University College London is one of the leading multidisciplinary institutes in London, United Kingdom that was the first university to offer admissions to women and candidates of all religions. It is one of the regarded UK universities for international students with more than 42,000 students and around 13,000 staff coming from 150 different nations across the world.
The college has an acceptance rate of 63% and houses a significant percentage of international students as a part of its enrolled strength. An applicant who has secured an average GPA 3.0/3.7/4.0 (for certain courses) makes for an ideal candidate eligible for admission to the institute.
Some salient points in regard to admissions at University College London are as listed below.
The university campus will be open for the next term and students are expected to come to the campus for learning but in case any student is unable to reach London due to travel restrictions, then they can access the learning material online.
|Application Portal||Online portal|
|Type of University||Public|
|Application Fee (Undergraduate)||Single course: GBP 20|
More than one course: GBP 25
|Application Fee (Graduate)||Online application: GBP 80|
Paper application: GBP 105
|Mode of Payment||Credit card/ Debit card|
|Total Number of Students Enrolled||42000|
|Percentage of International students||41%|
|Academic Calendar||Semester- based|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work- study|
|Work Experience||Required for some courses|
The institute offers an array of courses for international students, admission deadlines for which are as given below:
|2020 entry||October 15, 2019 (Medicine courses)|
January 15, 2020 (for full consideration)
|2021 entry||October 15, 2020 (Medicine courses)|
January 15, 2021 (for full consideration)
20 June is the last date for receiving applications by UCAS and any applications submitted after that are not forwarded to UCL by UCAS.
The application deadline for graduate courses is extended to August 28, 2020.
There are several additional requirements for the international students along with the general requirements which are the same as the applicants belonging to the United Kingdom.
Application Portal: Online applications can be submitted through UCL’s online application portal called ‘Portico’.
Application fee: 75 GBP (For Online application)/100 GBP(For Paper-based application)
Biasc Admission Requirements
All the international applicants who do not belong to the UK or do not belong to any English speaking nation need to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent score. The minimum requirements levels of various acceptable tests for admission are given below.
|TOEFL- iBT||Standard level: 92|
Good level: 100
Advanced level: 109
|IELTS||Standard level: 6.5|
Good level: 7.0
Advanced level: 7.5
|CPE||Standard level: 176|
Good level: 185
Advanced level: 191
|CAE||Standard level: 176|
Good level: 185
Advanced level: 191
|Duolingo||Standard level: 115|
Good level: 125
Advanced level: 135
|Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational||Standard level: Grade 6 pass|
Good level: Grade 6 pass
Advanced level: Grade 4 pass
|Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language||Standard level: Grade 3 pass|
Good level: Grade 3 pass
Advanced level: Grade 4 pass
The visa process for foreign students to obtain a tier 4 general student visa to study in the UK is given below:
University College London offers many undergraduate degrees. Some of the degrees offered are LLB, BSc, BA, BFA BEng, BASc etc. The basic requirements for all the courses are almost similar. However, there are some specific requirements which differ with course.
Where to Apply: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Application Fee: Single course: GBP 20
Up to 5 courses: GBP 25
Admission Requirements: The applicants will have to submit the given documents with the application and the application fee:
University College London offers many graduate degrees. Some of the fields are Advanced Biomedical Imaging, Advanced Materials Science, Astrophysics, Bio-Integrated Design, Chemical Research etc. that are available for international applicants seeking to study in the UK. All courses have some specific admission requirements. The requirements for some of the courses offered by UCL are tabulated below:
|Requirements||Master of Business Administration||Brain Sciences MRes||Computer Science MSc||Advanced Audiology: Audiovestibular Medicine MSc||Master of Arts in Education (Science)|
|GRE or GMAT||Required GMAT score of 600 or more is recommended||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Work experience||Required- At least 3 years||Not required||Not required||Required||Recommended and will be taken into consideration|
|English Language Requirements||Standard||Good||Good||Advanced||Good|
Around 41% of the students at the institute are international students. The university accepts students who are competitive and equal to the applicants from the UK. Admissions are very competitive and students are advised to apply early in order to increase their chance of getting accepted.
The admission committee of UCL aims to process the applications within a duration of 1.5 months. However, in certain cases, it may take longer if the supporting documents are not received within the set deadlines. Furthermore, there are other factors that govern the overall processing time as sometimes the admission committee decides to process the applications only after the expiry of the final deadline.
Ques. Is there any change in deadlines due to COVID- 19 at University College London?
Ans. The application deadline for PG Taught programmes at University College London has been extended to 28 August 2020.
Ques. Which type of visa is required by international students at University College London?
Ans. International applicants at University College London will be required to get a Tier- 4 visa.
Ques. What is the application fee for graduate applications at University College London?
Ans. The application fee for graduate applications at University College London is GBP 80 for online applications. It is non- refundable
Ques. Will there be on- campus teaching in the next semester at University College London?
Ans. Yes, the university campus at University College London will open and all students will be expected to return to campus but in case, some students are unable to return due to travel restrictions then online services will be made available to them.
Ques. How can I apply for undergraduate courses at University College London?
Ans. Applications for undergraduate courses at University College London have to be submitted through UCAS.