University of East London


University of East London


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If you chose to study at the University of East London, you will be joining a university that has a deep-rooted history in pioneering futures from the 2nd industrial revolution through till now, the 4th. You will be a part of a community of 17,000 students from over 135 different countries and every conceivable background only 20 minutes east of central London.

We are the University of East London in the United Kingdom.
We are London’s careers’-led university with a team of inspiring academics. As an institution we are focused on ensuring that your degree is futureproof in this 4th industrial revolution. We are a global network of former students and industry connections. We are a diverse and original, and we are making an impact in our GloCal communities.

Raising the bar
An increasing number of American students are pursuing international degrees to expand their global understanding and gain international work experience to differentiate themselves from other graduates. We offer more than 150 majors along with professional fitness career preparation that includes global internships, mentorships with executives, international service opportunities, and paid research. The result: our graduates go on to broaden their horizons and worldviews.

To futureproof your degree, we’ve developed a Professional Fitness & Mental Wealth programme in collaboration with AWS that focus on developing uniquely human skills that can’t be replaced by AI or automation. These skills include, critical thinking, emotional intelligence and resilience, as well as digital proficiency and are integrated into every single one of our degrees.

By joining us in East London, and you will be a student of one of the world’s top 200 young universities as ranked by Times Higher Education (Young University Rankings, 2018).

East London Awaits!

Campus safety
If you choose to live on campus, rest assured that your safety is our top priority. Our campus is monitored via CCTV at all times, and there is an on-campus security team 24 hours a day who patrol the Student Village. A telephone with a dedicated emergency line is in every dorm, available any time to assist you.

We are one of the few universities in London to offer on-campus accommodation. Our stunning waterfront Student Village is home to more than 1,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Housing is available to all University of East London students, irrespective of whether you are studying at the Docklands or Stratford campus. A free bus service connects the two campuses. Find out more at

Federal aid and funding
UEL is one of the few UK universities that accepts the FAFSA (and Veterans Affairs benefits through the GI Bill). We have a dedicated federal aid officer who will guide you through the process of transferring your federal loans over to the United Kingdom. You may also apply for a private loan such as Sallie Mae alongside your FAFSA loans, as long as the total amount borrowed does not exceed your total cost of attendance. Our FAFSA code is G30450. Contact our Federal Aid Office at, or visit

Student visa
To study a full-time degree at UEL, you will need to apply for and obtain a Student visa to enter the United Kingdom and begin your studies, unless you hold a UK or EU passport. The University of East London is one of the few UK universities to offer a dedicated Visa Advice service. Contact the UEL ISA team (International Student Advice) at



One of the world’s top 200 young universities | Times Higher Education (Young University Rankings, 2018)


One of the most improved universities in the United Kingdom for student satisfaction


Ranked in the top 10 for student diversity and first for international support and visa advice


Ranked second in London for Architecture, third for Civil Engineering, and joint first in the United Kingdom for the impact of our Psychology research

Why choose UEL?

• We are one of the only universities in London to offer on-campus accommodation.
• We were the official host of Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics with brand-new $30 million sports facilities.
• We are one of the only UK universities to accept the FAFSA.
• We offer free textbooks and don’t charge an application fee.

Our Subject Areas
• Accounting, Finance & Economics
• Architecture
• Art & Design
• Biological & Medical Sciences
• Built Environment & Construction
• Business & Marketing
• Chemical & Drug Sciences
• Computing
• Counselling & Coaching
• Criminology
• Digital Media
• Engineering
• Events, Hospitality & Tourism
• Fashion
• Healthcare
• Law
• Media & Journalism
• Music & Performance
• Politics & International Development
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Social Work & Community
• Sociology & Social Policy
• Sport
• Teaching & Education 

Why should you study in the UK vs. the US?
We’ve put together a chart that highlights the benefits of studying at UEL in the United Kingdom as opposed to an American university. Don’t forget that you’ll also get the opportunity to learn about a new culture, make friends from all over the world, and travel around Europe on a budget.

Bachelor’s degrees Length: 3 years
Master’s degrees Length: 1 year
Books: Free
Housing: Private rooms and private bathrooms with showers
Meal plan: Non-compulsory/kitchen available
Classes: Pre-enrolled into classes/no impacted majors
Programmes/majors: Direct entry into major/no general education classes
Application fee: Free 
Approximate overall price per year: $31,000

Bachelor’s degrees: Length: 4+ years
Master’s degrees: Length: 2 years
Books: Additional cost
Housing: Private rooms and private bathrooms with showers
Meal plan: Generally compulsory if living in dorms
Classes: Not pre-enrolled into classes/impacted majors
Programmes: No direct entry/general education required
Application fee: Additional cost
Approximate overall price per year: $41,000

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