Regent’s University London Insights

Admission Insights: Regent’s University London

Regent's University London campus

Our newly created “Admission Insights” articles aim to bring greater attention to international universities as viable options for students. While we’ve traditionally focused on US colleges, it’s also become clear that tremendous opportunities exist beyond our own borders that are worth a closer look. Here, through a series of interviews with admission officers, we provide key details about their schools and links where you may find more information.

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1. Please share a brief overview of Regent’s University London.

Regent’s University London is a private university with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent’s Park. Our campus, in central London, is set in 11 acres of secluded private garden and is in easy reach of all that this exciting city has to offer.

Our students study in a supportive, personal environment with 13 students per class on average. We invite business leaders into the university and use London as our classroom. Our students go on to enter the world of work as entrepreneurs and leaders who think and operate globally.

Regent’s is small and intimate enough to feel like a home away from home, and we are proud to welcome students of more than 140 nationalities, meaning our graduates are truly globally connected.

2. What is typically your percentage of enrolled international students?

It’s usually around 80%.

3. Are there any special requirements for international students versus domestic? If yes, please share them. e.g. In the US, we require a TOEFL score or equivalent.

An English test. There are many options but here are some examples for students applying for an undergraduate degree:

IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

TOEFL IBT: Overall 60-78 with minimum Reading 8, Listening 7, Speaking 16, Writing 18

4. What resources are available at your school to help support international students?

Regent’s has partnered with International SOS to provide a 24/7 medical, security and emotional advice and support line for all our students. International SOS is a world leader in medical and security advice services that provide in-country expertise and emergency response.

Regent’s students can access this service from anywhere in the world and in their own language, so they can feel safe in the knowledge that they’ll receive the support they need while away from home.

More information on how we support students can be found here:

5. Do you offer financial assistance or scholarships for international students?

All information on this can be found here:

6. Of what relevance are extracurricular activities in your admission requirements? Are these encouraged for student participation once enrolled?

These are not necessary although can help students stand out in their personal statements. That said, we do not select students on the basis of their extracurricular activities.

7. What would you say is unique or stands out about your university among others?

We believe there are a number of things, including:

  • We are entrepreneurial: 12.6% of our graduates in 2021 launched their own business; the highest percentage of all UK universities.
  • We offer a personal, bespoke education: the student-to-staff ratio is 13:1 with on average 14 students per class at all times.
  • We are cosmopolitan: 80% of our students come from overseas

8. Have you found that graduates are well prepared for the international workplace upon completing their degree?

Yes, our students have many opportunities to hear from our international alumni community as well as other leaders in various industries. Some guest speakers have included Chief Sustainability Officer from Mulberry, Managing Director of Harrods, Chief Marketing Officer at MacLaren Automotive, UN Peacekeepers, etc. Learning from the global leaders of today helps students to become the global leaders of tomorrow.


*For more information, be sure to visit our Regent’s University London Profile