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Study abroad in the UK

Study at UEL

Have you ever thought about studying abroad as part of your degree?

How about studying in East London, the UK’s capital and one of Europe’s most energetic cities?

At UEL, you’ll be based just a short journey away from the Canary Wharf financial district, or the 2012 Olympic Park, or the creative and vibrant streets of Shoreditch.

Students from all over the world join UEL’s Study Abroad programme, including exchange, Erasmus+ and free movers. You take the same classes as our full Bachelor's degree students, without registering on a full Bachelor's programme. 

Study with us for either a semester or an academic year, and take the credits you earn back home to your home institution.

Study Abroad (and exchange) students can take part in our extensive Welcome Programme, which includes social events, trips around the UK and practical information sessions. Recent events have included trips to Thorpe Park, one of the largest theme parks in the country, and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.

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Why study at UEL?

Studying abroad at the University of East London is the perfect choice for the curious student, ready to explore the world and to try something a little bit different.

International Focus

We are proudly international at UEL, with 19,000 students from over 120 different countries and every conceivable background. Join us, and be a part of something special - a truly inclusive and international community. Broaden your international horizons by living in Britain’s capital.

Academic Benefits

UEL is a new university, young and eager and energised. We have a team of inspiring academics, world-leading researchers and top-class support staff, dedicated to your experience here. Students here get more than a degree – UEL students ‘learn by doing,’ taking part in projects grounded in the principle of a real-world setting.


We are set in the East of England’s capital: London. 

Dynamic, vibrant, diverse and majestic, this is a city that’s racing into the future but anchored in its past, where historic architecture like Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament sit alongside Europe’s tallest building The Shard, and the glossy skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.  It is home to the home of football Wembley Stadium and the iconic Olympic Park, as well as the markets of Camden and Shoreditch; this city has it all.