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How to Apply


UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is the central agency that deals with university applications. You only have to fill in one application form, which UCAS then distributes to the universities of your choice, saving you time and effort. UCL requires applicants to apply through UCAS.

How does it work?

You can apply any time between 1st September and 15th January for entry the following year, but we recommend that you submit your application before Christmas, to give yourself the best possible chance. We will make an offer of a place based on your academic achievements to date, your predicted grades and your personal statement. The personal statement gives you an opportunity to tell us more about yourself and show your ability, interest, enthusiasm and motivation for studying the subject. UK-based offer holders will be invited to an Open Day.

Further information about the application process can be found here.

    Entry Requirements

    Our entry requirement for A-Levels is AAA including Maths, plus either Physics or Further Maths is preferred. For UK-based applicants a pass in another subject at AS Level or equivalent is required.

    For UK-based applicants, English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C are required, along with a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language, although UCL does provide opportunities to meet this requirement following enrolment.

    For IB students, we require a score of 18 points in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics at grade 6 and preferably Physics, with no score lower than 5.

    Further information about entry requirements can be found in the UCL prospectus for the three-year BEng and the four-year MEng.

    English Language Requirements

    Standard Level is required for both our degree programmes. A list of acceptable English qualifications can be found here.

    Open Days

    All UK-based offer holders will be invited to an Open Day between November and March. The Open Day gives you an opportunity to visit the department, if you have not already done so, and to see our facilities. The day starts with a short introductory talk from the Admissions Tutor, before you are put into small groups and given a real engineering task to try and solve as a group. This task is based on one of the week-long engineering design projects that our students complete in the second year, so it gives you a real taste of what it is like to study electronic engineering at UCL. It also gives you the chance to use some of the equipment in our laboratory. The task is not assessed and is designed to allow you to decide if electronic engineering is for you.

    Following this session, some of our current students will take you on a short tour of some of our research and teaching labs, followed by a tour of the campus.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please contact the Engineering Admissions Team at and ensure that you include your UCAS ID in all correspondence.