University College London (UCL)


Studying at University College London (UCL)

Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university institution to be established in London. It was also the first in England to be entirely secular, admitting students regardless of their religion, and to admit women.

UCL is the second largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment, after the Open University, and is the largest by postgraduate enrolment.

The College is organised into 11 constituent faculties, within which there are over 100 departments, institutes and research centres.  UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 different countries.  International students make up about 48% of the total student population.

Student Accommodation

UCL provides around 6,000 beds in 26 halls and it provides a range of accommodation for postgraduates, couples, and families.

All postgraduate accommodation is offered for 50 weeks and four days in the following halls:

UCL advises all applicants to contact the College direct to find out more about its accommodation guarantee for international postgraduate students.

As well as the options offered by UCL, Goodenough College is a popular choice for postgraduates who want the cameraderie and amenities found by living in a hall.  Goodenough College provides a friendly “home from home” for postgraduate students from all around the world; giving its student Members a cost-effective central London base, opportunities to take part in a huge range of social, and intellectual events and the chance to make friends and contacts from around the globe.

Goodenough is an educational charity dedicated to bringing together some of the world’s brightest minds in one community.  To achieve that goal it offers a number of scholarships to help talented students from less privileged backgrounds to afford to live at the College.   Students who have lived at Goodenough see themselves as part of a special community, which is why the College has such a thriving international Alumni community.


How to get to UCL from Goodenough College

Travelling to and from UCL to Goodenough College is really quick and easy.  Being only 1.4km away, you can walk it within 20 minutes, or cycle it within 5 minutes.


Campus Locations

UCL’s main campus is in Bloomsbury, central London, with the main Quad on Gower Street.


Contact us for more information on living in Goodenough while studying at UCL.