UCL accommodation overview
A number of different types of accommodation are available to UCL Graduate Preparation Students, including:
- Hall of Residence, in which meals – usually breakfast and an evening dinner – are included.
- Student Houses, where you will share kitchen facilities (cooker, refrigerator, freezer and microwave) to prepare your own meals.
- Intercollegiate Halls of Residence, these halls are available to students attending any college of the University of London, including UCL. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily and lunch is available at weekends.
Full details of UCL accommodation options are available on the UCL Student Accommodation website.
UCL accommodation application
Once we have confirmed a student is suitable for a full-time Graduate Preparation Course (GPC) at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (UCL CLIE), we will send out a formal offer pack, including the details on how you can apply for UCL accommodation. Accommodation application procedures can vary depending on which course you are applying for, see below for information by course.
Those students who wish to obtain private lodgings or flats, and those unable to secure a place in UCL or intercollegiate residence, are also advised to contact the University of London Housing Services, whose work is exclusively in the private sector.
For students who have applied to start the International Pre-Master's in September, a room in UCL accommodation is guaranteed if the student has accepted their offer of a place on the course and submitted an accommodation application form before the accommodation application deadline of 31st May. Students who apply after this time are still likely be allocated a place in UCL accommodation, but may have to wait until shortly after the beginning of the course to find out in which residence they have a room. If you are applying after the 31 May, you may also want to consider alternative accommodation, more information about which will be sent in your offer pack.
International Pre-Master's students starting their course in January are advised to apply for accommodation at the same time as they accept their offer on the course. There is no formal deadline for applications for accommodation from January to June.
Pre-Master’s Certificate in Architecture
Pre-Master’s Certificate in Architecture offer holders are advised to apply for accommodation at the same time as they accept their offer on the course. There is no formal deadline for applications for accommodation from January to June.
Students may also want to consider alternative accommodation, more information about which will be sent in your offer pack.
Pre-sessional English Course
applying for Pre-sessional English courses will be sent the Summer Residence
application form that covers the period June to September. This form is
published in March each year and will list those UCL residences
available over the summer. During this period, catered residences are
normally offered only on a self-catering basis. Students on the 19-weeks Pre-sessional English Course, applying for accommodation, will also be sent the
application form that covers the period April to June.
UCL accommodation fees
The fees you pay for your accommodation will vary depending on its location and facilities.
The following table gives you some idea of these for the 2015/2016 session; they range from minimum to maximum.
|UCL Halls of Residence (catered)|
|Twin room: £141–£159 per week|
|Single room: £172–£262 per week|
|UCL Student Houses (self-catered)|
|Twin room: £103–£124 per week|
|Single room: £136–£218 per week|
Our accommodation fees include:
- room rental and use of communal areas
- gas and electricity charges
- block insurance policy
- social events (in residences with a social committee).