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Be a part of Green UCL

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We’re creating a more sustainable UCL. Be part of it.

UCL already does amazing work to tackle global challenges. Our research is helping to create a cleaner, greener, healthier world. And through our teaching, we’re producing science, business and political leaders capable of addressing these issues in a diverse range of fields.

Opening a bank account in the UK

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Opening a UK bank account is by far the safest and most effective way of managing your money as an international student. UCL doesn't recommend or endorse any particular banks, but to make the process smoother for you, we have put together information on a number of local banks so you are aware of what options they have for international students and what their requirements are.

Pre-enrolment - Your first step to becoming a UCL student

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Once you have accepted and met the conditions of your offer and no more than six weeks before the start of your programme you will receive an email from UCL inviting you to pre-enrol.

Coping with change

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Starting university is an exciting time and it's the beginning of a new adventure - whether you're moving to London from the other side of the world or if you're coming from another part of London, it is still a new chapter in your life and can make you feel unsettled. The first thing you need to remember is that this is completely normal, and there will be hundreds of other students in the same boat as you.

Equality and Diversity at UCL

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UCL is a microcosm of the world in the heart of London with students from 152 countries. Over half our students are female and around 5% of our students declare a disability. In short, it is a diverse and exciting place to study.

Frequently Asked Questions for International Students

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Moving to study in another country is a very exciting and life changing experience. It also requires a lot of preparation and can even feel a bit overwhelming at times, and we have no doubt that you have lots of questions in your mind.

Support provided by your Personal Tutor - information and video

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Personal Tutoring is a distinctive feature of higher education in the UK. At UCL, every student is provided with a Personal Tutor, who takes an interest in them as an individual and who offers guidance on their overall academic progress and personal and professional development.

British Council Pre-departure Briefings - Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei

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The British Council has upcoming pre-departure briefings in Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei for students leaving to study in the UK for the 2015 intake.

Send us your feedback and be in with a chance of winning a holiday!

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Fancy being in with the chance of winning a free city-break? Send us your feedback!

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Have you had your vaccinations?

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Before starting university, whether you are a UK student or an international student, it is important to make sure you have had the correct vaccinations.

Student Health Association busary opportunities

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The Student Health Association runs the Student Health Association Assistance Fund to help students with disabilities to keep up with their studies. The maximum amount of each award is £500 and students must be involved in higher education on a full-time or nearly full-time basis.

Welcome from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

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This is an exciting time to be joining the UCL Institue of Education (IOE). In both the 2014 and 2015 QS World University Rankings, the Institute was ranked number one for education worldwide. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 94% of the Institute’s research was judged to be world class and in January 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training across primary, secondary and further education programme.

Exploring...London Markets

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In addition to being home to more shops than you could ever possibly need, London is also home to many traditional markets. Spending the morning wandering around a market, browsing unique items and bagging yourself a good deal is a great way to pass a few hours. There are markets all over London, each one different to the next and each unique in its own way. We’ve put together a list of some of the must-visit London markets to give you some ideas and inspiration for when you get here…

HostUK visit funding for Nigerian and Pakistani Students

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HostUK is delighted to announce that they have received funding to help a limited number of Nigerian and Pakistani students enjoy a HOST visit for completely free!

The UCL Health Centre

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Welcome to UCL, and we hope you will have an enjoyable and healthy time here!

You are recommended to register with a NHS General Practice in London while you are a student at UCL.

Welcome from UCL's Information Services Division (ISD)

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We all know that one of the first things you're going to want to do when you get to UCL is get online...email your family, update your Facebook location to London and Instragram a picture of the first meal you've cooked in your new kitchen. Thankfully our Information Services Division (ISD) team have put together the following useful information to help you familiarise yourself with the range of IT services on offer at UCL.

Insurance - do you need it?

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Whilst you're preparing for your UCL adventure, you may be wondering whether you should get insurance or not.

British Council Singapore - Pre-departure Briefing

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The British Council Singapore have arranged a pre-departure briefing for students heading to study in the UK this September.

Declaring a disability

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If you have a physical or sensory impairment, autistic spectrum condition, mental health issue, specific learning difficulty or any other long term medical condition which may impact on your studies, you might be considering whether or not to declare this to the University. Students have every right to withhold this information, however it may be useful to consider the following factors when making your decision:

International Students House

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If you're an international student who is looking  to meet like-minded people and enjoy great activities in trips, you may want to try International Students House (ISH).

UCL tuition fees - top 5 FAQs

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Got a query about your tuition fees? Take a look below and see if you can find the answer in the top 5 frequently asked questions! If you can't find your answer below, take a look on the UCL Tuition Fees page for more FAQs.

UCL Transition - what changes can you expect upon becoming a student?

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Starting university is a very exciting time, but it can take some time to get used to a new way of life and adapting to changes in both your personal life and academic life.

Best apps for living in London

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If you've got a smart-phone, there's a few 'must-have' apps to help you find your way around London, find out what's going on and learn about London's best kept secrets...we've put together a list of some of the essential apps we'd recommend you download when you get here!

Immigration Health Surcharge

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From 6 April 2015 students submitting an application for a visa of more than 6 months in duration will be required to pay a surcharge (fee) for access to the National Health Service (NHS) whilst on their studies in the UK.

Housing scams - don't be a victim of rental fraud

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For those of you who are not staying in university managed housing and are independently on the hunt for accommodation, please be wary of scams while you’re searching. Unfortunately, fraudsters will often target students, especially international students, so it is important to be aware of common scams to avoid being a victim of fraud.

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