University College London

Times Rank
≥ 6.5
Minimum IELTS
Average Fees
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International Students
Central London
Living Costs per year
Central London
  • UCL Alumni and Friends Funds

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

  • Santander Master's Scholarship

  • The GREAT / UCL Scholarships - India

  • Fulbright-UCL Award - USA

  • SPDC Niger Delta Scholarships

  • PTDF-UCL Nigeria Scholarships - Nigeria

  • FIDERH Scholarship - Mexico

  • GUATEFUTURO Scholarship...

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Established: 1826

University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London, England, and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1826 as London University, UCL was the first university institution established in London and the first in England to be entirely secular, to admit students regardless of their religion, and to admit women on equal terms with men. UCL markets itself as ‘London’s global university’, and this claim is certainly justified by its high proportion of international students – it ranks 10th in the world on this measure. For the period 1999 to 2009 it was the 13th most-cited university in the world (and most-cited in Europe). There are 28 Nobel Prize winners and three Fields Medalists amongst UCL's alumni and current and former staff.
Entry Requirements

Undergraduate: Admission to UCL is highly selective. For undergraduate entry many of UCL's courses require three A grades at A Level, or a grade equivalent of 6,6,6 on higher level subjects on the International Baccalaureate Program. Due to a very high proportion of applicants receiving the highest school grades, UCL,along with institutions such as Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge was one of the first universities in the UK to make use of the A* grade at A-Level (introduced in 2010) for admissions, particularly for very oversubscribed courses such as Architecture, Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Medicine, History, Politics and East European Studies, Psychology, and European Social and Political Studies.Undergraduate law applicants are required to take the National Admissions Test for Law and undergraduate medical applicants are required to take the BioMedical Admissions Test. Applicants for European Social and Political Studies are required to take a Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA),should they be selected for an assessment day. Some UCL departments interview undergraduate applicants prior to making an offer of admission.Foundation programmesUCL runs intensive one-year foundation courses that lead to a variety of degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities. Called the UCL University Preparatory Certificate, the courses are targeted at international students of high academic potential whose education systems in their own countries usually do not offer qualifications suitable for direct admission. There are two pathways – one in science and engineering called the UPCSE; and one in the humanities called UPCH. The same courses run at the Centre for Preparatory Studies at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Students completing this course progress onto undergraduate programmes at Nazarbayev University.

Postgraduate: Students want to apply taught Master's programmes normally require a First Class or high Upper Second Class UK honours degree, or its foreign equivalent.

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