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The best universities in London for foreign students

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The best universities in London for foreign students

Brief information about the best universities in London

London, the capital of Great Britain, is universally recognized as the main international center for higher education. So, every year among all countries of the world, prestigious universities in London are highly appreciated by foreign applicants who aspire to become students of leading universities in the UK. The popularity of English universities is extremely high among foreign students who are representatives of various nationalities, religions and various social categories.

Entering the advanced university of London, foreign applicants are offered the widest selection of academic programs, guaranteeing the effectiveness of education and obtaining high-quality knowledge in academic disciplines. And upon graduation, graduates are given an international diploma.

Popularity and relevance factors for ranking universities in London

For several centuries, leading universities in London have been accepting foreign applicants for study. So, in the walls of the best universities in the British capital, excellent conditions have been created for living and undergoing education, allowing British universities to occupy high positions in various international and British ranknings. The following are the main reasons for the popularity and relevance of London universities among foreign applicants:

  • High ranking, prestige of English educational institutions
  • Upon completion of education, a graduate leaves the walls of the university of London as a sought-after and highly qualified specialist
  • Having a diploma in one of the top universities in London, the graduate has an indisputable advantage in the international labor market
  • Due to the large list of disciplines and faculties offered, a foreign student personally chooses the direction of higher education, thereby building a career in the field of interest.

Ranking of top universities in London

Below is a list of the TOP-10 best universities in London in terms of tuition



Bachelor's program cost

The cost of the master's program


University College London

23,995 $



Imperial College London

39,828 $

41,390 $


King's College London

23,740 $

25,740 $


London School of Economics and Political Science

22,525 $

30,475 $


Queen Mary University of London

19,914 $

22,491 $


Royal Holloway University of London

15,000 $

9,000 $


School of Oriental and African Studies University of London

13,000 $

13,000 $


Birkbeck University of London

16,212 $

18,020 $


City University London

15,000 $

15,000 $


Goldsmiths University of London

15,000 $

9,000 $

In London, there are over 40 prestigious universities. As for the number of foreign students studying in London universities, it reaches 100,000 students. At the same time, an average of 1,000 foreign students are studying as part of language education in the British capital.

SMAPSE experts note as an interesting fact that at the disposal of the University of London there are 160 buildings located in different areas of the British capital. The following graduates came out of the walls of the leading University of West London, like the famous Freddie Mercury, Alex Da Kid. As for the famous graduates of Kingsiston University, can be distinguished musicians Eric Clapton and Aphex Twin.

It is also worth noting that researchers at the top universities in London made a huge number of discoveries in the field of medicine, engineering, physics, as well as in biotechnology. It should be noted as an interesting fact that within the walls of the elite University College London, 26 laureates of the Nobel Prize studied at the time. Well-known alumni include telephone inventor Alexander Bell, as well as politician Mahatma Gandhi. It was in this top British university that the following chemical elements were discovered, such as krypton, neon, and xenon.

Universities of London - the best place to receive prestigious higher education

  • British leading higher education is characterized by following traditions, fundamentalism, as well as the application of innovative teaching methods
  • The cost of studying at leading universities in London is quite high, however, at the same time you are making highly liquid investments, since diplomas of elite universities in the UK are highly valued and recognized in all countries.
  • London is characterized as a city full of diverse cultural life. It is here that numerous concerts, festivals, and music events are held on an ongoing basis. In addition, various clubs, pubs, and concert venues are successfully operating in the British capital.
  • The popularity and fame of the British capital is also associated with the location on its territory of various and informative museums. So, during the Victorian era, namely in 1857, a science museum was opened. In addition, the British capital is home to the popular and famous British Museum, recognized as the largest among other countries of the world. As an interesting fact, SMAPSE experts note that the Museum of Natural History quite often serves as a platform for filming a movie.
  • Friendly atmosphere is inherent in London, thus, international students freely move towards adaptation to the British environment.
  • Also located in London is the British Library, which is recognized as the second largest among all countries of the world, following the library of the US Congress. It is within its walls that one can find the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, the score of Bach, Mozart, for example, the bibliofund has about 150 million units. The Library of London opens its doors to all students.
  • Of particular note is the picturesque surroundings on the territory of which the campuses of the leading universities of London are located. In addition, many buildings are monuments of architecture.

Tuition at the best universities in London

The cost of studying at prestigious universities in London is determined by the ranking of the educational institution, as well as the popularity and relevance of the educational program. As practice shows, the cost of studying at a university of London will be higher than other universities by an average of 10-15%.

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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