ISOP Schedule

During ISOP you will have the opportunity to complete your in-person enrolment, attend the 'We Are All Global' talks designed specifically for our new international students (both EU and overseas), and participate in a variety of social events organised by Students' Union UCL. If you are an affiliate student, you will also have the opportunity to meet with your admitting department(s) at UCL to discuss module selection.

You will be able to register your interest to attend ISOP as part of the pre-enrolment process.

International Student Orientation Programme - January 2019

The January 2019 International Student Orientation Programme will take place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th January 2019. More information will be made available shortly.

‘We Are All Global’ talks

This series of talks, organised by the International Student Support team, is designed to help make the transition into living and studying in the UK as smooth as possible. Throughout the day there will be a number of interactive sessions with various speakers, covering information about life at UCL and in London. The sessions are free of charge and it is highly recommended that you attend.

Undergraduate and graduate talks from September 2018 ISOP can viewed on the following webpages


Once you have arrived in London, you will be required to enrol in person by appointment. You will be able to select an enrolment slot nearer the time as part of the pre-enrolment process. For more information about enrolment, please visit the enrolment webpage.

Meet Your Department (MYD)

If you are an affiliate student, you will have the opportunity to visit your admitting department on arrival and discuss module registration with your Affiliate Tutor and/or administrator. Departmental contact details can be found on the department information webpage, where details of the MYD sessions will be made available in due course. 

Social events

There is a range of activities available for you during ISOP, including social activities organised by Students' Union UCL. Social events are the perfect opportunity to meet other new international students and immerse yourself into life at UCL. These are an optional part of ISOP, however we would encourage you to attend at least some of these activities. There will also be campus tours running, so that you can familiarise yourself with the UCL campus.  

Students on a visa

If you require a visa to study at UCL, please visit the immigration and visas webpages for further information and guidance on the application process. If you are on a Tier 4 visa, please note that you will need to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) before you attend your in-person enrolment appointment.  

Accommodation during ISOP

If you are staying in UCL managed accommodation and you would like to attend ISOP, you can submit an Early Arrival Request on the accommodation portal. If you are staying in other student halls you should follow the information provided to request an earlier move in date if necessary. More information can be found on the UCL Accommodation website.