City University of London


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Tution Fees: 25,500

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Tution Fees: 15,390

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Tution Fees: 16,250

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Tution Fees: 15,920

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Tution Fees: 15,320

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Tution Fees: 15,090

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Tution Fees: 16,000

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Tution Fees: 25,500

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Tution Fees: 14,860

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City, University of London is a public research university in London in the United Kingdom. Until 2016 its name was City University, London, or colloquially, City.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
9,830 9,170 49% 18:0

It is a leading international university and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. They  have a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to their  foundation in 1894. City University London is made up of five different schools: Cass Business School, the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering and the City Law School. City is one of the most popular universities in the UK, with students and staff from over 160 countries and offers graduates exceptional employment prospects.
City’s research pedigree spans more than a century. Research is at the heart of City’s academic activities and the University enjoys a reputation for fostering interdisciplinary activity, innovation and creativity. Through research, academic staff seek to advance knowledge in their areas of specialism and to bring value to society. City’s focus on business and the professions ensures courses are relevant to the world of work and provides students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies so they remain relevant and up-to-date and help improve students’ employment prospects.
City students also benefit from the University’s extensive network of links with major London employers. Throughout their study, City helps students enhance their employability by organising work placements relevant to their future careers and providing specialist careers advice and career workshops. There are commendable graduate employment rates, state-of-the-art facilities, and an extensive public lecture and events programme.

City University London is located in the heart of London, and minutes from several central underground stations meaning students are close to the capital’s leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions. Academically, professionally and personally, students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer. The University has a lively social and cultural scene, with over 100 societies, City Sport (the largest university sports facility in central London) and opportunities for paid employment and volunteering. The new student bar, City Bar, opened in 2014 and offers students a modern and lively social space.

City offers students comprehensive support from the first day of their courses and staff are on hand to offer help with learning, financial matters, health and wellbeing, accommodation and careers.

Notable Alumni

·        Keith Abel – co-founder, Abel & Cole.

·        Brendan Barber – General Secretary, Britain’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) 2003–2012.

·        Tony Blair (Inns Of Court School Of Law Graduate) – former Labour Prime Minister.

·        Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) (Inns Of Court School Of Law Graduate) – leader of Indian independence movement.

·        Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou – Director, easyGroup PLC.

·        Professor Dame Wendy Hall – distinguished computer scientist and Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton.

·        Ruby Hammer – founder, Ruby and Millie cosmetics.

·        Kirsty Lang – journalist and broadcaster, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World.

·        Hanisha Patel – Barrister and Chair of Association of Asian Women Lawyers.

·        Alexis Petridis – Head rock & pop critic, the Guardian.

English Language Requirements

·        English requirements vary from course to course.

·        Pre-sessional language courses are available as 4, 8 and 12 week programmes, running from late June to early September.

·        Please refer to the university website for details.

English requirements can vary, please check under each course page. Applicants holding offers conditional of English may be eligible for pre-sessional English prior to the start of their course.

  • Undergraduate - IELTS 6.0 is required (IELTS 6.5 for business and IELTS 7.0 for journalism and law courses)
  • Postgraduate -  IELTS 6.5 is required (IELTS 7.0 for business, journalism and law courses)


·        International qualifications such as A level and IB are accepted for direct entry, and details of grades requirements for these qualifications can be found on the course pages of the university.

        Entry requirements will vary by course. For more information about specific course requirements please refer university website.

·        Applicants will be considered for most postgraduate courses with a good bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.

·        Students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry may have the option to undertake our Graduate Diploma programme at INTO City, which then offers the opportunity for guaranteed entry into City’s Masters programmes.

Accommodation for International Students

·        City, University of London works with several third party housing providers offering safe and modern accommodation within easy travelling distance of the main City buildings.

·        International students attending the university for the full academic year are eligible to apply for accommodation in City's nominated halls. For undergraduate students, the terms and conditions of City's accommodation Guarantee Scheme for undergraduate students will apply, please refer to the university website.

·        Exchange and Erasmus students who are only studying at City for one semester can also apply for accommodation through the university's Study Abroad Office for a limited number of rooms with shorter contracts of September–December and January–June. Priority for rooms is given to students from organisations that have an official agreement with the Study Abroad Office. 

·        Prices and room availability are available on request through the Study Abroad Office.

City, University of London scholarships

City, University of London Global Leaders Scholarship

City is offering a minimum of 50 scholarships of £1000 to International and EU students starting an undergraduate course at City .

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and applicants' personal statements.

The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

The scholarship is aimed at students who achieve exceptional grades at ‘A’ Level or International Baccalaureate. Students are referred to the full terms and conditions for the Scholarship for the grade requirements.

City has a wide range of scholarship opportunities available for students in all five of its Schools.

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 Year1894


IntakeJanuary/February 2022,September/October 2022,


Full-time UG & PG Fees 14,000 GBP to 16,000 GBP according to your course.

Cost of Living

EXPECTED LIVING COSTS IN LONDON We would recommend budgeting for living costs in London to be between £1,200 and £1,300 per month, excluding your tuition fees. The website recommends students have £1,265 a month to cover living expenses. These figures are only intended as a guide and how much you need will depend upon your lifestyle. Please also allow for annual inflationary increases as part of your budget planning and remember to consider your initial arrival costs. These could include accommodation deposits, household items, clothing, etc.

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 : 42

World University Rankings 2017 :  351-400


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