About UCL


Financial information

UCL is confident its position as London’s powerhouse will be sustained and enhanced through continued investment in people and facilities.

In addition to the investment, UCL's research agenda and innovative and cross-disciplinary research strategy, have generated a year-on-year increase in research funding.

Financial stability and growth

We are ensuring financial stability and enjoying competitive dramatic growth, with a total income of 1.48bn in 2018-19 and a 44% total increase in our main 3 income sources over the past 10 years. Research grants and contracts account for more than a third of UCL’s income.

Income 2018-19 
Research grants and contracts£481.1m 
Tuition fees and education contracts£569.9m 
Funding body grants£213.5m 
Other income£179.2m 
Donations and endowments£40.5m
Investment income£7.9m 


View financial summary (extract from UCL annual review 2020) 

UCL Financial Summary 2019

UCL is an exempt charity, in accordance with the Charities Act 2006.  The charity is exempt from regulation by the Charity Commission, but has as its principal regulator as the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

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