London remains higher education capital of the world

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released today, confirm London remains the higher education capital of the world. London has 4 universities in the global top 40, more than any other city in the world.

Imperial College London (8th) and University College London (16th) remain in the top 20 whilst London School of Economics and Political Science (25th) and King’s College London (36th) also feature in the world’s top 40.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has welcomed the rankings, saying:

“London has the highest concentration of top ranked universities in the world. They are at the heart of what makes London the world’s leading city – open to talent, enterprise and innovation.

“London attracts more international students than any other city – over 100,000 international students, from over 200 countries.

Rankings Methodology

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings rank research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators are used to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas:

Teaching (the learning environment)

Research (volume, income and reputation)

Citations (research influence);

International outlook (staff, students and research)

Industry income (knowledge transfer).

44 comments on “London remains higher education capital of the world

  1. Victoria mwijage says:

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  2. Megersa says:

    How can I join to your unversity??

  3. Megersa says:

    Please tell me how can I join and learn in your unversity by any level of degre related to any construction
    And by degre or masters

  4. grace ifunanya MBA says:

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  5. Conde Abdoulaye says:

    J’aimerais étudié à Londres a cause
    De la qualité d’enseignement supérieur mais cela ne dates pas aujourd’hui l’engleterre c’est la nation la plus prosper en matière scientifique au monde c’est grâce à eux ont na connu la révolution industrielle

  6. Oswin Manhivi says:

    Very informative

  7. Hismajesty Namadingo says:

    I would like to study there in London, I have just finished my high school
    I am an undergraduate

  8. Sajid Ali says:

    I would like to study BBA or BS Economic in London,l have complete my 1, currently l’m studing in I com part 2.What tyee of scholarships are offered by the London government for international students,l’m a student of federal government college of Pakistan

  9. Douaa says:

    That’s very interesting …I’ve used this page since a long time although I’ve never try to connect with one of those great universities, here’s why :because I don’t know what to write and what should I asking about,so if you can give me some advises ,that will be
    So great.
    So my name’s Douaa I’m from Algeria and would like to study “Medicine” in london ,now I’ve got 15 years old and study in secondary school first year ,of course I need a scholarship to study in London.
    What I want to know is how to write a letter to a university and how can I apply for a visa,scholarship and of course the application letter for the university at the same time?Should I start now my letter or wait untill the coming year and what about the test ?,please give the information you can because I need to know more about studying in london .
    I look forward to recieve your positive reply

  10. kenean Mohammed says:

    i would like to study there London but I need your help,I am learning in college. of ledeta manufacturing college

  11. Obed NTINESHWA says:

    my name is Obed NTINESHWA I want to study there London , I need your help for to study.
    I’m Burundian and I want to continue my studing in environmental department

  12. olusola Itunu Remilekun says:

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  13. mathato says:

    I find it difficult to get through application process. I would like to study with London university

  14. Omar Ahmed says:

    Im want to join university of london study medicine of master all ready I


    Kindly update me on your admission requirements for graduate international students(Ghana).
    Course Master in Economics.

    • Study London says:

      hello, every university in London has different entry requirements. Please check the website of your preferred universities to find out what requirements they have set for students from Ghana. All the best

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  17. Nancy Achapa says:

    The United Kingdom’s Educational reputations is overwhelming.I hope some day soon I will get the opportunity to take my Masters degree there and become a scholar of one of the Universities in London.

  18. Godson Brighton says:

    Am a graduate of the constituent university of the dar es salaam university (UDSM), Dar Es Salaam College of Education, I have qualifications to study master degree, i would like at university of London but please kindly am after your help

  19. Clemens Mbawala says:

    Its good. I like very much to be one of the student who will study in London. I graduated first degree at Dodoma University Tanzania in academic year 2011/2012. Currently I am a Secondary teacher. How can I get a sponsorship for post graduate course in journalism or masters in Education?

  20. Paul HARELIMANA says:

    I’m finished High School in Rwanda, could you please help me to continue undergraduate in London Thank you.

  21. Farhana Mobin says:

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  22. Jannet Quarthy says:

    Am in high school graduate and I would like to attend the London university, and i asking you for your help.

  23. amin muktar Ahmed says:

    I am African student I want to study landon I have bachelor degree of agricultural and I need Master scholarship in London please help me

  24. Brian Odhiambo jaGombe says:

    London is the place if not the UK.I hope i find a place to give me relevant and demanded exposure in the field of finance.

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  26. Ifat Ahmed says:

    Please give me information on teaching courses and degrees available and costs. Thank you

  27. Mohamed sayid says:

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  28. Abang Walters says:

    Studying in London has always been my dream.I am a Cameroonian Holder of Advanced Level Certificate. Am in search of help to make my dream a reality. Thanks

  29. Chuol Kun says:

    I am an Ethiopian Citizen who graduated from University of Gondar with BA Degree in English Language and Literature 11 years ago. It took me many years to achieve the goal i was wondering to get but that never come to existence due to the fact that God did not secure my entry but i am still wondering if this time God has an answer to my request. I have no capacity to educate myself in London unless highest level of top management in one of London Universities accepted my request and allow me to freely acquire the talents of your wisdom so that i could be able to help my people with that knowledge. I have a dream to study abroad but i don’t know which country will answer my question with positive response, God bless Britain, the source of Civilization and Power.

  30. Mishi baig says:

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  31. Dembo DARBOE says:

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  32. Francis kumi Arthur says:

    I’m a graduate from University of Education,winneba-Ghana. I want to study English language in London but I need your assistance.

  33. Dugasa Tiyar says:

    I am an Ethiopian Citizen who wants to study London and I have Bsc in Civil Engineering and I need to study Master scholarship in London please help me. Thanks


    Kindly avail me information about any undergraduate degree in Music production at any London Uniersity Thanks


    I would like to study a degree in music production please assist

  36. ABDOURAHAMANE Diallo says:

    Trully,I need to study my master degree in London.Please help me

  37. queen kayumba says:

    i want to do undergraduate bachelor in dental surgery at universities of london…. please help me…..

  38. shabana nadir says:

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  39. natania teklu says:

    I would like to study in you’re university by economics first degree.please assist me!

  40. kamana callixte says:

    I am Rwandan I studied construction in high school and I wish to continue my stady in London university while you accept to help me
    thanks alot.

  41. queen kayumba says:

    i really love to join you.

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