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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: 48% 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 8th in the World, in the QS World University Rankings 2022, 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.

Find the programme for you

Choose from more than 400 specialist bachelor’s courses, 500 master’s courses and a huge variety of doctoral degrees, 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

Our team of experienced careers professionals are dedicated to helping you find the right path to ensure success in your future career. UCL is ranked 1st in London in the top 20 worldwide in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 and the average starting salary for our graduates is £30,000***.

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 eight 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.

*QS World University Rankings 2022
**Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021
***Salary statistics derive from responses to the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19, based on the activities of graduates 15 months after graduation.

 

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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 (2022/23 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 three groups of Chinese universities: Group A, Group B and Group C. 

The list of Group A institutions is reviewed by the relevant committee of the university and includes a selection of Project 211, Project 985 and Double First Class universities. Please note that not all universities from these projects are considered in ‘Group A’. Every other university recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education is considered under Group C. 

Group A - Chinese Universities
Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics)                               Nanjing Agricultural University  
Beijing Foreign Studies University  Nanjing University  
Beijing Forestry University  Nanjing University of Science and Technology  
Beijing Institute of Technology  North China Electric Power University / Huabei Electric Power University  
Beijing Jiaotong University (formerly Beifang (Northern) Jiaotong University)   Northeast Forestry University   
Beijing Normal University (see note regarding United International College)  Northeast Normal University   
Beijing University of Chemical Technology  Northeastern University  
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine  Northwestern Polytechnical University  
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications  Northwest University  
Central Conservatory of Music  Ocean University of China, Qingdao  
Central South University  Peking University  
Central University of Finance and Economics  Renmin University of China  
Chang'an University  Shandong University  
China Agricultural University  Shanghai (2nd) Medical University  
China Pharmaceutical University  Shanghai International Studies University   
China University of Geosciences, Beijing and Wuhan  Shanghai Jiaotong University  
China University of Mining and Technology – Xuzhou/Beijing  Shanghai University of Finance and Economics  
China University of Petroleum (Beijing and East China campuses)  Sichuan University  
China University of Political Science and Law  South China University of Technology  
Chinese Academy of Sciences  Southeast University  
Chongqing University  Southwest Jiaotong University  
Communication University of China  Southwest University  
Dalian University of Technology  Southwestern University of Finance and Economics   
Donghua University  Sun Yat-Sen University (might appear as  Zhongshan University)  
East China Normal University  Tianjin University  
East China University of Science and Technology  Tongji University  
Fudan University  Tsinghua University  
Harbin Institute of Technology  University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  
Hefei University of Technology  University of International Business and Economics   
Hohai University  University of Science and Technology Beijing  
Huazhong Agricultural University / Central China Agricultural University  University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)  
Huazhong Normal University / Central China Normal University  Wuhan University  
Huazhong University of Science & Technology  Wuhan University of Technology  
Hunan University  Xiamen University  
Jiangnan University  Xi'an Jiaotong University  
Jilin University  Yunnan University   
Lanzhou University  Zhejiang University  
Minzu University of China  Zhongnan University of Economics and Law  
Nankai University   

 

Group B - Chinese Universities
Nanhang Jincheng College (independent college of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)   
National Defence University  
Suzhou (Soochow) University  
Xidian University (also known as Xi'an Electronic Science and Technology University)   
Yanshan University   
Zhejiang University of Technology   
Zhengzhou University 

Upper second-class (2:1) 

  • Bachelor's degree from a ‘Group A’ institution with a minimum weighted average mark of 85%. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in the subject of Computer Science and Technology from a ‘Group B’ institution with a minimum weighted average mark of 85%. (Please note that not all programmes consider Computer Science as an appropriate first degree subject). 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a ‘Group C’ institution with a minimum weighted average mark of 90%. 

Lower second-class (2:2) 

  • Bachelor's degree from a ‘Group A’ institution with a minimum weighted average mark of 80%.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the subject of Computer Science and Technology from a ‘Group B’ institution with a minimum weighted average mark of 80%. (Please note that not all programmes consider Computer Science as an appropriate first degree subject).
  • Bachelor’s degree from a ‘Group C’ institution with a minimum weighted average mark of 85%.
NOTE:
*United International College follows the grading system used in Hong Kong (SAR), and students will need to meet the corresponding entry requirements.
**CUHK-Shenzen follows the grading system used in Hong Kong (SAR), and students will need to meet the corresponding entry requirements.

Scholarships

Listed below are scholarships available for the 2022/23 academic year, as well as scholarships that have been confirmed as available for the 2023/24 academic year. Further information about application is not currently available for every scholarship, but links to this will be provided as and when the information becomes available. Please note that more schemes may appear on these pages as they are confirmed.

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines, etc.

Scholarships available to students from China

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


CSC-UCL Joint Research Scholarship

Academic year: 2022/23
Available for: Prospective students
Level: Graduate research degrees
Value: Fees, maintenance and travel
Criteria: Based on academic merit
Deadline: n/a


GREAT Scholarship

Academic year: 2022/23
Available for: Prospective students
Level: Graduate taught degrees
Value: £10,000 towards tuition fees
Criteria: Based on both academic merit and financial need
Deadline: 31 May 2022


Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship

Academic year: 2022/23
Available for: Prospective students
Level: Undergraduate degrees
Value: £18,000 per year towards fees
Criteria: Based on both academic merit and financial need
Deadline: 27 May 2022

Scholarships available to all overseas students

Graduate Research Scholarship for Cross-Disciplinary Training (GXD)

Academic year: 2022/23
Available for: Current and prospective students
Level: Graduate research degrees
Value: Full tuition fees plus stipend
Criteria: Based on academic merit


Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS)

Academic year: 2022/23
Available for: Current and prospective students
Level: Graduate research degrees
Value: Full fees plus stipend
Criteria: Based on academic merit
Deadline: n/a


Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS)

Academic year: 2022/23
Available for: Current and prospective students
Level: Graduate research degrees
Value: Full tuition fees
Criteria: Based on academic merit
Deadline: n/a


UPC Progression Scholarships

Academic year: 2022/23
Available for: Prospective students
Level: Undergraduate degrees
Value: £5,000 per year
Criteria: Based on academic merit
Deadline: n/a

For more information, visit the main UCL Scholarships and Funding website.


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

We have an active Students' Union which offers over 300 clubs and societies. 

Some we think you might be interested in:   

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.


Lists of Visits 

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. At the current time we remain unable to travel but we are continuing to participate in virtual events, visits and presentations. You can also reach out to us for an individual appointment. See contact details above.

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.

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 Wuhan Alumni Club
  • UCL Chengdu Alumni Club
  • UCL Chongqing Alumni Club
  • UCL Henan Alumni Club

You can find more about your local alumni group on UCL Global alumni groups or UCL Bentham Connect.

The UCL Recent Graduates Network is a vibrant, international community of alumni and students. Each regional hub gives you access to useful resources, exciting events, and advice from talented UCL graduates at different stages of their lives.