University College London

Rank 6
Location London, England
Established 1826
International Students 53%
Famous Courses Medicina, Scienze, Giurisprudenza
Key Information
Location London, England
Established 1826
Famous Courses Medicina, Scienze, Giurisprudenza


Located in the heart of central London, the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global hub of ideas and debate in education and related social sciences and has a true commitment to research and teaching excellence. World-renowned academic staff conduct research for governments, ministries, schools and universities, meaning that the Institute’s expertise continually influences and shapes educational policy across the world.

The IOE has been ranked as the best university in the world for the study of Education for the last eight years (QS World University Rankings by Subject) and also received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, a celebration of excellence, innovation and public benefit in work carried out by UK colleges and universities, in 2015.

The IOE is the number one choice for education professionals from around the world to develop themselves and their careers. Courses available at undergraduate level include the Education Studies BA, Media BA and Sociology BSc, whilst there are over 50 graduate taught programmes including Art and Design in Education MA, Education MA and Engineering and Education MA. International short courses are also available.

Services for International Students

Orientation days take place for all non-UK students at the start of each year, and will involve information on London, opening a bank account, working in the UK, as well as practical advice on day-to-day living. Pre-sessional English lessons are also available if you need to improve your reading, writing, speaking, listening before your studies.


  • 8th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 14th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 10th in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 16th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
  • 16th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

University College London was ranked the best university in the UK for research strength following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, producing the greatest amount of ‘world leading’ research.


All full-time, first year international undergraduate and postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation which is made up of catered Halls of Residence, self-catered student housing, catered inter-collegiate halls and privately rented accommodation organised by partner organisations.


University College London is based in the heart of London, primarily in Bloomsbury, close to a wealth of academic resources that includes museums and libraries, academic and professional bodies, theatres, hospitals and medical institutes.

A new state-of-the-art UCL East campus is also currently being constructed adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that will eventually bring together eight UCL faculties, and become home to 4,000 students and around 260 academic staff.


  • Alexander Graham Bell (Inventore del telefono)
  • Christopher Nolan (Regista)
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Junichiro Koizumi (Primo MInistro giapponese, 2001-2006)
  • Chris Martin (Cantante dei Coldplay)
  • Ricky Gervais (Comico)

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