For parents & guardians
Choosing a university is a big decision. We hope that this information will give you some useful background about applying to City University London, life at the University and how we support our students.
Why choose City?
City University London stands out due to its academic excellence, its focus on business and the professions leading to graduates' exceptionally good employment prospects, and its central London location. Discover more about what makes City a great place to study.
Courses at City
City University London has six Schools: Cass Business School, the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, the School of Informatics and The City Law School. Each School is committed to providing undergraduate, postgraduate and professional degrees that are inspiring, relevant and challenging. View a full list of undergraduate courses.
By choosing to come to City, students are choosing to study at the heart of the action, in a place where world-changing research is taking place and where our students benefit from lectures informed by the latest developments delivered by world class academics. Our academics come from over 60 countries and bring a global perspective and a commitment to providing City students with a supportive learning experience that challenges and inspires.
It is natural that you will want to see the place where your son or daughter might be studying. The University offers this opportunity most typically at Open Days. In 2013, our Open Days are taking place on 29 June and 28 September.
Open days give potential students and visitors the chance to see our university campus, experience our facilities and hear about our courses from current students and tutors. Attending an open day is also a great way for your son or daughter to make sure that they are making the most informed choice possible on where to study at university.
If you cannot attend an Open Day, we also offer campus tours led by current students every Tuesday during term time and a number of our schools offer a more focussed session through our Spotlight Tours.
The application process
Our admissions and selection processes aim to assess you fairly and consistently. We judge applications on individual merit, taking into account your academic achievements, relevant experience and your motivation to undertake the course.
Studying at City University London is a realistic goal for all undergraduate students. Students can get funding to pay for their living costs from several sources. Once students begin their studies at City, they can get financial support and money management advice from our award-winning Student Centre.
In addition to this, students may be eligible for the Lord Mayor of London Scholarship for Academic Excellence. This scholarship offers up to £3,000 per year to UK and EU undergraduate students achieving exceptional grades at 'A' level, International Baccalaureate or other equivalent qualifications starting an undergraduate course at City in September 2013
We have invested in halls of residence which have modern, private study bedrooms with communal living spaces where students can cook, relax and feel at home. All first year undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence as part of our guarantee scheme.
With all of halls of residence within walking distance of the University, students can live and study in central London. Find out more about undergraduate housing options.
The local area
City is in Islington, in central London, walking distance from Angel, Farringdon and Barbican stations. We are close to the City of London, which is home to many of the UK's leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions. The neighbourhood around the University is mostly residential, although there are shops within easy reach. The area is also known for its cultural venues, which include Sadler's Wells and the Barbican arts centre.
Health and wellbeing
Our award-winning Student Centre is here to help students with issues relating to housing, finance, health, faith, learning support, and sport and leisure.
We understand the pressures that our students face, and we put energy and effort into making sure help is available. Our Health Service is run by a nurse who can assess any health issues and tell students if they need to see a doctor (GP). We can also help students to register with a local GP. If our students ever need someone to talk to, we have a dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing team of advisors, as well as professional counsellors. Counselling is free to all our students and sessions are completely confidential. Find out more about wellbeing at City.
City provides a warm welcome to students from all religious backgrounds and faiths. Our Chaplaincy and Faith Advisory Team is here to support all students, of all faiths and none. Find out more about faith at City.
Our Disability Service is designed to help students get the most out of their time at City. We also provide learning support to students with dyslexia, through our Dyslexia Service. Find out more about learning support.
If you have any questions that aren't answered here, the Admissions Office can give you information on admissions policy and the Student Centre provides information on finance and housing, and students' wellbeing.