In this article, we introduce a range of useful websites for exploring higher education options.

Applying to University

Choosing What to Study


Writing a Personal Statement – how to write a personal statement
University central application system
Look on the website of your first choice university, often they have information for potential applicants

Where To Go

Exploring Universities: Other Useful Websites


Admissions Tests

Individual University websites plus: Biomedical admissions test for Medicine/Veterinary
Complete database of all Higher Education courses. Science plus tests for Humanities subjects including History,
University league tables, including subject English, Classics and tables. Philosophy plus others.
Search for a course under various criteria – UCAS points,
location, course type etc. UK Clinical Aptitude Test
Information and advice on creative arts for medicine and dentistry courses.
Search and compare undergraduate courses
in the UK Law Admissions Test


London University Taster Programme See individual university websites plus:
Wide ranging advice plus a good section on writing personal statements tasters – you have to sign up to use this websites, but can search for scholarships with the free registration option (no need to pay) Free short university taster
courses for Yr 12 students

Graduate Employment

Studying Abroad: General
Student university reviews. Publishes “What do graduates do?” employment Information and advice on studying in wide range of countries.
statistics for different degrees.
Video/written reviews. Information about wide
range of degree & vocational courses
Search/book university open days. throughout the world.

Exploring Careers – foundation-degrees
Information about foundation Graduate careers website. Careers Advice Information on a wide range
degrees. section includes “Options with your subject” of degree courses throughout
linking careers to subjects. the world taught in English.

Student Finance

Labour market information about graduate careers.


Worldwide university rankings.
General information about student finance – links to online

Studying in Europe

application system. Detailed information about a wide range of careers, entry
requirements, salaries and prospects.
NHS bursaries.

Studying in Australia/New Zealand

Studying in Canada

Students with Disabilities

Studying part of a degree abroad

Studying in USA
International Association for the exchange of students with technical experience.
International student exchange programme.


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