International students

  1. My Country
  2. Living in London
  3. Visa & immigration
  4. Exchange & Study Abroad
  5. Preparatory programmes


City University London welcomes applications from Bengali students. London is a great place for students from Bangladesh to study as it is a global city with virtually every nationality represented in some way.

City Visits

City staff make frequent trips to attend fairs, visit schools and undertake one-to-one counselling with student and parents. Our next scheduled visit is:

Thursday 12 November
Dhaka - Overseas Study Counselling15 Barun Bhaban (3rd Floor)
Gulshan - 2
Friday 13 November
Dhaka - MIM Study AbroadL 361 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel
Tuesday 17 November
Dhaka - MACESSuite-B, 9th Floor, Navana Tower 45
Gulshan South C/A

If you are not able to make any of the events listed, or would like to arrange an individual appointment, please contact Ainsley McIntosh

Contact Details
Ainsley McIntosh
International Officer
+44 (0)20 7040 4121

Entry requirements

City is one of the most ideal universities for students wanting to study in London. We have a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and are in the top 10 universities for graduate starting salaries in the UK.

Entry requirements will vary from course to course and the information on this page is only intended to be a general guide. For individual course requirements, please refer to the course pages, or contact us.


Entry to undergraduate programmes at City is suitable for students who have completed 'A' levels or International Baccalaureate.  The International Foundation Programme would be suitable for students who have taken the Bangladeshi school curriculum.


Applications for postgraduate programmes are considered on an individual basis. Only students who have taken four year bachelor courses will be considered or those with a postgraduate degree from Bangladesh.

Applicants for the Bar Professional Training Course would need to achieve an Upper Second Class degree in a qualifying law degree; this would usually be the University of London external programme for students in Bangladesh.  Applicants will also need to take the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT).  For more information please see the course description.

The MBA is a mid-career qualification which is not open to fresh graduates. Applicants must have a first class degree, a minimum of three years management level work experience and a GMAT score of 600 or above.

English language requirements

All students from Bangladesh will need to take a recognised English qualification recognised by UKBA.


  • IELTS 6.0 is required (IELTS 6.5 for business and social science and IELTS 7.0 for journalism and law courses). 
  • PTE is accepted on a case-by-case basis.


  • IELTS 6.5 is required (IELTS 7.0 for business, journalism and law courses). 
  • PTE is accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants for the BPTC will need to obtain 7.5 in each element of IELTS.

Local Representative

City University London works with a select number of overseas representatives or agents across the world to offer face-to-face assistance and counselling to prospective students. Find out more in our guidance in applying through agents (Overseas Representatives)

Our approved agents in Bangladesh

City works with a network of agent representatives in Bangladesh who can provide advice on our programmes and how to apply. We collaborate with the following representatives who have offices in Bangladesh:

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Living in London

Learn more about City's unique location and how that will benefit you

Your Community in London

London has an active and vibrant Bangladeshi expat community. Nearby Spitalfields and 'Banglatown' is the heart of the London Bangladeshi community and is home to a large number of restaurants serving authentic (and some not so recognisable) Bangladeshi cuisine. It is estimated that there are over 400,000 people of Bangladeshi origin living in London.

Watch our video to find out more about life as an international student at City