University of East London

University of East London

With over 17,000 students from over 135 countries, University of East London is a careers-first university, committed in its vision to advance knowledge and drive innovation for positive impact.

The history of the university can be traced back to 130 years when West Ham Technical Institute was established in 1892. It gained university status in 1992.

Located at the heart of East London, the university has two campus - Stratford, near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and in London Docklands, near Royal Albert Dock. Major global businesses, creative industries and start-ups are based out of East London, which is also one of the most culturally diverse regions of London.

Six faculties of the university, namely, Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Digital Industries, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Education and Communities, Faculty of Health, Sport and Biosciences, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences and Faculty of Psychology offers over 173 undergraduate courses and 133 postgraduate courses.

The university’s academic framework is designed in collaboration with external partners to meet the industry needs. Led by a team of distinguished academicians, research conducted and produced b is participatory, inclusive, empowering, and impactful by design.

Ranked as a global leader in equality and diversity, University of East London was awarded as the top-ranking university in UK and #2 in the world for tackling inequality. It offers a student friendly and diverse academic environment and helps students reach their maximum potential.

Committed in its effort to achieve The UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, University of East London was rated in the top 3% for striving for Goal 5 - Gender Equality and the top 10% for Goal 10 - Reducing Inequalities, out of 1,117 institutions from 94 countries by the Times Higher Education Impact rankings (2021).

Why study at University of East London?

  • 94% of research is 'internationally recognized' or higher (REF 2014).

  • 90% employability rates in 17 of the subjects offered in the university.

  • #1 in the UK for the impact of our Psychology research (REF 2014).

  • Talent Getaway Team directly engages with employers, local authorities, and academic partners to find relevant employment opportunities for students.

  • 91% of Graduates are known to be in further study or employed six months after graduation in global corporations.

  • Offers full-year placement at the end of the second year of study.

  • Career enhancing employment support for students through Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Continuing Education,


    internships and pain placement opportunities.

  • Ranked #1 Sports facilities first in the world by International Student Barometer.

  • Teaching faculty comprises of world leaders like Turner Prize-winning sculptor, Olympic gold medalist, former business leaders or advisor to national governments etc.

  • SportsDock, the 21 million GBP sports facility, is one of the largest indoor sports venues in London.

  • Active collaboration with local government and community organizations to explore and address challenges, issues, and concerns for community development.

  • Study abroad opportunities for International students to over 30 countries.

  • Host of scholarships for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level along with financial assistance programs.

Entry Requirements

Proof of Qualifications.

English Language Requirement.

Accepted English Language qualifications:

  • IELTS Academic
  • IELTS for UKVI
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English
  • Cambridge IGCSE

We do not accept:

  • IELTS General
  • IGCSE / GCE O Levels in English Literature. Only English Language is accepted
  • Duolingo


Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (£27,750 over course duration)
  • Dean Scholarship (£13,500 over course duration)
  • ELSEF Scholarships (£1,000 in the first year only)
  • UTC Scholarships (£1,500 in the first year only)
  • Sports Scholarships (Up to £6,000 per year)
  • Young Independent Student Bursary (up to £1,500 renewable yearly): Support for care experienced and estranged students.
  • Engagement Bursary (Up to £3,000): Support for students from low-income households, targeting childcare, outside London travel, DSA computer equipment, and summer support costs.
  • Progression Bursary (Up to £3,000): Support for students from low-income households, targeting final year course costs, graduate interview costs, and reasonable adjustment costs for students with disabilities undertaking co-curricular activities.
  • Hardship Bursary (Up to £3,000): Support for students from low-income households facing unforeseen financial difficulties.
  • Short Course Bursary


    (Tuition fee waiver): Support for students from low-income households undertaking UEL pre-entry short courses.
  • Helena Kennedy Foundation Bursaries


    (£2,250 over the duration of course): Support for disadvantaged students who have overcome significant barriers to continue with Higher Education.

Undergraduate Study Abroad Bursaries:

  • Erasmus Bursary
  • Going Global Bursary

Postgraduate Funding:

  • Hardship bursaries for Home and International students (login required)
  • Alumni Discount (up to 15% fee waiver)
  • Asylum Seekers Postgraduate Scholarship (100% fee waiver)
  • Early Payment Discount (5% fee waiver)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship (50% fee waiver)
  • Sports Scholarships (up to £6,000)

International Scholarship:

(Not applicable for UK students)

Scholarships range between £1000 and £3000 - off your first year's tuition fees- (depending on your course program).

  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Dean scholarship
  • Competitive Scholarships
  • The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission
  • Sports Scholarship
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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