Being selected in the top universities abroad is a distant dream for many foreign students. One such university is University College London (UCL) which has continuously maintained its position in the top list of universities globally.
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41% of the total students at University College London are international students. The quality of education and the environment offered by the institute have made on of the most popular universities among the students. Founded in the year 1826, UCL has 37,905 students/ 18,610 UG students and 19,295 OG students (as per 2016/17 date). UCL was the first university in England to admit students regardless of their caste and creed.
Every year, the University College London welcomes thousands of applications worldwide. The applications are made through The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service or UCAS. UCL accepts A level and International Baccalaureate for direct admission in UG courses. For some courses, the applicants will have to take an online test. Once the UCAS application is successful, the same will be intimated with the applicant and ask to complete the further process.
The life in the capital city in the UK is great due to some reasons. It has best things to explore, best places to eat, best places to hang out and most importantly offers the best sightseeing tours. Some options for the students around the university campus include:
Form luxury shops to budget-friendly shopping malls, London has everything on offer. The UCL campus offers a wide range of shopping points that attract the students to explore things within their budget. Some of the most popular amongst the students are:
UCL campus has plentiful eating options that serve a variety of food items to suits every taste bud. Apart from the regular options, there are some of the most loved eating joints near to the university campus, that attracts many students every day:
When it comes to providing accommodation, London has good option on offer. Apart from the private hotels, University College London itself has many accommodations available within the campus. To name a few within the close vicinity:
A foreign student may feel uncomfortable while getting around the city in the initial few weeks. However, the university tries its best to offer the complete facility to the students. Well, London is not a city with short of transport. Whenever you are here you need to get around somehow. One can use underground transport, bus or trains to commute from different parts. With the help of Citymapper app, one will get to know about the bus or train routes and the exact cost. Oyster card or contactless card is the cheapest option to travel with. Buses are cheaper than tube travel which costs £1.50 per ride. Apart from these, walk and bicycles are the most convenient option to get around the campus.
Students going to London for pursuing studies from UCL must know the university culture and etiquettes before landing on the country to ensure a pleasant stay throughout.