University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a public university in the United Kingdom which has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in London, as well as in Reading in Berkshire. The university has roots back to 1860, when the Lady Byron School was founded, which later became Ealing College of Higher Education. 

In August 2010, the university announced that it had been granted permission to change its name to the University of West London, to reflect a focusing of operations onto its Ealing and Brentford campuses. The new name was formally adopted on Wednesday 6 April 2011.


for International Students

  • The West London Campus has two sites in Ealing and Brentford, connected to each other by a free, 10 minute shuttle bus service.
  • The Ealing site has undergone a £50 million transformation including a refurbished Students’ Union, music studios, an auditorium, and the Paul Hamlyn library.
  • The Brentford site called Paragon, is located 1.5 miles south of our Ealing site., connected by a free, 10 minute shuttle bus service.
  • The university offers self-catered on-campus accommodation in single en-suite bedrooms (which include toilet and shower facilities), with access to a communal kitchen in the shared flat.
  • There are a further 29 studio apartments on site that include a larger private area with integrated kitchen facilities and wheelchair accessibility.
  • There is a student common room, laundry and bike storage at the accommodation site. All rooms have broadband Internet.
  • Rent includes all bills (electricity, gas, water and broadband).
  • Please refer to the university website for more details.

Living in West London

West London has a thriving economy and an equally vibrant environment in which to live and work. Home to 1.47 million people, the district is a dynamic mix of nationalities, cultures and ethnic backgrounds with over 25 per cent of its residents born outside the EU.

West London is served by seven out of the twelve London Underground lines and the use of the tube is largely determined by what area you live. People living and working towards the east such as Maida Vale or Kensington will typically use the tube as their preferred mode of transport.


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Get more information on studying at the University of West London. Find out more about our application process and answers to general information about our programs and procedures.