London is the most popular study destination for international students around the world. 

Top Reasons to Study in London

Popular student city

London is the top choice for international studying looking to study abroad. Over 100,000 international students are studying in London every year.International students come from over 200 different nations, making London a global, vibrant and diverse city.

World-class Universities

There are over 45 universities in London, including top multi-faculty universities and world-class specialist institutions. London’s universities offer cutting-edge research, world-class facilities and globally recognised qualifications.Several of the best universities in the world are located in London, including four of the Times Higher Education top 40 universities.

Amazing course choice

London universities offer over 30,000 courses from accounting, business, engineering and law to marketing, medicine, politics and zoology. You can choose from a range of 3 year undergraduate and 1 year postgraduate courses. You often also have the option to incorporate work placements and internships into your degree.

Research intensive Universities

Universities in London have a combined research income of over £500 million ($820 million), attracting bright students and renowned academic from across the globe. Current and past students and staff and London universities have been involved in many discoveries that have shaped modern life, including the discovery of DNA, fingerprints and penicillin. 

Academic support

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.

Living in London

London is a great city for students to live in. There are numerous cultural offerings which are 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! There are also over 100 cinemas, over 100 parks to enjoy the British sunshine, over 350 live music venues, over 5,000 restaurants serving food from around the world and over 7,000 bars and pubs to have fun with your friends.

American Students Living in London

Outside of the classrooms and lecture theatres there are lots of ways to meet fellow Americans.

  • There are a wide range of social and cultural organisations for Americans living in London, such as the American Society, the Junior League of London, the American Banks Club, American Women Lawyers in London and American Friends of English Heritage.
  • An Independence Day barbecue is held each year for US citizens at the US Embassy and the Thanksgiving Day service in St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • All of the main national and regional US newspapers are easily available in London. Many of these newspapers also have offices in London, as do broadcasting organisations such as CNN, NBC, CBS and Fox.
  • The UK branches of Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad are based in London.
  • There are also over 40,000 Americans living permanently in London who help contribute to the city's welcoming atmosphere.

What London's American Students Say

"I chose London because of the amazing program, the international student body, and the opportunity to be in the centre of the world!"
Minal Ahson – Public health student from the United States

"London is simply an amazing city: iconic, bursting with culture, and never boring! There is always something new and exciting going on. Studying and experiencing life in London has also been the perfect complement to my studies."
Beryl Liebowitz – International relations student from the United States

"London is one of the world's most impressive cities: it is cosmopolitan beyond comparison; an international epicenter of finance, media, and law; and, perhaps paramount to all, a student-friendly environment that brings together scholars from every academic function."
Eric Seufert – Economy, state and society student from the United States

"In today's world we all need to have a global education and London is one of the global capitals of the world. By coming to London I am getting the chance to see the world not only from the eyes of the Europeans, but from the eyes of the entire globe."
Julie Thompson – Film student from the United States