International Students



Are you a brave thinker? Are you willing to push boundaries and make exciting discoveries? If so, UCL (University College London) is the university for you.

We are London's Global University

UCL has long been a popular choice for students from Chile and there are currently 124* enrolled at UCL across all levels of study. UCL is known as London’s Global University: 53% of our students are international, representing over 150 different countries.

  • UCL is the most popular university for Chilean students in the UK
  • We have hundreds of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level to for you to choose from
  • The interdisciplinary nature of UCL allows PhD students and researchers from a range of disciplines to work together on ground-breaking projects
  • Our Doctoral Skills Development Programme provides our PhD students with a huge choice of courses and workshops to enhance their professional development and employment prospects
  • London is a wonderfully diverse city with a blend of cultures unlike anywhere else
  • Bespoke career advice and opportunities are available to graduate students, including practice interviews for PhD-specific appointments
  • UCL alumni have access to networking opportunities, mentoring and employment opportunities

We are a world-leading, research-intensive university, currently ranked 8th in the World, in the QS World University Rankings 2023, 3rd in Europe in the US News 2022 Best Global Universities and 1st in London for research power in REF 2021. Our students are encouraged to realise their potential and learn from world leading academics in an intellectually challenging and inclusive environment.

*Enrolment figure for 2022.

Find the programme for you

We teach a broad range of subjects, and you can choose from over 675 postgraduate programmes, and a huge variety of PhD’s. At undergraduate level we offer over 400 bachelor’s programmes.

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      Undergraduate Entry Requirements

      The minimum entry requirements for undergraduate programmes at UCL can be found below. However, specific entry requirements for some programmes may differ and may also be higher. You should refer to the undergraduate prospectus which allows you to choose the relevant programme and then select your country from the list in the International Qualifications sections.

      Minimum equivalent entry requirement for A level grades ABB (2022 entry)

      Successful completion of two years of the Licenciatura/Professional Degree at a Chilean university recognised by UCL, with an average of 5.5/7, will also be considered.

      Graduate Entry Requirements

      Entry to graduate programmes at UCL usually requires either an upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. Please note entry to some doctoral programmes (e.g. MPhil/PhD) will also require a Master's degree. The entry requirements for individual programmes can be found on the graduate prospectus. The equivalent qualifications from Chile can be found below.

      Minimum entry requirements (2022/23 entry)

      Upper second-class (2:1)

      The award of any of the following from a recognised institution:

      • Licenciado or Professional Title with an overall mark of 5.5/7

      Lower second-class (2:2)

      The award of any of the following from a recognised institution:

      • Licenciado or Professional Title with an overall mark of 5.0/7

          Other acceptable qualifications

          • Medical / Dental degree; Master's; PhD

          Tuition Fees

          UCL has a long-standing partnership with the ANID the Chilean National Research and Development Agency providing the BECAS Chile Scholarship for students from Chile to follow postgraduate studies at universities around the world. We have welcomed a significant number of ANID/BECAS scholars undertaking Master’s and PhD programmes at UCL over the years and we look forward to continuing to do so. UCL offers a contribution worth 25% of the tuition fee to scholars whose tuition fees are paid by ANID. Further details are available on the ANID website.

          Tuition fees vary by programme and you can find the exact fee on the specific programme page on the prospectus for both undergraduates and graduates. You can find further information about our fees on our Fees and Funding pages.


          Students are eligible to apply for other scholarships at UCL. You can find all available scholarships on our Scholarship Finder.

          Chevening Scholarships

          Academic year: 2022/23
          Available for: Prospective students
          Level: Graduate taught, Graduate research degrees
          Value: UCL provides a 20% contribution towards tuition fees.
          Criteria: Based on academic merit
          Deadline: Now closed for the 2022/23 academic year

          UCL Global Undergraduate Scholarship

          Value: 10 awards of full tuition fees and maintenance allowance, and 20 awards of full tuition fees 
          Available to: Prospective students
          Selection criteria: Financial need
          Eligible fee status: Overseas
          Eligible programmes: All Undergraduate degrees
          Deadline: 5pm BST, Monday 24 April 2023

          UCL Global Masters Scholarship

          Value: £15,000 (for one year)
          Available to: Prospective students
          Selection criteria: Financial need
          Eligible fee status: Overseas
          Eligible programmes: All postgraduate taught
          Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 27 April 2023

          BECAS Chile PhD scholars, past and present

          Are you considering applying to do research at UCL? If so, you might be interested in reading about some of our PhD scholars from Chile who have received BECAS funding:

          Camilla Cea Moore
          Upsetting inequality? An analysis of Bachelet’s Higher Education Reforms in Contemporary Chile

          Cristobal Diaz Martinez
          New voucher programs for low-income families in Santiago and Valparaiso: residential mobility or struggle against segregation?

          Alfred T. Hinrichsen-Herrera
          MPhil/PhD History programme

          Manuela Portales Sanfuentes
          Thinking the Ornament: Collecting, Classifying and Displaying Decorative Arts in Latin American Museums

          Beatriz Mella Lira
          Urban and Social Equity Impacts from transport. Evidence and approaches from Santiago de Chile

          Martin Arias Loyola
          Mining, multinational corporations and regional development: enclave formation through the asymmetrical bargaining power

          UCL & Chile in the news

          Professor Mariana Mazzucato meets President Boric in Santiago, Chile

          UCL IIPP (Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose) Director Mariana Mazzucato met Chile’s President Gabriel Boric, Finance Minister Mario Marcel, and Economic Minister Nicolas Grau during her trip to Santiago in October 2022, as well as presenting her new ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) report to other government ministers.

          Student Life

          We have an active Students’ Union, which offers over 300 clubs and societies. This includes an active UCL Spanish and Latin American Society.

          Established over a decade ago, the Spanish and Latin American Society was built on the premise of being a welcoming place for Spanish-speaking students and anyone interested in immersing themselves in Latin traditions and Spanish language across the globe. Currently, this is a vibrant community hosting conferences, social activities, and sports tournaments.

          Find out more details about the UCL Spanish and Latin American Society.