International Student Support

ISOP Sessions and Events for Graduates

Students from China and India preparing to make their visa applications and  traveling to the UK - view the short films


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ISOP for Graduates - September 2014

You are a "graduate student" if you are coming to UCL to undertake a masters or PHD on a taught or research programme.

When should I arrive in the UK?

Induction week for all new students (home and international) will take place between Monday 22 – Friday 26 September. You may be contacted by your department and invited to attend departmental inductions during induction week; therefore you should ensure you have arrived in the UK by Monday 22 September. As UCL has over 70 departments the International Support Team are not able to provide department specific information, therefore you should contact your department directly with any queries. 

When and how do I enrol at UCL?

If you have accepted an unconditional offer to join UCL in September 2014 you will receive an email in August inviting you to pre-enrol. You will be required to use our online pre-enrolment service for new students to confirm that the personal and contact information we have for you is correct, you will then be able to select the time of your in-person enrolment appointment.

All international students have the option to enrol early on Wednesday 17 or Thursday 18 September, however please be aware ISOP Sessions & Events will not take place until the following week. By enrolling early you will be able to complete practicalities such as opening a UK bank account, registering with a GP and obtaining a student discount travel card before the start of term. Alternatively you can opt for an enrolment appointment on Thursday 25 September.

For further information on in-person enrolment please visit the Enrolment page.  

How do I register to attend ISOP Sessions & Events?

ISOP sessions for graduates will take place on Friday 26 September; all sessions are free of charge but you will need to register in advance in order to attend. When registering to attend ISOP sessions you will need to choose the time of the sessions you wish to attend. You should consider other commitments such as departmental inductions when selecting sessions in order to avoid clashes.

You will not be permitted to register until you have completed pre-enrolment.

For further information and online registration please visit the ISOP Sessions & Events for Graduates page.

When can I move into UCL student accommodation?

If you have applied for UCL student accommodation and subsequently receive an offer, your accommodation will be available to you from Saturday 20 September. If you would like to move in before this day you can submit an Early Arrival Request online via UCL Student Accommodation Online Services. The earliest you can move into your accommodation is Monday 15 September.

Graduate students from the European Union and the UK are not eligible for UCL managed accommodation.

You can find further information on the Student Accommodation website or email any queries to

Please use our Facebook page to meet other students coming to UCL in September 2014.

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