International Students


Erasmus +

For students who wish to come and study at UCL via reciprocal Erasmus agreement.

It is only possible to apply to UCL via a reciprocal Erasmus agreement. Before you apply you need to check that your university/institution has an Erasmus exchange agreement with UCL, and you need to ensure that it is with your department and at the correct level (e.g. Undergraduate or Graduate).

If your university does not have a reciprocal agreement with UCL and you would like to apply independently, please go to our Study Abroad Guide.

As an Erasmus student at UCL, you must apply to the relevant department covered by the exchange agreement with your institution.

At undergraduate level, you will need to take at least 50% of your courses within that department, but you may choose up to 50% as electives from other departments. Please note that there are some restrictions, and certain departments (including Economics and English language and literature) are not open to Erasmus students.

You can see a full list of courses and departments available in our Study Abroad Guide.

What Can I Study?

At graduate level you will be expected to take 50% of your course units/modules from your home department/division. The choice of all course units/modules must be agreed by your home department/division. You should consult the relevant departmental websites for course information.

To be eligible to study as an Erasmus student at UCL, you must take and participate in a full course load of study. At undergraduate level you will be expected to take 2.0 UCL course units each semester (30 ECTS) which is typically 4 courses per semester (4.0 cu / 60 ECTS for the full year). You will also be expected to attend classes and take all assessment for all of your registered courses at UCL. 

You must be currently enrolled at an institution covered by an Erasmus exchange agreement and studying at the appropriate level. If you are studying towards a Bachelor’s degree, you will need to apply at Undergraduate level. If you are studying towards a Master’s degree, you will need to apply at Graduate Taught level. If you are studying towards a PhD, you will need to apply at Graduate Research level.

To apply as an Erasmus student, you should be nominated by your home university. Your home university should nominate you on the basis of your suitability for the programme, your excellent academic background and good level of proficiency in English.

You should also be currently studying in a similar area to the department of admission and UCL Admission Tutors need to be confident that you have sufficient academic background in their subject (and enthusiasm for it) to enable you to take classes alongside regular degree students.

For details of admission requirements (including any pre-requisites) specific to individual subject areas and courses, you should contact the relevant Affiliate Tutor/Contact directly. Their contact details can be found in the relevant departmental entry in the study abroad guide.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be sufficiently competent to ensure that their academic progress and ability to integrate socially while studying and living at UCL is not hindered by language difficulties.

It is assumed that Erasmus students are nominated by their home university on the basis of being sufficiently competent in English, and so proof of English language is not typically required at the initial application stage. Instead, students should demonstrate their English abilities in their statement of academic purpose.

If, on receipt of your application, the Admission Tutor is not convinced of your proficiency in the English language, they may request official certification. We will contact you directly in such instances.

Please note that applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study will be required to meet the UCL English Language requirements for the receiving department, this will be made part of the condition of offer for successful applicant.


Deadling for admission in September: 31 March
Deadline for admission in January: 30 September
There is some flexibility with these deadlines and we would still accept applications up to one month after these dates, but we strongly advise you apply before the deadline to avoid disappointment with admission and housing.