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Charitable status

University of London is an exempt charity. On this page you will find further information about our charitable status. 

The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales under the terms of the Charities Act 2011.

The charitable objects of The University of London are, "for the public benefit, to promote education of a university standard and the advancement of knowledge and learning by teaching and research; and to encourage the achievement and maintenance of the highest academic standards."

Our principal regulator under charity law is the Office for Students which ensures our obligations under charity law are fulfilled.

Read our full statement on public benefit [PDF], on pages 40 and 41 of our financial statements for 2020-2021.

The University of London is an exempt charity and a statutory corporation in England and Wales: Company No. RC000661.

University of London's registration number with HMRC X422.

Our full legal name is The University of London

The correspondence address for The University is:

University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU