London has more world-class universities than any other city in the world. London's universities are regularly at the top of a number of world university rankings.
Best Universities in the World
Choose from 46 top universities in London. Our professors are world-leaders in their subjects. Their ideas and research are inspiring students to become business leaders, entrepreneurs and specialists in their own fields. They also work with top companies like Google, HSBC and GlaxoSmithKline.
There are many different rankings and league tables and a number of London universities consistently perform well. League tables are a good starting point for your research, although remember that many excellent specialist institutions often do not feature as they are smaller. A university can also be very well-known for a particular subject area which might not be reflected in overall rankings.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15
Four of London's universities rank in the top 40 of the THE university ranking. That means London offers you more world class universities than any other city in the world! The institutions are:
- Imperial College London (9th)
- University College London (22nd)
- London School of Economics & Political Science (34th)
- King's College London (40th)
Times Higher Education - World Reputation Ranking 2014
The reputation of a university is one of the most important factors considered by international students when choosing where to study, often regarded as more important than tuition fees and course content. London has 6 of the world’s most prestigious institutions in the top 100, more than any other city. The institutions are:
- Imperial College London (13th)
- London School of Economics & Political Science (24th)
- University College London (25th)
- King's College London (43rd)
- London Business School (90-100)
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (90-100)
QS World University Rankings 2014
London has 5 universities ranked amongst the top 100 in the world, with 3 of them in the top 20. The institutions are:
- Imperial College London (2nd)
- University College London (5th)
- King's College London (16th)
- London School of Economics & Political Science (71st)
- Queen Mary University of London (98th)
Times Higher Education - 100 most international universities in the world
London also hosts 5 of the most international universities in the world, making London a great city for international students. The city brings together bright students from around the world to learn from internationally renowned academics. The institutions are:
- Royal Holloway, University of London (5th)
- Imperial College London (6th)
- University College London (12th)
- Brunel University (15th)
- Queen Mary, University of London (19th)
Rankings are just one of the reasons why over 100,000 international students have decided to study in London – more than in any other city in the world. London has also been ranked as the best English language speaking city in the world in which to be a student.
London also hosts a number of specialist institutions which offer courses in the fields of health sciences, arts, design, music, social sciences and much more.
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What London's International Students Say
"I chose London to gain a world-class education and to have some fun while doing it. The quality of the academic programmes offered is high. Industry involvement with the course enables you to gain an invaluable technical experience during your study."
Tolu Ayelabola - Business information system student from Nigeria
Marko from Slovenia tells us about the quality of London's universities and the large number of opportunities available here for students.