Congratulations and Welcome to UCL!
This website is designed to help you to
understand what you will be expected to do during your first few weeks at UCL in order to formally become a member of the UCL
community, allowing you to concentrate on the more exciting aspects of studying
at one of the world’s most prestigious universities.There
are three stages to this process: red
(most important), amber and green. The stages and related tasks are shown on the left of each page.
If you are an applicant and have accepted a place to study at UCL this website will help guide you through the period up to enrolment, giving details of support available to new UCL students adapting to university life and living in London - please see the noticeboard for further information.
Your First Steps
The tasks in red are your first steps on the road to becoming a UCL student, before and after you arrive. Before you arrive, you will be invited to pre-enrol which will give you early access to some of UCL's online services. You will then need to enrol in person when you arrive so that we can check your ID and complete your registration. You will also need to ensure that your fees are paid or that you have agreed a payment plan with the Fees Office.
Simply follow the links on the left of the homepage to find out more about these tasks.
Your Next Steps
Having completed the first three steps you should now get your ID card to allow you access to buildings, the library and other services. There are a number of other steps which you need to complete in order to help you settle in more quickly and get off to the best start possible. It is important to familiarise yourself with PORTICO (the UCL Student Information Service). You should also introduce yourself and register with your department, who will look forward to welcoming you and giving you key information about your programme of study, which may include module selection.
Have a look at the links on the left of the homepage for more information about these next few steps.
These final additional steps aim to help ensure that your time at UCL is as happy, fulfilling and productive as possible. Registering with a doctor means that you can get medical advice as soon as you need it; opening a student bank account helps to keep your money secure and ease the pressure of living on a budget. Exploring the library early will mean quicker access to academic resources, and students with disabilities can register for specialist support from the Student Disability Services team. Finally, take time to read about the discounts available to students travelling in the UK - we want to make sure that you make the most of your time here, even when you're not studying.
For more details, please follow the links on the left of the homepage.
Welcome from the Provost
“You are joining a world-leading university and we aim to ensure that, from the outset, your experience here will be as positive as we can make it. We have an experienced team to support you through the formalities of becoming a UCL student and to handle all your queries regarding enrolment. Don't hesitate to make full use of them. Then you can get on with enjoying everything that UCL - and London - has to offer.”