Application guidelines

Our taught degree programmes meet a range of needs. Many offer flexible learning options so you can combine study with personal commitments.

All applicants

Please read carefully the following application process guidelines, if you are considering applying to graduate taught programmes at UCL

1. Identify the degree programme at UCL you wish to study

All graduate taught programmes offered at UCL are listed in the Graduate Prospectus.

2. Check the entry requirements

Check that you meet the entry requirements for the programme you are interested in:

View academic entry requirements in the relevant programme entry of the Graduate Prospectus

Find out which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries (select your country from the map)

Check UCL’s English language proficiency requirements, if your previous education has not been conducted in English.

If you have additional questions, a contact name, telephone number and email address is given for each programme on the relevant page of the Graudate Prospectus.

3. Check application deadlines

  • Check application deadlines for your programme of interest
  • In general, you should apply as soon as you can as many programmes fill up before the deadline. If the programme is full it will not appear as an option in the online application system
  • Consider funding application deadlines, if this applies to you.

4. Submit your application online

For most graduate programmes you should apply online. You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable).

5. Await decision

You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal (log-in required).