Your journey to joining UCL

Follow these steps to learn everything you need to know and do as a new student joining UCL.

Step 1: New student funding advice

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

Step 2: Accommodation

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

Step 3: Pre-enrolment stages for new students

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

Step 4: Visa document guidance

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

Step 5: 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.

Step 6: 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.

Step 7: Online induction for new students

UCL students work at desktop computers.

 Read information for undergraduate and graduate taught students.

Step 8: 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.

Step 9: How to get to UCL

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

Step 10: Collecting your UCL student ID card

Student is handed UCL ID card.

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

Step 11: 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).

Step 12: 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.