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United Kingdom

London Cityscape, United Kingdom
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Capital: London
Language(s): EnglishWelshGaelic
Currency: Pound sterling (£/GBP)
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Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 407£/month
a meal 12£
a cappuccino 2.77£

These are average costs of living for United Kingdom. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 10 63.73

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 13 0.932
World Press Freedom Index 33 21.59

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN Aberdeen
  • ESN Aberystwyth
  • ESN Bristol
  • ESN City London
  • ESN Coventry
  • ESN Durham
  • ESN Edinburgh
  • ESN Imperial
  • ESN Leeds
  • ESN Newcastle
  • ESN Oxford Brookes
  • ESN Southampton
  • ESN Strathclyde
  • ESN UofG

Higher education institutions

  • The University Court of the University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen)
  • The Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen)
  • Aberystwyth University (Aberystwyth)
  • Bangor University (Bangor)
  • South Eastern Regional College (Bangor)
  • University of Bath (Bath)
  • Bath Spa University (Bath)
  • The Queen's University of Belfast (Belfast)
  • Stranmillis University College (Belfast)
  • St Mary's University College (Belfast)
  • Belfast Metropolitan College (Belfast)
  • Northern Regional College (Ballymena)
  • Aston University (Birmingham)
  • The University of Birmingham (Birmingham)
  • Birmingham City University (Birmingham)
  • University College Birmingham (Birmingham)
  • Newman University (Birmingham)
  • Blackburn College (Blackburn)
  • University of Chichester (Chichester)
  • The University of Bolton (Bolton)
  • University of Bradford (Bradford)
  • Bradford College (Bradford)
  • Bridgwater and Taunton College (Bridgwater)
  • The University of Sussex (Falmer, Brighton)
  • University of Brighton (Brighton)
  • University of Bristol (Bristol)
  • University of the West of England, Bristol (Bristol)
  • The University of Buckingham (Buckingham)
  • Buckinghamshire New University (High Wycombe)
  • The Chancellor Masters and Scholarsof the University of Cambridge (Cambridge)
  • University of Kent (Canterbury)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University Ltd (Canterbury)
  • Cardiff University (Cardiff)
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David Royal Charter (Carmarthen)
  • Anglia Ruskin University Higher Education Corporation (Chelmsford)
  • Writtle University College (Chelmsford)
  • University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham)
  • University of Chester (Chester)
  • Royal Agricultural University (Cirencester)
  • University of Essex (Colchester)
  • Colchester Institute (Colchester)
  • University of Ulster (Coleraine)
  • Grwp Llandrillo Menai (Colwyn Bay)
  • College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (Antrim)
  • The University of Warwick (Coventry)
  • Coventry University (Coventry)
  • Cranfield University (Cranfield)
  • New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
  • Glyndwr University/Prifysgol Glyndwr (Wrexham)
  • University of Derby (Derby)
  • University of Dundee (Dundee)
  • The University Court of Abertay University (Dundee)
  • Dundee and Angus College (Dundee)
  • University of Durham (Durham)
  • New College Durham (Durham)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh)
  • Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh)
  • Sruc (Edinburgh)
  • Edinburgh College (Edinburgh)
  • Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (Musselburgh East Lothian)
  • Moray College Uhi (Elgin)
  • The University of Exeter (Exeter)
  • Falmouth University (Falmouth)
  • University of Glasgow (Glasgow)
  • University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
  • The Glasgow School of Art Lbg (Glasgow)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow)
  • City of Glasgow College (Glasgow)
  • The Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow)
  • Glasgow Clyde College - the Board of Management of Glasgow Clyde College (Glasgow)
  • Glasgow Kelvin College (Glasgow)
  • Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education (Falkirk)
  • South Lanarkshire College (East Kilbride)
  • Hartpury University (Gloucester)
  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education (Grimsby)
  • University of Surrey (Guildford)
  • The University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corporation (Hatfield)
  • University of Huddersfield (Huddersfield)
  • University of Hull (Hull)
  • The Board of Management of Inverness College Uhi, a Statutory Corporation Established Pursuant To the Terms of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 and a Charity Registered in Scotland Under Charity Number Sc021197 (Inverness)
  • University of the Highlands and Islands (Inverness)
  • University of Suffolk Ltd (Ipswich)
  • University of Keele (Staffordshire)
  • Kingston University Higher Education Corporation (Kingston upon Thames)
  • University of Lancaster (Lancaster)
  • The University of Cumbria Lbg (Carlisle)
  • University of Leeds (Leeds)
  • Leeds Beckett University (Leeds)
  • Leeds Trinity University (Leeds)
  • Leeds Arts University (Leeds)
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds)
