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.

Countdown to UCL competition!

Fancy winning a high tea experience at a glamourous Bloomsbury hotel for you and a friend? Just tell us about your UCL induction experience and you'll be entered into our competition. The deadline to enter is Monday 28 October

Find out more and enter the competition.

Vaccinations on campus for new students

Student Support and Wellbeing are working in collaboration with local health services to offer meningitis (ACWY) vaccinations to eligible students on campus.

Vaccinations are free of charge and available to all new students under the age of 25 who are not currently immunised against meningitis. If you can, please bring your vaccination record with you.



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.

Welcome to UCL app

UCL Welcome Guide 2019

With a full schedule of induction events and much more, our handy app will help you get ready for you arrival. Download here!

New Students' Guide

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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.

Register with a doctor (GP)

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Your GP (general practitioner) is your first point of contact for any issues related to your physical and mental health.

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.

    Launch askUCL now

    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

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    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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