New students

Welcome to UCL! This 'New Students' homepage is designed to make each step of your journey to joining UCL as smooth as possible. Feel prepared with our checklists and enrolment advice in 'Your Journey to Joining UCL', or learn more about the events and activities that will be happening in your first few weeks in 'Welcome Activities'.

Your Journey to Joining UCL

A new student asking Welcome Ambassadors questions in Welcome Week

Everything you'll need in your journey to joining UCL: checklists, online inductions, visa advice and pre-enrolment explained.

Welcome Activities

UCL Portico with colourful welcome banners, a crowd of people below in the quad.

Get to know the UCL campus: how best to get here, how to navigate your way around, and what facilities you'll find when you arrive.

Useful resources

Students' Union UCL

Fees and funding


Support & wellbeing



Doctoral school



International Students

Study Abroad

Information for Guardians

Term dates for 2021-2022

First term
Start date: Monday 27 September 2021
End date: Friday 17 December 2021

Second term
Start date: Monday 10 January 2022
End date: Friday 25 March 2022

Third term
Start date: Monday 25 April 2022
End date: Friday 10 June 2022