  • Leeds College of Music (Leeds)
  • University of Leicester (Leicester)
  • De Montfort University (Leicester)
  • Plumpton College (Lewes)
  • Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln (Lincoln)
  • University of Lincoln (Lincoln)
  • Dn Colleges Group (Scunthorpe)
  • The University of Liverpool (Liverpool)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (Liverpool)
  • Liverpool Hope University (Liverpool)
  • West Lothian College (Livingston)
  • Birkbeck College - University of London (London)
  • Goldsmiths'College (London)
  • Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (London)
  • King's College London (London)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (London)
  • Royal Academy of Music (London)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies Royal Charter (London)
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London)
  • University College London (London)
  • Queen Mary University of London (London)
  • St George's Hospital Medical School (London)
  • Royal College of Music (London)
  • The University of Westminster Lbg (London)
  • University of East London (London)
  • London South Bank University Lbg (London)
  • Middlesex University Higher Education Corporation (London)
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London)
  • City University of London (London)
  • Roehampton University Lbg (London)
  • University of Greenwich (London)
  • University of London (London)
  • The University of the Arts London (London)
  • Regent's University London (London)
  • London Metropolitan University (London)
  • Metanoia Institute (London)
  • The Royal Veterinary College (London)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Royal Charter (London)
  • National Centre For Circus Arts (London)
  • Contemporary Dance Trust Limited (London)
  • London School of Theology (London)
  • The London International Film School Limited (London)
  • Fitch 7City Learning Ltd. (London)
  • The Royal College of Art (London)
  • British Institute of Technology and Ecommerce (London)
  • The Royal Central School of Speechand Drama (London)
  • Pearson College Limited (London)
  • European School of Economics - Ese Insight Ltd (London)
  • Ravensbourne (London)
  • Barnet and Southgate College (London)
  • Icmp Management Ltd. (London)
  • Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (Egham)
  • Havering College of Further and Higher Education (Hornchurch)
  • The University of West London (Ealing)
  • North West Regional College (Londonderry)
  • Loughborough University (Loughborough)
  • Barnfield College (Luton)
  • University of Bedfordshire (Luton)
  • University For the Creative Arts (Farnham)
  • Osteaopathic Education and Research Limited (Boxley)
  • The University of Manchester (Manchester)
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester)
  • West Nottinghamshire College of Further Education, Mansfield (Mansfield)
  • Teesside University (Middlesbrough)
  • The Open University (Milton Keynes)
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • University of Northumbria At Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • Gateshead College (Gateshead)
  • Harper Adams University (Newport)
  • The University of Northampton Higher Education Corporation (Northampton)
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Norwich University of the Arts (Norwich)
  • The University of Nottingham (Nottingham)
  • The Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham)
  • The Scottish Association For Marinescience Lbg (Dunbeg Oban)
  • South West College (Omagh Tyrone)
  • Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)
  • The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (Oxford)
  • Oxford Brookes University (Oxford)
  • University of the West of Scotland (Paisley)
  • Perth College Uhi (Perth)
  • University of Plymouth (Plymouth)
  • University of St Mark & St John (Plymouth)
  • Plymouth College of Art (Plymouth)
  • City College Plymouth (Plymouth)
  • University of South Wales Prifysgolde Cymru (Pontypridd)
  • Bournemouth University (Poole,Dorset)
  • Arts University Bournemouth Higher Education Corporation (Poole)
  • Southern Regional College (Newry)
  • University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation (Portsmouth)
  • University of Central Lancashire (Preston, Lancashire)
  • Norton Radstock College (Radstock)
  • The University of Reading (Reading)
  • The University of Salford (Salford)
  • Salford City College (Salford)
  • The University of Sheffield (Sheffield)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield)
  • Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance (Sidcup)
  • University of Southampton (Southampton)
  • Southampton Solent University (Southampton)
  • Staffordshire University (Stoke on Trent)
  • The University Court of the University of St Andrews (St Andrews)
  • The University of Stirling (Stirling)
  • University of Sunderland (Sunderland)
  • Swansea University (Swansea)
  • North Highland College (Thurso)
  • St Mary's University Twickenham (Twickenham)
  • Brunel University London (Uxbridge)
  • University of Winchester (Winchester)
  • University of Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton)
  • University of Worcester (Worcester)
  • University of York (York)
  • York St John University (York)

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