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University College London

University College London is a research based public university located in London, United Kingdom. It is a member institution of the federal University of London, and is the second largest university in the United Kingdom in terms of total enrolment and the largest by postgraduate enrolment. The motto of the university is “Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward”. The official website of the university is www.ucl.ac.uk .

University College London, History

University College London was established in 1826 as London University by founders inspired by the radicals ideas of Jeremy Bentham.

University College London Programs, Courses and Schools

Some of the famous courses of the University college London are –

  • Antropology 
  • Archeology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Liberal Arts and Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy 
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Statistical Science
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Pschology
  • Neuroscience

Students can further find the couses of their choice on the official website of the university that is https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-at-ucl/subjects

University College London, Achievements

 The rankings of the University College London are – 

GLOBAL

  • The university ranked 16 by ARWU
  • It ranked 8 by QS World University Ranking
  • It ranked 16 by THE
  • It also ranked 16 by CWTs Leiden

NATIONAL 

  • It ranked 8 by Complete
  • It ranked9 by Guardian
  • It also ranked 7 by Times

University College London, USP

University College London is one of the top universities of London. It is famous for its majors in humanities, law, science and social sciences. It provides one of the best facilities of academics, library and sports to their students. It also ranked 8 in the QS World University Ranking.

University College London, Notable Alumni

Some of the famous alumni of University College London are –

  • Mahatma Gandhi – Father of Nation of India
  • Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor of telephone
  • Francis Crick – co-discover of the structure of DNA
  • William Stanley Jevons – early pioneer of modern Economics
  • Kwame Nkrumah – founder of Ghana
  • Lucian Freud – artist
  • William Ramsay – discover of all of the naturally occurring noble gases
  • Charles K. Kao – Godfather of broadband
  • Jomo Kenyatta – Father of Nation of Kenya
  • Dora Carrington – painter

University College London infrastructure & services

Campuses

University College London is primarily based in the Bloomsbury area of the London Borough of Camden, in Central London. The main campus is located around Grower Street and includes the UCL faculty of engineering Sciences, economics, geography, history, languages, mathematics, management and philosophy departments. 

The area around Queen Square in Bloomsbury close by to the main campus is a hub for brain-related research and healthcare, with the UCL institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and UCL Institute of Neurology. 

Libraries

The University College London library system comprises 17 libraries located across several sites within the main UCL campus and across Bloomsbury, linked together by a central networking catalogue and request system called Explore. The libraries contain a total of over 2 million books. The largest library is the UCL Main Building and contains collections relating to the arts and humanities, economics, history, law and public policy.

Housing services

All first-year undergrduate students and overseas first-year postgraduate at UCL are guranteed university accommodation. The majority of second-and third-year undergraduates students and graduate students find their own accommodation in the private sector; graduate students and affiliate students may apply for accommodation but places are limited.

UCL students are eligible to apply for places in the university of London intercollegiate halls of residence. The halls are –

  • Canterbury hall
  • Commonwealth Hall
  • College Hall
  • Connaught Hall
  • Hughes Hall
  • International Hall

Students clubs

Students’ Union UCL, formerly the UCL Union, is one of the oldest students’ unions in England, although postdating the Liverpool Guild of Students which formed a student representative council in 1892. UCL Union operates both as the representative voice for UCL students, and as a provider of a wide range of services. It is democratically controlled through General Meetings and referendums, and is run by elected student officers.

University College London location

Where exactly

University College London is located at Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Different campuses locations

 All campuses of the University College London are located in London.

Top landmarks nearby, top companies, airports nearby

Some of the famous places to visit around University College London are –

  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
  • UCL Geology Collections
  • Grant Museum of Zoology
  • Wellcome collection
  • The Magic Circle
  • The Bloomsbury Theatre
  • The Tagore Bust
  • Simmons Bar I Euston Square
  • Chruch of Christ the King
  • Flaxman Gallery-UCL

University College London International students’ info

Courses offered

  • Antropology 
  • Archeology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Liberal Arts and Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy 
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Statistical Science
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Pschology
  • Neuroscience

Student support

University College London provides various range of student support in fields of mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing, sports, academics, financial support, family and physiological support to their students.

