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Studying in London - the best bits!

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For those of you that are moving away from home, whether it be within the UK or from elsewhere, we think you've made a great choice by choosing to study in London - but don't just take our word for it! We spoke to current students and asked them to share what is it that's just so great about studying in England's capital city. 

Do you need a visa to study in the UK?

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Unsure whether or not you need a visa to study with us? Read on!

  • European Economic Area (EEA) citizen or Swiss national? You do not need a visa to come to the UK.
  • Non-EEA and coming to study in the UK for more than 6 months? You will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa. The Tier 4 visa is the only visa that is specifically for full-time long term study in the UK and we expect the majority of overseas students to need to obtain this visa. However a number of different visas will still allow you to study in the UK, though these visas will have been obtained for a main reason other than study. If you already have one of these visas you may be able to choose to study using this visa. If you do you should ensure that you are still able to meet the conditions your visa was issued for.
  • Non-EEA citizen coming to the UK for less than 6 months? (for example, exchange students) We expect most students to apply for a Short-term Study visa, unless you need a Tier 4 student visa (for example pre-sessional English students). For further information about this please see our short-term study visa page.

University study - how does it work?

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The teaching style and methods at universities in the UK could be quite different to what you are used to in your home country – or for UK students, it’ll certainly be quite different to your school experiences!

Transition Programme for Undergraduate Students

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When you first come to UCL as an undergraduate student, it may take you some time to get used to being away from home. You may feel anxious about making new friends, taking examinations or even doing your own laundry! Much of this worry comes from not knowing what to expect, so UCL has developed the Transition Programme to help you.

Bank Holidays in the UK

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You may have heard the rumours: “There’s a Bank Holiday next week!” But what on earth does that mean? Will you not be able to use the cashpoint? Will all the bankers be picnicking in the park? Will there be decorations down at Barclays? Well… not exactly. But it is a reason to celebrate!

Term Dates: 2015 - 2016

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What dates should you be marking in your calendar? See below for term dates, reading weeks, term date exceptions, closures and bank holidays.

Get to know UCL - key facts!

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Once you’ve been offered a place at UCL, you’ll probably keen to know more about the wonderful place you'll be joining! So let us share some key facts with you:

Welcome to the UCL Newsfeed!

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Hello to all new students, and welcome to the UCL Newsfeed!

This is an exciting communication platform aimed at all new UCL students. Managed by the Student Support and Wellbeing team at UCL, the Newsfeed allows us to ensure you are updated, informed and well-prepared for your upcoming experience with us.

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