than 5.5 million people take their qualifications and tests every year. Many leading institutions and organisations accept Cambridge English exams as proof of proficiency in English and access onto university courses.

Cambridge Assessment English has created a recognition database which details institutions that already accept their exams for entry and proficiency requirements. These include world-renowned universities including Oxford Brookes, King’s College and the London School of Economics as well as international companies such as Microsoft, Adidas and American Express. Visit our Cambridge Assessment English page to learn more about their full range of globally accepted qualifications.

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