Best UK Universities for International Students 2017

Earlier this month, Whatuni revealed the 2017 winners of their annual Student Choice Awards. The University of Exeter came out on top of 49 institutions for being the best UK university for international students.  

Higher education in the UK continues to attract international students from all corners of the globe. Almost every UK institution hosts international students and the vast majority have great reputations for the support they provide.

In the Student Choice Awards 2017, the University of Exeter was praised for hosting students from more than 140 countries and for having lecturers representing 50 different nationalities. Additionally, the award announcement calls out Exeter’s “vibrant global community” and highlights how Exeter is in a good position to continue to support international students despite the current political climate in the UK. So if you like an international atmosphere, check out student accommodation in Exeter.

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In second place this year is Aberystwyth University, which jumped an impressive 26 places from its 2016 ranking. Aberystwyth stood out for the support it provides for international students before they start their courses. The university offers summer and pre-sessional courses for international students keen to immerse themselves before fresher’s week. After starting their courses, international students also have access to visa, immigration, language, study and personal tutor support.

Swansea University took third place, also standing out for the pre-arrival support it provides for international students. So if you’ve booked student accommodation in Swansea, you’ll be in good hands with your new uni. If you’re still looking for a student home in Swansea, check out St Davids.

See the full list of Whatuni’s Student Choice Awards 2017 top UK universities for international students below.

1st – University of Exeter
2nd – Aberystwyth University
3rd- Swansea University
4th – Bangor University
5th – University of Greenwich
6th – Loughborough University
7th – University of Chester
8th – University of Kent
9th – University of Lincoln
10th – St. Mary’s University, Twickenham
11th – University of Glasgow
12th – Edge Hill University
13th – Keele University
14th – University of Bristol
15th – University of South Wales
16th – Coventry University
17th – University of Warwick
18th – University of Hull
19th – Birmingham City University
20th – Imperial College London
21st – University of Birmingham
22nd – Royal Holloway, University of London
23rd – University of Bradford
24th – University of Westminster
25th – University of Edinburgh
26th – University of York
27th – University of Stirling
28th – University College Birmingham
29th – UCL (University College London)
30th – University of Sunderland
31st – King’s College London, University of London 
32nd – Goldsmiths, University of London
33rd – Heriot-Watt University
34th – University of Surrey
35th – University of St. Andrews 
36th – Robert Gordon University
37th – University of Sussex 
38th – University of Aberdeen
39th – University of Buckingham
40th – University of Oxford 
41st – Kingston University 
42nd – University of Brighton 
43rd – Middlesex University
44th – Birkbeck, University of London
45th – Brunel University London 
46th – Edinburgh Napier University 
47th – University of Salford 
48th – University of Northampton
49th – Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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