Information for Prospective Students
UCL University Preparatory Certificate (UPCH / UPCSE) applicants will be expected to complete the appropriate High School Certificate or Diploma in their own country and have obtained, or are expecting to obtain, very good grades.
The UCL Centre for Languages and International Education (CLIE) website gives a guide to the minimum national high school qualifications for entry to the University Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH) and the University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE). Suitable applicants will then be contacted and asked to take an Entrnace Test.
General undergraduate entry requirements
UCL accepts A-levels, International Baccalaureate (IB), and a number of other qualifications for direct entry to its undergraduate programmes. To find out whether UCL accepts qualifications from your home country please select your country and view the ‘Entry requirements’ tab.
Entry requirements by undergraduate programme
For the entry requirements for individual degree programmes, please select your programme from the undergraduate prospectus.
UCL’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses
are designed for international
students who are planning to study on a graduate degree programmes at
either UCL or at another UK institution. The intensive courses are
designed to enable international students to reach the high levels
of English required for degree study at UCL.
Many course participants will already hold a conditional or
unconditional offer of a place on a degree programme, others may still
be in the process of applying for a place on a graduate
programme. The following courses are available at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education:
UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes (Sept-June)
UCL Pre-sesional English Courses (April, June, July, August – Sept)
General entry requirements for taught master’s degrees
In the UK the grading system for undergraduate degrees is as follows:
- First-class honours (1st class)
- Upper second-class honours (2:1)
- Lower second-class honours (2:2)
- Third-class honours (3rd)
UCL entry requirements for graduate level programmes are usually listed with reference to the UK grading system. However, there is a guide to the equivalent grades from universities in other countries on the Information by country pages of the UCL website. Please select your country and view the ‘Entry Requirements’ tab.
Entry requirements by taught master’s programme
For the entry requirements for individual taught master’s programmes, please select your programme from the graduate prospectus.
General entry requirements for research degrees/doctorates
Find out about general entry requirements for research degrees/doctorates.
There is a guide to the equivalent grades from universities in other countries on the Information by country pages of the UCL website. Please select your country and view the ‘Entry Requirements’ tab.
For english language requirements please visit the English Language Requirements page.
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