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Northwestern and the United Kingdom

Northwestern and the United Kingdom

Northwestern offers partnerships with several prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, from Edinburgh to London. In addition, many alumni live in the United Kingdom, deepening our connections across the pond.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
King's College London
London Business School
London School of Economics and Political Science
University College London
University of Edinburgh: Business School  
University of Edinburgh
University of Leeds
  • Research > McCormick School of Engineering
University of the West of England, Bristol


Northwestern enjoys a strong relationship with the United Kingdom—every year, we send many students to learn at some of its finest universities, and the UK in turn sends some of its best and brightest students.

  • 54 students from the UK at Northwestern:
  • 26 Undergraduate
  • 12 Masters
  • 16 Doctoral
For historical data visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.
  • 82 Northwestern students in the UK:
  • 61 Undergraduate
  • 21 Graduate

Partnership Highlight

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For the last three years, the American Music Theatre Project (housed in the School of Communication) has partnered with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to premiere two original devised theatre works at Edinburgh Festival Fringe--the largest festival of its kind in the world. Northwestern and Conservatoire students perform in the works over the course of the monthlong festival.

Units and Groups

British Studies Graduate Cluster

The British Studies Cluster focuses on Britain’s former empire and its ongoing Commonwealth of Nations. With thriving graduate programs in Art History, Comparative Literary Studies, Economics, English, History, Musicology, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre and Drama, Northwestern offers a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars working on Britain and its imperial past.
More here


~1,050Northwestern alumni are based in the UK.

Two-thirds are located in London.

The NU Club of the United Kingdom and the Kellogg Alumni Club of London offer social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in the UK. Other ways to get and stay connected can be found here.

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Download the Northwestern and the UK Brief — a compressed version of the information featured on this page.

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This page features data and information from the 2021-2022 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2022. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.