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Supplying evidence

Below is the evidence you'll need to provide to help us process your application. We'll also show you how to get documents verified.

Once you have the following, you can upload, post, or deliver your documents to us to support your application.

How to gather and verify the evidence we need

Name and date of birth

Please submit photocopied evidence of your full name (including any changes) and your date of birth. This must be one of the following:

  • birth certificate
  • passport
  • national identification card
  • UK driving license
  • alien registration certificate

If you have changed your name, please supply one of the following to reflect this change:

  • marriage certificate
  • deed poll
  • statutory declaration
  • affidavit.

We need to see evidence of the relevant qualifications before we can process your application. We may ask for further evidence after you have submitted your application.

If you are unable to send this in advance of the registration deadline, please let us know.

Academic / Professional awards (Postgraduate)

If your degree was not awarded ‘with Honours’ or if you are applying on the basis of a professional qualification, you should also submit the final transcript of your qualification.

This must include all subjects taken, marks/grades obtained, and the date of the final award.

English language (Postgraduate)

If you have not taken or passed an examination in English language, you should arrange for the following evidence to be submitted in support of your application:

  • evidence that you have undertaken 18 months of education conducted in English, and / or
  • evidence from an employer to show that you have 18 months of work history conducted in English.

Please be aware that some courses require a higher level of English than others.

Further documentary evidence (Postgraduate)

If we need further information about a particular qualification (e.g. a transcript and/or syllabus), we may ask you to arrange for the awarding/examining authority to provide us with further details.

For our Global MBA programme, we require references that reflect on your recent work experience or academic performance (depending on the entry route).

See MBA evidence requirements.

Verification means that your original document has been seen and the photocopy has been sworn (stamped and signed) to be a true copy of the original.

Who can verify your documents?

Option 1: One of the following authorities:

  • Barrister
  • British Council
  • British Consulate
  • British Embassy
  • British High Commission
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • Court Registrar or Clerk
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Foreign embassies
  • Notary Public
  • Solicitor
  • South African Police Force.

Option 2: One of our approved teaching institutions. (Please contact the institution first to see if it is able to provide this service.)

Option 3: You could arrange for the awarding / examining authority to send us a statement or transcript of your results. This must give your name, date of birth and University of London student reference number (if available).

How they should be verified

Copies must be officially stamped, signed and dated by the named authority on the front of the document.

Verifiers must state their full name, job title, and contact details. We conduct spot checks to confirm that this work has been carried out by the named authority.

Once this has been completed, you can upload, send, or deliver your documents.

Please do not send original documents.

If none of these options are available, contact us.

If a document/statement is not in English, we may require a translation. (Check with us first.)

This must be provided by either an embassy/consulate official, or by a recognised translator. It should include an embossed stamp or mark of authority and must be accompanied by full details of:

  • translator’s name
  • postal address
  • email address
  • telephone number.

We conduct spot checks to confirm that this work has been carried out by the named authority.