Entrance Requirements and How to Apply

Entrance Requirements

In general we require a minimum of an upper second-class degree in a scientific discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

International Students

We welcome applications from overseas students. Students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of their ability to understand, speak and write English to a standard that will ensure that language problems do not impede their academic progress. UCL accepts a number of qualifications including the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS). UCL’s Language Centre offers both a one year full time Certificate in English for Special purposes and a range of pre-sessional English Language Courses for those who do not meet UCL’s minimum standard.

The International Office is a centre of expertise and advice for overseas students, who are welcome to seek help or guidance in many areas such as visas, immigration, housing, finance, English Language, tuition and fees.

Entry requirements-click here for further information


The Closing Date for all applications is Friday 1st August 2014, however early application is strongly advised due to competition for places.

Those applying for a department scholarship to cover bench fees must apply by 31 March 2014.

Those applying for scholarship funding
(particularly overseas applicants) must submit their applications by 31st
March 2014
, and preferably earlier as applications will be evaluated and offers made
on a rolling basis. 

How to apply-click here for further information

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