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English Requirements

UCL requires students to reach a satisfactory level of proficiency in English language prior to starting their degree programme and an early application gives students time to obtain an acceptable language qualification while living outside the UK or to book a place on one of the pre-sessional English language courses offered by the UCL Language Centre.

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering requires that a STANDARD level of English is achieved which may be above that of the college.

International Qualifications

Degree qualifications for international students will be assessed by UCL Admissions (not by the Programme Director or Programme Administrator) for equivalence to UK degrees.


Applicants from outside the EU/EEA, who receive an offer of a place on the MSc Nanotechnology, will be required to obtain an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) Certificate in order to gain entry clearance to study in the UK. See the UCL pages for International Students: ATAS for details and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ATAS page for fuller details and an ATAS certificate on-line application form.

Fees/ Costs/ Fee Status

UCL will assess you fee status if it is not clear - NOT the department or admissions tutor. Details of the most recent fee schedule are available on the UCL tuition fees website

Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase and this is implicit in accepting the offer of a place at UCL. Full details of tuition fees and living expenses can be found on the UCL Fees and Costs pages.


One of the most important consideration is how are you going to fund your studies. The department has a number of research project that offer studentships, but most of these will only fund the fees at the home (UK/EU) level. The funding pages list a number of other scholarships that are available through UCL and you may also find that local funding is available.


Fully funded PhD studentships are available

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