- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.3 for most departments; this must be at the time of application (firm)
- History and Psychology require a 3.4 GPA
- Economics, Math, Chemistry, English require a 3.5 GPA
- Proof of background in chosen subject (usually 3-4 courses)
About the Program
University College London
, founded in 1826, is the oldest and largest college of the University of London. It was the first university institution to be set up in England, after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to admit students regardless of class, religion, race, or gender. With 14,000 students and 1,100 academic staff it is one of the largest and most diverse of the British University institutions. Students at UCL are automatically members of both the UCL student union
as well as the University of London Student Union, which represents every constituent university in the system.
University College London is located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood in the borough of Camden in central London. Close to the British museum and Euston Station, Bloomsbury is an area of London filled with Georgian Architecture, parks, and squares dotted around the neighborhood.
- Full year: mid-September to mid-June
- Spring: early-January to mid-June
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Classics, Economics, Films, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology.
You will be admitted to specific UCL department(s) and not to the university as a whole. As such, each department does have their own requirements and restrictions on who can take courses in that subject. In order to apply for a department, you must be pursuing a major or minor in either that subject or a closely related subject.
When choosing classes, you should looking mainly at first or second year courses, but you are eligible to take third year courses if prerequisites are met. If you study abroad in the spring you must enroll in courses that begin in semester two and you are not permitted to join a full year course midway through the year.
Course Information at UCL
Please note the following restrictions regarding coursework:
- Art History: modules are only available to affiliate students who are art history majors.
- English Literature: only Affiliate students in English are permitted to take English literature courses at UCL. Affiliate English literature students will only be permitted to take non English literature courses if they are joint affiliate students in another department.
- History: Courses in history for non history majors/affiliate students are severely limited.
- Economics: Upper Level courses (levels 2 and 3) in Economics are restricted to Affiliate Students in Economics.
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 60 UCL credits (typically 4 classes).
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 43.
You are required to live in program housing unless the university is unable to provide it.
You have three housing options:
- Catered Residence hall: traditional dormitory with a dining hall attached or nearby. This accommodation includes a meal plan in the housing fee.
- Self- Catered Hall: apartment and suite style residence hall, where you will have access to a shared kitchen. Meal plan is not included.
- Intercollegiate Hall - self catered and catered halls that are open to any student attending a constituent university of the University of London. This option is only open to full year students.
Please note while some of the accommodations are within a reasonable walking distance from the university buildings, some are not. You should be prepared to commute via public transportation from your residence hall to the academic buildings, which may be up to a 45 minutes away via the London underground.
Housing Information at UCL.
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website
Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog
Learn more about Hoya experiences in London in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.