London has the largest number of top 500 universities within a city and comes joint first when looking at the top 200 universities. There are 15 London universities in the top 500 and six universities in the top 200. These six are Imperial College London, King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London and University College London.
London is world-renowned as a popular destination for British and international students looking to benefit from a high-quality university education. Additionally, the close proximity of institutions, and the University of London system, means that students attending these universities are able to utilise facilities across the city.
London is only matched by the Boston-Cambridge area in the USA. Other cities that boast several top 200 universities are Paris, Hong Kong, Berlin and New York.
“London is definitely retaining its status as the global power player for quality higher education,” said Seeta Bhardwa, student editor at the THE. “It’s become something of a standalone destination for higher education, with students here benefiting from the resources of multiple universities. While that’s not unique, it is especially appealing in a city with such a high concentration of elite institutions.”
London actually has one of the highest concentrations of higher education institutions in the world, with over 40 universities in total. Take a look at the list of universities in London for more information.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 confirmed London as the world’s leading city for top ranked universities. London’s universities feature amongst the best universities in the world in many of the subject categories, including in the Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences and Medicine, Accounting & Finance and Business & Management Studies, amongst others. […]
Six universities in London have been named in the top 100 best universities in Europe ranking released by Times Higher Education. Imperial College London is the top placed London university and was named as the 3rd best university in Europe. University College London took 5th place in the rankings, the London School of Economics and […]
What is the University of London? Many students ask this question. The University of London is quite different to many other universities. It was established in 1836 with its two founding members University College London and King’s College London. Today, it consists of 17 independent colleges and a number of smaller specialist research institutes. Each of […]
New Times Higher Education (THE) ranking finds London is home to more top-200 international universities than the whole of the US, Canada and France combined. The Times Higher Education has published the 2016 list of the 200 most international universities in the world. London features strongly in the ranking with 15 institutions, led by Imperial […]
Every year, universities in London offer hundreds of scholarships for international students looking to study at undergraduate level in London. Here is a selection of popular scholarships for undergraduate courses (bachelor degrees) available for students applying for the academic year 2016-17. City University London Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship: The scholarships offers £2,000 each year towards your […]
London confirms its place as the world’s leading academic city, with four universities in the top 30 of the prestigious THE World University Ranking 2015-16 For the first time ever, London has four universities – Imperial College London, University College London, London School of Economics & Political Science and King’s College London – in the […]
Times Higher Education has ranked universities around the world according to their international outlook. The ranking looks at how international the universities are. This is important as international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff […]
There are many different scholarship options available for students who want to study an undergraduate degree at a London university. The majority of scholarships offer cash awards or tuition fee discounts. The list of scholarships below is only a small selection of scholarships currently available at London universities. Please visit the universities’ websites for complete […]
London has the greatest concentration of first class universities of any city in the world, according to a prestigious ranking of higher education institutions. In the Times Higher Education rankings, London has four universities in the top 40, more than any other city. London also has seven universities in the top 200, which is the […]