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International students

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City warmly welcomes students from China. We currently have over 400 students from China studying on our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes, who are part of a vibrant international community situated in the heart of London.

City Visits

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

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

We are aware that in China there may be some confusion around the translation of City, University of London, as there are two universities which use this name in Mandarin Chinese - City, University of London and London Metropolitan University.


Offer holder and Pre-departure events

Our offer holder and pre-departure events have been designed to help you prepare for leaving home, arriving in the UK and your first weeks at City. At our in Country events, you and your family will have the chance to meet the University Regional Manager, academic staffs, current students and alumni as well. Meanwhile, our online chats will allow you to connect with us virtually, from wherever you are in the world.

City行前说明会,将为您答疑解惑,为您的英国之行做好充足准备。在宣讲环节中,您将了解到在英国生活学习的重要信息,包括接受录取通知书、申请签证、安排住宿、银行开户,以及健康福利等关键事项。同时您还可以还可以与City的区域主管,学科老师, 在校学生,校友大使,学生服务中心主管及就业中心指导老师亲密接触。如果我们的区域活动时间及地点不能满足您的需求,您还可以参加我们的在线行前说明会,获取更多的资讯。

In country events中国区域活动信息

  • Beijing Conversion and Offer holder event 北京行前说明会 23 June 2018, 12.30pm-5pm (China Time)
  • 中国银行北京使馆区支行,北京市朝阳区三里屯路5号

  • Shanghai Conversion and Offer holder event 上海行前说明会 07 July 2018, 12.30pm-5pm (China Time)


  • Shenzhen Conversion and Offer holder event深圳行前说明会 13 July 2018, 4.30pm-8.30pm (China Time)
  • 中国银行(南山支行), 广东省深圳市南山区南山大道怡华苑1层

Online events 在线活动信息

  • Online Conversion and Offer holder event 在线行前说明会 12 July 2018, 6pm-8pm (China Time)/11am-1pm (UK Time)

Registrations available via CSSA WeChat. Requirements: event title, name, student ID, course (PHD/PG/UG), number of attendees.

请通过中国学联的行前说明会报名微信注册,同时请标注您的姓名,学号,课程(请附加本科/硕士/博士), 参加人数及参加城市或在线。

Wechat Number微信号:flamecsh1016

Contact Details

Tingting Pei (Katherine)

China Regional Manager

T: +44 (0)20 7040 8019

Entry requirements

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


Qualifications from China's high school system are not accepted for direct entry and so students would be required to undertake our International Foundation programme at INTO City, which then offers the opportunity for guaranteed entry into City’s bachelor programmes.

International qualifications such as A level and IB are accepted for direct entry, and details of grades requirements for these qualifications can be found on the course pages.


Applicants will be considered for most postgraduate courses with a good Chinese bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.

Students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry may have the option to undertake our Graduate Diploma programme at INTO City, which then offers the opportunity for guaranteed entry into City’s Masters programmes.

English language requirements

English language 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 Pei tingting.

Secure English Language Test - For students requiring visas, a Secure English Language Test (SELT) is usually required. Find a full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Pre-sessional English programme - Students who do not meet the English language requirements for their course may have the option to undertake our Pre-sessional English programme at INTO City prior to entry into the institution.

Scholarships & loans


We have a range of partial scholarship schemes available for international students, each based on what qualifications you are studying.  The main funding packages for international students are:

  • President's International Scholarship
  • Global Leaders Scholarship

More information on these schemes can be found on our undergraduate funding and financial support webpages.


Most courses have partial scholarship schemes and details can be found on each course page. If you cannot see a scholarship on the course page and wish to find out if one is available, please contact Pei tingting..

There are a number of excellent external scholarship schemes available. The most attractive for international students are:

  • Chevening Scholarship are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master's degree, in any subject and at any of the UK's leading universities.

More information on postgraduate scholarships can be found on our postgraduate funding and financial support webpages.

Local Representative

City, University of 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. For guidance in applying through agents, visit Overseas Representatives.

Approved representatives in China

Student profiles

  • Wendy Wang
    Wendy Wang

    Wendy was awarded the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers Scholarship in 2013.

  • Research student Minli Tang at The City Law School
    Minli Tang

    Minli's research at The City Law School focuses on the offshore energy industry from a private commercial law perspective.

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Your Community

London has an established and fast growing Chinese community, with many organisations promoting Chinese language, culture and lifestyle. More than 100,000 Chinese people live in London and China Town in located in the heart of London's West End and is the focal point of the UKs Chinese community.

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