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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 blog.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please also visit the International Students webpages for details about the International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) and useful information to help you prepare for your move to the UK.

Free meningitis ACWY vaccinations

We are offering free meningitis ACWY vaccinations to who are under the age of 25. You will need to book onto one of the time slots on either Monday 27 January or Tuesday 28 January. Vaccinations will be held in the North Cloisters in the Main Building on both days.

Book a slot on Monday 27 January

Book a slot on Tuesday 28 January



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



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



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

Download the Welcome to UCL app

UCL's Portico with 'Welcome to UCL' overlaid

Download our handy app and go to the new January students guide. The app helps you to get ready, has a full schedule of induction events and much more. 

New Students' Guide

Illustration from New Students' Guide cover of famous UCL buildings

This handy guide is filled with everything you need to know as a new student getting started on your UCL journey.

Students' Union UCL

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Everything you can expect from your Students' Union UCL welcome and how you can get involved.

Information for parents of UCL students

Information for parents

Find out more about how you can help your child settle in to university life.


    askUCL is our student enquiry system and self-help centre designed to streamline the way we handle your enquiries. Once you have your UCL userID and password, you can log in and search through a range of categories to find the information you're looking for.

    If you still can't find the answer, then askUCL lets you raise an enquiry which is automatically directed to the right team - we'll also give you a tracking number so you can see how we're handling it. So remember, if you can't find what you're looking for, just askUCL.

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    Countdown to UCL blog

    Themed articles written by staff and students to help you start your UCL journey. Check here often as new articles will be added throughout the summer.

    Click here to view all Countdown articles.

    Coming prepared
     Getting ready

    Coming to the UK
     London life


    Union of Students UCL
     Student's Union UCL


     Safety and security


    Love UCL
    Love UCL 

    Academic life
     Academic life

    Student Support and Wellbeing
     Support, health and wellbeing
    London life
     Get involved

    Settling in
     Settling in

    2019-20 term dates

    123 September 201913 December 2019
    213 January 202027 March 2020
    327 April 202012 June 2020

    Find out more about terms dates and closure periods.


    Here are our latest announcements. Check here often as these will be updated regularly.

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