UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


How to apply

This section explains how you can apply for the International Pre-Master's course, including the documents you will need to submit, application process and how to pay.

Application process

Applications for the UCL International Pre-Master's are made directly to the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education via this website.

Required application documents

You will need the following to be considered for the International Pre-Master's:

    • Fully completed application form - including the personal statement section.
    • Copies of your final university transcript and degree certificate. Please include an official key or explanation of the transcript, if available.
    • An English language qualification.
    • Application fee.

    Application deadline

    There is no application deadline; applications will close as soon as the course is full.

      Next steps

      1. Consult the entry requirements to make sure that you find the appropriate course for your English language level, academic aims and preferred start date.
      2. Complete the online application form with the required documents and pay the appropriate application fee on the UCL Online Store.
      3. When your application has been assessed, we will contact you to confirm whether we can offer you a place on the course. Entry will depend on your existing level of English (including subtests), academic history and English language level required for your degree programme. Successful applicants will hold an undergraduate degree with a strong GPA suitable for entry to their graduate programme at UCL or elsewhere.
      4. Offer holders will receive information, via email, on how to formally accept their offer, pay the course fees and apply for UCL accommodation.

        Paying tuition fees

        If you are made an offer for a place on the course, you will receive information via email on how to formally accept your offer and pay the course fees.

        Tuition fees include the costs of all course tuition (including an English language course book), access to the UCL IT network with Internet and e-mail facilities and borrowing and research rights at UCL libraries.


        Full refunds of course fees minus a £100 administration charge will be made in the event of formal visa refusals where a further visa application is not possible. Claims must be made in writing and be supported by the relevant Refusal of Entry Clearance letter. Other requests for refunds will be considered only in the event that a replacement can be found to take the applicant's place on the course.

        Please note that pro rata refunds of tuition fees for students withdrawing from a course of study after the commencement of the course will not be considered.

        EU citizens starting in 2020/21

        If you are an EU citizen and you arrive in the UK during the transition and you intend to stay in the UK longer than three months, you will be able to apply to live and study in the UK, and once you have been here for five years, you will be able to apply for settled status. 

        However, you will need to register through a new Home Office registration scheme

        If you arrive by 31 December 2020 but do not qualify for settled status, you will be eligible for pre-settled status enabling you to stay until you have reached the five-year threshold. All applications must be submitted by 30 June 2021.

        Further information on immigration issues is available on the International Student Support website