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International students

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

City Visits

The International Team make frequent trips to attend fairs, visit schools and undertake one-to-one counselling with student and parents.

If we currently do not have any visits listed here, we can still assist you via email with any queries you may have.

If you have any queries regarding entry requirements or how to apply, please contact Rolf Jespersen for more information.

Contact Details

Rolf Jespersen

Joint Head International


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Entry requirements

City is one of the most ideal institutions 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 Rolf Jespersen.

Undergraduate

Applicants who have completed the Tawjihiyya will need 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.

Postgraduate

Applicants will be considered for most postgraduate courses with a good Emerati bachelor’s degree from a recognised University. Entry requirements will vary by course for more information about specific course requirements please contact Rolf Jespersen.

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

Undergraduate

  • 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.

Postgraduate

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

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 Rolf Jespersen.

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

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.

Scholarships & loans

Undergraduate

We have a range of partial scholarships 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

Postgraduate

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 Rolf Jespersen.

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

  • The Chevening Scholarship - Chevening Scholarships 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.

Find more information on postgraduate scholarships

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, please see our Overseas Representatives page.

Approved representatives in UAE

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Your community in London

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

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