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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.



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.

International students

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The International Student Support team helps international students settle into life in the UK and make the most of their time here.

Students' Union UCL

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


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Our student enquiry system - once you've got your UCL user ID and password and you have a question, just askUCL! 

Induction videos


Here are a selection of induction videos on a range of topics that will help you prepare for your arrival here at UCL.

Information for parents of students

Information for parents

Find out more about how you as a parent or guardian 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 user ID 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.

    Welcome to UCL app - Guide for students starting in September 2020

    The Welcome to UCL September 2020 guide will be available to download within the Welcome to UCL app in late Spring 2020. Watch this space for updates.


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

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