Procedure for 2018 Entry
- Applications should be made through UCAS
- Applicants who live in Europe and fulfil our entry criteria are invited to an Assessment Day
- Out of an average of 450 applicants, 200 are usually selected for assessment
- We accept approximately 40 undergraduates each year
In the 'Choices' section of the UCAS form, under 'Further Details' indicate clearly:
- Your major modern language choice
- Both languages if you intend to take two major languages
It is not necessary to indicate the minor language at this stage. You may indicate the humanities or social science subject in which you propose to specialise.
You may not apply for the language in which you have completed most of your schooling, or for English. We also strongly advise that applicants with near-native fluency in a language do not apply to study that language as their major language.
Your application must include predicted grades supplied by your teachers. If you are not taking A levels this information should consist of both an overall grade and a breakdown of grades for the individual subjects being taken. Past performance in the form of achieved grades in preceding years should also be stated. If predicted grades cannot be provided, as a minimum we require a transcript for the last two years.
- View information on the languages available and their prerequisites
- View information on the departments in which languages are taken
- View information on the departments in which humanities and social science specialisms are taken
- View breakdown of programme structure (one major language, two major languages, one major/ one minor language)
If you have a place to start at UCL in the academic year 2018/19, at this stage there is no reason to assume any change to your immigration status or right to access the student loan book.
Will my tuition fees rise during my degree programme?
The tuition fees payable by EU students who have accepted a place on a programme as a home/EU student prior to the date upon which the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union becomes effective will remain the same (subject to any annual increase in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions and the UCL fees schedule) for the duration of the relevant student’s enrolment on the specific programme.
For more information, see the tuition fees page on UK/EU students' fees
About the Assessment Day
If you live in Europe and you meet (or are expected to meet) our entry criteria you will receive an email inviting you to an ESPS assessment day, which you will be expected to attend. If you are resident in a country outside Europe you will be interviewed by telephone and asked to submit an essay on a set topic written under exam conditions. Applicants resident in Europe taking a gap year are expected to attend an Assessment Day.
The Assessment Day provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the structure of the degree programme and meet current students. It also involves:
- An introduction to the degree by the Admissions Tutor.
- The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) test.
- Participation in one of several discussion groups chaired by ESPS members of staff.
You will be asked to give an indication of your choice of humanities or social science subject on the Assessment Day.
Assessment Days in 2017-18 will be from 13:00 - 17:30 on:
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Wednesday 17th January 2018
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Wednesday 28th February 2018
Wednesday 14th March 2018
You may wish to arrive earlier so
that you can take a Self-Guided Tour of UCL during the morning. Tours led by ESPS students will be offered in the afternoon,
after the TSA test. View information on the Assessment Day schedule:
|Assessment Day Programme|
View information on accommodation in the vicinity of UCL.
Average points score for the most common ESPS entry qualifications in recent years.