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 is London’s Global University: 55% of our students are international, representing more than 150 different countries. More than 11,000 students are from mainland China and are currently studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

A world class education

We are a world-leading, research-intensive university, currently ranked 9th in the World, in the QS World University Rankings 2024. UCL is University of the Year 2024 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024) and was rated 2nd in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Our students are encouraged to realise their potential and learn from world leading academics in an intellectually challenging and inclusive environment.

Find the programme for you

Choose from more than 400 specialist undergraduate courses, and 700 postgraduate courses, from Anthropology to Neuroscience. From day one we will help you focus on your chosen subject area, while supporting you to develop as an independent learner.

The interdisciplinary nature of our programmes means that you will receive a UCL education that extends beyond the boundaries of your subject area. You’ll be taught not what to think but rather how to think, and we will teach you within the context of what is happening in the real world and how to tackle real world problems, from climate change to social mobility.

Find your career with UCL

UCL attained a score of 97.9 in the Employer Reputation in the QS World University Rankings 2024. Our team of experienced careers professionals are dedicated to helping you find the right path to ensure success in your future career.

Join #teamUCL

As a UCL alumnus, you will be part of a wider global alumni community of more than 300,000 former UCL students, including Olympians, Nobel Prize winners, poets, filmmakers, inventors and entrepreneurs, living in more than 190 countries worldwide. You will also be able to join one of nine alumni groups in mainland China.

As a UCL student, you will have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities, ranging from sports to specialist interest clubs and societies and volunteering. We also have very active UCL Chinese Society and UCL CSSA (伦大学联).

UCL Campus

UCL’s Bloomsbury campus is located in London’s thriving Knowledge Quarter, where partners organisations include Google, the Alan Turing Institute, the British Museum and the Wellcome Trust. This area of London has a high concentration of museums, libraries and research institutions, making it fertile ground for the development and exchange of academic ideas.

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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for undergraduate courses at UCL are ABB at A-Level or 36 points for the International Baccalaureate (IB). However, entry requirements for many courses may differ and may also be higher. 

You can find the exact entry requirements for all our courses on our undergraduate prospectus. Click on the course(s) you’re interested in and find the entry requirements for China under the ‘International applications’ tab. 

Please note: Successful completion of two years of the Bachelor's Degree at a Chinese university recognised by UCL, with a weighted average mark of 90%, will also be considered as an alternative to A-Levels or the IB. 

Graduate Entry Requirements

Entry to Master’s courses at UCL requires a strong 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 courses can be found on our graduate prospectus. The equivalent qualifications from China can be found below.

Minimum entry requirements (2024/25 entry)

A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognised Chinese higher education institution will be considered. The required grade will vary depending on the awarding university.

UCL Admissions use a list of Chinese Universities reviewed by the relevant committee of the university and include a selection of Project 211, Project 985, and Double First-Class universities. Please note that not all universities from these projects are included.

Applicants from the list of universities below need to meet the following entry requirements:

