International Students



For undergraduate, graduate taught and graduate research students applying to UCL via a reciprocal Exchange agreement

What can I study?

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

At undergraduate level study options and are detailed in our Study Abroad Guide. The Study Abroad Guide also includes summary information on UCL departments.

At graduate level you are required to focus your studies in the department of admission. You should consult the relevant department website for information on study options.

Entry Requirements

You must be currently enrolled at an institution covered by an exchange agreement with UCL, and be studying at the appropriate level. You should also be studying in a similar subject area to the intended department of admission at UCL. UCL Admissions Tutors need to be confident that you have sufficient academic background in their subject (and enthusiasm for it) to enable you to take courses alongside regular degree students.

At undergraduate level entry requirements are detailed in our Study Abroad Guide.

At graduate level a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or equivalent) is expected, but some subjects have higher requirements. For details of specific entrance requirements, you should consult the relevant departmental website.

How to Apply

To apply as an exchange student, you should be nominated by your home university, but you must also meet our Academic and English language requirements.

If you are studying towards a Bachelor’s degree, you will need to apply at Undergraduate affiliate level. Further information is given in our Study Abroad Guide. 

If you are studying towards a Master’s degree you will need to apply at Postgraduate Taught Affiliate level, and if you are studying towards a PhD, you will need to apply at Visiting Research level. See link below for further information.

All these options can be selected from the drop down menu on the application portal.

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, you must provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme you have applied for. See link below for further details of UCL’s English language requirement.