Confirmation of enrolment and award

Current and alumni students may obtain a statement of student status letter to confirm their UCL registration or a statement of award letter if awarded by UCL. These can be obtained free of charge.

Statement of Student Status

A standard statement of student status confirms your enrolment status, mode of attendance, programme of study, programme start date and programme end date. Please ensure that your home, contact and term-time address details are correct, as these are included in the statement. This letter can be used for many official purposes such as council tax exemption, opening a bank account and visa and funding applications.

If you are interrupting your studies, you are also able to obtain a Statement of Student Status confirming your date of interruption.

Council tax exemption

If you are registered at UCL as a full-time student, you may be eligible to apply for council tax exemption. You can use a statement of student status to apply for council tax exemption. 

Find out more about council tax exemption.

Opening a bank account with a Bank letter

International students may require a statement of student status to open a bank account in the UK. You must ensure that your home and term-time address details are correct on Portico prior to obtaining a statement of student status letter. For international students, your home address is the address in your home country. Your term-time address will be the UK address you live at whilst studying at UCL. Your home and term-time addresses will be included in the letter, so it is important that the addresses are correct.

This version of the statement of student status is addressed directly to the bank in which you want to open an account with. Therefore prior to requesting a letter, you should research different banks and make a decision as to which bank you wish to sign up with. The Student Enquiries Centre cannot advise you which bank is most suitable for you. 

Find out more about opening a bank account

Schengen Visa Letter (No Objection Letter)

The Student Enquiries Centre Team are able to produce Schengen Visa Letters for students who wish to travel within the Schengen Zone.

Students have access to download a Schengen Visa letter for tourism and a Field Trip directly from Portico if they are fully enrolled with fees being paid and are travelling for a maximum of 14 days, before their expected date of course completion.

To request a Schengen Visa letter for Study Leave (Postgraduate Research students only) or Study Away from UCL please log into askUCL and log an enquiry under the category 'Schengen Visa'. You will be asked to provide additional information about your planned travel as well as to confirm that you have read and understood the FCDO guidance and knowingly take responsibility for any costs incurred due to changes in guidance. You will also be required to upload a confirmation of approval from your academic department. If you would like to collect a physical copy from the Student Enquiries Centre, please specify this in the notes section of the enquiry. Please allow 5 working days for your request to be processed.

Please visit Schengen Visa page to find out more.

Statement of Award

A statement of award is an official document can be used as proof that your award was conferred by UCL. 

A standard statement of award confirms your enrolment status, mode of attendance, programme of study, programme start date and programme end date, as well as the qualification and award details. Your address details will not be included in the statement.

DOATAP - Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center (Hellenic NARIC)

A DOATAP statement of award is a version of the letter that confirms you carried out your studies as an internal student at UCL, London, UK, it is avaliable to alumni students who are applying to the Greek DOATAP authorities to have their award validated. DOATAP is responsible for the recognition of university degrees awarded by foreign Higher Education Institutions. 

Further information is available on the DOATAP webpage

If you are required to submit a transcript as part of your application, this can be ordered via the UCL online store and sent directly to protocol_A@doatap.gr.

To request a statement of award letter to be sent to DOATAP, send an enquiry via askUCL

Academic Progression Evidence ('Highly likely to succeed' letter)

If you require academic progression evidence to state that you are 'highly likely to succeed', please speak to your academic departments. Please see the checklist if you need this for a Tier 4 visa application.

How to obtain 

Watch a video on how to download Statement of Student Status from Portico.

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      Download via PORTICO

      If you are a current UCL student enrolled on a programme of study at UCL, please log in to Portico to print out your statement of student status. If you completed your studies at UCL in the last 2 years you should still have access to Portico and can log in and print out your statement of award once your award has been conferred. 

      You will not be able to print out your statement letter from Portico if you have not yet enrolled at UCL, have interrupted, have a debt on your record or you have completed your studies with us over two years ago. 

      By askUCL

      You can request a statement of student status or statement of award by logging into askUCL. 

      Select Log an Enquiry and choose proof of student status or statement of award from the category section. 
      If you are a previous student and are not able to use askUCL, then you will need to email studentstatus@ucl.ac.uk. We recommend that you contact us using either your UCL or alumni email address.  If you use an email address that is not held on your student record, please can you attach a copy of your photo ID as listed below to your email, as we will be required to do additional ID verification checks before we either disclose or change any of your personal data.
      UCL student ID card
      European National Identity Card
      UK photo driving licence ONLY if it states that the holder was born in the UK (a valid provisional licence is acceptable)
      Armed Forces Identity Card
      Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)