Choose which school you want to study at. Live with a host family or in Student Halls. Immerse yourself into British life and culture while boosting your education!
Take your education to a higher level while experiencing a new and exciting culture. Make an amazing investment in your future!
Our High School Select programme allows you to decide for yourself which school you prefer. We work with an amazing range of colleges with outstanding facilities and fantastic locations.
From bustling Brighton on the south coast to the noble North we will help you select the college of your dreams. Start your day on the beach, or immerse yourself into classic village life. Whatever your choice you will experience everyday life in the UK while you perfect your English language and take your education to a higher level.
Studying alongside local students you will have the opportunity to make local friends and well as international. You can choose your subjects from an extensive selection and to fully immerse you can also join clubs, groups and activities, making use of the amazing college facilites.
Outside school you can enjoy life with a welcoming host family, or some of our colleges give you the options of staying in Student Halls with your fellow students.
Studying in another country is one of the most rewarding experiences you can give yourself, and with this programme we give you every opportunity for an outstanding experience! Let us help you find the perfect college in the best location, and you will soon find yourself studying in an amazing place with fantastic facilities, great tutors and a wonderful school spirit.
Request a suggestion, and we will guide you through the selection, putting you straight on the fast track to an amazing experience that will help you evolve as a person while you build a great foundation for your future, both professionally and personally.
"The teachers are all friendly and helpful. I choose the best subjects for me and for my future. I'm happy about my choices. "
Alice from Italy
"I have learned about English culture, I have seen lots of famous and beautiful places and done so many fun things I didn't expect to do.I have learned to speak better English and gained a lot of memories.."
Marja from Finland
When you apply, we will ask you to tell us about your interests and ambitions, so we can find the best possible school to match you as well as your interests and ambitions.
The British school system is divided into primary and secondary education. At school, you will be studying for A levels (in England) or Highers (in Scotland). Students typically study 3-4 subjects of their choice and go in to a lot of detail in each subject area. You will experience a combination of class work, group projects and independent study.
The school year starts early September in England and in August in Scotland.
Your school day will most likely start at 8am and end mid to late afternoon. Lessons normally last 40-50 minutes and there are usually two intervals, a short break mid morning and about 30 minutes for lunch. Schools have canteens, and students will either bring their lunch from home or buy a meal at the school canteen.
Many schools have after school activities, and some of the schools we work with offers state of the art facilities for sports, clubs, drama and music. Make sure that you let is know what you would like, so we can find the best possible option for you.
Also often referred to as Great Britain or The British Isles, The United Kingdom is formed of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and other islands such as Jersey.
UK today is a modern, versatile and inclusive country, but at the same time also very charming, original and traditional. Foodwise perhaps best known for Fish & Chips, the UK also makes a mean Chicken Tikka Masala, which nowadays is just as popular with the local population. The classic Bacon & Eggs breakfast is frequently served as a weekend treat, while on weekdays most people will have cereal or a quick toast.
The British sense of humour is everywhere, as is the all-important Tea. And although in danger of being overtaken by coffee, the traditional “cuppa” is still seen by most as the ultimate remedy for most things.
In sports Football tops the charts in England, while in Scotland it is rivalled by Rugby. You may also come across a classic cricket match, frequently played in most English villages, and you school is likely to offer range of sports activities.
British families are as different as other families, and the family structure is diverse – from nuclear families to single parents and everything in between. Students are different too, and we will use our experience to make the best match and find you a home that fits you as perfectly as possible.
You will find that Brits may seem reserved, but are wonderfully warm and welcoming once you get to know them. Be ready to chat, open up and don’t take yourself too seriously, and you will make sure that you make the most of your UK experience.
With StudyChoice you can combine professional coaching in your favourite sport with an academic programme at one of our partner colleges.
With StudyChoice you can combine professional coaching in your favourite sport with an academic programme at one of our partner colleges.
We want you to always feel supported, and we are here to help and guide you. Our support team are dedicated and experienced, and will always be here if you need advice. As well as this, if you are living with a host family then you will also have a Local Support Coordinator who lives in your local area and knows your surroundings, and they will be there for you as well.
From a really young age, Mikkel always wanted to visit England – to experience a game of rugby, listen to all the different accents, and sample fish and chips by the sea! He lived near to the coast in the north of Germany, so he always felt that it was important to be close to the sea air wherever he went, to help him feel at home even while he was away. Mikkel was over the moon when he had the opportunity to travel to England and spend a year at a school, studying for his A levels. Through the High School Select programme, he attended a school down on the south coast of England, meaning he had the beach on his doorstep and plenty of sports to get involved in – and he got to eat plenty of freshly cooked fish and chips!
Our High School Select programme lets you choose which college you wish to study at. At StudyChoice we work with over 30 colleges, located all over the UK. This means we are in a great position to find the perfect college for each and every one of our students, including you. With StudyChoice it is all about you. We want you to have the best year of your life, the best possible experience.
Check out a couple of our colleges here – and let us find the perfect college for you!
Exeter College – we work with this award-winning, world class further education college, which is located in Devon (in the south of England). They have achieved a rating of “outstanding” from Ofsted (the governmental department which inspects schools). Whether you want to study a course such Computer Science or French, or anything in between, Exeter College has a wide variety of options. This college is also home to training facilities for sports and music, as well as other specialist areas.
Bexhill College – we work with this well-established and respected sixth form college. They offer a lot of support for students, and they have a range of specialist resources to help you succeed! Here, you would have the chance to take part in trips and join in extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama and music. At Bexhill College, you can study academic courses with excellent tutors, with a great variety of options available.
