Pembroke College, Oxford

Pembroke College, Oxford

Pembroke College, Oxford. The University of Oxford, with 12,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students, is over 800 years old and consists of thirty-eight independent colleges. Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and has a student body of 500. It is a friendly and informal college that emphasizes intellectual activity, but also values sports, drama, and music.  Their visiting student programme has been recognised by the University’s oversight committee as offering the ‘gold standard’ for provision in terms of academics, social integration and pastoral care.

Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) traces its roots to both the founding of England’s first medical school at the Royal London Hospital in 1785 and the establishment of the philanthropic People’s Palace in 1887. It spans three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science and Engineering; and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. It has a diverse community of staff and students and an international outlook: 41% of its 26,000 students are from outside the UK.

Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway (RHUL) is a member college of the University of London, but situated outside of London near Windsor, less than an hour's journey to the centre of London.  Originally a women’s college and opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, it is now one of the most international of Britain’s universities, and has an extensive study abroad programme.  Akin to Tufts in size and environment, it is a campus university.


The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) was founded in 1916 and is the world's leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With a student population of around 5,000, of whom roughly 50% are from outside the UK, SOAS has a dynamic student body with a global vision unlike any other.

University of the Arts

The University of the Arts, London (UAL) is Europe's largest specialist university for art and design, and is ideal for SMFA students who want to study abroad. Made up of six renowned colleges, including Central St Martins, Camberwell and Chelsea, each enjoying a world-class reputation of their own. UAL  offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication, and performing arts and is open to all Tufts students.

University College London

University College London (UCL) was founded in 1826, and is the oldest and largest college of the University of London. It was the first UK university to admit students regardless religion, and was the first to admit women. With a total student population of approximately 36,000, of whom nearly 40% come from 150 countries across the world, UCL is known for its strong scholastic tradition: it boasts 33 Nobel Prize winners among its graduates and past faculty.

London School of Economics

Founded in 1895, LSE is one of the world's premier social science institutions. The General Course is designed for dedicated students who wish to undertake a year-long course of study offering in-depth academic inquiry in international relations, economics, management, history, and other related subjects. General Course students will be fully integrated with degree students.

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