University Guide

University of West London

The University of West Lindon has campuses in Eagling and Brentford as well as Reading. The University dates back to 1860 when it was founded as Lady Byron college. It later became Ealing College of Higher Education and became a university in 1992. It became the University of West London in 2010 and now attracts almost 30,000 students each year.

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University of West London

The overview

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

  • Rankings

    Best university for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 and ranked top university in London for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2024.

  • Employability

    98% of graduates are in employment/further study within 6 month of graduating according to the Higher Education statistics Agency in 2018.

  • Fees

    Fees are £9250 for UK and EU students and £12,500 for international students but the website does advise that specific courses are checked for pricing. Full information and course listing can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    The University of West London says that it offers 400 different undergraduate bursaries worth £3000 each. Examples of bursaries are the Full Time Undergraduate Bursary and UWL Aspire Bursary. Scholarships such as the International Ambassador Scholarship and Path to Success Scholarship are also available. Details for all the available bursaries can be found here.


We know that accommodation is key to your university experience, and we have made arrangements with local, purpose-built student accommodation providers to bring you better rates than direct bookings and give you the added support of booking through the University. Chapter White CityChapter Ealing and The Collective Old Oak are located in either North Acton or East Acton, with quick access to Ealing Broadway station and the UWL shuttle bus to our Ealing and Brentford sites. Close to Central line Tube stations, central London is only 20 minutes away. More information can be found here.

Students' Union

The University of West London Students’ Union won two NUS awards in 2018 including Students’ Union of the Year. The Students’ Union runs the Big conversation where students can voice any concerns and get advice; a Course Rep Scheme to help students can gain new skills; 36 different societies and 19 sports clubs.

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University of West London  Students' Union
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Famous for

Perhaps the most famous alumni from this university has to be Queen’s Freddie Mercury, but the alumni list also include Rebecca Harris, Alex Da Kid and Chris Galvin.


The University of West London was happy to praise Music Management student James Carter who recently broke 65 million streams with his tracks released on Spotify this year. Having done official remixes for Rhianna and James Arthur, the track also got 100 million views on TikTok since 2018.

Accommodation for Students 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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