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City, University of London



City, University of London is a leading global University based in the heart of London and attracts approximately 20,000 students from over 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries.

Established in 1894, City became a member of the prestigious University of London in 2016. The University is committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

For over 125 years, City has been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of its students, community and the world.

The University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) degrees across its five specialist Schools.

City is ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020) and 11th in the UK for graduate starting salary (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

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Fees are for indicative purposes, check with institution for details


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What’s new

What’s new

City regularly hosts online information sessions throughout the year to give prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to chat to academics, admissions staff, current students and student services, from the comfort of their own home. Students can learn more about studying at the university

Students who want to know what it’s like to be a student at City can also chat to one of a team of student ambassadors, who are on hand to answer any questions they may have about life at the university. The chat feature allows students to filter by their preferred course of interest and country of origin. Students are able to message City students directly and gain the best insight into the student experience.

New dates for online sessions, alongside of on-campus events, are continuously added so students are encouraged to visit the university website regularly for updates and to learn more about upcoming events at City.

Teaching quality

Teaching quality

City, University of London was awarded a prestigious silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. The award acknowledges high-quality teaching and student outcomes. In addition, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 rated 76 per cent of City's submissions as being of world-leading and of internationally excellent quality.

With over 60 undergraduate and 150 taught postgraduate degree courses on offer across five specialist schools, City has a wide range of study options for students to choose from. Many degrees are designed to meet sector standards, with a significant number accredited by professional bodies.

City also offers postgraduate research programmes across 70 different specialist research centres. The university has been at the forefront of pioneering research for over a century and continues to develop new areas of national and international importance.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements


Entry requirements vary by course. International qualifications such as A-level and IB are accepted for direct entry, and details of grade requirements for these qualifications can be found on individual course pages. Students can consult the university website for more information on undergraduate courses and entry requirements.


Entry requirements vary by course and can be found on individual course pages. Applicants with a good bachelor’s degree from a recognised university will be considered for most postgraduate courses. 

Pathway providers

The university accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. Students whose qualifications don’t qualify for direct entry may have the option to undertake a preparatory course.

City has several successful partnership arrangements that offer preparatory courses for students seeking entry to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Successful completion at the required level from one of City’s partners providers will guarantee a student’s entry onto City’s degrees.

English language requirements

If a student’s first language is not English, they will be required to demonstrate their English ability is sufficient to undertake degree-level study. English language requirements vary by degree and detailed information can be found on the university’s course webpages.

If students do not meet the English language requirements of a course, they can enrol onto a pre-sessional English language course prior to the start of their intended course of study, delivered by INTO City.



As part of the university’s commitment to academic excellence, City has invested GBP 120 million in structural campus developments since 2012 to ensure students have a rich and varied learning experience. This also includes investments in world-class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment across its academic schools to enable students to develop their skills and be prepared for their future careers.

City’s main campus also houses the main university library which contains over 1,500 individual study spaces and around 200 spaces for group study. The main library and specialist libraries for Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and The City Law School offer extensive opening hours with a range of e-books, online journals and databases available online.

CitySport, the university’s sports centre, is the largest student sports facility in central London. It offers discounted membership fees for students, the latest fitness equipment across 3,000 square metres of floor space, a wide range of fitness, dance, martial arts and wellbeing classes to suit everyone, and olympic-standard sports hall for team and solo sports.


International students coming to study at City for the full academic year are eligible to apply for accommodation in nominated halls of residence. City also works with a number of third-party housing providers who offer safe and modern accommodation options nearby to the university campus.

Whether students want to live in halls or privately rented housing, the Student Centre's Accommodation team can help.

Student support

Student support

With comprehensive support for students from day one and a vibrant social and cultural life, City students quickly feel at home. The award-winning Student Centre can help students with practical help related to finances, accommodation, travelling around London, their course and medical support. Student services include:

  • Academic learning support
  • Accommodation
  • Chaplaincy and faith advice
  • Counselling and mental health service
  • Disability service
  • Financial support
  • International student advice
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Neurodiversity support

Students can get more information about the services on offer by visiting the university website.

Scholarships and funding

Studying at City is an affordable option for students from wide-ranging backgrounds. A variety of sources of funding and scholarships are available to help students cover the cost of university.

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