Name and date of birth
Please supply photocopied evidence of your full name (including any changes to your name) and date of birth. This must be one of the following:
- birth certificate
- national ID card
- aliens registration certificate
- UK driving license
If you have changed your name please supply one of the following to support your change of name:
- marriage certificate
- deed poll
- statutory declaration
It will be necessary for you to provide any required evidence to enable us to process your application form including the qualifications listed on your application form. It will not be possible for us to obtain this on your behalf.
If we request additional documentary evidence after you have submitted your application, please make sure that we receive it in plenty of time of the due registration date. If you are unable to do this, please contact contact our Student Advice Centre.
Submitting your original documents in person
If it is more convenient for you to bring your original documents to our office in London, we will take a copy and return them to you immediately. If you intend to come to the University, please call to confirm first.
The Student Advice Centre is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. You can telephone us during these hours on +44 (0)20 7862 8360.
Student Advice Centre
University of London
32 Russell Square
Getting your documents verified
You may submit photocopies of your original educational documents which have been verified as a ‘true copy’ of the original by one of the following sources:
British Council/Consulate/Embassy/High Commission, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Embassies
If you reside in any of the following places, we can also accept documents verified by one of the following official bodies: Commissioner of Oaths, Justice of the Peace, Barrister/Solicitor, Notary Public, Court Registrar/Clerk:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Each copy must be officially stamped and signed by the recognized authority and all the verified copies must be accompanied by full details of both the authorities name, job title, postal address, email address and telephone number, for we will be making spot checks that this work has been carried out by the named authority.
You may submit photocopies of your original educational documents which have been verified as a true copy of the original by our Recognised teaching institutions.
Please contact the institution in the first instance to see if they are able to provide this service before you visit them.
You may contact the awarding/examining authority and arrange for them to send direct to us a statement/transcript of your results (clearly giving your name, date of birth and University of London student number if available).
If the final certificate has yet to be issued, you can provide a copy of your results slips, verified as above.
Please do not send original documents. If none of the options above are available to you, please contact our Student Advice Centre for further advice.
A translation of documents/statements not in English may be required. Translations must be provided by either an official at an embassy or consulate or a recognised translator. An embossed stamp or similar mark of authority should be appended to the translation.
Please check with the Admissions Office at Student Advice Centre to see if this will be necessary before you obtain a translation as some languages may not be required
All translated documents must be accompanied by full details of the translators name, postal address, email address and telephone number, for we will be making spot checks that this work has been carried out by the named authority.
We do reserve the right to request additional information and/or the original documents.