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Top 5 cities for higher education in the UK

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Choosing a study abroad destination is a huge decision. For any international student choosing the place to study overseas is as important as selecting an institution.

Overall, UK lags only behind US in terms of popularity with international students. The United Kingdom has more than 60 cities that support study and are referred to as student cities. Every city is said to have more than 10,000 university students and they make up over 5% of the local population.

As there are so many excellent courses offered by different institutions in different cities, it's hard to pick the best one.

We have picked the top 5 cities to study in, which has some of the best institutions and is a wonderful place to live in.


  • Although London is the most expensive to live in the UK, it tops the list for places to study in the UK.
  • Choosing London, you will have the benefit of studying in some of the best universities in the world.
  • For recreational purposes, London is packed with the most iconic sports grounds, as well as galleries and museums.
  • London also has the most famous music venues and world renowned restaurants.

Top Universities in London

  • University College London (UCL)
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London


  • Newcastle is known for its architecture and sports and it is also becoming one of the best student cities in the UK.
  • The cost of living is low and has beautiful surroundings.
  • It has some of the best universities, which puts Newcastle as one of the top city's to study in UK.

Top Universities in Newcastle

  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University



  • Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is an ideal place for people wanting to study abroad.
  • It is a special place with a special history and is a perfect place to live in.
  • Along with top institutions, the city offers an eclectic mix of history and night life.

Top Universities in Edinburgh

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Edinburgh Napier University


  • If you are looking for culture and fun, Sheffield is a great place to study.
  • The city buzzes with life and is really friendly. It is coupled with great scenery and has some great universities, which gives students the best of all.

Top Universities in Sheffield

  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University


  • Nottingham is a culturally diverse city that attracts a large amount of domestic and international students.
  • The country has a great night life and is a great mix of shops and study, the city has plenty to offer.

Top Universities in Nottingham

  • University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham Trent University

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