Around 40% of our students come from outside the UK. We expect our international applicants to have qualifications of a similar standard to our UK applicants - information about the application process and entry requirements is below.
How to apply
- International students should apply to UCL via UCAS, using the same process as UK/EU students.
It is likely that the British Council office(s) in your country will also have information about UCAS.
In addition to A levels and the International Baccalaureate we accept a range of international qualifications.
Support and help
Help and advice is available for international students at every step of the application process and continues after enrolment at UCL.
- General entry requirements
- Funding and scholarship opportunities
- UCL staff regularly attend events overseas to provide information and advice about studying at UCL.
Our International Office can provide expert advice on applying from your region.
Applicants outside the EEA (European Economic Area) - visa information
If you wish to study in the UK for more than six months, and you come from a country outside of the EEA, you need to apply for a visa under Tier 4 of the UK's Points-Based Immigration System. In order to do this, you will require sponsorship from a university licensed as a sponsor by the UK Border Agency, such as UCL.
As part of your visa application, you will have to be able
to demonstrate evidence of sufficient funds to pass a maintenance test
and of your educational qualifications and academic progression by providing proof of your
results, for example, your school-leaving certificates.
If you are intending to study in the UK for less than six months, you will officially need prior entry clearance only if you are a 'Visa National'. However, we strongly advise all students from outside the EEA to seek prior entry clearance, even if coming for less than six months.
- Applying from outside the UK
- Student visas (Government website)
- Check if you need a UK visa (Government website)
Affiliate (study abroad/JYA) students
If you are already registered at a university overseas and wish to study abroad at UCL for a semester or a year, please refer to our Study Abroad Guide.