Alongside its heritage of elite universities, the UK offers world leading education technology, vocational skill training and early years education.

Why choose the UK for education

Leading tech
Over 1,000 UK edtech companies are helping teachers and students around the globe to learn smarter through technology.

Aligned to industry
Our technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is closely aligned to industry so students learn the exact skills the work demands.

Global focus
The UK helps create strong education systems around the world with over 6,000 British style schools operating worldwide.

Pioneering edtech solutions
The UK edtech industry creates pioneering education technology solutions.

How education is going digital

From Raspberry Pi to Transnational Education (TNE), the UK is at the forefront of the edtech revolution.

Continuing a tradition of excellence
The UK has a history of providing world-class education. Many of its historic universities, such as Cambridge and Oxford, remain among the best and most iconic in the world.

Alongside this heritage, the education industry in the UK is developing some of the most exciting education technologies.

There are now over 1,000 UK edtech companies and more than half of the European edtech Top 20 list are from the UK.

Studying for UK Qualification Overseas
The UK is a leading provider of Transnational Education (TNE) programmes. UK university courses can be accessed in your home country in a variety of ways, including online and at over 40 UK campuses overseas.

82% of UK universities offer TNE programmes so you can get a UK education from your home country easily.

Opportunities to study for a UK qualification overseas are growing. Over 700,000 people studied a UK university course overseas in 2016. This was a 13% increase from 2012

Helping kids learn to code
Designed to be cheap and accessible, the Raspberry Pi is a single board computer that has quickly become the UK’s best-selling PC.

Its cost-effectiveness makes it ideal for use in schools to get children learning to code from an early age. The technology has been widely adopted in Europe and the US.

A growing industry
The edtech industry is currently worth around £45bn and is expected to grow to £129bn by 2020.

UK schools have spent more than £1bn on digital learning in the last 5 years and 70% of UK primary and secondary students use a tablet in class.

Education technology is increasingly helping children to learn at a pace that suits them and accounts for their individual needs.