The United Kingdom is one of the top study abroad destinations for students worldwide. Top universities, the comfort of studying in English-speaking country, and the British culture all play an important role in attracting international students.
If you want to be one of them, Studyportals has researched for you the top 10 British universities users on our portal want to apply to. This list can inspire you in your searches for the right university in the UK. If so many students want to study there, that probably means these universities have a lot to offer and may also be perfect for you.
We’ve analysed and compared traffic on our portals and notice that some British universities stood out because most users on our portals were interested in them. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 British universities that students want to attend:
- The University of Edinburgh
- University of Kent
- King's College London
- University of Leeds
- University of Westminster
- University of Birmingham
- Newcastle University
- Cardiff University
- The University of Manchester
- Brunel University London
What to study at British universities
British universities have programmes for about any subject area that you can think of. However, data on international students shows that most of them prefer to study the following disciplines:
- Masters in Business in the UK;
- Masters in Engineering in the UK;
- Masters in Social Sciences in the UK;
- Masters in Arts, Design and Architecture in the UK;
- Masters in Law in the UK.
How to apply to a degree in the United Kingdom
If you are looking to apply to a Master’s in the UK you can do so directly on the website of your chosen programme or via the UCAS centralised system. You’ll need to make sure you fit the admission requirements, gather the necessary documents, and upload them online.
While admission requirements and application documents vary according to programme, some of the most recurrent elements in your application will be:
- Birth certificate/Passport/ ID
- Reference letters
- Evidence of English competency (TOEFL, IELTS, C1 Advanced test scores)
- Copies of degree/diploma certificates
- Academic transcripts
- An application fee
Deadlines vary as well, but in general EU students should apply by 15 January and non-EU students by 30 June for the autumn intake.
Apply right now to a Master’s in the UK with Studyportals
You can now apply with Studyportals to one of our partner universities in the UK. You can apply whenever you want, and it won't cost you anything. Some of them are:
- University of Portsmouth
- University of the West of Scotland
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Loughborough University
Check the available Masters and see which of the degrees match your background and interests. Start the application process by filling in your student profile. You will soon get contacted by one of our application counsellors who will assist you further. We’ll then apply on your behalf. Find out more about applying to a Master's degree with Studyportals.