Did You Know...
The word international was invented by UCL’s ‘spiritual father’ the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham. He coined the term to identify a legal framework distinct from internal or national jurisprudence.
Founded in 1826, UCL became the first university in England to welcome all people – regardless of their class, race, religion or sex – dramatically expanding access to higher education. It is apt that the ideas of the man that were so influential in the founding of UCL are still valid today.
UCL remains in the forefront of innovative thought. Described by the Sunday Times university guide as ‘the leading multi-faculty alternative to Oxbridge’, UCL is a truly international university which benefits from an academic staff and student population drawn from around the world. Approximately one third of our students are from countries outside the United Kingdom. Students from over 145 countries are currently studying here, and they are welcomed for the different perspective and diversity they bring to teaching and learning at the College.
We recognise the benefits that an international education brings and are continuing to develop undergraduate programmes which include an element taught in another country. Students on such programmes benefit from the experience academically and personally as well as improving their employment prospects. For details of these programmes please refer to our Undergraduate Degrees and Study Abroad pages.
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