Student Life

Central London Location

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The Courtauld is located in historic Somerset House on The Strand, right in the heart of London's West End.One of the world's most dynamic cities, London is a global hub for cultural, business, political, media, legal and sporting events that attract the best from around the world. The city provides an incredibly rich source of learning and entertainment with all the attractions and amenities of a thriving contemporary city.This central location gives students easy access to some of London's best-known museums and galleries, such as the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum and the South Bank (not to mention The Courtauld's own gallery).

Cost of Living

Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey has consistently cited London as one of the most expensive cities in the world; however, London is very student-friendly, and your cost of living as a student will depend largely upon your lifestyle choices.

The UNIAID Student Calculator is a handy resource to help you plan your budget. Many retailers and entertainment venues will offer discounts or concession prices when you present your student ID.


If you plan to be out and about often, don’t forget to apply for a student Oyster card online via Transport for London. You cannot apply for this in advance of enrolment.