The University of London was founded by Royal Charter in November 1836 and is the third oldest university in England. The University of London International Programmes (as it is now known) was established in 1858 to provide access to UK degrees anywhere around the world.
The University of London’s member institutions provide academic direction for its online and flexible learning programmes. These are recognised as centres of excellent around the world.
The University of London’s academic community pursues and achieves excellence. Students are taught by experienced and motivated researchers who are eminent in their fields.
Many of our member institutions and research institutes have achieved top rankings in the Research Assessment Exercise and are consistently high performers on the UK and global stage.
Many of the teaching centres that support our courses offer careers services that are relevant to the local environment and sometimes involve partnerships with local employers.
A range of services are offered by local teaching centres, including student support, events, housing services, and extra-curricular activities.
The University of London has some accommodation options in London. Overseas, some of our teaching centres offer accommodation as part of their services.
Registered students gain access to the University of London online library, which holds thousands of journal articles.
This is accessed via the Student Portal, and a helpdesk is provided to assist students in finding what they need.
Students may also receive access to Senate House Library if you decide to come to London.
Our programmes are offered by distance and flexible learning. But many of our teaching centres based around the world provide additional teaching support and many of the benefits of campus life.
The University of London offers high-quality facilities for most sports for students based in London. Overseas, some of our teaching centres offer sports facilities as part of their services.
Many of our teaching centres offer a range of extra-curricular clubs and activities.