UK Featured Universities
UK Top Universities
University of St Andrews (3)*
Founded in 1413, St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. The University has a long-standing reputation as one of Europe’s leading institutions for teaching and research, as well as student satisfaction. It is consistently ranked amongst the top five universities in the UK and is amongst the top 100 universities in the world.
Loughborough University (5)*
Loughborough University has a strong community spirit and partnerships with alumni, businesses and industry and was voted by students as the University of the Year 2015. Loughborough University has a long history of welcoming international students and currently has around 1,000 international undergraduate students.
University of Surrey (23)*
The University of Surrey was granted its Royal Charter in 1966, but has a history of providing further and higher education that stretches back to the late nineteenth century. The University of Surrey is an established institution of learning that has built up a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and innovation.
University of Exeter (12)*
With excellent rankings, beautiful campuses and an enviable reputation for student satisfaction, Exeter is recognised as one of the best universities in the UK. The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities who enjoy unrivalled links with industry and the public sector. The University is committed to providing a world class learning environment; £350 million has been invested in new buildings, research facilities and student residences in the last three years.
University of East Anglia (15)*
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is one of the best universities in the UK for student satisfaction, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. An internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus in the historic city of Norwich, the University prides itself on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities it offers to over 15,000 students.
University of Birmingham (14)*
Founded in 1900 by Joseph Chamberlain, the University of Birmingham grew out of his radical vision that students of all religions and backgrounds be accepted on an equal basis. The University has been challenging and developing great minds ever since, breaking new ground and pushing the boundaries of knowledge. The University of Birmingham continues to be innovative, always pushing back the frontiers of understanding.
University of Southampton (18)*
Situated in a green city close to Europe’s second largest maritime port on the south coast of England and just over an hour away from London, the University of Southampton offers students a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse environment in which to study and live. The University is internationally renowned for its pioneering research, first class facilities and expert teaching. It is a UK top 15 research-led University and it was ranked 94th by the QS World Rankings 2014/15. In the 2016 Guardian University Guide, it was ranked 14th for its strengths in Engineering, Electronics, Science, Medicine, Law, Management, Education, Art, Humanities and Social Sciences. The University has more than 23,000 students of which over 6,500 are from outside the UK representing more than 135 countries.
University of Sussex (41)*
The University of Sussex is a founding member of the 1994 Group and is one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities. From its establishment in 1961, the University has taken an international perspective and has delivered academic excellence for over half a century.
University of York (22)*
Founded in 1963 on the principles of excellence, equality and opportunity, the University of York has quickly become one of the world’s leading universities. In just 50 years, the University has made a worldwide impact with an academic excellence that rivals that of long established institutions. York is one of a handful of UK universities with a collegiate structure, offering you a unique student experience.
University of Nottingham (16)*
The University of Nottingham is one of Britain’s oldest and largest Universities, and one of the UK’s top institutions of Higher Education. The University has an outstanding international reputation and is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. It is a member of the Russell Group and the Universitas 21 consortium, and has been described as “the nearest Britain has to a truly global university” (The Times, 2012) and the “embodiment of the modern international university” (The Sunday Times University Guide, 2011). Know more about The School of Law at the University of Nottingham.
University of Kent (55)*
The University of Kent is one of the most popular universities in the UK, with a strong international community. It is consistently voted one of the top UK universities in international student satisfaction surveys, and international students point to the welcoming social environment and inspiring learning as highlights of their experience at the University.
University of Bristol (19)*
The University of Bristol is committed to ‘the promotion of Arts Sciences and Learning’. The University of Bristol is an internationally recognised university with an outstanding academic reputation. A leading institution at the top of its game, the University has made a significant and unique contribution to society and the economy. Bristol students benefit from an intellectually demanding, research informed education that encourages independence of mind and prepares students to achieve their personal goals and to serve society’s needs across the globe. Discovery, learning and enterprise defines Bristol University.
University of Reading (40)*
The University of Reading was established in 1892 and received its Royal Charter in 1926. The University has since become a major force in British and international higher education, with a world-class reputation for excellence in teaching, research and enterprise.
University of Glasgow (17)*
The University of Glasgow was established in 1451, making it the fourth oldest University in the UK. Since its inception more than five centuries ago, the University of Glasgow has developed in size and reputation and is now ranked as 62nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings, putting it in the top 1% of universities in the world. www.gla.ac.uk
Note: ( )* - Good University Guide Ranking 2020