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City And Islington College

London, England, United Kingdom
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 6,893 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 5%
Institution type Private

About City And Islington College

Established in 1993, City and Islington College has received well over 250,000 students consisting of young people and adults and has made history at being one of the best colleges in London out there. In 2017 alone, around 1400 students have furthered studies in higher education. Some of the students here have studied at many levels —from beginners in English as a second language to Foundation degrees and at the same time, a vast range of subjects and skills. The time they have spent at the College can range from one to four years.  Some students have even been recorded to have completed multiple programmes of study.

City and Islington College has five major sites and is a prominent member of the Collab Group, belonging to a high achieving group of Further Education colleges in England. In 2005, a £64 million building programme was completed by the college and was recorded as the biggest investment in accommodation in the history of further education in the United Kingdom. City and Islington College also has the International Baccalaureate program at its Sixth Form College in 2010.

Campus information

Presently, City and Islington College has five centres in Islington, London alone, with each one specialising in a certain set of subjects. Each centre provides its students with study and recreational spaces, ICT equipment for the use of teaching and learning.

Five Specialist Centres:

  • Centre for Business, Arts, and Technology
  • Sixth Form College
  • Centre for Health, Social and Child Care
  • Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • Centre for Applied Sciences

Each centre focuses on running their particular line of courses and qualifications. A special community of students, teachers, and support staff exist for each branch.


There are three options for students to choose from regarding their accommodation by the College, including:


Prices per person per week are (differ according to zones):

  • Bed and breakfast: £120 (Standard Zone 4); £170 (Superior Zone 2, 3); £225 (Executive Zone 1,2)
  • Half board: £165 (Standard Zone 4); £195 (Superior Zone 2, 3); £275 (Executive Zone 1,2)
  • Half board with packed lunch: £180 (Standard Zone 4); £215 (Superior Zone 2, 3); £290 (Executive Zone 1,2)
  • Self-catering: £130 (Standard Zone 4); £180 (Superior Zone 2, 3); £250 (Executive Zone 1,2)

Room in a shared house

  • Access to communal living facilities — lounge and fully-equipped kitchen, and shared bathroom facilities.
  • Houses managed by the College’s agency
  • Close to College through the tube & easy travelling to central London
  • Shared house accommodation is subject to availability

Prices per person per week are:

  • Single room: £195
  • Shared twin room: £160 
  • Single room with ensuite bathroom: £220
  • Double room with ensuite bathroom: £190 

Student residences

  • Students will have their own room with some shared facilities.
  • Options include: rooms with shared bathroom or en-suite rooms with kitchenette.
  • Access to communal areas
  • Some residences even have gyms, cinema rooms and games rooms
  • Most student residences are self-catered and include some cleaning services in the price. 

Depending on the type of room, location and facilities, living in a student residence costs around £170-£270 per person per week.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 6 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Sports Science 1


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