International Student Support


International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) for Graduate Students – January 2017

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 '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). 

‘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.

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.

Students on a Tier 4 visa

If you will be entering the UK using a Tier 4 student visa, you will be required to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) upon arrival. You must have collected your BRP to be eligible to enrol and should consider this when making travel arrangements.

In order to collect your BRP from UCL you should follow the instructions provided on the immigration and visas webpage. Once your BRP has arrived, you will be contacted with further instructions on when and where you can collect this from UCL.