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City, University of London welcomes applications from US students. London is a great place for students from the United States 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.

EventCityVenueDateTime
QS World Grad School TourWashington DCWalter E. Washington Convention Center14/09/201716:00-21:00
QS World Grad School TourNew York CityHilton New York16/09/201712:30-18:00
NCF BostonBostonBoston Convention and Exhibition Center17/09/201713:00-16:00

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.

Our local representatives Across the Pond regularly attend information events for prospective students throughout the United States, for more about these events please click here

Contact Details

Rolf Jespersen

Joint Head International

T: +44 (0)20 7040 5554
E:

Entry requirements

City is one of the most ideal institutions for US students wanting to study abroad. 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

Some qualifications from US high school system are accepted for direct entry. For information on specific course requirements, please email Rolf Jespersen.

We will consider applications from students offering one of the following qualifications

Three Advanced Placements with between 5,5,5 and 5,4,4
Three relevant SAT subject tests with 650 in each
We may be able to consider students who have completed one or two years of studies elsewhere on a case by case basis

In addition to this we would require SATR Critical Reading and Writing both at 500 or above (or another English language qualification)

International qualifications such as A level and IB are also accepted for direct entry, and details of grades requirements for these qualifications can be found on the course pages.
Students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry may have the option to undertake our International Foundation programme at INTO City, which then offers the opportunity for guaranteed entry into City’s bachelor programmes.

Postgraduate

Applicants will be considered for most postgraduate courses with a good US 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

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 international@city.ac.uk. For students requiring visas, a Secure English Language Test (SELT) is usually required. A full list of acceptable English Language qualifications can be found here.

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 email us at international@city.ac.uk.

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.

More information on postgraduate scholarships

US loans

City participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans). If you are a US student, this can provide funding to cover your tuition fees and living expenses, subject to the approval of the Student Centre. Find more information.

Local Representative

City 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 USA

Student profiles

  • Shamil Parbhoo
    Shamil Parbhoo

    "My course at City provided me with hands-on experience and connections within the UX industry to get me started on the right foot."

  • Kelsie Langley
    Kelsie Langley

    In my volunteer work, I have learned that emotions and relationships can be just as important at times in business management.

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Living in London

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

Your community in London

City currently have 300 students from the States studying on our undergraduate, graduate and study abroad programmes. They are part of a vibrant international community situated in the hearth of a world cultural capital.

Find us

City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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