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?
- What information does a standard statement of student status confirm?
- How do I obtain a statement of student status?
A statement of student status is as an official document used to provide proof of your registration and award (if awarded). It is mainly used for the following purposes:
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.
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.
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.
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 Centre
You may obtain a statement of student status in person at the Student Centre. You will need to have some form of valid photo identification such as UCL ID, passport or UK driver's licence.
You may also or authorise a friend or relative to collect this on your behalf. For information on third party collection please visit the Student Centre webpage.
We will not be able to issue you with statement letter if you are a prospective student and have not yet enrolled at UCL or if you have a debt on your record.
You may email us your request (email@example.com) and we will post your statement of student status to you. To help us locate your record please include your full name (as registered), student number, date of birth, programme of study and your postal address in the content of the email.