Information for Counsellors and Teachers


World Class Study in London Virtual Counsellors' Conference

Thank you for registering to attend our World Class Study in London (WCSiL) Counsellors' Conference in March 2022. You will have access to the recordings of the conference sessions, as well as additional information, FAQs and resources for teachers and advisers.


Conference Schedule

Monday 28 March 

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08:00-09:00: Conference Welcome. An introduction to Imperial College London, King's College London, LSE, SOAS & UCL *

08:00-09:00: Connect with institution representatives  *

09:00-10:00: Writing an effective personal statement

10:00-11:00: Interviews and Assessments

11:00-11:30: Connect with institution representatives

11:30-13:00: Admissions panel

13:00-14:00: Connect with institution representatives

Conference End
* You have the choice to attend either session

Tuesday 29 March 

(all times below are UK BST)

12:00-13:00: Conference Welcome. An introduction to Imperial College London, King's College London, LSE, SOAS & UCL *

12:00-13:00: Connect with institution representatives *

13:00-14:00: Writing an effective UCAS Reference

14:00-15:00: Access & Outreach: supporting underrepresented UK students

14:00-15:00: Connect with institution representatives

15:00-16:00: Interviews and Assessments

16:00-17:30: Admissions panel 

17:30-18:30: Connect with institution representatives 

Conference End

* You have the choice to attend either session

Download a PDF copy of the event schedule here

Session Recordings

This years World Class Study in London (WCSiL) Counsellors' Conference will be held virtually on Monday 28th March 2022 and Tuesday 29th March 2022. 

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Tuition fees

Fee status classification

An applicant's fee status is assessed in accordance with guidelines provided by the Department of Education: Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 2007.

We advise candidates to refer to the guidance available on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

Home/UK students

The tuition fee for new UK students starting a course in September 2022 is £9,250 for academic year 2022/23. 

The fee may rise with inflation in the subsequent years of study.

Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

EU students

The UK Government has confirmed that students from the EU, other EEA countries and/or Switzerland starting a course on or after 1 August 2022 will be charged the Overseas fee.

It is our understanding that this does not apply to Irish students or students benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.

We anticipate that students who have been granted settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme will generally be eligible for home fee status if they have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for at least 3 years. 
Students with pre-settled status and 3 years’ residence in the UK, Gibraltar, EEA, Switzerland or the British/EU overseas territories (unless that residence was wholly or mainly for the purpose of education) are also likely to qualify for home fee status. 

Please refer to the Department for Education Policy document and FAQs

Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

Guidance and advice on fee status assessment is available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website. 

Overseas students

The tuition fee for Overseas students will vary between institutions and the course studied. Please visit our individual institution tuition fee webpages for more information:

Financial Support

Living Support

We suggest that students budget £1,100-£1,300 a month to cover living costs, including accommodation. We recommend that students start thinking about budgeting before starting their degree programme. There are lots of online tools and resources available to help students plan a budget and think about managing their money, as well as advice on our individual institution websites. The following may be helpful:

Government Support

Home/UK students

The Maintenance Loan is designed to support full-time students living in England with the cost of living. Students can apply for a maintenance loan via the funding authority, Student Finance England.

The maintenance loan amount will vary depending on where the student lives, studies and their household income. 

A proportion of the maintenance loan is available to all eligible students, regardless of their financial situation, referred to as a 'guaranteed loan'. The remaining amount is means-tested, determined by household income. The maximum loan amount for students living away from home in London in 2022-23 is £12,667.

Full details of eligibility criteria. 

The arrangements are different for students living in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales:

EU and overseas students

Overseas students, i.e. those from outside the UK, are not generally eligible for a maintenance loan. 

However, funding may be available for overseas students from external agencies, bodies or their home government. Visit the British Council and UK Council for International Student Affairs websites for more information.

