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University of London

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Description of University of London

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Year of foundation: 1836
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 200 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

The University of London (Lond) is one of the largest and oldest universities in the UK. The institution was founded more than 150 years ago, the first graduation of graduate students took place in 1839. One of the founders was the writer Bernard Shaw.

The University of London Group includes the following member institutions:

At Lond, education is conducted in bachelor's, master's, preparation for admission, research programs. Some of the colleges within the university offer certificates of short courses and summer programs.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of London

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All year round
from 22563.00 £ / year
from 22563.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 13272.00 £ / year
from 13272.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 13272.00 £ / year
from 13272.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 13272.00 £ / year
from 13272.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students live in the dormitories of the college and institutes:

  • College Hall, Malet Street
  • Connaught Hall, Tavistock Square
  • International Hall, Brunswick Square
  • Lillian Penson Hall, Talbot Square
  • Nutford House, Brown Street.


  • Single room – 62$
  • Double rooms – 119$
  • Studio apartment – 108$
  • Double apartment with one bedroom – 141$
  • Two-bedroom apartments – 176$
  • Triple apartments – 191-213$.

Showers, toilets in dormitories are located in common corridors. When placed in apartments, apartments, all amenities, including the kitchen, are in the rented room.

For extracurricular activities in the buildings there are music studios, cafes, computer classes, parking lots for cars, bicycles, laundries.

Activities University of London

The university is trying to earn primacy among institutions seeking to preserve the environment. The university regularly holds conferences, seminars on the impact of human activities on the environment. Any event is thought out to the smallest detail: a minimum of paper, the choice of a place where you do not need to go by car.

The buildings of the campus in London are used as scenery for filming films, TV series, scientific programs. Among those already released: "Kill Eve", "Patrick Melrose", several excerpts from the James Bond films.

Lond has several sports clubs participating in the BUCS leagues, one of them is the rowing team. Among the standard areas of sports: wrestling, team sports, dancing at the university, education is held, competitions in life-saving skills.


  • More than 50 000 students from 180 countries: Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, China, etc.
  • Opportunity to study remotely or at the nearest Lond campus
  • Partnership with many foreign institutions
  • Penicillin, the strongest material from the teeth of sea snails, the first bone prosthesis, unique solar panels, a gene that protects against stroke, a smartphone with charging from sound waves were first presented at this university
  • Among the teachers, about 70 people are Nobel Prize winners
  • Lond is part of the "Golden Triangle" of famous British universities.

Facilities and equipment at University of London

The University of London is a large-scale institution with many campuses. The main one occupies an area of 12 hectares in the Bloomsbury area, with 160 buildings. Also on campus are:

  • Laboratory buildings
  • Hostel
  • Senate House with a large library, reading rooms
  • Garden squares equipped for recreation
  • Cafes, canteens.

Many buildings of the university are monuments of historical heritage. The Institute of Arts keeps a collection of works of art by figures of French impressionism.

Outside of London there are residential buildings for students, classrooms of the Paris branch. All departments of Lond are interconnected, which gives students the opportunity to use the infrastructure of all campuses.

Admission dates and extra charges

The duration of education depends on the chosen program. You can study at the full-time department or completely remotely, as well as choose a summer course or short-term education.

Additional annual costs:

  • Accommodation, meals – from 13 000$
  • Transport
  • Medical care, insurance – 5300-8000$
  • Student Clubs
  • Books, consumables – from 6000$
  • Personal expenses - from 8000 $.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Requirements for applicants differ from the chosen college, course. To enter Lond, you will need:

  • Resume, motivation letter
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Diploma of completion of the previous stage of study
  • Official transcripts of courses taken
  • GRE/GMAT Standard Tests with An Average Score of 710 for Masters
  • Personal documents (passport, visa, residence permit, medical insurance, etc.).

International students are trained in the Foundation Program for one year, then can choose a course from the main list. They must also provide the results of the IELTS language test, confirm the availability of funds for payment.

Each college sets deadlines for applying for admission. As a rule, it is better to apply for bachelor's programs before January 15, for master's specialties - until July 31.

Scholarships University of London

Some of the grants and scholarships cover 100% of the costs of tuition, accommodation. Basically, they are designed for students of master's and postgraduate programs.

Scholarship programs, grants:

  • Chevening Scholarships for International Students
  • Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Scholarship for Masters, Doctors of the Institute of Modern Languages, covering the full tuition fee
  • London Business School Fund Scholarships based on academic success
  • Bell-Cohen MBA31 Scholarship is a one-time award for successful MBA students
  • Annual scholarship from the London School of Economics for two academically successful postgraduate students
  • The David Pyott Scholarship – a one-time award payment for successful masters
  • Scholarship of the London School of Law and Political Science – 18 scholarships for foreign students from the following countries: Russia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ghana. The scholarship fully covers the payment of the program.

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  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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