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.
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’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
- 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.
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.
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
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