Orientation information

Orientation information for new undergraduate, graduate, and affiliate students at UCL.

To help make the transition into life in the UK and studying at UCL as smooth as possible, the International Student Support team has created orientation information for all non-UK students starting their studies at UCL. For January 2021, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure that all international students have access to the information, orientation will be delivered through a range of online courses and information. This will complement the induction activities for all new students delivered by UCL and your department. 

Visit the UCL Accommodation website for more information about moving in to UCL halls of residence.

Online orientation for new students


Check out the online orientation for new students course before you start studying at UCL.

International student orientation webinars

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Check out our international orientation webinar series for information and tips on settling into UCL life.

Preparing to arrive in the UK - travel advice


Check out this page for travel guidance, rules around COVID-19, safety and information about preparing to quarantine.

New students

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Check out the checklists and all other information you will need as a new student at UCL.

International common rooms

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Check out UCL's international common rooms and meet other UCL students from all over the world.

Student testimonials

Student testimonials

Catch up with students around the world and hear about what they’re looking forward to when they return to London.