London is still not exactly a cheap option. For international students, tuition fees at the city’s top universities approach those charged in the US, while home and EU undergraduate students are feeling the impact of fee increases implemented since 2012. In addition, rent and living costs are significantly higher in London compared to the rest of the UK.
Yet thanks to the concentration of world-class universities, professional and social opportunities, and a mind-boggling cultural confluence that mixes the corporate and the alternative, the historical and the cutting-edge, studying in London may well be worth every penny.
Few cities in the world can rival London’s credentials as a nerve-center of global academia. Among its fleet of internationally ranked universities, the current leaders are UCL (University College London) and Imperial College London, which rank 7th and 9th respectively in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017.