Information for Prospective Students
- Undergraduate Prospectus
- Graduate Prospectus
- International Students
- Meet UCL
- Scholarships & Funding
- Widening Participation
- Register your interest
Coming to university can be stressful; we want you to join us at UCL to learn, relax and enjoy achieving your potential. Even if you never need any of our various student support services, you’ll benefit from just knowing they’re there.
UCL’s Transition Programme
is designed to help you adapt to university life, providing mentoring,
peer-assisted learning and academic workshops, as well as information
and social sessions.
When you arrive you will be assigned a mentor from
your teaching programme who will provide help and advice, and facilitate
informal first-year discussion groups focusing on topics and
Your Personal Tutor will be able to give you academic guidance and steer
you towards the help and support available to you on study, practical
and personal matters.
In addition, your Departmental Tutor and Faculty
Tutor are available for advice. UCL’s Dean of Students (Welfare)
co-ordinates all aspects of student welfare. We also have an Adviser to
After you’ve arrived to take up your studies, our walk-in Student Centre
can provide you with any help and guidance you might need, whether
you’re from overseas or from the UK.
It also organises the International Students’ Orientation Programme (ISOP).
If you’re disabled, have dyslexia or a long-term medical condition, UCL Student Disability Services
are here to support you.
We provide information and advice for all
disabled UCL students, and organise support services in areas such as
notetaking, communication, mentoring and study skills tuition. Our
facilities include a dedicated IT suite equipped with a range of
specialist equipment and software.
If you’d like to find out more about the physical environment at UCL and discuss support arrangements with us in person, we’d be delighted to arrange your visit. If you’re a wheelchair user or mobility impaired a visit can be particularly useful, as the design of some of our older buildings means that access may be difficult.
We can offer you funding for travel from your home (in the
UK) to UCL, plus the cost of an overnight stay in a hotel for you and
someone to accompany you if you wish.
If you are experiencing any emotional or psychological difficulties, you
can book a confidential appointment to talk with one of our trained and
After this initial discussion you may be offered
short-term individual counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, a
personal development workshop or psychiatric consultation. We can also
give you advice on how to access specialised psychological services
If you’re applying to higher education from a care background, we know that you can face
Our best practice in provision of support to
students who have been in care has been recognised by the award of the
Buttle UK Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education.
Our Health Centre houses an NHS General Practice providing services for
treating illness and maintaining health, plus a dental practice.
UCL’s Day Nursery can accommodate children from three months to five years old.
Based in the Students’ Union, our team of highly trained advisers are on hand to help you with a range of issues from legal matters and immigration to housing and academic problems.
Our student support website is a portal to a wide range of information and advice about student life.
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