5 London Universities are amongst the most international universities in the world

Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Times Higher Education has ranked universities worldwide according to their international outlook. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of internationally co-authored research. Extensive international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students.

Of the top 25 international universities, 10 are in the UK. London hosts 5 of them which is a clear sign that London is a great city for international students. It means international students can be sure that they will study with other bright students from around the world and be taught by internationally renowned academics. The following universities are amongst the top 25:

Royal Holloway, University of London – 5th in the ranking: The university has 7,700 students which includes international students from over 120 countries.

Imperial College London – 6th in the ranking: A science-based institution with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

University College London – 12th in the ranking: UCL is known as London’s Global University. Over 40% of students come from outside the UK, from over 140 countries.

Brunel University – 15th in the ranking: The university is home to over 2,500 international students. It offers a number of services to international students and international scholarships.

Queen Mary, University of London – 19th in the ranking: With over 6,000 international students, this is one of London’s most cosmopolitan universities offering an integrated teaching, research and residential campus in central London

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7 comments on “5 London Universities are amongst the most international universities in the world

  1. Kipyego Too says:

    How can apply for the April intake?

    • Study London says:

      Hi Kipyego, there are not many universities that offer April intakes and the course choice is often limited. The majority of courses start in September every year. Please use the course search to find out which universities offer the subject you are interested in. You can then contact your preferred universities to find out when the next intake will be.

  2. Kayitesi Catherine says:

    I really like London. the way schools
    provide scholarships to the international students is so good

  3. lubna says:

    Hi, I am doing level 7 course in Extended Diploma in strategic Management and ledaership in a college. but before finshing the course college closed and no university is willing to offer me a place in another level 7 course. Can i get admitted in a english language course in a public funded college? can i get work permit while doing this course? if the course is 1 year general English programme awaraded by university of Cambridge ESOL.

    • Study London says:

      Hi Lubna, I’m sorry to hear about the closure of your college. Your best option is to speak to the school or college you want to take the English course at directly as they will be able to tell you what visa you will require and what the work conditions may be. We cannot give an answer to this as different schools/colleges have different statuses with the UK Home Office. You may also wish to consider a Pre-masters course if you have already completed a Bachelor’s degree but are unable to gain direct entry into a Masters course. Pre-masters courses are normally offered for international students who want to improve their English and academic skills before starting a Masters. Some universities offer direct progression from the Pre-masters to a Masters course.

  4. subhanullah says:

    How i can apply for that?and Afghan people can get enroll in this program?

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