Study Abroad at UCL


The UCL advantage

Why choose UCL?

UCL has a history of academic excellence and is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, with many of our faculties leading their fields. We’re renowned for our world-class research, global influence and impact across a broad range of subjects. Our reputation attracts the best and bravest of thinkers, who constantly cross boundaries, creating a home for thought leaders of today and tomorrow. Our diverse staff and student body and our location in the heart of London give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.

About our teaching

At UCL we believe in providing a global perspective and aim to help you identify – and contribute to solutions for – global problems and issues. Training in study and personal skills is embedded in our approach and our curriculum is constantly updated to ensure that it includes the latest developments and discoveries in the field.

About our students and staff

Our students are selected on the basis of their talent and potential, regardless of their social or national background, and we recognise and celebrate the diversity and different viewpoints that our students bring. Our academic staff, drawn from around 100 different countries, are similarly diverse.

About UCL

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QS World University Rankings 2023

Rank InstitutionCountry
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)US
2University of CambridgeUK
3Stanford UniversityUS
4University of OxfordUK
5Harvard UniversityUS
6=California Institute of Technology (Caltech)US
6=Imperial College LondonUK
8UCL (University College London)UK
9ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerland
10University of ChicagoUS
11National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
12Peking UniversityChina
13University of PennsylvaniaUS
14Tsinghua UniversityChina
15University of EdinburghUK