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  1. Why City?
    1. Student life in London
    2. Student support
    3. Student Charter: We are City
    4. Alumni
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Why choose City?

Located in the heart of London, our approach to education draws on more than 100 years of tradition.

City, University of London stands out from the crowd due to its academic excellence, its graduates' exceptional employment prospects and its central London location.

Why students choose City

Our commitment to academic excellence


We have a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to our foundation in 1894. City is ranked in the top 20 UK universities (18th) in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

City, University of London staff and students are actively involved in pioneering research, which takes place in 60 research centres that bring together expertise in key areas. Our academics include some of the world's leading researchers, while around one third of City students are undertaking postgraduate degrees or research programmes.

Over 80% of our submitted research is recognised internationally, and the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) identified 15 areas of academic activity where our research was assessed as achieving world-leading quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

Our exceptional employment prospects


Our focus on business and the professions provides our students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers and makes our courses relevant, exciting and topical. Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, which ensures that courses are relevant and up-to-date, and helps improve your employment prospects.

City students also benefit from our extensive network of links with major London employers. Throughout your study, we will help you enhance your employability by organising work placements relevant to your future career and providing specialist careers advice and career workshops. Once you graduate, you will have access to our global network of alumni.

  • City is in the top 10 in the UK for graduate salaries according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2014

Read more about employability at City

Read more about the City Alumni Network

Our central London location


We are located in the heart of London, close to the capital's leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions. London is ranked in fifth position in the QS Top Universities Best Student Cities in the World 2016 and is placed as the number one city in the world for rankings. London's "world-class facilities" and its position as "a hub of academia" were commended. QS describes London as "one of the world's most important financial centres", as well as "being among the world's leading places to find work in media and the arts [and] a host of other industries".

Both professionally and personally, students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer.

Professionally, make the most of our proximity to the City of London and our close ties with major London employers such as KPMG, Allen & Overy, Goldman Sachs, the BBC and Sky.

Personally, take advantage of London's famous nightlife, parks and sports facilities. Nearby you will find national arts venues Sadler's Wells and the Barbican. The local area offers world class dance, music, theatre, galleries and museums, as well as a large selection of bars, shops and restaurants.

Explore the local area

Discover what London has to offer

Our award winning student services


Our Student Centre is dedicated to supporting your endeavours and ensuring your success at City, University of London. Students are provided with support and advice in a welcoming and friendly environment on a range of different areas, from finance and accommodation to wellbeing and learning support.

City is the only institute in the UK to have its Student Centre recognised by The Institute of Customer Service, an accreditation in recognition of excellent service delivery to students. The team is also a winner in the Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards in the category of Outstanding Student Services Team.

Read more about services we offer for students.

Our membership of the University of London


As a part of the University of London, you will have the opportunity to access to a wide range of facilities and services offered by the University, alongside those already open to you at City.

Benefits include access to the University of London's comprehensive library services, including the facilities at Senate House, access to further accommodation options and support services and membership of Student Central, the University's central London venue offering sports facilities, entertainments and social events.

Read more about the benefits of the University of London.

Generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes


You may be eligible for an award to help pay your tuition fees or living expenses. New scholarships and awards often become available, so it's worth checking our scholarships section on a regular basis to see what you can apply for.

Postgraduate bursaries, scholarships and awards

A world-class student experience


However you like to spend your free time, student life at City offers a huge range of opportunities. Whether you want to get involved with a sports team, join a club or society or explore faith, there is something for you. Also, with a campus based in Central London, you constantly have an abundance of cafes, bars and pubs around you to meet up with friends.

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Take a journey through our university. We are proud to say 'This is City'.

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City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.