International Student Support


International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) for Graduate Students – January 2018

The International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) will take place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January 2018. 

During ISOP you will have the opportunity to complete your in-person enrolment, attend the 'We Are All Global' talks designed specifically for our new international students (both EU and overseas), and participate in a variety of social events organised by Students' Union UCL. 

How can I register for ISOP?

You will be able to register for ISOP and select an in-person enrolment appointment as part of the pre-enrolment process. On completion of pre-enrolment you will receive an email confirming your full ISOP schedule.

‘We Are All Global’ talks - Friday 5 January 2018 (morning)

This morning of interactive talks, called 'We Are All Global', are organised by the International Student Support team in order to make the transition into life in the UK and studying at UCL as smooth as possible. The sessions are free of charge and it is highly recommended that you attend.

Enrolment (by appointment) - Saturday 6 January 2018

Enrolment will take place on Saturday 6 January 2018. You will be required to enrol by appointment at UCL and you will be able to select a slot nearer the time as part of the pre-enrolment process. For details of what you need to bring to your enrolment appointment, read our Enrolment section.

Social events organised by Students' Union UCL

ISOP social events, organised by Students' Union UCL, are the perfect opportunity to meet other new international students and immerse yourself into life at UCL. Social events are an optional part of ISOP, however we would encourage you to attend at least some of these events. A full list of events will be available nearer the time.

UCL Accommodation

If you are staying in UCL-managed student accommodation you will be able to access your accommodation from Tuesday 2 January 2018. More information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the UCL Residences webpages.

Students on a Tier 4 visa

If you will be entering the UK on a Tier 4 student visa, you will be required to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) upon arrival. You must have collected your BRP to be eligible to enrol and should consider this when making travel arrangements.

In order to collect your BRP from UCL you should follow the instructions provided on the immigration and visas webpage. Once your BRP has arrived, you will be contacted with further instructions on when and where you can collect this from UCL.