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Application and Entry: Downloadable Application Form

You will need to return a complete application comprising:

  • an application form including the payment form if applicable (see Fees and Deadlines)
  • two reference forms (in sealed and signed envelopes)
  • the disability and ethnic origin monitoring form

Download as one document (PDF - 11 pages)

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All documents must be in English. Translations of documents should be certified as true and original. Only complete applications should be sent to UCL. The absence of any of the required documents will delay the consideration of your application.

Application Deadline

Deadline information for 2012 will be updated shortly. 

UCL has introduced an application deadline for postgraduate taught programmes (i.e. MSc, MA, LLM) starting in September 2011. Applications must be received by UCL by Friday 5 August 2011.  Please note that some programmes have an earlier deadline. After 5 August it will still be possible to make an early application for programmes starting in September 2012.

The application deadline does not apply to the MSc in Psychiatric Research, Postgraduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions or research degrees where it is possible to start throughout the year. Applicants for research programmes should select a start date at least two months in advance of when they submit their application.

Application Form

Before completing the application form, please read UCL's Graduate Prospectus and any relevant departmental/institute information.

The application form is available for download in PDF format (a single PDF document also including the references forms and disability and ethnic origin monitoring form - 11 pages)

Complete every section of the form. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, please send a photocopy of your application together with copies of all supporting documentation (except that which is in sealed envelopes).

Passport and name details

All students accepted by UCL must present an original acceptable form of identification before they can enrol and students will be registered under the name on their identification document. UCL's preferred form of identification is a valid passport and so passport details are sought on the application form.

Acceptable identification varies according to nationality. If you are a national of an EEA country (EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or of Switzerland, in the absence of a valid passport other forms of identification will be accepted: photo driving licence, EU identity card, Armed Forces identity card, original birth certificate, adoption certificate or certificate of naturalisation.

For all other nationals if you intend to study in the UK for more than six months, you will need a student visa. Under the Points-Based Immigration System (Tier 4), presentation of a valid passport and visa for study at UCL is a mandatory requirement (see student visas below) and no other form of identification will suffice. In all cases the name provided on your application must match your passport or other form of identification and the name on your transcript/diploma supplement. If they are different, proof of the reason for any difference will be required such as a marriage certificate/civil partnership certificate, divorce document, deed poll, adoption certificate or statutory declaration.

Student visas

All applicants are asked to indicate whether they require a student visa to study in the UK.

Information on the Points-Based Immigration System (Tier 4) student visas is available at: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/


You must submit with your application form, in signed and sealed 'Letter of Reference' envelopes, two UCL reference forms about your suitability to pursue your proposed programme of study from two referees, at least one of whom should, if possible, be a teacher acquainted with your academic ability.

The reference forms are available as part of the single graduate application form (PDF) (also including the application form and disability and ethnic origin monitoring form - 11 pages).

If you have previously studied at a UK university, one of your referees should be a teacher concerned with your studies there. Referees should not be family members or friends.

Transcripts/Diploma Supplement

An original copy of an official transcript/diploma supplement in English, containing details of all the subjects or courses studied, the marks that you obtained, the qualification that you were awarded (if already complete) and the date of your studies, should be enclosed in the sealed envelope provided and returned with your application. Please do not send an irreplaceable document. All documents for accepted students are electronically stored and the originals are destroyed immediately after enrolment. Documentation for unsuccessful applicants is destroyed after one year.  If you hold General Medical Council/General Dental Council registration you are not required to send an official transcript. Please provide your registration number instead.

Disability and Ethnic Origin Monitoring Form

Please complete this and submit with your application form. The disability and ethnic origin monitoring form is available as part of the single graduate application form (PDF) (also including the application form and reference forms - 11 pages).

Where to Send Your Complete Application

Access & Admissions
UCL Student & Registry Services
University College London
Gower Street
United Kingdom

What Happens After You Apply

When your application has been received, you will be sent (by email) details of how to log on to UCL’s portal to track the progress of your application. 

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