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Best Universities in Great Britain

Are you looking for an exceptional place to study? Here are the top 5 universities in Great Britain that will cover every possible sphere of interest.
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Universities in the UK are famous for their high standards, great long-standing traditions, and a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Some of them are among the oldest universities in the world and boast truly impressive lists of famous alumni. These educational institutions offer a unique combination of modern teaching methods and hundreds of years of experience in education. 

Are you looking for an exceptional place to study? Here are the top 5 universities in Great Britain that will cover every possible sphere of interest.

Oxford University

The oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University traditionally ranks high in various International and British ratings. Located only 80 km north-west of London, Oxford is a historical city, easily navigable on foot or by bicycle.  

Oxford University has 39 independent colleges and 6 permanent private halls (similar to colleges).  Each college has its own specialization, manages its own admissions, and all of them relate to the Central University in a kind of federal system.

The University ranks first in the world for anatomy, physiology, anthropology, archaeology, classics and ancient history, English language and literature, geography, modern languages, pharmacy, arts and humanities.

The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, as well as continuing professional courses. 

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree

Application deadline: October 15 

Admission process

  1. Submit an application
  2. Pass the admission test
  3. Submit a written work
  4. Get interviewed

Tuition fee: 

£9,250 per year for UK/EU* undergraduates 

£25,740-36,065 per year for non-UK/EU* undergraduates (excluding medicine for 2020 entry)

The university offers scholarships

Postgraduate (Master’s) degree

Application deadline: 

Most courses have January deadline, some courses have March deadline

Admission process:

Submit an application, citing references and enclosing supporting documents such as a transcript of records, written work, etc. 

Tuition fee

£3,545-18,455 for UK/EU* students depending on a subject

£4,265-36,065 for non UK/EU* students depending on a subject

The university offers scholarships.

Cambridge University

Fourth-oldest university in the world, Cambridge is rated high in many world and national rankings and is famous for its high standards and diversity. Cambridge University is located in a picturesque historical town only 80 km north of London. 

The university comprises 31 Colleges, 150 Departments, Faculties, Schools, and other institutions. The colleges are free to select their students and organize their studies and social life.

Cambridge is second in the world for anatomy, anthropology, archaeology, English literature and language. 

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and other courses and programs. 

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree

Application deadline: October 15 

Admission process

  1. Submit an application
  2. Pass the written assessment (and/or submit examples of your written works)
  3. Get interviewed

Tuition fee: 

£9,250 per year for UK/EU* undergraduates

£22,227-33,825 per year for non-EU* students for most courses, excluding medicine and veterinary medicine 

The university offers scholarships

Postgraduate (Master’s) degree

Application deadline: 

Throughout the year, depending on the course

Admission process:

Submit an application, providing references and enclosing supporting documents, such as a transcript of records.

Tuition fee

£3,545-18,455 for UK/EU* students depending on a subject.

£24,531-32,130 for non UK/EU* students depending on a subject

The university offers scholarships.

Imperial College London

Being on the list of the world’s top 10 universities, Imperial College London has a national and international reputation for excellence. Located in the heart of the UK capital, Imperial College London focuses on science, engineering, medicine, and business

The institution has over 100 undergraduate and 150 Master’s courses, as well as other study options such as summer schools, evening classes, and business education. 

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree

Application deadline: January , and October 15 for Medicine (MBBS)

Admission process

  1. Submit an application
  2. If you apply for Medicine or Mathematics courses, pass the test
  3. Get interviewed

Tuition fee: 

£9,250 per year for UK/EU* students

Depends on your fee status. To determine this, you have to fill out the questionnaire (for non-UK/EU applicants).

The university offers scholarships.

Postgraduate (Master’s) degree

Application deadline

Visa nationals (overseas applicants) should apply by no later than June 30 . UK and non-visa nationals should apply by August 1.

Admission process:

Submit an application, providing references and enclosing supporting documents, such as a transcript of records.

Tuition fee: 

Depends on your fee status. To determine this, you have to fill out the questionnaire (for non-UK/EU* applicants).

The university offers scholarships.

University of St Andrews

Situated in the picturesque Scottish countryside, the University of St Andrews has 600-year old history to build on. Twice named ‘University of the Year’ by The Times and Sunday Times' Good University Guide, this institution is considered to be the best in Scotland and among the top universities in the UK by many national rankings. 

This institution is made up of three colleges, serving mainly ceremonial purpose, and four academic faculties: the Faculty of Arts (art history, economics, English, management, etc.), the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Science (biology, computer science, physics, etc.) and even the Faculty of Divinity (Biblical studies, New Testament, etc.).

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies. 

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree

Application deadline: 

June 30 for applicants who are classified as overseas fee payers 

October 15 for Medicine applicants

January 29 for all other UK applicants

Admission process: 

  1. Submit an application enclosing all supporting documents, such as personal statement and references
  2. Some courses require an interview

Tuition fee: 

£9,250 per year for UK/EU* students

£25,100–32,910 per year for non UK/EU* students

Your fee status will determine the level of tuition fees you will have to pay. You should query your fee status if you are unsure which fee category applies to you.

The university offers scholarships

Postgraduate (Master’s) degree

Application deadline: 

August 11 for most of programs

Admission process:

Submit an application, providing references and enclosing supporting documents such as a transcript of records.

Tuition fee: 

Depends on your fee status. To determine this, you must request a review and fill out a questionnaire. 

The university offers scholarships.

London School of Economics 

Being a member institution of the federal University of London, London School of Economics has a great number of Nobel laureates, billionaires, and politicians among its alumni. This highly ranked school dedicated itself to social studies that cover a wide range of disciplines, from accounting to anthropology and environment policy. 

LSE has 25 academic departments and institutes conducting teaching and research. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as executive education, and summer schools. 

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree

Application deadline: 

March 31 

Admission process

Submit an application with all supporting documents, such as personal statement and references

Tuition fee

£9,250 per year for UK/EU* students

£20,000–22,000 per year for non UK/EU* students

The University offers scholarships

Postgraduate (Master’s) degree

Application deadline: 

Depends on a course

Admission process:

Submit an application, providing references and enclosing supporting documents, such as a transcript of records. Applicants may be asked for GRE or GMAT tests scores, written work, or research proposal.

Tuition fee: 

£14,640-36,984 per year for UK/EU* students

£22,608-36,984 per year for non UK/EU* students

The university offers scholarships.

*The distinction between prices for EU and non-EU citizens are shown for those who start their course before July 31, 2021. EU/EEA/Swiss students who begin a course after this date will no longer be eligible for the Home fee rate, and so will be charged the Overseas fee.

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