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

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.

We are London's Global University

UCL has a rich history of collaboration with India, one that stretches back as far as the 1800s. Today, more than 700 Indian students study degree programmes at UCL. Learn more about UCL and India.

UCL is London’s Global University: 48% of our students are international, representing more than 150 different countries.

Find the programme for you

Choose from more than 400 specialist bachelor’s programmes500 master’s programmes and a huge variety of PhDs and doctoral degrees, from Anthropology to Neuroscience. 

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 QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 and the average starting salary for our graduates is £30,000**. 

Think differently

UCL's diverse community is encouraged to challenge convention, ask critical questions and think differently. We are a research-intensive university and currently stand at number 8 in the World*.  

Join #teamUCL

Our reputation for excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration attracts some of the best and bravest thinkers to learn, research, and exchange ideas. Our students are encouraged to realise their potential and learn from world-leading academics in an intellectually challenging and inclusive environment. 

As a UCL alumnus you will connect with more than 2,500 alumni from India and can join our vibrant UCL India Alumni Club.

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

** 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 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)

Award of one of the following will be considered:

  • Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree at an Indian university recognised by UCL, with an average grade equivalent to UK Upper Second Class.
  • The Year 12/Standard 12 Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE or CBSE with five subjects at 90, 85, 85, 85, 85.

Graduate Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master's e.g. MA, MSc, MRes, MBA etc, we require applicants to complete a three to five year Bachelor's degree and obtain a First Class degree. The degree should be awarded by an institution recognised by the government of India and passed with the required grades. The minimum grade requirement ranges from the GPA of 6.75 – 9.0/10 or 55%-70% and depends on the degree title, grading scale and institution of prior study. You will find all the details you need in the sections below.
 
Admission to UCL is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission. Please note that individual departments may seek grades at a higher level.

1. Requirements for BA, BCom and LLB degrees

Where studies were completed at an affiliated/autonomous college, please refer to the colleges listed below rather than the central university.

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the following institutions

Entry requirements

  • For programmes requiring a UK 2.1: Minimum 7.75/10, 6.25/8, 5.75/7, 4.25/6 & 3.3/4 or 60%
  • For programmes requiring a UK 2.2: Minimum 6.75/10, 5.75/8, 5.25/7, 3.75/6 & 3.0/4 or 55%

Universities
(For applicants who have studied at the central University).

Aligarh Muslim University
Amity University
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham  (Deemed University)
Andhra University
Banaras Hindu University
Banasthali Vidyapith
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Christ University (Deemed University)
Guru Nanak Dev University
Jadhavpur University
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University (JSS University)
Jamia Milia Islamia
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Osmania University
Pondicherry University
Savitribai Phule Pune University  (University of Pune until 2014)
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
SRM (Sri Ramaswamy Memorial) Institute of Science and Technology (Previously SRM University)
Symbiosis International University
Thapar Institute of Science and Technology
University of Delhi
University of Hyderabad
University of Kerala
University of Mumbai
University of Mysore
Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed University)

Colleges
(For applicants who have studied at an affiliated/autonomous college)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Law (LLB) degrees
DAV College, Chandigarh
Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
Fergusson College, Pune
Gargi College, New Delhi
Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma (GGDSD) College, Chandigarh
Government College for Girls, Chandigarh
Hansraj College, New Delhi
Hindu College, New Delhi
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed (JBAS) College for women, Chennai (Formerly SIET Women’s College)
Kishinchand Chellaram (KC) College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai
Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
Loyola College, Chennai
Madras Christian College, Chennai
Miranda House, New Delhi
Mithibai College of Arts, Mumbai
Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
Ramjas College, New Delhi
Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai (Autonomous)
Sacred Heart College, Kochi
Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai (Autonomous)
Sophia College for Women, Mumbai
Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi
St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad
St. Stephen's College, New Delhi
St. Teresa's College, Cochin
Stella Maris College, Chennai
Women's Christian College, Chennai

BA (Arts) degree
Indraprastha College for Women, New Delhi
Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi
Kamala Nehru College for Women, Delhi
KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai
Maharaja Agrasen College (MAC), Delhi
MES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Bangalore
St. Albert's College, Cochin (Autonomous)
St. Joseph's College, Bangalore (Autonomous)
St. Mira's College for Girls, Pune
St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad

BCom (Commerce) degrees
H.L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad
Indraprastha College for Women, New Delhi
Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi
KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai
MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, New Delhi
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, New Delhi
St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore (Autonomous)
St. Joseph's Degree & P.G. College, Hyderabad (Autonomous)

LLB (Law)  
Amity Law School (affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University until 2018, to Amity University after)
Army Institute of Law (affiliated to University of Punjab)
Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies (affiliated to Karnataka State Law University)
Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
Christ College of Law, (School of Law) Christ University
Government Law College, Mumbai
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
I.L.S. Law College, Pune
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (NALSAR), Hyderabad
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala
School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology
Symbiosis Law School, (Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune)
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS)
University College of Law, Bangalore University


 

2. Requirements for degrees in other subjects

Where studies were completed at an affiliated/autonomous college, please refer to the colleges listed below rather than the central university.

Degrees in any other subjects from the following institutions

Entry requirements

  • For programmes requiring a UK 2.1: Minimum 8.0/10, 6.5/8, 6.0/7, 4.5/6 & 3.3/4 or 65%
  • For programmes requiring a UK 2.2: Minimum 7.0/10, 6.0/8, 5.5/7, 4.0/6 & 3.0/4 or 60%

Universities
(For applicants who have studied at the central University).

