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Study in London

All the information you need about studying in London as an international student.

Why study in London?

There are many reasons to study in London, from its reputation as a multicultural city, to its long history as an academic hub. Its vibrant and metropolitan atmosphere appeals to a diverse population, including the half a million students who study there. It’s a popular choice for international students who like a diverse range of food, history, and art all on their doorstep.

Universities in London

London is home to some of the highest-rated universities in the UK, specializing in a wide range of subjects including medicine, business, engineering, and science. The majority of universities in London, and the UK as a whole, are public, with a small number being private and funded by tuition fees alone.

Student reviews for London

  • Maryam Saberi
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Overall experience 3 stars
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    University facilities
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    London Metropolitan University Biochemistry
    Tell us about London
    London has become my second home and I feel safe and the public transport is amazing. There is so much sightseeing and you will never get bored.
  • Maria Achanova
    Overall experience 5 stars
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    University social
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    University facilities
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    London Metropolitan University Graphic Design
    Tell us about London
    I am living in London. I am travelling to my university around half an hour by overground to reach the campus which is great. It is on a good location.

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How to study in London

As with all UK university and college applications, you need to apply through UCAS for London undergraduate programs. You can choose up to five programs to apply for, and usually need a personal statement and a reference for your application.

Postgraduate program applications are often arranged directly through a university. Each London university will have their own application process depending on your subject and program.

One of the main requirements to study in London is that you have the correct visa. When your place is secured, you’ll need to apply for your UK student visa.

What to study in London

England’s capital offers international students thousands of different programs to choose from. Whether you’re looking to do a bachelor’s or master’s degree in London, the city can offer a high standard of education in the exact field of study you’re interested in.

Due to the presence of businesses and the finance industry, many international students go to London to study for MBA programs, or in subjects such as accounting.

Cost to study in London

Overseas students usually pay more for tuition fees in London. However, currently if you’re an EU student you pay the same fees as home students. For all other international students, fees are set by the universities and vary depending on the subject and program you’re studying. Fees for some London universities can be as high as £30,000 a year at the undergraduate level.

Before applying for programs, consider your budget and the cost of tuition at universities that appeal to you. As living costs in London are particularly high, you’ll need more money to support yourself than you would in other parts of the UK.

Key facts of London

  • 63/40°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 8 million Population
  • 91 Universities
  • UK Country