Applying for University - Frequently Asked Questions

UCL guarantees an offer of an undergraduate place for UPC students predicted to meet the entry requirements for undergraduate programmes in the UCL Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

How do I apply for my university degree course?

All undergraduate university applications in the UK are made online through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). You complete one application form choosing a maximum of five universities to apply to. The deadline for university applications is 15th January. If you plan to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, you need to complete your UCAS application by mid-October - just a few weeks after starting the UPC.

UCAS information and registration sessions take place at the beginning of the course to help you with the UCAS process and students are provided with excellent support and advice in selecting appropriate universities and courses.

You can visit the UCAS website to find out more information:

Will I be offered a place on a UCL undergraduate degree programme?

About 50% of our students progress to UCL every year (in addition to about 30% who progress to other leading universities including Imperial College London, Oxford and Cambridge). Therefore, if your grades are good and you present yourself well at interview, you are very likely to be made an offer by UCL.

In 2012 85% of UPC students received a UCL and / or Russell Group university offer. 45% enrolled onto a UCL undergraduate degree and 30% an undergraduate degree at other Russell Group universities.

You can see the sorts of grades that UCL requires by visiting the UPC For Admissions Tutors web page and comparing these with the required A level grades for your course in the UCL syllabus.

Who will help me with my UCAS application?

A number of people will help you with your university application. Your subject lecturers, your language tutor and the Centre's Education Adviser will all assist you in the process.  

Which universities can I apply to?

The aim of the UPC is to help you enter one of the very best universities in the UK . All universities in the UK are very happy to consider applications from UPC students. 

What happens after I send my UCAS form?

After a few weeks you will receive an acknowledgement card from UCAS confirming that they have received your application. This is followed soon afterwards by a letter that lists the universities and courses you have applied to.

The universities you have applied to will contact you from January onwards. Often you are asked to attend an interview or an Open Day.

Will universities want me to sit an IELTS test before I start my degree course?

All universities you apply to will have details of the UPC course, and how the academic English marks you achieve at the end of the course compare with an IELTS score. However, some universities still prefer you to take an IELTS test. Arrangements will be made for you to do this during the course. 

Will I receive help with preparing for interviews?

Some of the very best universities in the UK, such as UCL, place a lot of emphasis on the performance of students in interview. Students will be helped to prepare for their interviews. 

Guaranteed UCL undergraduate offers for UPC students predicted to meet the entry requirements for the following 90 undergraduate programmes:

Astrophysics BSc / MSci  
Biochemical Engineering BEng / MEng  
Biochemistry BSc   
Biological Sciences BSc / MSci   
Biomedical Engineering BEng / MEng   
Biomedical Sciences BSc   
Bioprocessing of New Medicines
  (Business and Management) BSc   
Bioprocessing of New Medicines (Science 
  and Engineering) BSc   
Biotechnology BSc   
Chemical Engineering BEng / MEng   
Chemical Physics BSc / MSci  
Chemistry (International Programme) 
Chemistry BSc / MSci   
Chemistry with a European Language
  BSc / MSci   
Chemistry with Management Studies
  BSc / MSci   
Chemistry with Mathematics BSc / MSci   
Civil Engineering BEng / MEng   
Computer Science BSc / MEng  
Earth Sciences (International
  Programme) MSci   
Earth Sciences BSc / MSci  
Economics and Statistics BSc (Econ)   
Electronic and Electrical Engineering 
  BEng / MEng  
Engineering with Business Finance 
  BEng / MEng  
Environmental Engineering BEng / MEng   Environmental Geoscience BSc / MSci  
Geology BSc / Msci  
Geophysics BSc / MSci   
History and Philosophy of Science BSc 
Human Sciences BSc
Information Management for Business
  BSc / MSci  
Management Science BSc / MSci   
Mathematical Computation MEng   
Mathematics and Physics BSc / MSci 
Mathematics and Statistical Science
  BSc / MSci   
Mathematics BSc / MSci   
Mathematics with Economics BSc / MSci   
Mathematics with Management Studies
  BSc / MSci   
Mathematics with Mathematical Physics
  BSc / MSci   
Mathematics with Modern Languages
  BSc / MSci   
Mechanical Engineering BEng / MEng 
Medical Physics MSci   
Medicinal Chemistry BSc / MSci   
Natural Sciences BSc / MSci   
Neuroscience BSc / MSci   
Pharmacology BSc / MSci   
Pharmacy MPharm   
Physics BSc / MSci   
Physics with Medical Physics BSc   
Science and Society BSc   
Statistical Science (International
  Programme) MSci   
Statistics and Management for Business
Statistics BSc   
Statistics, Economics and a Language
Statistics, Economics and Finance BSc   
Theoretical Physics BSc / MSci

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