Orientation information

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

Students arriving in the UK in 2021.

It's important that students are aware of the rules and regulations regarding international travel in 2021. 

Please see the 'Preparing to arrive in the UK - travel advice' webpage for full details.

Please note that England entered a new national lockdown on 5 January 2021. For full details of what this means, please visit the UK Government website

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. 

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 support drop-in sessions

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Check out our International Student Support drop-in sessions if you have a question about life at UCL or life in the UK.

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.