International students
  1. My Country
  2. Living in London
  3. Visa & immigration
  4. Exchange & Study Abroad Programme
  5. Pathway programmes
  6. Pre-arrival Guide
  7. International Students Guide
  8. International Online Events
International students

Living in London

From leading Premier League football teams to nightclubs and from cityscapes to green spaces, London is a city for everyone. City, University of London is located in the heart of the centre and find out how you can to make London your affordable and comfortable home.


City’s campus is in the heart of London and within easy reach of several central Underground stations. It’s minutes away from London's world-famous financial district, and the headquarters of global corporations, law firms, major arts complexes and media centres.

Through its 5 international airports and the Eurostar from St Pancras Station, London is connected to the rest of the Europe and the world.

" With City’s campus being so central, I can walk or cycle to campus for my lectures which is quick, easy and free. With London being so connected to the rest of Europe, it means I can take the train to Paris for the weekend or catch a cheap flight to Berlin if I wanted to! "
Amina Hassanaly, Madagascar
BSc Management

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Find your home here

London is home to a diverse community. Hear from our students how they experienced moving to London.

" It always amazes me that you only have to turn a corner to find something different or something new. When I thought about where I wanted to be, I was certain it had to be a big city; a diverse place with lots of things happening. "
Aurelia Seidlhofer, Austria
BA Journalism

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Making moving to London a reality

Living in a large city can be expensive, but regardless of your budget, you will be able to enjoy much of what London has to offer. Not only is there a ton of free stuff to do, but there are loads of cheap eats, bars and cafes too, so going out doesn’t have to be expensive. Many retailers offer student discounts, so you can make your pounds stretch even further.

You can even work part-time alongside of your studies, with our in-house temping agency ready to help.

"It was easy to get used to life in London and I made new friends very easily. Looking to the future, City has close links with the industry I want to work in and studying here has boosted my career prospects. "
Tariq Qaddoumi, Palestine
MA Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

If you are an international student looking for more information about studying at City University London, request our useful International Students Guide.

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