We're proud to say UCL is London's Global University, based in one of the most diverse cities on the planet and with links and partnerships around the world.
Around 41% of our students come from outside the UK, and we strive to give all our teaching a global perspective.
Before you arrive
Our International Student Support Team will provide information before and after your arrival, from general information on immigration matters to practical advice to help you prepare for your time in the UK.
First-year accommodation is guaranteed and further information about our Student Residences can be found on the Student Accommodation web pages.
International students should consult the following pages before arriving at UCL:
International Students' Orientation Programme
Our International Students' Orientation Programme is held in September, immediately before the academic year begins. The programme is designed to help you settle in, learn how to access the range of services and opportunities on offer and adjust to the process of teaching and learning at UCL.
All non-UK students are invited to attend the programme, which is free of charge. In addition, social events in the programme give you the opportunity to make new friends.
While a student at UCL, you will have access to all the academic and welfare support services we offer. In addition, advisers in our Student Centre can help you with issues like opening a UK bank account. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can.
UCL Careers offers dedicated assistance for international students, whether seeking employment in their home country or considering working in the UK.
The Student View
"I am the recipient of the Greek Bursary. The support and help from UCL has not simply made my university experience easier, but has fundamentally made it possible. Studying Architecture is greatly based on becoming resourceful while cultivating a capacity to tackle a variety of problems. As a result, the programme has focused on exposing us to different sources of inspiration, innovative ways of making and thinking, in the pursuit of defining and redefining how we approach ideas and how we represent them.
"I have personally enjoyed learning various workshop skills for model-making (including laser-cutting, 3D printing, robotics and CNC milling). Approaching the way we think and look at the world around us, UCL has also offered an impressive variety of field trips ranging from Paris and Tokyo to Mexico City. I am the recipient of the Greek Bursary. The support and help from UCL has not simply made my university experience easier, but has fundamentally made it possible."
Krina Christopoulou, Architecture BSc (2018)