University College London

Just 180 years ago, the benefits of a university education in England were restricted to men who were members of the Church of England; UCL was founded to challenge that discrimination. UCL was the first university to be established in England after Oxford and Cambridge, providing a progressive alternative to those institutions’ social exclusivity, religious restrictions and academic constraints.

The university's main building was designed by William Wilkins who went on to build the National Gallery.


United Kingdom

Gower Street
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 7514
Fax: +44 (0)20 7916 5939

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Location and Getting there  

Department and information about the department

UCL has 70 academic departments in eight faculties, as well as numerous specialist and interdisciplinary centres.  

News and Events

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Information For  Undergraduates  

Information For  Postgraduates  

Information For  International Students  


Student Facilities

Studying at UCL means you will have access to some of the best academic facilities and resources available. Whether you choose to study the Arts or the Sciences, from Anthropology to Zoology, UCL provides you with the technical and intellectual resources to achieve the most from your studies.  

Student Support

At UCL we appreciate that in order to focus on your studies, you need to be free from worries and concerns about other aspects of life. While you may never need to call on the full range of welfare and support services UCL offers, it can be reassuring to know that help and advice is available should you require it.  

Student Life

To live in London is to experience one of the great cities of the world. Students at UCL benefit from our location in the centre of the capital, the hub of culture, arts, politics, government, the media, the law and the great financial institutions of the City. London offers a scene and status unrivalled by any other city. UCL, England’s third oldest university, is at the heart of what has been described as ‘the knowledge capital of the world.’  


At UCL the phrase 'Hall of Residence' is used to describe catered accommodation. There are two Halls of Residence at UCL, Ifor Evans Hall and Ramsay Hall, which provide breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays and six UCL closure days. These Halls have small kitchens on each floor for student use.  

How To Apply  

Visit us (open days)

UCL hosts and participates in a number of events throughout the course of each year which provide opportunities to meet UCL staff, see around the institution and learn about the study opportunities available.  

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)