International Student Support


International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) for Affiliate Students - January 2017

You are an 'affiliate student' if you are coming to UCL as a student on a Study Abroad (JYA), Erasmus, Independent Affiliate or other exchange programme.

The International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) will take place between Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 January 2017. 

During ISOP you will have the opportunity to complete your in-person enrolment, attend the 'We Are All Global' talks designed specifically for our new international students (both EU and overseas), and participate in a variety of social events organised by UCL Student Union (UCLU). You will also have the opportunity to meet with your department(s) at UCL to discuss module selection.

‘We Are All Global’ talks - Wednesday 4 January 2017

ISOP talks, called 'We Are All Global', are organised by the International Student Support team in order to make the transition into life in the UK and studying at UCL as smooth as possible. There will be some interactive sessions and you will be able to register for these nearer the time as part of the pre-enrolment process. On completion of pre-enrolment you will receive an email confirming your full ISOP schedule. The sessions are free of charge and it is highly recommended that you attend. 

Enrolment (by appointment) - Thursday 5 January 2017

Enrolment for you will take place on Thursday 5 January 2017. You will be required to enrol by appointment at UCL and you will be able to select a slot nearer the time as part of the pre-enrolment process.

Meet Your Department - Friday 6 January 2017

You will have the opportunity to visit your admitting department on arrival and discuss module choices with your Affiliate Tutor and/or administrator. Departments usually organise these meetings in groups or one-to-one slots. Your department may get in touch with you if they have made alternative arrangements for your welcome session. Please ensure that you check your emails regularly and refer to the information on your department's website.

If you are taking modules in two or more departments, please attend the 'Meet Your Department' session for your main admitting department. You are also encouraged to get in contact with the other department(s) where you intend to take courses, by emailing the relevant Affiliate Tutor and discussing your options. Please see our departmental contact list for Affiliate Tutor contact details and information on the 'Meet Your Department' session, which will be updated in due course.

Please visit our page on forming your programme of study for further information. The Notes for Affiliates contain full information on module selection.

Social events organised by UCL Student Union (UCLU)

ISOP social events, organised by UCLU, are the perfect opportunity to meet other new international students and immerse yourself into life at UCL. Social events are an optional part of ISOP, however we would encourage you to attend at least some of these events. A full list of events will be available nearer the time.


If you are staying in UCL-managed student accommodation you will be able to access your accommodation from Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Short-term Study visas

If you will be applying for a Short-term Study visa to enter the UK, please ensure you have thoroughly read the guidance on the immigration and visas webpage.