OS Students at UCL
How To Apply: Undergraduate Affiliate & JYA Students
Academic Admission Requirements
Candidates should normally have completed or expect to complete two years of study at an approved university, prior to their entry to UCL. It is not recommended that Sophomores study abroad at UCL, although exceptions can be made (January entry only). Candidates should be in good academic standing. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (or equivalent) is normally expected, but some departments expect at least 3.5 and a good background in relevant subjects. Admissions Tutors need to be confident that you have sufficient academic background in their subject (and enthusiasm for it) to enable you to take classes alongside regular degree students.
For details of admission requirements specific to individual departments, please read the subject/departmental entry in the Study Abroad Guide.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
All candidates whose first language is not English must provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied. This is to ensure that academic progress is not hindered by language difficulties.
- The required evidence may take the form of one of the following:
- substantial education (minimum one year) conducted in English
- substantial work experience (minimum 18 months) conducted in English
- an English language qualification, recognised by UCL.
All of the above must have been undertaken no more than three years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.
Full details of the English language qualifications accepted by UCL and the test scores required, can be obtained at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/undergraduate-study/application-andentry/english-language
To apply by post
Send the following documentation (see below) to:
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
- a completed Affiliate Application Form
- your most recent official college transcript
- two letters of rcommendation from members of the academic staff of the home institution who are familiar with your work
- a personal 'Statement of Academic Purpose' explaining why you wish to study at UCL and providing a preliminary selection of courses.
How to complete the form
State your preferred admitting department in section 12a). This department must be the one in which you intend to take at least 50% of your course-load, as described in the Making a Programme of Study section. If you need to apply jointly to two departments, write the second department in section 12b). Please note: this is not always necessary and will increase the processing time.
If you wish, you may suggest an alternative department (section 13a) should you be unsuccessful in your first choice.
Provide a provisional list of courses you would like to take in section 19. (Those applying for the Independent Studio Programme at the Slade School should write ISP Painting, or Sculpture, or Fine Art Media, as appropriate.) Remember that your courses will not be finally confirmed until you have been at UCL for a week or two.
Deadlines for Applications
for admission in September - 31 March
for admission in January - 30 September at the latest (sooner if possible)
There are different deadlines for portfolios if applying to the Bartlett School's Architecture programme. (Please refer to the relevant departmental entry.)
Please note: UCL will consider applications after the above dates, although there is a risk of popular departments being full.
What Happens After You Have Applied
UCL will inform you of its decision as soon as possible after receiving your application. If you are accepted you will be sent an offer letter, a reply slip and other useful information including details on how to apply for accommodation. You must reply to the offer within four weeks of receiving it.
Pre-arrival information, and details of the events taking place during International Students Orientation Programme (ISOP), can be found on the UCL website from July. Details of housing will be despatched in August for full-year and Fall-term students, and in early December for Spring entry students.
Tel: +44 20 7679 7381
Fax: +44 20 7679 3112
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