Information for Offer Holders
Once you have received and accepted your offer to study - please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the following information as it will help you prepare for coming to London and starting your degree at UCL. You will receive a copy of 'Joining UCL' during the summer, the information below is provided for your guidance.
- Ensure you have reserved your place in Halls or have secured somewhere to live privately
- Bring lightweight bedding for the first night
- Bring sufficient funds to be able to purchase essential items such as bedding, cooking utensils, etc.
- Give your new address and contact details to your parents and friends
- You can find further information and frequently asked questions on the Student Accommodation website.
- It can take up to two weeks to open a UK bank account. Ensure that you make alternative arrangements for accessing money during this period (ie Travelex Cash Passport / Travellers Cheques)
- If possible, try to open a bank account that you will be able to access in the UK, prior to leaving your home country
- Information on opening a UK bank account can be found here
- Allow for basic living expenses: £800 per calendar month. If you are travelling with any dependants additional expenses will be required.
- Allow £850 to cover initial expenses (i.e. bedding, clothing, cooking utensils, text books, fieldwork fees, etc.)
- Single Payment: An invoice will be provided at enrolment
- Instalments: For students who are paying their own fees. They may opt for two instalments: 50% in October and 50% by 1st February the following year
- 'Whole Programme Scheme': Students who wish to pay for their entire programme of study in advance of their first year. The level is fixed to that of the first year. Students wishing to opt for this scheme must write to the Student Fees Office to be considered
- Payment of fees can be made by credit and debit card online (online payment facility), by cheque (pounds sterling only), or by bank transfer
- Further details on how to pay your fees can be found here
- If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, and intend to study in the UK, you need to obtain information on entry clearance and applying for a visa
- You need to ensure you have familiarised yourself with the application process and have obtained the correct entry clearance
- Further guidance on obtaining a visa can be found on our Immigration & Visa Information webpages.
- Be vaccinated against meningitis (all students being admitted to UK universities are advised to do so)
- Students enrolled on a programme lasting six months or more are eligible to register with the NHS (National Health Service). Consultation with a doctor and some hospital treatments are free. Prescriptions cost £7.40
- Dental and optical care are available under the NHS, however there are charges for these services
- If you are undertaking a course of less than six months, you are strongly advised to obtain medical insurance
- Further information on health services can be viewed on our Health Advice pages.
- UCL's welfare network will be available to you during the period of your studies with us.
- The first day of the academic year will be Monday, 24 September 2012
- The full calendar of term dates and vacations can be found UCL's website
- The International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) is free for students who are new to UCL and who live outside of the UK
- Students are required to register online to attend. Online registration will be available from the end of August 2012.
Further information will be available soon on our dedicated ISOP webpage.
Tel: +44 207 679 7765
Fax: +44 207 679 3001
Student Residences Office
Tel: +44 207 679 6322/7078
Student Fees Office
Tel: +44 207 679 4125
Fax: +44 207 679 7920
UCL Postal Address
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