Office for Students Transparency Return

As a Higher Education provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS) we are required to provide transparency data on specific areas regarding undergraduate applications, offers, acceptances and registrations as well as attainment information.

The information published on these pages shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants. 
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Trends in Student Access Participation and Outcomes (PDF)

Transparency Return 2019

Applications, offers, acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 entrants

Provider: University of London

UKPRN: 10007797

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants


  • N/A: Not applicable as no applicants to this mode of study
  • N: 24 or fewer students in this population
  • DP: Data suppressed for data protection reasons

Different rounding strategies are used depending on the number of students included in the calculation, if the denominator rounds to:

  • 50 or less - percentages are rounded to five per cent
  • 1,000 or less - percentages are rounded to one per cent
  • More than 1,000 - percentages are rounded to 0.1 per cent
Mode of Study Characteristic Characteristic split Number of applications Percentage of applications that received an offer (per cent) Percentage of applications that led to a registration (per cent)
Part-time Ethnicity BAME 230 97 79
White 330 97 87
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 300 79 65
3 to 5 540 73 58
Gender Female 620 73 61
Male 350 75 56
Other N N N

At the University of London, widening access to education and knowledge creation, promotion and facilitation have always been at the heart of our mission since our foundation. We remain focused on developing our access agenda. In pursuit of social mobility, our programmes extend across 190 countries providing access to education at affordable prices.

The University of London has a different admissions process to other universities. All applications to the University of London should be treated as ‘direct applications’ usually from students who are applying to University of London programmes with a clear intent (exploring subjects they find interesting or rewarding, progressing their career by increasing skills are the more common reasons cited for study). We don’t have limits on the number of students on a programme so we don’t need to work on an acceptance basis for the place to be reserved. Applicants just accept by physically registering for the course. Therefore no data are available on acceptances.

Full details of the applications, offers, acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 entrants data can be accessed by downloading the OFS Transparency Information (PDF).