Northampton , University of London", United Kingdom

City, University of London is located in Islington, north London. The University was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded full university status in 1966. It established the first aeronautical laboratory in the UK 100 years ago and now runs the world’s largest Masters's course for the air transport industry.

City, University of London has one of the highest proportions of postgraduate students of any UK university. Most of the courses at the undergraduate level include a work placement, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience while they study.

City, University of London has over 20,000 students from approximately 160 countries enrolled, while teaching staff is drawn from over 40 international locations. Around 30% of the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate students come from outside the EU, representing one of the highest proportions of international students in the UK.

Since 1976 City has been home to a centre for the education of journalists, the highly regarded Department of Journalism. It is regarded as one of the best universities in the UK for the study of journalism as well as the nation's largest centre for journalism education.

International Students: 30%

Notable Alumni Include:

  • Margaret Thatcher (British Prime Minister, 1979-1990)
  • Tony Blair (British Prime Minister, 1997-2007)
  • Muhtar Kent (CEO of The Coca-Cola Company)
  • Dick Olver (Chairman of BAE Systems)
  • Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation - India)

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The nearest Underground stations are Angel and Old Street on the Northern line (Bank Branch) and Barbican and Farringdon on the Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City, lines. The main campus at Northampton Square is about 10-15 minutes' walk from all these stations.

City, University of London's campus is located in Islington. It is less than 2km away from many famous London landmarks, like St. Paul’s Cathedral, The British Museum, and the River Thames. Connections to Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted can also be accessed via the main train stations of Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, and London Bridge, all within close distance of the City campuses and halls.

Student Guide

There are nearly 20,000 students at the university from more than 160 universities and staff from over 75 countries. We currently have 2500 students from India studying on our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes, who are part of a vibrant international community situated in the heart of a world cultural capital.

The University has dedicated International Student Advisors, based within the Student Centre, who are available to offer advice and assistance to all international students who are studying or thinking of studying, at City, University of London. There are special welcome events for international students at the beginning of term as well as induction and orientation events organized by Schools and Departments. The Students’ Union has a range of international student societies which hold social events throughout the year.