Study in London

London can be exciting but also overwhelming and challenging for a student. It's about pushing your limits and venturing beyond your comfort zone. For example, a ship in a harbour is safe, but ships are not built to stay in the harbour. This guide will help you get ready for studying in London.

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4 tips to study in London

Trying to juggle between adjusting to the new city is something you need to prepare yourself for. Therefore, here are four essential tips on how to study efficiently in London.

Find the Right University

When we say find the right university, we mean to find the right fit for you. Conduct thorough research on the best universities in London that provide the courses you are interested in, and make sure to book a visit and ask the right questions. Make a list of what is essential for you: Location, price, core curriculum, university ranking. Make sure your research doesn’t stop at the university website. Look at student reviews and recommendations, social media pages, news and events.

How to Apply

There are many ways to apply to universities in the UK. The most famous and influential website to handle your applications is UCAS. UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services. It helps students figure out what the next step in their education might be. Otherwise, all universities can make you apply directly with them, especially if the universities you have chosen are private.

Be ready for culture shock

London can be quite a different environment from what you are typically used to, in the comfort of your home town. Be prepared to experience new cultures, food, housing, languages, time difference and so on. Be open to what comes to you, and don’t forget to explore London and any other parts of the UK as much as you can.

Sign up for extra curriculum activities

Your schedule, especially the first year of university, can be pretty full. However, don’t forget to sign up for any extra curriculum activities that your university offers. Be part of your student affairs team or event committee. Participate in after-hours clubs like photography, chess or sports club you might be interested in. This will help your curriculum and academic CV, along with your social skills, by making new friends for life.

  • How much does a university in London cost?

    UK tuition fees have always been a source of controversy, with prices rising for UK & EU students every year. Now, UK and EU students at English universities are required to pay up to £9,250 per year. International undergraduate tuition fees vary, starting at around £10,000 and going up to £38,000 or more for medical degrees. Those are overall estimates, but there might be some exceptions, and many universities have their specific fees. Therefore, we would suggest looking closely at your university of interest to determine their particular tuition fees.

What are the top 5 universities in London in 2022

If you are going to study in London, however, you will need to know which of its many universities is right for you. We have a top 5 selection here for you.

  • Imperial College London

    This university is specialised in the teaching and research of medicine, science and engineering. Imperial's main campus is located in central London in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

  • UCL - University College London

    UCL was the first higher education institution established in London. It is located in the heart of Bloomsbury in London's West End. UCL is best known to study subjects such as Architecture, Education, Archaeology and Medicine and Psychology.

  • LSE - London School of Economics

    This university is a public research university. LSE is ranked seventh in the world for international students and is focused on research in the social sciences. The premises is located in Westminster, near the boundary between Covent Garden and Holborn.

  • King's College

    This university remains among the most respected higher education institutions in the UK and worldwide. It is situated on the Strand, a short walk from the Houses of Parliament and Waterloo Bridge. King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities and law degrees. It is said to be one of the best universities to study law.

  • Queen Mary, University of London

    Queen Mary's main campus can be found in Mile End, in East London. The university is famous for subjects including medicine, drama, dance & cinematics, linguistics and Russian & East European languages all rank well nationally. However, the most notorious subject is medicine as queen's Mary is also a famous hospital in London where the students do their training.

  • How do I find student accommodation?

    Accommodations for students in London are easy to find, but we can help you with that. LondonNest offers many accommodations around London situated strategically around the city’s top universities. You can choose your budget, location and style of housing directly with us, with a small deposit to confirm your room.

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