Academic admission requirements
You should normally have completed or expect to complete two years of study at university level, prior to entry to UCL. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 / 4.0 (or equivalent) is expected, but some subject areas expect at least 3.5 and a good background in the relevant areas. Admission Tutors need to be confident that you have sufficient academic background in their subject (and enthusiasm for it) to enable you to take classes alongside regular degree students.
For details of admission requirements specific to individual subject areas please read the relevant subject entry in this guide and address any queries to the subject contact.
English language proficiency requirement
If your first language is not English you must provide
recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English
language is adequate for the programmes for which you have applied.
This is to ensure that your academic progress is not hindered by
The required evidence may take the form of one of the following:
- Substantial education (minimum one year) conducted in English
- Substantial work experience (minimum 18 months) conducted in English
- An English language qualification (e.g. TOEFL, IETLS) recognised by UCL.
Any of the above must have been undertaken no more than three years prior to the proposed date of enrolment. Full details of the English language qualifications accepted by UCL and the test scores required, can be obtained at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate-study/application-and-entry/english-language
To apply you need to send the following documentation to the UCL International Office:
For regular study abroad students this can be found online at
|Please note: EU students who wish to study on a full-time basis at UCL can only be considered if they apply as part of the Erasmus programme. EU students may also be considered for part-time study.|
Completing the form
State your preferred subject area in section 12a). You will be expected to take at least 50% of your course-load in this area. If you need to apply jointly to two subject areas, enter the second subject in 12b).
If you wish, you may suggest an alternative department (section 13a) should you be unsuccessful in your first choice.
You should also provide a provisional list of courses you would like to take in section 19. If you are applying for the Independent Studio Programme at the Slade School you should write ISP Painting, or Sculpture or Fine Art Media as appropriate. Remember that your courses will not be confirmed until you arrive at UCL.
Deadline for applications
For admission in September: 31 March
For admission in January: 30 September
New UK immigration procedures, due to be implemented in early 2009, are likely to limit the scope for applications to be considered after the above dates. There is also a risk of popular subject areas being full. Further information regarding this matter will be included as it becomes available in the online version of this guide at: www.ucl.ac.uk/sag.
What happens after you have applied?
UCL will inform you of its decision as soon as possible after receiving your application. If you are accepted you will be sent an offer letter, a reply slip and an application form for UCL housing.
Pre-arrival information including details of the orientation programme can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/international from July.
If you have applied for UCL housing, further details will be dispatched in August for those arriving in September and admitted for the full year or the Fall/Autumn Term, and in early December for those commencing their studies in January for the Spring and Summer Terms.
At UCL, our principal concern when considering applications is to recruit and select students who are likely to complete the programme successfully and derive benefit from it. Once these requirements are met, we disregard other issues such as disability, age, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, number of children and beliefs relating to religion and politics. This attitude and these considerations underlie the equal opportunities policy of UCL, to which we are firmly committed. We positively welcome applications from members of groups which are currently under-represented.
Applicants with a disability that may require adjustments to be put in place should contact:
UCL Disability Centre
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
WEB +44 (0)20 7679 0100
FAX +44 (0)20 7916 8530
Accuracy of information
UCL’s decisions on applications are made in good faith on the basis that all of the information provided by applicants is complete and accurate. Should there be any change in your circumstances after you submit your application, for example, if the subjects you are currently studying change from those indicated in your application, you must inform UCL as soon as possible. UCL reserves the right to refuse admission, or to terminate a student’s attendance, should it be discovered that a false statement has been made or if significant information has been omitted.
Appeal and complaints procedure
Decisions on the admission of applicants are final and there is normally no right of appeal against such decisions. UCL will consider a complaint relating to an application for admission only if there is substantive evidence of irregularity in the procedure under which the application has been processed. In the first instance, any complaint concerning applications should be addressed to the International Office. If the complaint is against the International Office, it should be addressed to UCL’s Senior Tutor.
*Please note these pages are duplications of the UCL International Office website as published in November 2009. To ensure up-to-date information please refer to their website*
UCL International Office
TEL +44 20 7679 7765
FAX +44 20 7679 3001
Global Citizenship Study Abroad Programme enquires
Dr Simon J Lock
Department of Science and Technology Studies
London WC1E 6BT
TEL +44 20 7679 3763
FAX +44 20 7679 2328
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