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Coronavirus FAQs for prospective students
We hope that we hope that by summer 2021, the significant coronavirus restrictions will have eased. But there is still considerable uncertainty. We expect that right from the start of the next academic year, students will have a blend of on campus and online teaching and learning. It’s very likely there will still be social distancing measures in place and restrictions on movement and further periodic lockdowns are possible.
However, we have strong contingency plans for any resurgence of coronavirus in London, so that you can continue your education with us whatever the circumstances. We will keep our plans under continuous review, guided by the UK Government and insights from UCL’s own world leading health experts.
For more information, please keep checking UCL's Coronavirus FAQ page, in particular section 8: "Advice for prospective students"
To request a deferral of your start date, please use the applicant portal. Your request will be considered by the relevant Programme Leader.
Please refer to the UCL Student website for information.
Please note that you do not need a CAS number / Tier 4 Visa to enrol and join the programme, which starts on 27 September. UCL enrolment is online and therefore you will be able to complete enrolment and start your programme before you obtain your Student visa. When you do get your CAS number and then obtain your Tier 4 visa, you can then join us in London. We do understand that starting online and then changing to 'on campus' study is not ideal. Immigration advice for prospective students during COVID-19 is available on our UCL Students website. Alongside any on-campus experience you may have, we want to make sure you have a high-quality, collaborative and engaging online learning experience.
Pre-enrolment is a quick and easy online task in which you confirm various details about you and your programme. Completing pre-enrolment is the first step towards starting out at UCL.
You will receive an invite to pre-enrol once you have met all of the conditions of your offer, completed any statutory checks and accepted your place at UCL. If you are an international student, you will only receive the pre-enrolment invite once you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) from UCL.
The latest date to pre-enrol is 14 October 2020.
Please see the UCL Students website for further information.
To help make the transition into life in the UK and studying at UCL as smooth as possible, the International Student Support team delivers the International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) for all non-UK students starting their studies at UCL.
A new interactive online learning experience, the Introductory Programme will help you get to know UCL - its values, its community and its achievements - before you start your programme.
The academic department where you are studying will contact you regarding introductory sessions particular to your programme of study.
We will be holding faculty-wide welcome events hosted by our Dean, Professor Christoph Lindner, our Vice-Dean (Education) Professor Iain Borden, and some of our alumni. If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact our Student Experience Manager, Tom McMahon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Bartlett Together Festival, a week-long welcome to our community for new and returning students, will take place during induction week in 2021.
Throughout the week, we'll be gathering our student and staff community together for a series of interactive virtual sessions, hosted by our world-leading academics from Departments and Institutes within The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. Register now.
You can see recordings from last year’s Bartlett Together events on The Bartlett website.
The UCL Bartlett Library houses books, journals and DVDs covering all of the The Bartlett's teaching and research interests.
For information on other UCL libraries and study spaces, please see the UCL Library Services webpage.
Please refer to the UCL Information Services website for a guide to IT essentials for new students.
Student Academic Representatives are appointed or elected in programmes, departments and faculties across UCL as the voice of their fellow students. They have the power to influence decisions at UCL. Please see the You Shape UCL for further details.
Please consult these very helpful resources too:
- UCL Doctoral School
- UCL new students webpages
- Countdown to UCL
- Checklist and FAQs
- Student Support and Wellbeing
If you require any further information in the meantime, please contact the Education and Student Experience team by emailing email@example.com