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Why Study in London?

With over 100,000 international students from over 200 different countries, London is the most popular study destination in the world. But why do so many students come to London?

Watch the video to find out what makes London so special!

Top 10 Reasons to Study in London

  1. Student diversity

London is home to students from over 200 different countries. The mix of nationalities perfectly complements London’s diversity. You will meet people from all over the world and build new friendships which will last a lifetime.

  1. World-class universities

London’s universities rank highly in many of the global university rankings. London hosts 4 of the top 40 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (Imperial College London, University College London, London School of Economics & Political Science, King’s College London).

  1. Academic excellence

Universities in London have a combined research income of over £500 million ($820 million), attracting renowned academics and the brightest students from across the globe. Over 70 Nobel Prize laureates have studied or worked at a London university.

  1. Ground-breaking discoveries

Current and past students and staff at London universities have been involved in many discoveries that have shaped modern life, including the discovery of DNA, fingerprints and penicillin.

  1. Courses

London universities offer a huge variety of courses from accounting, business, engineering and law to marketing, medicine, politics and zoology.

  1. Learning resources

London offers outstanding academic support and facilities for students. There are over 120 different libraries, including the British Library which houses over 150 million books. Three million new items are added to the collection of the British Library every year.

  1. Global Financial Centre

London is home to some of the world’s largest businesses has three times more European multinational HQs than any other city in Europe. London is also the number one city in the world for foreign companies looking to expand their business.

  1. Internships & jobs

London university degrees are recognised by companies around the world and the city’s universities have great links with multinational companies that no other city can offer. There are thousands of part-time jobs available as well as work experience and internship opportunities.

  1. Culture

London’s cultural offering is ideal for students who are looking for a culturally enriching study experience. There are over 1,000 museums and galleries in London, and most of them are free!

  1. The student life

London is a great place for students to have fun. There are over 100 cinemas, over 100 parks, over 350 live music venues, over 5,000 restaurants and over 7,000 bars and pubs to have fun with your friends.

WHAT’S ON: zoo animals keeping cool, Buckingham Palace and the Olympic Park

The animals of ZSL London Zoo have unique ways of keeping cool during London’s heatwave. Read on to find out what else is going on in the city this weekend.

UNI NEWS ROUND-UP: Graduate Fashion Week Highlights

Graduate Fashion Week takes place in London every June. The acclaimed exhibition showcases the work of over 1,000 fashion graduates to more than 20,000 guests every year. This year we saw winning displays – and catwalk footage – from the University of East London, Kingston University and the University of Westminster, plus more fashion news […]

London theatre: award-winning performances and education

The Complete University Guide has placed drama at Queen Mary, University of London at the top of its UK subject league tables – awarding the subject an overall score of 100/100.

UCL’s MRI Easter Egg Hunt

UCL scientists contribute to ground-breaking TV show, Easter Eggs Live. Over the Easter weekend, millions of UK viewers watched as baby penguins, crocodiles, praying mantises and other animals hatched from their eggs live on Channel 4. Easter Eggs Live was a first for TV. Researchers from UCL’s Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI) helped with […]

Hollywood magic visits Kingston University

A little bit of movie glamour came to Kingston University recently, in the form of Shelley Page, head of international outreach for DreamWorks Animation. DreamWorks Animation is the US film studio behind recent release The Croods, shown in the trailer above, plus animated classics such as Shrek and Madagascar. Shelley Page graduated from Kingston in […]

King’s College London Launches Major International Scholarship Programme for Law Students

Last week, King’s College London announced a major scholarship programme for its School of Law. From 2013, up to 80 scholarships will be available to students from around the world: 75 for undergraduates, and five for PhD students. The scholarship programme is the biggest for a law faculty in Europe and has been made possible after […]

Goldsmiths Student Develops Virtual iPhone Keyboard

A student from Goldsmiths, University of London, has developed a new typing system that replaces an external keyboard with a piece of paper. MSc Cognitive Computing student Florian Krautli from Switzerland has made use of features within the iPhone that detect vibrations. By “teaching” the phone which vibrations correspond to each letter, iPhone users can […]

How Student Volunteering Can Boost Your CV

Did you know that 73% of employers say they would rather employ someone with voluntary experience than someone without? Volunteering is a great way for students to add work experience to their CV whilst also giving something back to society and the local community. Most universities in London will help you find the perfect volunteering […]

Top London Universities for Graduate Salaries and Careers

Work, work, work. That’s all we think about. Why? Well we know how important your degree is for your CV and career. It’s no coincidence that London had 13 universities in a top 30 ranking for graduate salaries. This gives students from a London university a great chance of getting a high paid job when […]

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