Having just been named one of the best university cities in the world, it is clear that London is a top study destination for both domestic and international students.
London has one of the highest concentrations of elite universities, with about 40 institutions packed into the capital city. Six of these universities feature in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings while 15 rank in the WUR top 500, demonstrating that London is a hub of higher education excellence, full of institutions that provide high-quality teaching and learning.
There are so many reasons why students love studying in London, from the strong network of university facilities, the broad career opportunities, the thriving social life and the melting pot of cultures.
For Kea Rakolle, a biomedical sciences student at King's College London, studying right in the heart of the city was one of the main reasons why she chose her university – as well as the amount of opportunities she would have as an international student.
Junae Lavitad, a mathematics student at the University of Greenwich, chose to study in London because it was very different from her home town, with the many museums, galleries and cultural outings that the city has to offer.
An almost unanimous view held by the students was that there was always something to do in London at any time and this was a big factor in attracting them to the city. As Samuel Johnson famously said, "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". These students are certainly trying to get the most out of it.
Watch the video below to discover the many reasons why students love studying in London.
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