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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 are there.

International students

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.

Before you arrive

If your application to UCL is successful, the International Student Support Team 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 International Student Support Team 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.

International Students' Orientation Programme (ISOP)

Our ISOP 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 website. 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.

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