University College London


UCL Students Union

UCL Students Union

The University College London better known as UCL is a world famous university and the largest university of the federation University of London. University College London is highly rated and is  ranked the 7th world’s top 10 universities (QS rankings 2011/2012).

The university was formed in 1826 with the aim of being an inclusive university attracting students from all faiths and backgrounds.

Looking to study at UCL then read our university checklist or if you are coming to study in London from oversea then read our guide to studying in the UK.

University College London is a founding member along with King’s College London of the mega University of London and it has over 21,000 students and over 4000 academic staff. A high proportion of its students (34%) come from from outside the UK. If you are an international student looking to study in the UK read our guide.

The main university is based around the Bloomsbury district of Central London and it has good transportation links. With multiple tube stations in the area and Euston and Kings Cross train stations.

UCL has a good reputation for medicine and science with 11 of its 21 noble prize winners having a medical background. The university is associated with 11 hospitals including the famous Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Students from the University College London have a friendly rivalry with students from King’s College London and are often known to play pranks on one and other. Students from UCL are normally members of their UCL Union.


The UCL  has its own accommodation (halls and houses) along with around 500 places catered of the University of London’s Intercollegiate Halls.

UCL has 320 places at Ifor Halls, 450 places at Ramsey Halls. Its 17 student houses are each able to accommodate between 42-396 students. The larger houses are Schafer House, Max Rayne House, Langton Close, Hawkridge House and Astor College.

Read our accommodation checklist to ensure your move goes smoothly.

Looking for private accommodation? We have the best offers on student accommodation in Central and North London.

University College London’s Rankings

UCL is consistently ranked highly both in the UK and globally this can be seen in the QS and Time Good University Rankings see the UCL Ranking page for more information.

UCL’s Fees

UK/EU students- University College London will charge an annual fee of approximately £9,000 to all full-time students registering on undergraduate courses.

Note:The Welsh and Scottish governments pay towards the cost of studying in UK universities.

Typically international student pay: £14,000-18,500 per annum

Information correct on 27-02-2012. For up to date information on fees please see the University College London’s website

The information contained on this page was correct at time of publish and does not necessarily reflect the views of the University College London (UCL) for more information please see their website.

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