London has one of the largest number of universities and higher education institutions in the world. It hosts about 40 higher education institutions and has a student population of about 400,000.
London hosts a number of specialist institutions which offer courses in various fields. It is home for some of the most prestigious institutions making it a great city for international students.
The city sees convergence of bright students from around the world to learn from the internationally renowned institutions.
Students aspiring to study in London will encounter a range of options in this multicultural city.
London has it all. You can choose anything from a specialist or a multidisciplinary institution, central or suburban surroundings, finding a good match for all your requirements are high.
For what London has to offer, here's a look at the top 10 universities in London, based on the QS World University Rankings.
University College London (UCL)
- UCL ranks consistently within the top ten in the world. The university is one of the most popular educational destinations among international students.
- It is a multidisciplinary, world-class research institute and has its campuses conveniently located in the heart of London.
- International students account for more than a third of the student body at the UCL.
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Imperial College London
- Imperial College London is also a consistent feature in the QS global top ten.
- This institution emphasises on the importance of laboratory work to complement teaching and research.
- It is a prestigious institution with a high number of international students.
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King's College London
- King's College London (KCL) excels in a wide range of subjects.
- The college offers excellent academics and a range of scholarship opportunities which attracts large number of international students.
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London School of Economics and Political Science
- It is the only university in UK specialising in social sciences.
- The school ranks high as a world-leading pioneer in subjects like international relations, politics, sociology, law and accounting.
- Students from over 150 countries attend this institution, which is situated in the heart of London city.
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Queen Mary, University of London
- Queen Mary, University of London offers programmes across a wide range of subjects including medicine and dentistry.
- Out of QMUL's 17,840 students, around 10% are from EU countries other than the UK, and 30% from further afield.
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Royal Holloway University of London
- Royal Holloway University of London is said to have one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. It is situated much further out from central London.
- The university hosts students from over 100 countries, offering course in arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management and economics.
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School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS)
- This university focuses on the languages, cultures and societies of Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East.
- About 38% of the population are international students, from over 160 countries.
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City University London
- The university offers a broad spectrum of courses.
- The best-known institutes of the university include the Sir John Cass Business School, City Law School and the School of Health Sciences.
- Of its 17,000 students, 16% are from the EU and 28% are international.
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- Brunel University is best known for its engineering and design courses. It also offers courses in arts, business, law, health and social sciences.
- It has an internationally diverse community, with about 15,000 students from over 100 countries.
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Birkbeck College, University of London
- It is the only university in London that allows students to complete full 3-year degrees during evening courses, with all the visa and loan privileges of daytime study.
- Birkbeck teaches a wide range of subjects to students of all ages and abilities (average age is 34) from over 100 countries.
To know more visit: Birkbeck College, University of London