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How the University is run

We are a loose federation of 17 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies.

Senate House, Crush Hall
The impressive Crush Hall, Senate House with travertine decor from the 1930s.

Member institutions

Once you have chosen the institution that you wish to apply for, you should contact them directly for full information. If you need any help, you can contact our Student Advice Centre.

Central academic bodies

Our Central academic bodies are:

Information for Students 

Access and Participation Statement

The University of London is committed to widening participation and access [PDF] to higher education.  We have a proven track record, for more than 150 years, of successfully providing the highest quality education and flexible programmes at an affordable price to students from non-traditional backgrounds in the UK, in the University’s Institute in Paris and globally.

Student Protection Plan

The Student Protection Plan [PDF] is a document required by the Office for Students (OfS) that every higher education provider needs to have. It sets out what measures the University has in place to protect students at the Central Academic Bodies in the event that a risk to the continuation of their studies arises and also how this will be communicated with students.

For students at the School of Advanced Study

Further helpful information for students can be found on the SAS website including terms and conditions, how to apply, fees and funding, refunds and compensation policy, and entry requirements.

For students at the University of London Institute in Paris

The University has a close partnership with Queen Mary whereby its students are registered through the Member Institution. All programme-related terms and conditions are governed by Queen Mary as the registering institution and the Institute follows Queen Mary student protection processes.

For students studying by flexible / distance learning through University of London Worldwide

Further helpful information can be found in the terms and conditions.

The University’s Refund and Compensation Policy [PDF] for students who are registered as online or distance learners contains full details.