Frequently Asked Questions

When do applications close?

You can apply for some postgraduate courses as late as august. However, most deadlines are in the spring. We encourage applications going in as soon as possible. 

Do you have International Students?


A large number of our students are from outside the UK, and our coaching team is on hand to help overseas students apply and make the transition.

Where do postgraduates join from?

Postgraduates join from universities in the USA, UK & the rest of the world; who wish to continue their rowing in a High Perfomance environment, alongside a world class education.

How do i find housing?

ULBC has access to accommodate 13 athletes living onsite across two houses and a flat. Some of these spaces are reserved for the new postgraduate entry. Please speak to the coaching team if you need help with housing. 

can i do a grad diploma?


The majority of University of London colleges do offer this option. Anyone looking to apply should contact the coaching team with how best to proceed. 

What is the application process?

If you are applying for a graduate course this is done directly with the University of London college/university of your choice. Typically a GPA of at least 3.2 is required if you are applying from the USA, but it can depends on the course you are applying to. In some cases the GRE or GMAT is required. Contact us directly to learn more.


You will need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa, which is something very easily obtained in most cases. There is more information on the UK Government site. Click Here. And the University of London university or college of your choice will offer guidance on the process.

For more information on grade requirements, fees & funding and visas at the following colleges follow the links below:

University College London (UCL)

London School of Economics (LSE)

King’s College, London (KCL)

Royal Holloway

After finishing my degree at Cambridge but still wishing to continue rowing, ULBC was the best option for me. It enabled me to continue studying at post graduate level and pursue my aim of making the GB senior team. I was very well supported and I loved my time there.”

Oonagh Cousins


“Studying my masters at Birkbeck College allowed me to juggle my studies with my rowing and part time work in the city. Transport around London is a major help getting from the boat club into lectures and Birkbeck has lots of places to lock up bikes if that’s how I chose to travel. UL was versatile in adapting my training programme when university or work required more attention. London is an amazingly diverse city and studying there can give people a foot in the door when applying for jobs at the end of the year.”

Rich Clarke

Birbkeck, univeristy of london

My time at UL has given me not only a degree from one of the best universities in the world and a successful career as a GB rower, but also friends and a family I’ll have for life.”

Emily Craig

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Rowing at UL was the best thing I did for my career. If you want to win some silverware, earn a world class degree or have aspirations of making the national team then this is where you’ll want to be. I wouldn’t be where I am now without UL and I continue to be proud to be purple.”

James Fox

2016 Paraolympic Champion


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