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Higher Education Research Links


UCAS - for course search, application and offers.

MyUniChoices - respected and established diagnostic program that identifies degree courses that might suit you.

Discover Uni -student views of specific courses at UK universities - interesting stats.

Guardian Good University Guide -  Subject tables, Rankings and other  useful features.

Complete University Guide - Comprehensive Guide with interesting elements - e.g. safety

British Council - government site geared to international applicants.

Council for International Student Affairs - the body that looks after the needs of international students in the UK.  Helpful and informative, including advice on 'home' or 'overseas' fee status.

Oxbridge Info. - a very useful site for those contemplating application to Oxford or Cambridge. 'Profiles' are particularly interesting.

Gap Year?  Year Out? - the best sites for exploring the options for a productive year out between school and college.  Includes some guidance on the pros and cons of taking a gap year.

GapMedics- work experience opportunites for those pursuing Medicine, Nursing

Student Support/Fees

The Student Room- where students like you share ideas about choosing a university. getting in and student life. They also have a general 'Uni Guide' site here.

The Medic Portal - comprehensive support for those interested in applying for Medicine. Some fees involved but very reasonable. 

UK Clinical Aptitude Test - this website gives you information on this requirement for most UK medical schools.

BMAT, TSA - this website gives you information on this requirement for some UK medical schools and other Assessment Tests such as TSA.

LNAT - this website gives you information on this requirement for some UK Law degrees.



College Board - a comprehensive guide to college application. College search facility, 'Big Future' and some very helpful articles. Register for SAT here.

Common App - where you apply for many colleges and much more.

American Universities and Colleges -online version of an excellent magazine produced by the Council of International Schools.

U.S.News - College Rankings and more.

College Navigator – unattractive interface but reliable government site full of data. To gain the full benefit, use preferences with care (and some patience) to gain best results. 

Cappex -  popular site that is best known for scholarships and free application but also has a College Search with Chance of Admission estimate and gives your details (not personal) to matching colleges who might send you emails etc. 

College Express - College and Scholarship searches with lots of interesting lists from 'College Finder'.

Niche - formerly 'College Prowler', Niche now combines large data sets with subjective student views and reviews of colleges - read with care at times.

College Confidential - Primarily Discussion Forums but also college match facility and useful articles.

SAT/ACT Compared - Infographic from 'Magoosh'

TOEFL - the official site of the Educational Testing Service.

Campus Tours - YouVisit - Campus 360 - good sites for Virtual Campus Tours.

Campus Safety and Security - compare stats but understand context and limitations.

Universities Canada -  is an excellent starting point for your research, using the 'Search programs' function.

Study in Canada - a comprehensive site dealing with all aspects of the Canadian education system.

EduCanada - official site for searching your H.E. options and more. Good search engine.

Macleans - the online route to the Macleans magazine 'Good University Guide' - rankings and more.

Globe and Mail - Canadian University Report with interesting articles and university profiles.

O.U.A.C. Application


Study with Australia - a government site geared to international applicants.

Good University Guide - rankings and good search facilities.

QILT - Compare institutions and courses based on information from student surveys

Studies in Australia - Guide for international students. Search for courses and fields of study. includes information on studying in Australia.

My Future - Discover your strengths, and start your personal career journey. Identify your interests, build your career profile and explore occupations. Find courses that lead to your career.



University Sites


Study in Europe - European Commission Website - search by country


Eunicas - an independent site designed to support applications to Europe.



Study in Germany


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