University College London

London, City of - United Kingdom


UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. 

Academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day.

A UCL education

  • UCL has the best academic to student ratio in the UK (1:10), enabling small class sizes and outstanding individual support (Times 2013). 
  • UCL is one of the top two universities in the UK for the number of professors, which means that our students are taught by the most highly qualified experts in their field (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2011).
  • UCL provides an environment that encourages students to be ambitious yet idealistic. In 2013 alone, UCL students participated in 41,500 hours of voluntary work and set up 80 social enterprises and 25 student businesses.

Our research

  • According to independent analysis, UCL won the largest funding allocation from the UK research councils in 2013 (£135m). UCL also has the greatest number of prestigious Doctoral Training Centres.
  • UCL attracts the third highest number of academic citations per faculty member in the UK showing the high esteem and relevance of the institution's research.
  • All of UCL’s research, subject to permissions, is placed in Discovery − UCL’s online repository, available to everyone.

London’s global university 

UCL attracts students from 150 countries and has active exchange and research links with nearly 300 overseas universities. 25% of undergraduate students spend time studying abroad as part of their degree. 


Arts & Humanities

The Bartlett, UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment

Brain Sciences



Life Sciences

Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Medical Sciences

Population Health Sciences

Social & Historical Sciences

English Requirements

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.

Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.

Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests


Please contact university for further information.

Tution Fee

For 2014 entry, UCL’s tuition fees (per year) for overseas undergraduate students are:

  • £15,200 for most Arts, Humanities, Social Science-based and Law programmes
  • £16,200 for Mathematics and Statistics
  • £17,600 for Arts and Sciences
  • £20,100 for most Science and Engineering programmes but including Archaeology, Fine Art and Architecture
  • £29,900 for Medicine (£20,100 for intercalated BSc).

Tuition fees increase annually for all of UCL's students (with the exception of UK/EU undergraduates, whose fees are set by the UK Government). The fee you see listed is for your first year of study only (for those starting in 2014/15). You should budget for a 3-5% increase each year for every further year of study. UCL’s tuition fees for 2015 entry may be higher.