University Guide

University of East London

The University of East London is based on two superb campus locations, one in Stratford and the other in the City's vibrant Docklands area, close to Royal Albert Dock. The University dates back to 1892 when the West Ham Technical Institute was opened and achieved university status in 1992.

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University of East London

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of East London.

  • Rankings

    The University of East London ranks in the top 1000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021.

  • Employability

    The university of East London has 91% of graduates in work or further study after six months of graduating, 90% employability rate in 17 subjects and trains 600 teachers a year.

  • Fees

    UK and EU tuition fees as of 2019 are listed at £9250 per year, £1000 for a placement year and for international students of 2019 the fee was £12,100 per year.

  • Bursaries

    The eBooks Bursary is on offer for UK and EU students as well as the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship of £27,750 and the Dean Scholarship of £13,500. Six other scholarships are also available as well as six other bursaries and specific extra bursaries for study abroad students. A full list can be found here:


Accommodation is offered in East Halls and West halls and options include standard, studio, enhanced, accessible, and premium kitchen. Prices range from £21.20 a night (West Hall Standard room) to £27.52 a night (East Hall Accessible room) and full lists can be found here.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union is run by student for students and offers advice, representation and a wide range of societies. The main building is on the Docklands campus, however there is representation on the Stratford Campuse too.

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University of East London Students' Union
University of East London Students' Union

Famous for

Notable Alumni include Hilary Armstrong, Mark Stephens and Roger Taylor.


The University announced in October 2020 that Professor Julia Davidson had been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to internet safety.

AFS says

"Don’t worry, London students; London is far better than the terrible clubs you visited during Fresher’s Week. Away from the Tiger Tigers and Zoos there is a whole world of fantastic nightlife and student pubs in London"

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