Students who have been granted settled status under the EUSS will generally be eligible for maintenance support if they have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for at least 3 years. The SLC will award tuition fee and maintenance support to EEA and Swiss workers, and their family members, where the student has pre-settled status and 3 years’ residency in the UK, Gibraltar, EEA and Switzerland. They will also ask for financial evidence to confirm applicants are working, have worked or are looking for work, for example, P60 or a letter from an employer. Please see the the Department for Education Policy Document and FAQs. These arrangements have not yet been confirmed. The UK government are expected to publish Regulations in early 2021. 

Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

Institution specific financial support

All five of our institutions offer generous financial support packages, including bursaries and scholarships, to support undergraduate students studying at our universities. Financial support is available to UK and Overseas (including EU/EEA) students. 

The eligibility criteria, award value and application processes will vary.

Please visit our individual institution pages for more detailed information:

University information


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Degree Information

UCL has hundreds of undergraduate programmes. They include single subjects, combinations, vocational programmes, and interdisciplinary options.
A full list can be found here.
If you have students who are undecided or are looking to explore a new subject area, we have many interesting programmes apart from the conventional (and often oversubscribed) programmes. We have identified these as ‘do something different’ programmes. Together they represent some of our newest, most ground-breaking programmes, offering routes into highly rewarding careers.

Admissions information

UCL is a popular university. Given the competition for places, our entry requirements are challenging and in order to be considered students must have met or be predicted to meet the minimum requirements for the programme they are interested in.

We therefore recommend that students only apply to programmes for which they meet the requirements. 

Each of our programmes has specific requirements and those requirements are stated on the programme information pages of our website here.

You can find the requirements for students offering qualifications other than A levels and the IB within the above pages by selecting the relevant country from the International applications tab.

If the High School you work for does not offer a qualification recognized by UCL for direct entry, your students would be considered for the UCL International Foundation year.

UCL offers Pre-Sessional English courses for UG applicants with a UCL conditional offer.

More information about the application process, how we select our students and other frequently asked admissions questions can be found here

Information for international students

Information by country on minimum entry requirements, English Language qualifications and how to contact your country representative can be found here.

Fee status classification and fees and funding information Visa and Immigration advice

Information for UK students

Academic resources

UCL provides academic support and resources for improving students study while on their degree programme.

Student Support

UCL offer a range of student support and wellbeing services to support students throughout their time at university

Virtual resources for students

UCL Study Prep is a free online course for students in their final year of high school who are preparing to study at any university. 

UCL  Minds run events that cover a range of topics across talks, seminars, workshops, lectures, performances and exhibitions open to everyone.

Resources for counsellors and teachers

Our dedicated page for counsellors and teachers provides lots of information and resources, all in one place, to help you support your students.

Visiting UCL

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all UCL campus tours and international visits have been suspended for the foreseeable future. 

Students can register their interest to be notified of virtual events relevant to them.

Sign up to UCL’s teachers' mailing list

Imperial College London

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Conference resources

Admission Information

    Information for students

    Academic Resources

    Additional Resources

    Visiting Imperial

    Ask Imperial a question

    Contact Imperial 


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    Degree programmes

    Search programmes by subject

    Admissions information

    Information for students

    Academic resources

    Open Days

    Student support

    Student advice and wellbeing

    Virtual resources for students

    Resources for parents

    Accommodation information for parents

    Visiting SOAS

    Campus tours

    Contact SOAS 


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    Degree programmes

    King's College London offer an extensive range of courses covering the arts, humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychology, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. Information about our faculties and departments can be accessed here.

    Applying to King's 

    Information for international students

    Academic resources

    Student support

    Visiting King's 

    Who to contact

    Contact King's College London

    London School of Economics and Political Science

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    Degree programmes

    Admissions information

    Information for international students

    Information for UK students

    Academic resources

    Student support

    • LSE offers a range of academic and student wellbeing services to support students throughout their time at the School. An overview has been provided here
    • Applicants are advised to disclose their disability on the UCAS application. The applicant should contact the Disability and Wellbeing team as early as possible so that the School can start arranging support and making necessary adjustments.    

    Virtual resources for students

    There are lots of ways for prospective students to find out more about applying to and studying at LSE. 

    Events and resources for teachers

    Resources for parents

    Visiting LSE

    Who to contact


    Join LSE's mailing list