Florida State University London

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The Florida State University (FSU) is an internationally recognized and accredited institution centrally located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, but with additional campuses in London, Valencia, Florence and Panama.

Designated as a Carnegie Research University, the highest designation for American research institutions, FSU awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees each year to a diverse student body representing all 50 states, and over 130 countries.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, the Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.


Florida State University - London campus

Located a few minutes from the Study Centre lies not only the West End, the major theatre district of London, but Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the National Gallery, opera and ballet theatres, and the British Museum is only one block away.

The Building

Students enjoy the historic architecture along with comfortable flats (apartments), classrooms, a lecture hall/theatre, a library, three computer labs, and Wireless Internet throughout the building. The Study Centre is monitored by a 24 hour reception/security staff and requires secure swipe-card access. The building also provides a student lounge with vending machines and free laundry facilities.

The Flats

The Study Centre complex includes 24 self-contained flats. These multi-roomed apartments are modern, light, spacious, and are fully equipped with everything students reasonably need, including showers and bathrooms, a flat screen television, full kitchen with microwave oven, electric range, refrigerator and freezer, bed linen, towels and more. When housing in the Centre has reached capacity, the program will assist students to find alternative accommodations within the greater London area.

The Library and Computer Labs

The Study Centre offers students a fully working library and three computer labs, operated by a professional librarian, IT, and library assistants. The library has a wide variety of material that includes movies, books, music, travel guides, and more. There is also a conservatory for quiet studying. To further accommodate students with laptop computers, the Study Centre has implemented wireless Internet Access throughout the building and flats.

A Brief History of the Campus

In 1685, Thomas Tufton, Earl of Thanet, acquired a plot of land on the north side of Great Russell Street. On this land he built his grand terrace home, Thanet House. These buildings were constructed in the Georgian style of the time.

Buildings adjacent to the original Thanet House were built some time between 1685 and 1693. By the late 1600's these buildings, along the fringe of fashionable Bloomsbury, were frequented by members of the aristocracy and gentry. Indeed, both the Peacock Room and the Adams Room were once drawing rooms for the elite of London and both once had beautiful long country views to the north, up towards Highgate and Hampstead.

In December 1992, after 21 years of a wandering existence, the Florida State University purchased a freehold to four adjoining buildings in Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury. Registered on the British National Heritage list, this restored, refurbished, and redesigned, seven-building complex comprises a coherent and permanent home for our London Study Center. Several features from these original buildings are still preserved within the modern surroundings.


1st year tuition is £9,900, and on campus accommodation in Central London is £8,600, which includes other amenities such as cultural trips an class-day breakfast throughout the year. In years 2, 3 and 4, tuition is £13,500 including all activity health insurance and transportation fees, and on campus accommodation is £7,000 (c.€9,000).

Campus housing costs are £8,600 for self-catering shared rooms in flats. These fees include a full range of cultural activities. Twelve months housing and food in the US is around £7,000


Gateway program students are guaranteed housing at both their international campus and at FSU’s main campus in Tallahassee. Dormitories offer community-style living that allows students to meet and build relationship with their peers, all while staying informed and engaged with university events, activities, and opportunities.

International campuses are located in central city centers and are equipped with classrooms, libraries and study areas accessible for student needs.

Living Costs in the US

Twelve months housing and food in the US is around £7,000 (c.€9,000).

Read about British student Madeleine Hughes's experience of studying at FSU.

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