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Top Five Universities in London for international students
London is one of the most diverse cities when it comes to different ethnic groups and nationalities living in the city.
Over the years, it has established itself as one of the best destinations for gaining higher education and degrees with a variety of world-renowned universities and colleges offering courses to local and to international students in London.
As a leading education capital, London is the only city in the world to have five universities in the top 100 top universities in the whole world, which are very popular with international students in their academic period.
The variety of universities in London ranges from suburban to central locations and specialized to multidisciplinary institutions. No matter what students are looking for, they are bound to find it in this enlightening city.
Imperial College London
Second in the world rankings and joint top in the UK, imperial College London has grown strides. This is one of the specialised universities in London offering courses in generally one specific field. This university is widely known for having some of the best science and technology courses in the world. It also has a highly respected business school and most importantly one of the largest medical faculties in the UK. Its student population is made up of one of the highest number of international students in London. Conveniently located near the city, it is in close proximity to Hyde Par and some of the city’s biggest museums.
One of the most centrally located universities in London, King’s College London is among the global top 20 universities. It has five campuses distributed throughout the city with four of them by the Thames River. It is one of the main attractions for international students in London. This university offers courses that are mainly suited to post graduate students as evidenced by the high number of post graduate students, standing at about 46%. Nearby landmarks and points of attraction include the Thames River, the London eye and the Tower Bridge.
Closing the five universities in London making up the top 100 globally, the Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) offers teachings as well as research disciplines in a wide variety of subjects, and is classified as a multidisciplinary university. This university is among the top institutions when it comes to attracting international students in London. The international student composition is made up of about 10% of students drawn from the EU and 30% from beyond the EU. Its location in East End means it is in close proximity to the vibrant social scene made up of art galleries and trendy bars in this recently refurbished area of town.
Previously the top ranked university in London (before the rise of the Imperial College London), UCL is ranked fifth joint with Oxford University. It is one of the multidisciplinary institutions in the UK. University College London serves a large number of postgraduate students evidenced by the high number of students at about 46%. To get a true reflection of the true span of this university, it is important to note that it has medical teaching faculties and hospitals spanning most parts of the capital’s centre. Its high status has made it highly popular among international students in London, with their numbers accounting for over 30% of all students. The university is strategically located next to other universities and the vibrant party scene in London.
LSE specialises in social sciences. Its student population is combined from students coming from all around the world, speaking more than 100 different languages on campus. Its location in the Vibrant West End, and close to the traditionally associated with legal professions and the British Library is another great attribute to this fine establishment.
All the above institutions have an internationally renowned reputation and attract a large number of people moving to London in search of gaining top quality higher education. The diverse nature of the population of the city of London has also played a key role in making expats in London feel at home. It is also interesting to note that the location also favours a vibrant lifestyle away from studies offering students a chance to relax and unwind, while spending time outdoors experiencing the many attractions of London.
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