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