Check out our High School Classic programme if you want a great cultural and educational experience anywhere in the UK, or our High School Academic programme to choose which subjects you will study in advance!
Yes – if you choose the High School Select programme, then you can choose not only the area that you will be in, but also the school or college you will study at! We want you to be able to study where and what you want – so you can tell us in your application if you have a preference. Take a look at our High School Select page to find out more about this.
Yes – if you choose the High School Academic programme you can choose your subjects!
Yes – but this might depend on your academic performance, and the subjects that you choose to study. At the end of your time in the UK, you should obtain a report card from your school or college, and this will demonstrate your experience and qualifications.
If you are interested in sitting exams, then you should tell us this when you apply, so that we can make sure your subjects will allow you to obtain a recognised qualification.
As soon as your placement is confirmed, we will notify you of the details of where you will be studying. The process of matching you with the perfect school or college (and host family, if you choose to stay with one) takes time and can be complex, and we want to make sure we find you the best match. We’ll aim to let you know your destination a few months before you depart.
It’s different for every student depending on your lifestyle, and it also depends on whether you stay with a host family or in student accommodation, and how you travel to school! The average monthly expenditure is usually between £100-£150 if you’re staying with a host family.
On our application form, there is a section asking you for some information about yourself – this includes whether you would be happy living with pets, whether you would prefer a non-smoking family, and if you have any other special requirements or allergies, among other questions. You should give us as much information as you can on here, and this will enable us to match you to the most suitable family!
This depends and can be different depending on the school and the host family! There will probably be other exchange students at your school. Host families can choose to host one or two students, so you might have another student within your host family.
If you have a problem with your host family, then you can talk to your Local Support Coordinator. They will help you to talk about the problem and find a solution. If the problem is serious and can’t be resolved, there can be the option of changing host family.
All of our students and their parents will have a contact person before, during and after their stay. During the programme, our students are supported by various levels of support – our Head Office team, their school and (depending on what type of programme you have chosen) a Local Support Coordinator. We also have an emergency number for emergencies out of office hours. StudyChoice will keep in touch with you while you’re here in the UK, and we can offer support, guidance and advice.
Yes – StudyChoice organises tours and trips every term that you will be able to take part in! Independent travel is also possible, but you will have to get permission from StudyChoice, as well as your natural parents (and host family, if you’re staying with one!).
Yes – there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in sports and activities while you are in the UK! You can join a club or play sports through your school or college, and if you’re staying with a host family, they will be able to help you get involved in activities in the local area.
Yes – you can ask for an extension of your programme.
If you aren’t sure if you will need a visa, take a look at the UK government website:
This will tell you what kind of visa you need to apply for, what fees are involved, and what the requirements are. The earliest you can apply for a visa is three months before you start your course.
Included in the programme price
In the UK GCSE qualifications are completed at age 15 or 16, at the end of secondary school. Students then go on to study A-levels or vocational courses. Please see the table below for a full overview of the British educational system. Contact us if you need help understanding how the educational system in your country compares to education in the UK!
|Art & Design||Art||Academic|
|Art & Design||Art & Design||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Production Arts Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Performing Arts||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Photography||Academic|
|Art & Design||Photography||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Design - Graphic||Academic|
|Art & Design||Design - Graphic||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Design - 3D||Academic|
|Environment & Humanities||Environmental Sustainability||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Animal Care||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Animal Management||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Construction and the Built Environment||Vocational|
|Business||Business and Accounting||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Early Years Education and Child Care||Vocational|
|Engineering||Motorsport (Vehicle Technology)||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Upholstery and Furnishings||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Fashion and Textiles||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Barbering||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Beauty Therapy||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Hairdressing||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Hair Colouring Services Level 2||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Make-Up Artistry Level 2||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Hospitality Diploma||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Professional Cookery - Patisserie and Confectionary||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Cookery Professional Diploma||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Nutrition & Health||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Games Design Digital Games Development||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||ICT||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||ICT Game Design & Creative Media (Film)||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Computing||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Creative Media (Digital Game Design and Development)||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||ICT First Certificate||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Computer Science||Academic|
|IT & Gaming||IT - Creative Technology Level 2||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Electronics||Academic|
|Media||Creative Media Production||Vocational|
|Media||Creative Media Production / Film and Television Production||Vocational|
|Music||Music Technology (Production)||Vocational|
|Music||Music Practitioner Diploma Level 2||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Performing Arts||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Performing Arts Extended Diploma||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Acting Diploma||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Dance Diploma||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Drama and Theatre Studies||Academic|
|Performing Arts||Film Studies||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Biology||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Chemistry||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Computer Science||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Mathematics||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Physics||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Further Maths||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Economics||Academic|
|Languages||English Language & Literature||Academic|
|Humanities||History - Modern||Academic|
|Humanities||History - Medieval||Academic|
|Humanities||Philosophy & Religious Studies||Academic|
|Humanities||Govt & Politics||Academic|
|Environment & Humanities||Psychology Extended Certificate||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Health & Social Care||Vocational|
|Travel & Tourism||Travel & Tourism||Vocational|
|Travel & Tourism||Air Cabin Crew||Vocational|
|Sports||Sport, Health and Fitness||Vocational|
|Sports||Sports Outdoor Adventurous Activites Extended Diploma||Vocational|
|Sports||Sport and Exercise Science||Vocational|
|Sports||Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science Level 2||Vocational|