At UCL, your undergraduate programme is informed by the world-leading research of our incredible academic staff.
Why choose UCL?
We're proud of our ground-breaking history, distinguished present and exciting future. UCL is a great place to be a student for so many reasons.
UCL is a multi-disciplinary university, home to centres of teaching excellence in subjects from medicine to languages, law to engineering and history to astrophysics.
- World-leading, world-impacting research*
- 400+ degree programmes
- Students from more than 150 countries
- 30 Nobel laureates
- An award-winning sustainable university^
- Over 300 student clubs and societies
- In the heart of London, the world's best student city**
* Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
^ People & Planet University League for environmental and ethical performance
** QS Best Student Cities 2022
As a UCL student, you become a lifelong member of a truly global community.
At UCL we take your future ambitions seriously and provide you with the support to realise them.
As a student, you are automatically a member of Students' Union UCL, and UCL's policy of keeping Wednesday afternoons free of teaching gives you the opportunity to take part in social and sporting activities.
We are investing in a university fit for the 21st century and beyond. At UCL you'll find all the cutting-edge facilities you need to achieve great things.
Our global outlook
Around 53% of our students come from outside the UK, from more than 150 countries, and UCL has a friendly and cosmopolitan atmosphere. We work hard to embed a global perspective in all our teaching.
There are plenty of opportunities to study abroad for a term or a year – around 25% of our students spend some time in another country as part of their degree programme.
We have set six 'Grand Challenges' which bring together UCL people from different disciplines to develop joined-up solutions.
In the heart of London
Alongside UCL libraries, access 385 public libraries.
Access London's vibrant business community and a wide breadth of employers, from finance in the City of London and Canary Wharf, to entrepreneurial and tech start-ups in East London Tech City.
Our central London location gives our students access not only to the best in entertainment and nightlife, but also globally renowned cultural and academic resources.