FAQs for schools and prospective students

Frequently asked questions, advice and support for students holding an offer or applying for a place at UCL

Study at UCL

This page aims to answer the frequently asked questions about the potential impact of coronavirus on your education and your application. For more information about being a student at UCL and for specific information about your course and its requirements, your application, or immigration, visit Study at UCL.

Your education at UCL

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.

Keeping safe on campus

Visit our keeping safe on campus website to find out what we’re doing to protect our staff and students, how you can help keep campus as safe as possible.

Information for current students

Visit our Information for UCL Students pages for information, advice and support for current students around coronavirus including staying safe on campus, reporting potential coronavirus cases and FAQs about key topics including teaching, assessment, research, libraries, IT, events and travel. 

Applications and admissions

We continue to give equal consideration to all applications regardless of where you are from or where you live and are doing everything we can to limit any impact coronavirus may have on current applications to study at UCL.

Please see our Study at UCL pages for the most up to date information about the application process and requirements for your course. 

My grades may be affected by either missing courses or being taught by distance learning. What account will you take of this?

We are taking advice from the examination bodies on school and university closures due to the coronavirus outbreak, including the provision of online learning opportunities. We expect extenuating circumstances to be taken into account by the relevant examination bodies. Any appeals should go to the examination bodies directly as universities are not part of this process.

If you will be unable to provide evidence of meeting the condition(s) set out in your offer letter because your institution is unable to provide your final classification please contact us to discuss this. 

Undergraduate: undergraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk 
Graduate: postgraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk

How will the the UK Government’s announcement on the cancellation of A level exams affect my application to UCL?

UCL will continue to assess all applications through its normal selection processes and will observe UCAS deadlines. Teacher Assessed Grades will be published on 10 August for A Level and 12 August for GCSE's.   

If I have any questions regarding my application or offer from UCL, what is the best way to contact the university?

The Admissions Helpline is open 09:00 – 17:00 (BST) Monday – Friday: +44 (0)208 059 0939 

Depending on your level or programme of study, enquiries can be made by email to the following: