University College London Deadline

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University College London Deadline

University College London Deadline

How to apply

Step 1: Checking your requirements

Check the academic, English language and visa requirements for the programme of study that interests you.

Step 2: Making an application

Erasmus/Exchange students should go to UCL’s Affiliate Students website, and follow the relevant links to the application materials.

Junior Year Abroad/Independent students should download the Affiliate Application Form.

As well as the completed application form, all applicants will also need:

  • your most recent official transcript from your home institution
  • one letter of recommendation from an academic member of staff at your institution who is familiar with your work. (Please note: the PDF application is currently being updated and is incorrect in requesting two reference letters)
  • a personal statement, no longer than one side of A4 paper, explaining why you wish to study at UCL and providing a preliminary selection of courses
  • a completed disability and ethnic monitoring form
  • an English language test certificate, if applicable.

You can also download some guidance notes to completing the Affiliate application form; you should read these before you get started.

Our preferred method of receipt for all applications and documentation, including references and transcripts, is by email to

If it is not possible to send certain documents by email, please arrange for them to be posted to:

Admissions, Student and Registry Services
University College London
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Step 3: Deadlines

  • For entry in September, for the Autumn Term only or a full year, the application deadline is 31 March.
  • For entry in January, for the Spring and Summer Terms only, the application deadline is 30 September.

All applications submitted by the advertised deadlines are considered equally; applications submitted after the deadline may still be considered subject to availability.

Step 4: Making your module selection

Your module selection will not be confirmed until you arrive at UCL. Please note that the selection of modules listed in this guide is not exhaustive. If you have specific module requirements, it’s best to get in touch with the Affiliate contact for your subject area to make an enquiry. Contact details are given in this guide.

Step 5: What happens once you’ve applied

UCL Admissions will get in touch as soon as possible with a decision about acceptance. If they have any queries regarding your application – for example about grades or prerequisites – they will contact you. If you are accepted you will be sent an offer letter and a reply slip.

Once you’ve accepted your offer and confirmed that you will be attending UCL, more information will be sent about how to apply for student accommodation, and about visas if this is applicable. Pre-arrival information, including details of the orientation programme, can be found at from July.

Step 6: Accommodation

Once you’ve accepted your offer to study at UCL, you will be sent more information about accommodation. The deadline to apply for accommodation if you are arriving in September for the full year or Autumn Term is 31 May. UCL cannot guarantee accommodation for students commencing their studies in January; we recommend that you apply for accommodation as soon as possible after you have received your offer.

Step 7: Applying for a visa

You cannot apply for a visa until three months before the proposed start date of your programme of study. If you accept our offer to study at UCL, more information will be sent to you about this.

Step 8: Arriving at UCL

Once you arrive, there are a number of orientation events to help you settle in, find your way around and meet new friends. You’ll also select, and register for, your modules.

University College London 
Gower Street
London  WC1E 6BT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2000