UCL-IoE merger

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


The average starting salary for UCL graduates (£27,975), exceeds the national average (£20,903)* 

* All data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), looking at destinations of UK and EU graduates in the 2012 cohort.

International students

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We’re proud to say UCL is London’s Global University, based in one of the most diverse cities on the planet and with links and partnerships around the world. Around 43% of our students come from outside the UK, and we strive to give all our teaching a global perspective.

We support you every step of the way

If your application to UCL is successful, our Student Centre will provide information before and after your arrival, from general information on immigration matters to practical advice to help you prepare for your time in the UK.

In addition the Student Centre provides online pre-arrival information for students before they travel to London.

First-year accommodation is guaranteed and further information about our Student Residences can be found on the Student Accommodation website.

Our International Students’ Orientation Programme, held immediately before the academic year begins in September, is designed to help you settle in, learn how to access the range of services and opportunities on offer and adjust to the process of teaching and learning at UCL.

All non-UK students are invited to attend the programme, which is free of charge. In addition, social events in the programme allow you to make new friends.

While a student at UCL, you will have access to all the academic and welfare support services described in this Prospectus. In addition, our on-site Student Centre can help you with issues like opening a UK bank account. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can.

UCL Careers offers dedicated assistance for international students, whether seeking employment in their home country or considering working in the UK.

As well as A levels and the International Baccalaureate, we accept a wide range of international qualifications. These can be found on the individual programme pages in the Degrees A-Z index.

If the qualifications you gain in your home country do not meet our entry requirements, you may meet our entry qualifications by successful completion of a foundation year. Please see information on Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates.

English language

If your education has not been conducted in the English language you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Details of acceptable qualifications and the standard required can be found in Acceptable qualifications.

Staff from the UCL International Office visit countries all over the world – find out when they’ll be near you at:

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL or other top UK universities but whose education systems in their own countries do not offer qualifications suitable for direct admission.

These intensive and challenging courses combine the study of two academic subjects, usually alongside Academic English. All teaching is delivered by UCL staff within the university.

UPC students are registered as UCL students, meaning they have access to all the academic, welfare, social and cultural resources we have to offer.

UPC students are also supported with their UCAS application and our aim is to ensure that on completing the course, they can confidently embrace the demands of university study and life in the UK.

UCLU international societies

  • ABACUS (British and Chinese)
  • Afghan Society
  • African Caribbean Society
  • Albanian Society
  • American Society
  • Arabic Society
  • Armenian Society
  • Azerbaijan Society
  • Baltic Society
  • Bangla Society
  • Bruneian Society
  • Chilean Society
  • Chinese Society
  • Chinese Students and
  • Scholars Association
  • Colombian Society
  • Cypriot Society
  • Dutch and Flemish Society
  • European Society
  • Francophone Society
  • Georgian Society
  • German Society
  • Hellenic Society
  • Indian Society
  • Indonesian Society
  • International Tamil Society
  • Iranian Society
  • Italian Society
  • Japan Society
  • Kazakh Society
  • Korean Society
  • Malaysian Society
  • Masaryk Society
  • Mexican Society
  • Nordic Society
  • Pakistan Society
  • Polish Society
  • Portuguese Society
  • Romanian and
  • Moldovan Society
  • Russian Society
  • Singapore Society
  • Somali Society
  • Spanish and Latin
  • American Society
  • Taiwanese Society
  • Thai Society
  • Vietnamese Society
  • Welsh Society

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