UCL-IoE merger

UCL and the Institute of Education merged on December 2, 2014. Learn about the study options available to you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please click the headings below for answers to frequently asked questions:

Using the UCL Portal

How do I track my application?

The UCL Portal has been designed so that you can track the progress of your application. Whenever there is a change to your status or we need you to do do something you will be sent an email asking you to log in. When you first log in there will be a summary of the status next to your application. More detailed information on your status can be found by clicking on the link to view the programme and reading the ‘Application status’ section. The page ‘Application Process’ will provide you with details of what to expect throughout the admissions process.

How do I defer my application?

If you wish to defer your application you should contact UCL. Contact details can be found at the bottom of the Programme Home Page. Pleasegive your reasons for requesting a deferral. We will be in touch once your request has been considered by the Faculty and Department.

How do I change my contact details?

It is important that UCL has your correct contact details at all time. To update your postal address, email address or telephone number you should log in to UCAS Track and go to the ‘Personal Details’ section. Once you have updated your details UCAS will send them to us and every other institution that you have applied to. 

Tier 4 student visa

How do I know if I need a visa?

If you are not a national of a European Union country then it is likely that you will need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK. In June we will contact any Firm offer holders that we believe may require a visa, asking them to check the personal details we hold on them. Information on who will require a visa can be found on the UK Border Agency website.

When will I receive my CAS?

Applicants who have accepted UCL as their Firm choice will be contacted in June so that you can confirm the personal details we hold are correct. We only produce CAS numbers for applicants who are holding an unconditional firm offer (whether it was unconditional initially or the applicant has now provided evidence that they fulfill the conditions of their offer). The CAS will be produced from June onwards, within a few days of an applicant becoming unconditional firm. Applicants should note that they are only able to apply for a Tier 4 visa within three months of the start of their degree programme.

Can you update my CAS to show that I have paid some/all of my tuition fees or accommodation fees?

Unfortunately it is not possible for UCL to update financial information on a CAS once it has been issued. If you have paid any money for tuition fees or accommodation you should submit the receipt with your visa application. 

Examination results and meeting the conditions of my offer

How will UCL receive notification of my results?

Each year UCAS sends UCL thousands of examination results directly. However, they are only able to do this for certain examinations such as GCE A Levels. For a full list of qualifications that are sent to us by UCAS please go to the following link. UCL will contact all Firm offer holders from June onwards to let them know how we expect to receive their results, providing instructions if we need them submitted to us directly.

There were extenuating/mitigating circumstances during my exams, what should I do?

If there were any circumstances that you believe affected you during your examinations you should speak to your school immediately and ask them to submit formal notification to the examination board.

I have extenuating circumstances that have affected my results, will UCL take this into consideration?

Unfortunately UCL is not able to take individual circumstances into account when considering whether an applicant has met the conditions of their offer. We expect you to have reported the circumstances to the exam board in the usual manner who will take it into consideration when a final mark is determined.

What happens if I don’t meet the conditions of my offer?

Each year there are a number of Firm offer holders who do not meet the conditions of their offer. UCL carefully calculates the number of offers that it makes in order to take this into account. For this reason it is unusual for us to be able to accept very many students who have missed their offer. Decisions are made in August, following the publication of the A Level results, once we know if there are any places available.

When do I need to satisfy the requirements of my offer?

All offer conditions must be met by 31 August. 

Tuition fees and financial questions

Do I need to pay a deposit?

No, you do not need to pay a deposit towards your tuition fees.

When am I required to pay my tuition fees?

Details on the payment of tuition fees can be found here.

Does UCL have any scholarships I can apply for?

Details of scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate students can be found here.  


When will I receive my offer of accommodation?

Details of when you should receive a response can be found on the UCL Residences website.

How do I contact UCL Residences?

Contact details for UCL Residences can be found here.  

Activities after August

Following confirmation of my place will I receive a hard copy letter in the post?

UCL does not send out hard copy letters to confirm you have met the conditions of your offer. UCAS will send you an AS12 letter that you can use as official confirmation. UCL will send you information by email about online enrolment and your Department may be in touch with further information.

When and how will I receive enrolment details?

For anyone holding an Unconditional Firm offer with UCL, an email will be sent at the end of August with instruction of how to pre-enrol online. Details about joining UCL can be found on the New Students website.

When will I receive reading lists and joining instructions?

If you are a Firm offer holder your relevant UCL department will contact you as soon as reading lists or any other course materials are available. Details about joining UCL can be found on the New Students website.

When does term begin?

Information on term dates.

When is the International Students Orientation Programme and how do I register?

The International Students Orientation Programme takes place between 19 and 21 September. Full information about the Programme and how to register.

Contact details

How do I contact admissions?

To contact admissions at UCL please use the ‘Contact Us’ details at the bottom of any page. 

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