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Fall 2016 Education UK College Fairs

The British are coming to Chicago and the East Cost!

Chicago metropolitan area September 27 - October 1
Washington DC, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas October 16 - October 27

Did you know you can study in the UK for your full college experience? Join the British Council and particiapting UK institutions to learn more about undergraduate full-degree programs in the UK and meet college representatives. Below please find a series of events for students, parents and counselors: 

Education UK college fairs
September 27 - October 1
October 18 - October 27
Chicago, IL
Wed., September 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register here
Western suburbs of
Chicago, IL

Thurs., September 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register here
Washington, DC
Wed., October 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register here
Alexandria, VA
Thurs., October 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register here
Philadelphia, PA
Mon., October 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register here
Westchester, NY
Tues., October 25
9:15 am - 11:00 am
Register here
Manhattan, NY
Tues., October 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register here
Boston, MA
Thurs., October 27
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register here

The British Council and participating UK universities will be participating in the Chicago and Baltimore NACAC National College Fairs. To register for NACAC fairs, please visit the NACAC website

If you have any questions about our Education UK events or about studying in the UK, please do not hesitate to email us at EducationUK.USA@britishcouncil.org. 

Are you looking for a world-class education? Do you want to learn more about studying in the UK?

This is your chance to tell the British Council how we can help you. We have made improvements to how we share information about studying in the UK and the updates you can receive. To make sure you get information that is right for you, we have developed a new form for you to register your details and let us know your interests and preferences.

We will send you the latest information on UK majors, applying for colleges and university, scholarships, and funding your studies.

We will share stories from students who talk about what it’s really like to study in the UK - where they lived, what the people were like and how they settled in to life in the UK.

And we will let you know if there is an Education Fair taking place near you, where you can talk to representatives of UK institutions and get advice that helps you to make the best decisions.

Education UK wants to make it simpler and easier for you to find the information you want and help you to achieve your college ambitions.

You can register your preferences here.





Check out our latest Academic film series! Education is GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland


Benefits of a UK education
The student experience
Settling in to UK student life
Budgeting for your studies



Education UK Autumn 2014 Tour in Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York

This fall, Education UK hosted and attended two types of student events in Chicago, Washington DC, and New York, accompanied by UK Universities.

Education UK Mini Fairs These events include a mini-college fair and panel discussion. Students and parents had the opportunity to learn about the UK's application system (UCAS), academic culture, as well as student life and employability of a UK degree. Attendees also had the opportunity to network with the British Institutions.
National College Fairs EducationUK attended two NACAC National College Fairs, accompanied by British Institutions. All students and parents were welcome to et one-on-one with representatives from the Universities and Education UK to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities.

EducationUK California Tour

From April 27-May 3 2014, Education UK toured California accompanied by 16 British Universities. On our tour, we stopped in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We met thousands of students looking to study in the UK at National College Fairs, a community college fair, and Education UK study fairs. Thanks to all of the students who came out. It was a GREAT week!

Below are just a few photos from our events, to check out the whole album click here.

Education team at the Orange County National College Fair A British University representative along side our education team at the Orange County National College Fair. We also attended National College Fairs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Orange County National College Fair The line to get into the Orange County National College Fair. There were thousands of students in attendance.
Education UK Study Fair for Solutions The room was packed to capacity with students, parents, and high school counselors at our Education UK Study Fair in San Diego.
Education UK Study Fair for Solutions A presentation by our education team at the Education UK Study Fair in San Diego provided the audience with all the information they needed on how to study in the UK and let the whole room know why Education is GREAT! This was followed by a mini college fair with the 16 British Universities.
Santa Monica Community College, Spring College Fair It was a beautiful day and a great turnout in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Community College, spring College Fair.
Education UK Study Fair at Harvard Westlake School We packed the room again at the Education UK study fair in Los Angeles at Harvard-Westlake school.
Education team talking to students at the LA National College Fair Our education team speaking to students at the Los Angeles National College Fair.

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Important application info and dates

When looking to study in the UK, you will need to apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Services), an organization responsible for managing applications for higher education courses in the United Kingdom.


Explore your options

Choosing and applying for a course

Information for international students

Learn how the UCAS application process works


Key application dates for 2015/16 school year
1 September 2014

Applications begin from mid-September

15 October 2014

Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science should arrive at UCASD 18:00 (UK time)

15 January 2015

Applications for the majority of courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time)

24 March 2015

Applications for some art and design courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time)

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