UCL Scholarships and funding


US Student Financial Aid at UCL

UCL participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans). This is the main US Federal funding available to US students in the UK.


Please note

Applications are now open for the 2023/24 academic year. The below information relates to Cost of Attendance for 2023/24.

If you wish to apply for the 2022/23 academic year, please email us at us-cdn-loans@ucl.ac.uk for a breakdown of 2022/23 costs.  

You should follow the instructions given here when applying for Direct Loans for study at UCL and note that UCL will not know that you wish to apply for Direct Loans until you submit an application to the Student Funding Office at UCL as described here.

UCL’s Direct Loan federal code is G06695 (or 00669500), we are listed as "University of London: University College" on FAFSA and as "University College London" on StudentLoans.gov

For the 2022/23 academic year, you can apply at any point during your studies as long as you are still enrolled on the course and you apply before the 2022/23 FAFSA deadline (June 30, 2023).

Programme eligibility for Direct Loans

Most degree programmes at UCL are eligible for Direct Loans, however, some are not. 

Ineligible programmes include all non-degree programmes (e.g. PG Dip, PG Cert); Distance Learning programmes (where study mode is 'Distance Learning', 'Non-Resident' or 'Mixed-mode'); programmes based in the UCL Medical School, and some programmes with a taught element offered at non-UCL sites. 

Students will not be eligible for Federal Direct Loans whilst on any part of a programme based in the US, including study leave, unless the total number of credits taken in the US is no more than 25% of the total programme credits or if it is during the writing-up period of a PhD.

Due to the large number of courses offered by UCL it is your responsibility to ensure that the Student Funding Office is made aware of any element of your course which may contravene the US federal regulations. See the Terms and Conditions tab for further details.

Accommodation at UCL

Information on how to apply for student accommodation at UCL can be found on the UCL Student Accommodation web pages.