You are a graduate student if you are studying any course above undergraduate level, including taught master's programmes and all research degrees.


During ISOP you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities. Some activities will require you to register, and there may also be a cost attached to certain social activities. See below for more information about the ISOP schedule for graduate students.

Important: as part of pre-enrolment, you will be able to select your in-person enrolment appointment. 

Option A: If you select to attend enrolment on Friday 20 September 2019, you will attend the 'We Are All Global' talks on Thursday 19 September 2019. 

Option B: If you select to attend enrolment on Saturday 21 September 2019, you will attend the 'We Are All Global' talks on Friday 20 September 2019.

‘We Are All Global’ talks – Thursday 19 September 2019 (option A) or Friday 20 September 2019 (option B)

Logan Hall, UCL Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way

10.00am – 1.00pm (with break)
*Please arrive by 9.30am so that you are seated for a prompt 10.00am start*


2.30pm - 5.30pm (with break)
*Please arrive by 2.00pm so that you are seated for a prompt 2.30pm start*

These talks, organised by the International Student Support team, are designed to help make the transition into life in the UK and studying at UCL as smooth as possible. These talks are also a great opportunity to meet other international students.

Once you have completed online pre-enrolment and confirmed your interest in attending ISOP, you will receive a link to sign up to the talks (free ticket). 

The 'We Are All Global' talks will include the following:

  • information about the various support services (academic, social, wellbeing) available at UCL
  • information about healthcare in the UK
  • information about the various opportunities and resources available at UCL
  • tips on how to stay safe on campus and in London 
  • presentation by a former affiliate student who studied at UCL who will share their experience and tips
  • a talk by Students' Union UCL about the various Union activities, resources and their clubs and societies
  • a Question & Answer panel with our Global Ambassadors, current UCL students, about life at UCL and in London

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact internationalsupport@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

Enrolment, by appointment – Friday 20 September 2019 (option A) or Saturday 21 September 2019 (option B)

UCL, Gower Street Campus

Once you arrive in London, you will be required to enrol in person by appointment. You will be able to select your appointment when you register your interest for ISOP during the online pre-enrolment.

Please refer to your pre-enrolment confirmation email for your appointment time. To avoid delays, it is important that you attend enrolment at the time and date specified.

Enrolment Centres will be based at the UCL Gower Street campus. Our Global Ambassadors will be on hand to welcome you, answer your questions and point you in the right direction.

For more information about enrolment, please visit the new students webpages.

Social events organised by Students' Union UCL

There are a range of activities available for you during ISOP, including social activities organised by Students' Union UCL. Social events are a good opportunity to meet other new international students and immerse yourself into life at UCL. We would encourage you to attend at least some of these activities.

Please note that you may need to register and there might be a cost for some of these activities.

More information about the ISOP welcome events is available on the Students' Union UCL website.

Social events in UCL halls

There are lots of events taking place if you are living in UCL halls for you to get to know your fellow residents. More information about these events will be available soon.

UCL Accommodation also runs campus tours from each hall for its residents. The tours will run every day from 16 to 20 September and 23 to 25 September, and start at 2.00pm from each hall reception. 


Campus Tours

Students' Union UCL will be running Campus tours on Monday 16, Tuesday 17, Thursday 19, Monday 23 and Wednesday 25 September. Turn up to the Front Quad between 11:00 and 16:00 and you will be able to join the next available tour. 

More information is available on the Students' Union UCL website.

Health and Wellbeing Tour

This self-guided Health and Wellbeing Tour can help you understand the essential health care and wellbeing services in the Bloomsbury area.  

You can find full details on the Student Support and Wellbeing pages.

Students on a visa

If you require a visa to study at UCL, please visit the immigration and visas website 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.  

For more information about visas, please visit the immigration and visas webpages


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 once you have received your offer. If you are staying in other student halls you should follow the information provided to request an earlier move in date if necessary.

For more information about UCL halls of residence, please visit the UCL Accommodation website.

Useful Resources

'Welcome to UCL' app

We strongly recommend you download the free 'Welcome to UCL' app. This includes a range of useful information and features, and allows you to create your own personalised schedule of induction events. Please follow the link above to download the app on Google Play, the App Store or to view a desktop version.

New Students checklists

Make sure you read the New Students checklists to prepare your arrival and find out what to do during your first few days and weeks at UCL. These checklists cover all the essential and recommended tasks you should do, as well as optional extras, so you can make sure you are not missing any steps and can fully settle in.