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Frequently Asked Questions

Read the most frequently asked questions for applicants applying to Undergraduate degree programmes at UCL.

Applications

Does UCL accept Extra or Late applications?

Typically, UCL will only have a small number of programmes open to Late or Extra applications.  To find out which programmes are still considering Extra or Late applications please check at UCAS or contact us.

Do I need to send any documents with my application?

Information that is required for the application are detailed in the UCAS application process. Please ensure you complete this thoroughly otherwise this may delay a decision being made on your application.

If we require any additional documents to process your application we will contact you and ask you to upload them securely to your Applicant Portal. Please do not email documents to UCL unless you are asked to do so.

Does UCL interview all applicants?

UCL only interviews for a select number of programmes, for example Medicine. However, a number of programmes have an additional task or assessment as part of their selection process. Please check the prospectus entry for the programme you are interested in for further details.

I am resitting my examinations, can I still apply for an undergraduate programme?

Whilst we welcome applications from candidates who are resitting their A levels or equivalent qualifications, for some of the more competitive programmes at UCL, this may put your application at a disadvantage. For further information log an enquiry.

I am currently enrolled at another university but would like to apply to UCL. How do I submit an application?

You will need to apply through UCAS by the equal consideration deadline in January, providing a reference from your current institution. Once your application has been received we will request a copy of your university transcript.

Please note, if the programme you have applied for does not accept year 2 entry then your application will be considered for year 1 entry only.

Foundation courses

Does UCL offer foundation courses? 

UCL does not offer any foundation courses. All applications received by UCL for a foundation year through UCAS will automatically be considered for year 1 entry. 

However, UCL does offer an Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (International Foundation) for international students whose home qualifications do not allow direct entry to UCL Undergraduate degrees. Please email upc@ucl.ac.uk for any further questions.

I am currently completing a Foundation degree. Am I eligible to study at UCL? 

UCL considers a small number of Foundation degrees. Please contact us directly for further guidance.

Entry requirements

Does UCL permit advanced (second year) entry or transfers to an undergraduate degree programme? 

UCL considers advanced entry and transfers into the second year of an undergraduate programme for a limited number of programmes. Please note UCL does not consider entry into year 3 of any of its undergraduate programmes. Applications should be made via UCAS by the UCAS equal consideration deadline.

Please be aware that all applicants for second year entry are required to meet our first year entrance requirements as detailed in our prospectus. To find out if the programme you are interested in considers second year entry, contact us. 

Will you accept a mix of qualifications?

While UCL typically prefers applicants to offer qualifications in line with our advertised requirements, it may be possible to consider your application with a mix of different qualifications. We encourage you to contact us prior to applying to discuss this. 

Do you consider applications from mature students?

UCL welcomes applications from mature students. If you are a mature student and have questions about your eligibility, we encourage you to contact us prior to applying. 

Fees and funding

What will my fee status be? 

UCL will determine your fee status in line with regulations published by the UK government. You can find more information about fee status determination on our website:  

www.ucl.ac.uk/students/fees-and-funding/pay-your-fees/fee-schedules/student-fee-status

Does UCL offer scholarships?

UCL offers a range of scholarships and funding opportunities. You can find more information here:  

www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships

Does UCL make contextual offers? 

Access UCL is UCL's contextual offer scheme for students from groups that are underrepresented at UCL. Eligible students who successfully complete the Access UCL scheme will receive a reduced offer of up to two grades below the standard UCL offer for the programme they have applied for.

If you are eligible for Access UCL, your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it. Please see the following link for further information about eligibility and the Access UCL process:  

www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/application/entry-requirements/access-ucl-contextual-offers/access-ucl-scheme