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The University of East London (UEL) is a public university in the London Borough of Newham, London, England, based at three campuses in Stratford and Docklands.

The University of East London is a dynamic university recognised for its teaching and research excellence. It offers a wide range of degree programmes and short courses, flexible study options, excellent facilities, an exciting London location and strong employment prospects, with one of the highest graduate employment rates in London.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
10,300 3,330 33% 16:8

 It is a vibrant university with a vision to bring transformational academic and enterprising opportunities to those in the region. They seek to do this through diversity, partnership and excellence in teaching and research.

The University of East London runs seven schools including Architecture, Computing and Engineering, Arts and Digital Industries, Cass School of Education and Communities, Health, Sport and Bioscience, Psychology, Social Sciences, Royal Docks School of Business and Law and a Graduate School. The university prides its Psychology, Education and Communities, and Business and Law schools. There are more than 120 nationalities represented on the campus. The wide range of postgraduate programmes are taught by subject specialists who are at the forefront of their fields.They consult with employers when creating courses and work hard to ensure you gain work experience and make useful contacts. They also offer an excellent package of scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate students.

UEL is located in the East London boroughs of Stratford and Docklands. The largest campus is in Docklands. The Stratford Campus hosting Cass School of Education and Communities, the School of Health Sport and Bioscience and the School of Psychology, is centred around a 19th century listed building. The University Square Stratford campus is jointly owned with Birkbeck, and is dedicated to adult students. The Stratford campus has the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games sites and the new Westfield shopping centre - Europe's largest - on its doorstep, as well as improved transport links within the capital, across the UK and beyond. The Docklands campus, opened in 2000, is the newest university campus in London, with an amazing waterfront location and outstanding facilities.

 The institution offers a number of different clubs and societies run by students, heir focus ranging from arts to biking, and from causes such as International Development and LGBT rights to identity - whether national, cultural, political or religious. Clubs and societies are one of the best ways to get to know people with similar interests and make friends.

The University of East London is one of the few universities in London offering on-campus accommodation. But you can also live off campus, especially if you already have a family or want to share a flat with your partner.


Notable Alumni

·        Edison Chenfil James – Prime Minister of Dominica (1995–2000).

·        Rupa Huq – British Labour Party politician, writer, columnist and former Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Ealing.

·        Ian MacAllister – former Chairman of Network Rail and former MD of Ford Motor Company in the UK.

·        Daljit Dhaliwal – former news presenter for Al-Jazeera in Washington DC.

·        Garry Bushell – TV critic, presenter, newspaper columnist and novelist.

·        Jimmy Doherty – Suffolk based farmer and television presenter, famous for the show Jimmy's Farm.

·        Jake Chapman – artist; with brother Dinos, winner of the Royal Academy's Charles Wollaston award 2003; nominated Turner Prize 2003.

·        The late Ken Russell – film director.

·        Adam Gemilli – British sprinter and 2014 European 200-metre champion.

·        Gemma Gibbons – British judoka, winning a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

English language requirements

To study at UEL you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. They accept a number of different Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for entry onto their degree courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject.

They also accept the following:

  • 12th Standard National Education Boards (CBSE/CICSE) including English Core; English Comm. or Functional English
    60% or above 
  • 12th Standard HSC if studied in English medium throughout their studies
    60% or above (Maharashtra/ West Bengal/ Karnataka/ Delhi/ Tamil Nadu) state boards only
    65% or above (Kerala) state board 
    70% or above (All Other) state boards 


Undergraduate standard requirements

IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all components) 

The English language entry requirement for undergraduate (Bachelor's) course is a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or 6, or equivalent, depending on the course and year or level of entry. The specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined as one of the academic conditions if you are made an offer.

Post graduate requirements

IELTS 6.0 (6.0 in Writing and Speaking and 5.5 in Listening and Reading) 

What if I do not meet the requirements?

If you do not meet  English language requirements, you can apply to one of  pre-sessional English courses, which are specifically designed to give you the language and study skills needed for academic study. If you pass the assessments on the pre-sessional English language programme, you will be accepted onto your degree course without the need to take IELTS or another SELT. 

They also accept TOEFL iBT.

Undergraduate degree courses
To study for an undergraduate degree, you are normally required to have completed the SSC (Year 10) with good grades and HSC (Year 12) with 60% or above.

Postgraduate degree courses
To study for a Master's degree, you normally need to have a Second Division Honours Bachelor Degree (minimum length 3 years) and have scored an average of:

  • 50% or above from the universities of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Anna, Bharatiyar, MSU Baroda or Bangalore; 
  • 55% or above from other recognised universities.
  • Overall CGPA of 5.8 (Gujarat Technological University) 
  • Overall CGPA of 5.5 (Amity University)
  • B or above (Kannur University)

Second Class (2:2) from a UK University  

If you do not meet the academic entry requirements for a postgraduate programme, you may be able to apply for the Pre-masters. 

Accommodation for International Students

·        There is accommodation on campus for up to 1,200 students and priority is given to applicants from outside the UK.

·        Accommodation on campus is self-catered, wired internet is available in all dorm rooms, and Wi-Fi is available across both campuses.

·        International students are spread evenly across the halls of residence. Students can usually stay in their accommodation during Christmas and Easter vacations, but normally move out over the summer.

The university is able to guarantee accommodation to new EU and international undergraduate and postgraduate students, who:

  • Are starting their first year of studies
  • Are studying for a full academic year or longer
  • Firmly accept their offer from UEL by 1 August
  • Apply for accommodation by 1 August
  • Meet their offer conditions by 21 August
  • Pay their deposit and advanced rental payment

Please note: These dates are for accommodation guarantee and are not the dates for course admission dates for entry. 

The Civic Engagement Scholarship supports outstanding all-round students at the University of East London. The scholarships are open to all full time international fee paying students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. UEL’s vision in founding the Scholarship is to develop leaders with a keen sense of public duty. The following scholarships are available under this scheme: 

1. UG Civic Engagement Scholarship – £3,000 (first year entry point only)  
2. PG Civic Engagement Scholarship – £2,500 (first year entry point only) 

The Academic Merit Scholarship supports students with outstanding academic grades. The scholarships are open to all full time international fee paying students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. The following scholarships are available under this scheme: 

1. UG Academic Merit Scholarship – £4,000 (first year entry point only)
2. PG Academic Merit Scholarship – £3,000 (first year entry point only)

The MBA Scholarship is for all international students with a conditional or unconditional offer for the course. The following scholarship is available under this scheme:
 £5,000 off tuition (first year entry point only).


There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.


Quick Facts

Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1892


IntakeJanuary/February 2022,September/October 2022,


Full-time UG & PG Fees 11,440 GBP to 15,450 GBP according to your course.

Cost of Living

London is an expensive city to live in. It is also a lot of fun and it can be very tempting (and easy) to overspend when you first arrive. You need to be careful not to run out of funds after the first few months. This means planning your money carefully and budgeting to make sure you don’t spend beyond your means. You will probably need at least £1000 a month as a minimum

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 : 114

World University Rankings 2017 : 601-800


University of East London Docklands Campus 4–6 University Way London E16 2RD

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