International Postgraduate Research: Checklists and FAQs

Make sure you have everything covered for the start of your programme and that you know what to expect with our checklists below.

Before you start

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Feel ready for the first day of term with our 'Before you start' checklist. 

First few days

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Your first few days might seem daunting, but follow this checklist and you'll be able to get everything done with ease.

First few weeks

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There are still things you can do to help you settle in and start to make the most of your UCL experience in your first few weeks.

New student FAQs

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We have compiled a list of FAQs to answer any questions you may have.

Useful resources

Students' Union UCL

Fees and funding


Support & wellbeing



Doctoral school



International Students

Study Abroad

Information for Guardians

Term dates for 2023-2024

First term
Start date: Monday 25 September 2023
End date: Friday 15 December 2023

Second term
Start date: Monday 8 January 2024
End date: Friday 22 March 2024

Third term
Start date: Monday 22 April 2024
End date: Friday 7 June 2024