An obvious starting point would be the universities, one of which – the University of Cambridge – you may just have heard of, seeing as it is currently ranked the second best university in the world, according to the 2012/13 QS World University Rankings (it was first in 2010 and 11). You'll also probably know of Cambridge's historic rival, the University of Oxford
But there’s a lot more to UK universities
than just Oxford or Cambridge. Four UK universities
currently rank among the world's top 10. There are a total of 30 institutions in the top 200, and 55 in the top 700. A shortage of options, then, will not be an issue for the UK-bound international student.