European Voices


Our community

UCL has a diverse community of talented and engaged European students, staff, alumni, partners and supporters – all of whom are vital to UCL’s future. Read more and hear some of their stories below.


UCL is one of the most international universities in the country, and 12% of our total student population – more than 5,600 students – come from member states of the European Union. Around 1,000 students join us from non-EU European countries. Excluding Asia, this makes our European student cohort bigger than that of international students from the rest of the world put together. 

Leonardo CorsaroLeonardo Corsaro

Leonardo explains why he’d recommend European students consider coming to UCL

Ines Luque Catalayud

Inés Luque Calatayud

Ines, from Spain, explains why she’d recommend studying abroad and what she’s gained from the experience.

Finding yourself

Finding yourself

“My experience at UCL has exceeded all of my expectations. Since day one, I’ve felt welcomed and supported.” - Alessia Di Camillo, Student Ambassador


Of UCL’s more than 14,000 employees, just over a fifth – 3,000 – come from EU and EEA countries. They contribute enormously to UCL’s success, whether through research, teaching, technical, or leadership roles. Roughly half of UCL academics winning prestigious European Research Council grants are EU citizens.

an image of Dr Helene Neveu Kringelbach

Beyond Borders

“Really the default mode of life in some societies might be that people are mobile – what if mobility is what people want to do when given the choice?” – Hélène Neveu Kringelbach

Joining the dots

Joining the dots

“International connections are terribly important for art students and academics, it’s about swapping ideas, looking and freeing yourself from your prejudices.” – Liz Rideal, Professor of Fine Art

Putting heads together

Putting heads together

“Our European colleagues are really keen to keep in touch". - Patrick Haggard, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL


More than 35,000 UCL alumni are from other European countries – 10% of UCL’s global alumni community. As leaders and innovators, UCL's European alumni are passionate about changing the world for the better.

Breaking news

Breaking news

“UCL is such an inspiring place, and London is one of the best cities in the world.” – Isabelle Kumar, journalist and anchor of Euronews Tonight

Changing the world

Changing the world

“Everyone can write their own story” - How Max Bittner’s approach to UCL life gave him the confidence to change the world.

Exploring the cosmos

Exploring the cosmos

"UCL gave so much to me, so I want to give something back" - UCL alumna Indhu Varatharajan says the university's support gave her lift-off as a planetary scientist.


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