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Confirmation of student status and award (if awarded)

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

On this page, you will find information on:


What is a statement of student status letter?

A statement of student status is as an official document used as proof of your student status and award (if awarded). 

Council tax exemption 

If you are registered at UCL as a full-time student, you may be eligible to apply for council tax. 

Find out more about council tax exemption.

Opening a bank account

You must ensure that your home and term-time address details are correct on Portico prior to obtaining the 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 on the letter so it is important that the addresses are correct. 

Find out more about opening a bank account.

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

DOATAP (Hellenic NARIC) is responsible for the recognition of university degrees awarded by foreign Higher Education Institutions. 

Further information is available on the DOATAP webpage

A DOATAP statement of student status, which confirms you carried out your studies as an internal student at UCL, London, UK, is available to alumni students who are applying to the Greek DOATAP authorities to have their award validated. You will be required to submit a transcript and a DOATAP statement of student status as part of your application. You may order these via the UCL on-line store. We will send both documents directly to them at the address below:

DOATAP (Hellenic NARIC)
54, Agiou
Konstantinou Street
10437 Athens
Greece

Order your transcripts and DOATAP statement


What information does a standard statement of student status confirm?

A standard statement of student status confirms your enrolment status, mode of attendance, programme of study, programme start date, programme end date, qualification and award details (if awarded). You must ensure that your home, contact and term-time address details are correct on Portico prior to obtaining the letter, as these may also be included in the statement of student status.


How do I obtain a confirmation of my student status?

Print via PORTICO (current students only)

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.

You will not be able to print out your statement letter from Portico if you have not yet enrolled at UCL, have a debt on your record, have interrupted or have left your studies.

Collection from the Student Enquiries Centre 

You may obtain a statement of student status in person at the Student Enquiries Centre. In order to gain access to the Student Enquiries centre you will need to present the security desk of the Student Centre building with photographic identification (such as a valid UCL ID card, passport or driving licence).

The Student Enquiries Centre will not be able to issue you with statement letter if you have a debt on your record.

By post

You can request a Statement of Students Status to be posted to you by logging into askUCL, selecting to Log an Enquiry and choosing Statement of Student Status from the category options. The letter will be posted to your contact address please ensure your address is up to date on Portico before submitting your request in askUCL.

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