University of East London

UEL became a university in 1992 with a heritage dating back to 1898 when it opened as the West Ham Technical Institute and became known as ‘the People’s University’.
1st in RANKING among universities in England for the impact of our psychology research. 19,000 Students studying in our undergraduate courses and postgraduate community 120 NATIONALITIES.

Schools or Facultes

  • Architecture, Computing and Engineering
  • Arts and Digital Industries: UEL offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that cover a broad range of disciplines.
  • Cass School Cass School of Education and Communities: A major centre engaging in research and scholarship of local, national and international significance.
  • Graduate School: responsible for providing the support of our postgraduate research students and for our institution’s research and scholarly activities.
  • Health, Sport and Bioscience the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience brings together UEL’s innovative research and teaching in the fields of health studies, microbiology, sports science much more.
  • Psychology: The School of Psychology is one of the largest psychology departments in the UK and we have been teaching students for more than 50 years.
  • Law Royal Docks School of Business and Law: A broad range of courses includes Law, Business, and Criminology, Accounting and Tourism and Hospitality Management tourism.
  • Social Sciences: The School of Social Sciences offers courses that cover a broad range of disciplines, including politics and NGOs, sociology, psychosocial studies and many more


2017/2018 Scholarships

(Not applicable for EU and UK students)

What is a scholarship?
An international scholarship at UEL covers part of the cost of course fees. Scholarships are highly sought after and the process of applying for scholarships is often competitive and carries deadline dates.  The amount awarded is assessed on a case by case basis and is often up to £4000 off tuition fees per year.
To qualify for a scholarship you must first make an application to study at UEL before applying for any of the scholarships. After you’ve done this, you should then use the links below to apply for the scholarship quoting your application reference number.

  • Civic Engagement Scholarship for all international students
  1. UG Civic Engagement Scholarship – £3,000 (first-year entry point only)
  2. PG Civic Engagement Scholarship – £2,500 (first-year entry point
  • Academic Merit Scholarship for all international students
  1. UG Academic Merit Scholarship – £4,000 (first-year entry point only)
  2. PG Academic Merit Scholarship – £3,000 (first-year entry point only)

We use the following key criteria in selecting scholars:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Receive an offer
  • Strong personal statement

MBA Scholarship

The MBA Scholarship is for all international students with a conditional or unconditional offer for the course. The following scholarship is available under this scheme:
£5,000 off tuition (first-year entry point only).

We use the following key criteria in selecting scholars:
1. Receiving an offer for the MBA course for academic year 2017/8
2. Complete the expression of interest form 
3. Pass short telephone interview


All applicants are asked to provide free assessment information in order to determine whether you pay international tuition fees.

We will also provide all undergraduates with a free Samsung tablet loaded with e-Books.

Undergraduate courses (avg. length:3 years) £11,440
Postgraduate courses (avg. length: 1 year) £12,480
MBA (avg. length: 1 year)** £15,450

*Payment plans are available, for more information
** MBA scholarships available

International students are required to pay a deposit of their tuition fees prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance. the deposit required depends on the level of study:

Undergraduate minimum deposit required- £4000
Postgraduate minimum deposit required – £3000
MBA deposit minimum required – £5000


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