New students

Congratulations and welcome to the UCL community! Below you'll find everything you need to know about joining London's Global University. Get prepared with our checklists and find out more about what it's like to study here in the Countdown to UCL.


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Don't miss a thing with our lists of essential, recommended and extra activities, both before and after you start.

Countdown to UCL


Weekly articles written by staff and students to help you prepare and count you down to the start of your UCL journey.


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Regular updates, key items of news and important announcements for all students arriving at UCL.


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Everything you need to know about the pre-enrolment process, your first step to becoming a UCL student.


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Find out what to expect from your in-person enrolment appointment, including what you need to bring with you.

Welcome to UCL app

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A handy app to help you get ready for your arrival, with a full schedule of induction events and much more. Download now!