UK universities are global education institutions with a high international student-staff ratio and communities of students and scholars from across the world. With a largely international outlook, UK universities are known for a diverse learning environment and subsequently get an overflow of international students each year.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings use data pertaining to attributes such as international student score, international staff score, international co-authorship score and international reputation metrics to decide the most international universities in the world.
Learn more about the top five most international UK universities as per THE Rankings 2020 below and if you wish to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in Nairobi or Mombasa today.
Five Most International UK Universities
1. Imperial College London
Imperial College London is a public research university in the UK ranked in the world top 10 universities and as the top most international university in the UK. Established in 1907 by the royal charter, Imperial Colleges exclusively focuses on science, technology, medicine and business courses.
Imperial has a strong international community with more than 59% of its students from outside of the UK representing over 140 different countries. It has several affiliations and international partnerships with reputable global institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology to provide its students with access to a global education and excellent exchange programmes to students and academic staff with the world’s best institutions.
2. University of Oxford
The best university in the world (THE 2020) and also the oldest university in the English speaking world, Oxford comprises 44 colleges and over 100 libraries. More than one third of Oxford’s student body is international with 10,000 students from across 150 countries and territories.
The University offers degree programmes in Humanities, Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences. Oxford University has a strong international profile with its presence in most countries of the world through international research collaborations and global partnerships. Oxford students enjoy substantial support for international internships, study abroad exchange programmes and independent research abroad.
3. University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge offering a large variety of courses has a reputation for intellectual achievement and groundbreaking research. The university attracts thousands of international students worldwide each year for courses in Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Technology. Cambridge is a global community with 25% of undergraduates from outside of the UK.
4. King’s College London
King’s College London is a leading UK university located in the heart of London known for its large variety of undergraduate and postgraduate study level programmes. KCL is the most central university with five campuses in the capital city of London and is home to a diverse community of 30,000 students from 150 countries.
KCL is one of the top UK universities for graduate employability and students benefit from its global connections and reputation with employers, universities and organisations ranging from different sectors including government, business, industry, sports and culture. The University’s international partnerships provide a stimulating learning environment.
5. University College London
University College London is an innovative place with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment attracting talented students and staff from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 it was the first university in England to admit women on equal terms as men. Situated in the heart of London, UCL comprises 11 faculties across various disciplines and has the largest and strongest postgraduate study systemes in the country.
One third of its student population is international and is also the first British university to open a campus in Doha, Qatar. It also has a presence in Adelaide, South Australia and is truly an international university with courses focussed on internationally relevant topics.
Study at International Universities in the UK
The UK is home to the world’s best global universities with innovative and internationally relevant degree programmes and a vibrant community of students and staff from across the world. Arrange a free consultation today with SI-UK in Nairobi or Mombasa if you wish to study at UK’s international universities and start a career anywhere in the world.