Aligarh Muslim University
Amity University
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham  (Deemed University)
Andhra University
Banaras Hindu University
Banasthali Vidyapith
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Christ University (Deemed University)
Guru Nanak Dev University
Jadhavpur University
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University (JSS University)
Jamia Milia Islamia
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Osmania University
Pondicherry University
Savitribai Phule Pune University (University of Pune until 2014)
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
SRM (Sri Ramaswamy Memorial) Institute of Science and Technology (Previously SRM University)
Symbiosis International University
Thapar Institute of Science and Technology
University of Delhi
University of Hyderabad
University of Kerala
University of Mumbai
University of Mysore
Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed University)

Institutions of National Importance including
Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPA)
All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)
National Institutes of Technology (NIT)
National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
India Statistical Institute (ISI)
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)

Colleges
(For applicants who have studied at an affiliated/autonomous college)

All degrees
DAV College, Chandigarh
Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
Fergusson College, Pune
Gargi College, New Delhi
Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma (GGDSD) College, Chandigarh
Government College for Girls, Chandigarh
Hansraj College, New Delhi
Hindu College, New Delhi
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed (JBAS) College for women, Chennai (Formerly SIET Women’s College)
Kishinchand Chellaram (KC) College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai
Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
Loyola College, Chennai
Madras Christian College, Chennai
Miranda House, New Delhi
Mithibai College of Arts, Mumbai
Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
Ramjas College, New Delhi
Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai (Autonomous)
Sacred Heart College, Kochi
Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai (Autonomous)
Sophia College for Women, Mumbai
Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi
St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad
St. Stephen's College, New Delhi
St. Teresa's College, Cochin
Stella Maris College, Chennai
Women's Christian College, Chennai

BSc (Sciences) degrees
Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi
Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts,Science & Commerce, Mumbai
Kirti M. Doongursee College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai (Deccan's Education Society)
KJ Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai
M.G. Science Institute, Ahmedabad
St. Albert's College, Cochin (Autonomous)
St. Joseph's College, Bangalore (Autonomous)
St. Joseph's Degree & P.G. College, Hyderabad (Autonomous)
St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad
The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore
Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai

(BEng, BTech) Engineering degrees
MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Nirma Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Netaji Subhash University of Technology, New Delhi (formerly known as Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology)

(BBA) Business Administration degrees
KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai
St. Joseph's Degree & P.G. College, Hyderabad (Autonomous)
Wisdom Faculty of Management Studies, Banasthali University

BFA (Fine Arts) degrees
Bharati Vidyapeeth (Bharati Kala Mahavidyalaya) College of Fine Arts, affiliated to University of Pune
College of Art affiliated to University of Delhi

Medicine (MBBS)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)
B. J. Govt. Medical College, Pune (affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences)
Bangalore Medical College (affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka)
Christian Medical College (CMC, Ludhiana)
Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC, Vellore)
Grant Medical College, Mumbai
Institute of Medical Sciences (BHU), Vanarasi
JIPMER - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
King George Medical College - Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University
Lady Hardinge Medical College(LHMC)
M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
Madras Medical College (Chennai Medical College)
Maulana Azad Medical College
(MAMC)
Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
Nilratan Sircar Medical College
Osmania Medical College
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Sri Ramachandra Medical College (Institute of Higher Education and Research) Chennai
St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
Stanley Medical College (SMC), Chennai
The Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER), Kolkata
University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi


 

3. Requirements for degrees in any OTHER subject from other ANY OTHER institution

Applicants with any degree subject from any other recognised institution (university or affiliated/autonomous college) not listed two sections above will be required to obtain a minimum overall average ranging from 7.5 – 9.5/10 or 65-75% depending on the used grading scale.

Degrees in any subject from any other degree awarding institution recognised by the Government of India
  • For programmes requiring a UK 2.1: Minimum 8.5/10, 7.0/8, 6.5/7, 5.0/6 & 3.6/4 or 70%
  • For programmes requiring a UK 2.2: Minimum 7.5/10, 6.5/8, 6.0/7, 4.5/6 & 3.3/4 or 65%

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 £23,300 - £34,100
  • Average graduate tuition fees vary between £25,800 - £36,900

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

Scholarships

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

External Sources

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 Student Union can help you find work. If you do plan to work, please ensure you’re abiding by the conditions of your visa.


Student Clubs and Societies

An exciting part of university life is all the clubs and societies you can join. The Indian Society is one of the largest cultural societies at UCL, which offers an exciting range of events from dance classes, open mic music sessions, dinner dance balls and more. It is an excellent platform to meet and make new friends and stay in touch with Indian culture and have loads of fun.

For more information, please visit the Indian Society webpage.

The Students’ Union is your route more than 320 clubs and societies spanning a wide range of interests and hobbies including Bhangra Society, Sikh Society, Malayali and Cricket Club, volunteering opportunities, part-time jobs and also advice service when you need it.


Our alumni

More than 300,000 UCL alumni live in more than 190 countries worldwide. These include novelists, Olympians, Nobel Prize winners, poets, filmmakers, inventors, entrepreneurs and more. Our international alumni community includes more than 2,500 Indian alumni living, working and studying in India and around the world.
 
Visit our Facebook page to learn more about our UCL India Alumni Club.

List of visits

Representatives from UCL visit India throughout the year to meet prospective students. This includes fairs, visits to school 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.