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Why choose UEL?

  • Flexible learning

    Balance your work and family commitments. Many of our degrees are available for full and part-time study, as well as during evenings and weekends. There’s also the opportunity to study at our East London campuses, online and to blend the two – whichever suits you best.

  • affordable

    Most home and EU students will be eligible for a tuition fee loan from the government which is repayable when you start earning over £12,000 per year. In addition to this, we support you by offering a £160 welcome bursary, free Samsung tablet and a free e-book for each course module. What’s more, you can apply for our generous scholarships ranging from £1,000 – £9,000 per year of study. Find out more about our scholarships.


  • Inclusive

    With over 17,000 students, our community represents people from 135 countries around the world. Regardless of your circumstances, our academic staff and support services are on hand to help you achieve your goals. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, there’s also the option to join one of our foundation or
  • local

    We’ve been in east London since 1892 and have been serving the learning needs of local people ever since. We’re experts at helping Londoners recognise their talents and maximise their potential. With campuses in the Docklands and Stratford, we have great transport links making the commute to study easy. 

  • world-class facilities

    We’ve invested £170 million in facilities in recent years – including a state-of-the-art library and one of the best indoor sports complexes in London.

  • earning potential

    According to latest UK statistics, a woman with a degree will earn an average of £272,000 more than female non-graduate over a lifetime, while men earn £163,000 more. We provide careers and employability support to all of our students and offer advice and opportunities for placements and internships during studies and after graduation.


  • 2nd

    Ranked 2nd modern university in London for 'overall satisfaction' (NSS 2017)

  • 2nd

    Ranked 2nd modern university in London for 'teaching on my course' (NSS 2017)

  • 3rd

    Ranked 3rd modern university in London for 'academic support' (NSS 2017)