Updated: May 2019
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.
Where World Thought Leaders Studied
1. Stephen Hawking
World-renowned scientists, Stephen Hawking studied Physics at University College, Oxford. He undertook postgraduate studies in Cosmology at Trinity Hall, Cambridge
2. Bill Clinton
Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, won a Rhodes scholarship and studied Politics at University College, Oxford.
3. Benazir Bhutto
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford.
4. David Cameron
The former Prime Minister of Great Britain studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Brasenose College, Oxford.
5. HM King Abdullah II of Jordon
King Abdullah II studied a one-year special-studies course in Middle Eastern affairs at Pembroke College, Oxford.
6. Dr Olli Rehn
The EU commissioner, Dr Olli Rehn, gained a research degree on the subject of “Corporatism and Industrial Competitiveness in Small European States” at St Anthony’s College, Oxford.
7. Amal Clooney
Human Rights Lawyer, Amal Clooney, studied Jurisprudence (Legal Theory) at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
8. Jiři Šedivý
The Czech Defence Minister, Jiři Šedivý, studied for a Master’s degree in War Studies at Kings College, London.
8. Yaneth Giha Tovar
The Colombian Education Minister gained a Master’s degree at Kings College, London.
9. Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah
Princess Hajah Majeedah, a member of the Bruneian Royal family, studied for a Master’s degree in Environmental Development from Kings College, London.
10. Hayat Sindi
Hayat Sindi, a medical scientist and member of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia, she studied Pharmacology at Kings College, London.
11. Romano Prodi
Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy, studied post-doctoral work at the London School of Economics (LSE).
12. Juan Manuel Santos
The former President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, gained a Master’s degree in Science and Economic Development at the London School of Economics (LSE).