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UCL Biomedical Engineering



We know finding somewhere convenient and cost effective to live is a top priority for all new students and we give it equal importance. That’s why we guarantee all first-year students a residential place.

It’s simple. We will guarantee you a residential place, no matter where you live now, as long as you:

  • will be a single, first-year undergraduate have chosen UCL as your firm choice through UCAS;
  • submit your housing application online by the deadline (currently 31 May of the year of entry);
  • have not studied at a university in London (inside the M25 motorway) before.

We’ll send you all the information you need about the application process, including details of all our accommodation, with your offer of a place on a degree programme.


You can choose between two kinds of accommodation

Firstly, we have Halls of Residence, in which meals – usually breakfast and an evening dinner – are included. Secondly, we have Student Houses, where you will share kitchen facilities (cooker, refrigerator, freezer and microwave) to prepare your own meals. 

All our residences offer you:

  • a study-bedroom equipped with a bed, desk/table, desk chair and wardrobe;
  • access to a launderette;
  • the option to purchase, prior to arrival, a ‘Linen Pack’ containing a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillowcase, sheet, hand towel and bath towel.

In addition, most of our residences provide access to the internet from study-bedrooms and have on-site or shared facilities such as a TV lounge, computer room and bicycle racks.

Some of our self-catered residences provide shared study-bedrooms (for two students). Sharing a room is very cost-effective, with shared room rates lower than single room rates, and it’s a good way to make new friends on arrival.

Our dedicated Student Accommodation website provides more comprehensive information about individual residences, their facilities and fees.

UCL: Department of Biochemical Engineering

Bernard Katz Building 


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