Where World Leaders Studied

As the second largest study abroad market in the world, the UK is known for the high quality of its education. Take a look at our list of world leaders and where they studied in the UK. Quite a number have studied at our Waypoint Education locations in Oxford and London:

Stephen Hawking (world renowned scientist): Studied Physics at University College, Oxford. He undertook postgraduate studies in Cosmology at Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Bill Clinton (former President of the United States): Won a Rhodes scholarship and studied Politics at University College, Oxford

Benazir Bhutto (former Prime Minister of Pakistan): studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford

David Cameron (former Prime Minister of Great Britain): studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Brasenose College, Oxford

HM King Abdullah II of Jordon: studied a one-year special-studies course in Middle Eastern affairs at Pembroke College, Oxford

Dr Olli Rehn (EU commissioner): gained a research degree on the subject of “Corporatism and Industrial Competitiveness in Small European States” at St Anthony’s College, Oxford

Amal Clooney (Human rights lawyer): studied Jurisprudence (Legal Theory) at St Hugh’s College, Oxford

Jiři Šedivý (Czech Defence Minister): studied for a Master’s degree in War Studies at Kings College, London

Yaneth Giha Tovar (Colombian Education Minister): gained a Master’s degree at Kings College, London

Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah (member of the Bruneian Royal family): studied for a Master’s degree in Environmental Development from Kings College, London

Hayat Sindi (medical scientist and member of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia): she studied Pharmacology at Kings College, London

Romano Prodi (former Prime Minister of Italy): Studied post-doctoral work at the London School of Economics (LSE)

Juan Manuel Santos (President of Colombia): gained a Master’s degree in Science and Economic Development at the London School of Economics (LSE)

Queen Margethe II of Denmark: studied Prehistoric Archaeology at Girton College, Cambridge

Lee Kuan Yew (Prime Minister of Singapore): studied at the London School of Economics, he also gained a degree in Law from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Samir Rifai (former Prime Minister of Jordan): studied a Master’s degree in International Relations at Trinity Hall, Cambridge

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