Undergraduate prospectus 2022


Fees and funding

We know that money can be a worrying topic for most students. We aim to help by setting out clearly and simply what you need to pay for and what support is available to you.

Tuition fees

The level of fee will depend upon whether you're classed as a UK, Overseas or Islands student – this will be confirmed if you are offered a place at UCL.

UCL's annual tuition fee covers all elements of your tuition (except any field courses you might have to take), registration and examinations.

However, optional courses taken elsewhere in the University of London may attract an additional fee.

Fees for accommodation are charged separately.

UK student fees

UCL's annual tuition fees for students commencing in the academic year 2021/22 are set at £9,250 for UK students on the vast majority of undergraduate programmes.

UCL reserves the right to increase its fees in line with government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme).

Tuition fee loans

Check the eligibility criteria for tuition fee loans from Student Finance at GOV.UK.

Interest rates

Find out more about interest on Student Finance loans.


Find out more about making repayments at GOV.UK.

Tuition fees for overseas (international) students

For Overseas undergraduate students only, UCL implemented fixed fees from the academic year 2018 onwards.

The overseas fee values published below, unless otherwise indicated in the programme Notes, are the fees that will be charged to 2021 entrants for each year of study on the programme.

For example, if you're starting the BSc Physics in 2021, you'll pay £31,200 in 2021, £31,200 in 2022 and £31,200 in 2023.

Fee schedules

Find out more at UCL Students.

Government statement on tuition fees

View the UK Government statement on EU student fees.

UCL and Brexit

Read more about UCL and Brexit.

Programmes with additional costs

Students on certain degree programmes will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fee; for example, for specialist equipment, artists' materials, books or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.

Students on Architecture or Fine Art programmes will need to purchase different materials depending on the nature of their work; students on Earth Sciences or Archaeology programmes will need to buy some specialist tools and may need weather-proof gear.

For students on programmes with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel or a contribution to the department to cover costs.

If possible additional costs concern you, please do not hesitate to contact the department in which you are interested for more details.

Living expenses

"Average living costs" can be difficult to predict, as every student will have different priorities and lifestyle choices.

However, for a rough idea, there are some estimations below for an undergraduate in UCL halls and any student renting privately in London.

Which? Cost of living calculator

Get a second opinion with Which?

What does it cost to study at UCL?

Read our guide to your expenses while you study.

Working whilst studying

Find out more with UCL Careers.

Study abroad

Go abroad with UCL! Read about financial help to study abroad.

Students with a disability

Discover funding support for students with disabilities.


Learn more about UCL bursaries and scholarships.