University of East London

At a glance

The University of East London (UEL) is one the most diverse universities in the UK, with more than 120 nationalities represented in student population.

UEL enjoys world-class facilities and a superb location. With campuses in London Docklands and Stratford, the famous attractions of central London are less than 30 minutes away by train.

The university also provides a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn. UEL’s waterside Student Village at the Docklands campus contains 1,200 student bedrooms, all of them with their own private bathrooms.

UEL offers more than 200 practical, relevant and career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of the arts, creative and tech industries, architecture, engineering and construction, cultural studies, social sciences, law, business, education, psychology, health, bioscience and sport.

Many of UEL’s courses are accredited by professional bodies, giving you additional qualifications and maximising your career potential when you graduate.

The university’s teaching team includes an array of award-winning international experts. Among the staff are a Turner Prize-winning sculptor, internationally recognised film-makers and authors, industry leaders and world-renowned researchers.

In a recent offical review of higher education research in England, 62 per cent of UEL’s research was classified by a panel of experts as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

UEL aims to be London’s leading university for civic engagement – giving thier students the opportunity to learn on real-life, off-campus projects in London and abroad and making a genuine difference to society.

By studying with UEL, you will gain more than just a degree. You will receive the real-life knowledge, experience and skills that employers are really looking for.

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Higher Education Provider (HEP). Student Sponsor - Track Record

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London (England)

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Why choose University of East London

The University of East London is a community of 19,000 students, inspiring academics and dedicated support staff spanning 120 different nationalities. Through civic engagement - or 'learning by doing' as they call it – the university gives you the chance to enhance your knowledge by learning off campus on real-life projects.

  • Studying/Living in London – The University is located in London which is UK’s most exciting and cosmopolitan city that offers excellent cultural and social opportunities.
  • Impressive facilities – The University offers exemplary teaching and learning facilities. UEL has been ranked among the top universities in the UK for investment per student in facilities.
  • Broad portfolio of programmes – A comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes have been designed to meet the academic interests and career expectations of students.
  • Subject expertise and teaching excellence – UEL has been awarded the highest possible rating for ‘Quality of study programmes and academic standards of the degrees’ by UK government’s Quality Assurance Agency.
  • Research intensive – UEL has been rated among the top 10 UK universities for research. The University offers an active research atmosphere for students.
  • Specialist support services – The University of East London is one of the only three UK universities that hold the UK government’s Charter Mark award in recognition of excellence in customer services.
  • Scholarships for international students – UEL takes pride in offering a variety of scholarships to international students that range up to £4,000.
  • Ranked No. 1 in the UK for inclusivity – The University of East London is one of the most inclusive universities in the UK with a diverse student population coming from different cultural, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Active Alumni network – UEL’s vibrant alumni network helps international students to stay in contact. Current in-country international alumni groups organise social activities and also provide good career networking opportunities.
  • Free international orientation programme – The International Office offers a free programme to welcome new international students to London and UEL.

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