Based in the heart of legal London, we welcome students and academics from around the world, giving you access to a global network. At The City Law School, we provide world class education for the legal profession around the world and welcome applications from students from anywhere in the world. As a university, City attracts a high proportion of international students and this is reflected in the student profiles of our courses. We understand that having a diverse range of students, from a wide range of backgrounds adds real value to each of our courses and provides each student with knowledge and experience they may otherwise have missed out on - in short, we value difference and support diversity!
Coming to the UK for the first time can be a little scary, with everything you need to think about and put in place pre-arrival and everything that needs arranging post-arrival, many students need a little support.
City's Student Centre provides international students with a wealth of useful information and will support you from the moment you make your application to the moment you arrive on campus for registration and throughout your entire time here with us at City. They can advise you on a range of issues including: obtaining a visa, moving and living in the UK, finding accommodation, healthcare services and many, many other areas.
Academic and professional staff from The City Law School visit a number of countries each year to attend and run recruitment events, to host Info Sessions and to talk to prospective students about studying Law in the UK at City. We also work with many international partner organisations and recruitment agents to provide 'at home' support to international students pre-application.
Because the rules governing admission to practise law vary from country to country, if you wish to apply for any of our qualifying programmes (both academic and vocational stage) with the intention of becoming a practising lawyer anywhere outside England and Wales, you should check with the appropriate professional body in the country concerned that the course you wish to follow will meet local requirements. You should also find out if there are any specific subjects which you will need to study. For more information on this please refer to your local Law Society.
The City Law School has partnered with QLTS International (formerly QLTT International) to provide an online training course to prepare lawyers, not admitted in England and Wales, for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) assessments. The scheme, implemented by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, gives lawyers from other jurisdictions the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales without having to complete domestic training. This courses prepares you for the schemes' assessments, which are administered by Kaplan law school.
Representatives from City's International Office also attend a numerous events and drop in sessions around the world each year, providing one-to-one advice and support.