International student contact

 Students can visit the official website of the University College London or can mail to the university.

Student life

Student society

Students’ Union UCL, formerly the UCL Union, is one of the oldest students’ unions in England, although postdating the Liverpool Guild of Students which formed a student representative council in 1892. UCL Union operates both as the representative voice for UCL students, and as a provider of a wide range of services. It is democratically controlled through General Meetings and referendums, and is run by elected student officers.

Sports and fitness

The Union runs over 70 sports clubs, including the UCL Cricket club, UCL Boat Club, UCL Running, Athletics and Cross Country Club, and UCL Rugby Club, as well as RUMS sports clubs, open for medical students. UCL clubs compete in inter-university fixtures in the British Universities and college Sport competition in a range of sports, including athletics, basketball, cricket, fenching, netball, rugby union and tennis.

Residential Life

All first-year undergrduate students and overseas first-year postgraduate at UCL are guranteed university accommodation. The majority of second-and third-year undergraduates students and graduate students find their own accommodation in the private sector; graduate students and affiliate students may apply for accommodation but places are limited.

UCL students are eligible to apply for places in the university of London intercollegiate halls of residence. The halls are –

  • Canterbury hall
  • Commonwealth Hall
  • College Hall
  • Connaught Hall
  • Hughes Hall
  • International Hall

Food & drink

  • Print Room Café
  • Wellcome Kitchen
  • Honest Burgers
  • Wellcome Café
  • VQ Euston
  • Rai
  • Café Caritas
  • Bloomsbury Café-Student’s Union Club UCL
  • The Quaker Centre Bookshop & Seed Café
  • Le Munch Bunch

Short term getaways

  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
  • UCL Geology Collections
  • Grant Museum of Zoology
  • Wellcome collection
  • The Magic Circle
  • The Bloomsbury Theatre
  • The Tagore Bust
  • Simmons Bar I Euston Square
  • Chruch of Christ the King
  • Flaxman Gallery-UCL

Part time jobs

University College London students do many part time jobs in their area to meet their expenses. There are options for work as an intern, in restaurants, to give tuitions and many more.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area

Crime in London is very low. It is considered as safe place for students to study.

Campus recruitment

Process

University College London helps students to get placements by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employer-sponsored skills awards, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support services.

Application form

 Students can visit the official website of the University College London that is www.ucl.ac.uk

Application Requirements

The entry requirements for the University College London are different for different courses. It is not feasible to write every requirement here, so students can visit the official website of the university 

Where to apply

Students can visit the official website of the University College London that is www.ucl.ac.uk

University College London, Acceptance rate

 The acceptance rate of University College London is 38%

Where to apply

 Students can visit the official website of University College London that is www.ucl.ac.uk

Scholarships

University College London offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies. It provides vrious scholarship on the basis of the course of the student and the degree. 

Future Career Options

University College London helps students to get placements by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employer-sponsored skills awards, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support services.

University College London Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University College London Application Requirements

3.5
GPA
37
IB
85
Percentage
7%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United Kingdom. To be able to get a successful admission in University College London in United Kingdom students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University College London Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: £ 26,740

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University College London Deadlines

Undergraduate: 15 January

Graduate:  27 July

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University College London Rankings

Global

16
US News
8
QS
16
Shanghai
18
Times Higher Education
10
Guardian
11
GTU Rank

Regional

United Kingdom
4
US News
3
QS
3
Shanghai
4
Times Higher Education
22
Guardian

Regional

Europe
3
US News
5
Times Higher Education

University College London Scholarships

1. The Denys Holland Scholarship at University College London

The Denys Netherlands Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who is without the support of the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding needed to study at UCL, and who will demonstrate their intention to create full use of the activities offered by UCL and the student union.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

Applicants should meet the following criteria: 

• Holding a legitimate UCL Student number

• Holding a legitimate UCAS Application number (not UCAS Registration number)

• Holding an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study commencing in Sept, in any department;

• In financial need;

• Able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and will be actively concerned in and contribute to the life of the university;

• Ideally aged 25 or below at the time of commencing their studies.

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