London offers more than 15,000 undergraduate degree courses from Accounting to Zoology. Some courses offer flexibility allowing you to build a study programme that is specific to your interests. Many others provide access to industry through work-based projects, placements and internships.

How to apply to a London university

Follow these three steps to start your application today.

1. Find a course: Our course search enables you to search over 30,000 courses on offer in London. Register with us to save your favourite courses and to contact universities for further information on entry requirements.

2. Prepare and submit your application: The application process differs for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

For undergraduate degrees, you will need to submit your undergraduate application via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). UCAS is a centralised application system which allows you to complete one application and send this to 5 universities (4 if you are applying for Medicine or Dentistry).

UCAS has strict application deadlines. Medicine and Dentistry applications have to be submitted by 15th October the year before you want to start studying. For all other courses, 15th January is the application deadline. Some universities allow international students to apply later in the year. However, if you are hoping to go to a high ranking university, ensure you apply by the official deadline. 

Some courses such as Law, Medicine and Dentistry require additional admissions test which you have to take before you apply to the universities. Contact your chosen university for details

3. Check you are eligible for a UK student visa. Read our information on the Tier 4 Student Visa to make sure you are aware of the requirements in advance.

Entry Requirements for US Students in London

Course application requirements can vary depending on the university and degree you choose. The information below is only a guide so be sure to check the entry requirements for your favourite courses. Remember, most undergraduate Bachelor's degrees in the UK are usually three year courses and postgraduate master's degrees are one year.

General entry requirements for students with US qualifications

Most London universities will accept students who have completed their Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. The exact grades you require will vary depending on the course and university you choose but expect to see requests for scores from 4 to 5. Many universities also accept the SAT and ACT. Again, grades will vary from approximately 1650 to 1800 (SAT) and approximately 26 to 36 (ACT).

If you have taken A-levels, the International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement exams then you will be eligible for direct entry on to undergraduate courses at most universities. If your highest qualification is the US High School Diploma and you have not taken Advanced Placement exams, SAT or ACT, you may be asked to complete a one-year Foundation course before entering the Bachelor degree. 

Please contact the international office at your chosen universities and they will tell you if your qualifications meet the requirements of your chosen course.