Your journey to joining UCL

Read everything you need to know as a new student joining UCL.

New student funding advice

Two students at UCL east help desk.

Once you have completed pre-enrolment, UCL Student Funding Advisors can help with a range of advice.


Student and resident advisor sit next to each other on a sofa.

Read information on UCL and private accommodation for Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Pre-enrolment stages for new students

UCL main quad from the main road.

Pre-enrolment is your first stage to becoming a fully enrolled student.

Visa document guidance

UCL student centre interior

If you are not from the UK or Ireland we need to check your right to study to complete your enrolment.

Pre-arrival events

Student advisors speak to new students and an event.

We know it can feel intimidating starting university or a degree. Our Pre-Arrival events are designed to help you get prepared.

IT information

UCL staff and students work on PCs at desks.

After you've pre-enrolled, you can find out more about IT at UCL.

Online induction for new students

UCL students work at desktop computers.

 Read information for undergraduate and graduate taught students.

Module selection

UCL fair event on main campus.

Once you are pre-enrolled or fully enrolled you will be invited to select your module preferences via Portico under My Studies.

How to get to UCL

UCL welcome banner hanging from the UCL portico building.

Find your way around UCL's Bloomsbury Campus or UCL East.

Collecting your UCL student ID card

Student collecting ID card.

Your UCL ID card gives you full access to buildings across our campuses and enables you to borrow books from UCL libraries.

Collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card

Student collection admissions information from a UCL staff member.

Once you arrive in the UK, you may need to collect your full student visa, known as a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

Induction talks

UCL staff and students giving a UCL welcome week talk.

Once you arrive at UCL, our Induction Talks will provide the essential information you need to know about starting your programme.