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
The Student Room- where students like you share ideas about choosing a university. getting in and student life.
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.
Study In 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.
Study in Europe - European Commission Website - search by country
Eunicas - an independent site designed to support applications to Europe.