We welcome applicants who wish to return to formal study after a substantial time away from academia.
If you do not have the required entry qualifications you should have alternative qualifications that demonstrate your academic potential and ability to thrive in your chosen subject.
Please get in touch with the relevant degree programme contact if you'd like to join UCL as a mature student. Please note that applications for full-time study as a mature student are made through UCAS.
Our degrees are principally designed to be taken on a full-time basis; all teaching takes place during the daytime. However, some departments do permit part-time study. Please get in touch with the relevant degree programme contact if you're considering part-time study at UCL.
Note: applications for part-time study are made directly to UCL rather than to UCAS.
Admission with advanced standing
We will consider applications to accredit prior learning at other recognised universities. As well as applying through UCAS by the 15 January deadline (for 2020 entry), you will need to submit an application directly to UCL. This will carry an administrative charge. Advanced standing is only awarded at UCL's discretion - please enquire with the relevant programme contacts listed on individual degree pages.
Applicants wishing to transfer to UCL
For undergraduate programmes at UCL, there may be the possibility to transfer into a programme from another institution.
For example, if a student has already completed accredited learning of a standard judged equitable with the UCL undergraduate programme concerned. However, this is at the discretion of the relevant department and would be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any application would still be made through UCAS with the relevant year of entry indicated as necessary.
For more information about the recognition of prior learning for transfer students, please see Section 2.8, Chapter 1: Student Recruitment and Admissions of the Academic Manual.
For more information about transferring into a specific undergraduate programme at UCL, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team.