  • Upper second-class (2:1): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 85%
  • Lower second-class (2:2): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 80%
Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics)                              North China Electric Power University / Huabei Electric Power University  
Beijing Foreign Studies University  Northeast Forestry University   
Beijing Forestry University  Northeast Normal University   
Beijing Institute of Technology  Northeastern University  
Beijing Jiaotong University (formerly Beifang (Northern) Jiaotong University)   Northwest University  
Beijing Normal University (see note regarding United International College) *Northwestern Polytechnical University  
Beijing University of Chemical Technology  Ocean University of China, Qingdao  
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine  Peking University  
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications  Renmin University of China  
Central Conservatory of Music  Shandong University  
Central South University  Shanghai (2nd) Medical University  
Central University of Finance and Economics  Shanghai International Studies University   
Chang'an University  Shanghai Jiaotong University  
China Agricultural University  Shanghai University of Finance and Economics  
China Pharmaceutical University  Sichuan University  
China University of Geosciences, Beijing and Wuhan  South China University of Technology  
China University of Mining and Technology – Xuzhou/Beijing  Southeast University  
China University of Petroleum (Beijing and East China campuses)  Southwest Jiaotong University  
China University of Political Science and Law  Southwest University  
Chinese Academy of Sciences  Southwestern University of Finance and Economics   
Chongqing University  Sun Yat-Sen University (might appear as  Zhongshan University)  
Communication University of China  Suzhou (Soochow) University**
Dalian University of Technology  Tianjin University  
Donghua University  Tongji University  
East China Normal University  Tsinghua University  
East China University of Science and Technology  University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  
Fudan University  University of International Business and Economics   
Harbin Institute of Technology  University of Science and Technology Beijing  
Hefei University of Technology  University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)  
Hohai University  Wuhan University  
Huazhong Agricultural University / Central China Agricultural University  Wuhan University of Technology  
Huazhong Normal University / Central China Normal University  Xi'an Jiaotong University  
Huazhong University of Science & Technology  Xiamen University  
Hunan University  Xidian University (also known as Xi'an Electronic Science and Technology University)**
Jiangnan University  Yanshan University**
Jilin University  Yunnan University   
Lanzhou University  Zhejiang University  
Minzu University of China  Zhejiang University of Technology**
Nanhang Jincheng College (independent college of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) **Zhengzhou University**
Nanjing Agricultural University  Zhongnan University of Economics and Law  
Nanjing University   
Nanjing University of Science and Technology   
Nankai University   
National University of Defense Technology ** 


Notes for universities that are marked with * or **

The following notes apply to the universities in the above list that are marked with * or **.

* If you are a student/graduate of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College or The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, you will need to meet the corresponding entry requirements.

** If your Bachelor’s degree is in Computer Science and Technology only, then the following entry requirements apply:

Upper second-class (2:1): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 85%. (Please note that not all programmes consider Computer Science as an appropriate first-degree subject). Lower second-class (2:2): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 80%. (Please note that not all programmes consider Computer Science as an appropriate first-degree subject).

** If your degree is not in Computer Science and Technology, then you will need to meet the following entry requirements:

Upper second-class (2:1): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 90%. Lower second-class (2:2): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 85%.

Applicants from all other universities recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education need to meet the following entry requirements:

  • Upper second-class (2:1): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 90%.
  • Lower second-class (2:2): Bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 85%.

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

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

  • Average undergraduate tuition fees vary between £26,200 - £47,000
  • Average graduate tuition fees vary between £26,200 - £57,700

You can find further information about our fees on our Fees and Funding pages.


You can find all available scholarships on our Scholarship Finder.

Living Costs

We know that you will want to carefully consider your finances when thinking of studying abroad, so we have created an overview of your potential living costs which we hope will help you plan and draw up a realistic budget.

Many of our students work part-time, and our Careers service and Students' Union can help you find work. If you do plan to work, please ensure you’re abiding by the conditions of your visa.

Student Life

UCL is located in the heart of London, in the green and lively area of Bloomsbury. London, and everything it offers, surrounds us and we actively encourage our students to make the most of everything this incredible city has to offer. We also have two museums, an art gallery and a theatre on our campus, meaning there is always something exciting just around the corner.

We have an active Students' Union which offers over 300 clubs and societies. Some we think you might be interested in:   

Visits to China

Representatives from UCL visit China throughout the year to meet prospective students. This includes fairs, visits to schools and universities and independent counselling sessions. They are an ideal opportunity to speak to us and find out more about UCL and the programmes we offer. You can get in touch with us for more details.

Alumni and after UCL

It’s really important that you’re part of UCL’s community for life, and we have a proactive Alumni network in China who can support you once you graduate. You can find more about your local alumni group on UCL Global alumni groups or UCL Bentham Connect.

We also have alumni groups who play an important role in supporting UCL’s thriving community. The following groups in mainland China regularly host fun and inspiring activities near you:

  • UCL Club of Beijing
  • UCL Shanghai Alumni Club
  • UCL Shenzhen Alumni Club
  • UCL Guangzhou Alumni Club
  • UCL Zhejiang Alumni Club
  • UCL Wuhan Alumni Club
  • UCL Chengdu Alumni Club
  • UCL Chongqing Alumni Club
  • UCL Henan Alumni Club