In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students enroll directly in University College London (UCL), located in the heart of London for a truly urban experience with remarkable cultural, historic, artistic, political, and intellectual offerings. UCL is one of the most prestigious institutions and is consistently listed among the top of the World University Rankings. The university offers a breadth and depth of courses, with excellent academics across all disciplines. Students apply to one subject area at UCL and are expected to take 50% of the coursework within that area. Students live near campus in a residence hall or shared apartment. UCL has a selective application process and appeals to serious applicants only. Students applying to UCL are required to meet with the GEO advisor as a part of the application.
**Please note: there is a MANDATORY advising requirement for this program that must be completed before the application deadline**
The following academic units cannot accept study abroad students:
- Arts and Sciences (BASc)
- Computer Science
- English Language and Literature
- European and International Social and Political Studies (EISPS)
- Physics and Astronomy
- Slade School of Fine Art
The following departments cannot be considered as joint departments:
- Bartlett School of Planning
- Computer Science
- Social Sciences
The following departments have additional restrictions or requirements:
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
These departments require a minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered.
This department requires a minimum 3.5 GPA and a strong background of chemistry and mathematics classes. Students will not be able to take any classes with laboratory work if attending for one semester.
If students have already taken Calculus II or Advanced Mathematics, Intermediate Microeconomics and at least Introductory Macroeconomics, then they will have a large range of classes to choose from in the Economics Department. All other students will have a more restrictive choice of classes. Economics classes in the UK have a strong statistical basis. Students who are not accepted directly into the Economics Department will be unable to take classes above Level 1 within this department. The Slavonic and East European Studies Department offers alternative economics classes.
ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
This department only accepts applications from full-year and spring-only students; fall-only students will not be considered.
HISTORY OF ART
This department admits only history of art majors. Fine art majors will not be considered.
The Center for Languages and International Education (CLIE) is not a department; therefore, students cannot apply to it. It is possible to take classes within this center, but that must be arranged upon arrival at UCL. Languages may also be studied via European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) and Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), among other schools and departments.
Since law modules run over the entire academic year, classes are available only to full-year students.
This department only accepts applications from full-year and spring-only students; fall-only students will not be considered. Prerequisite knowledge will apply to all modules, across a range of breath and depth.
This department requires a minimum 3.7 GPA to be considered.
This department requires a minimum 3.5 GPA with a strong background of political science classes. Spring 2023 applicants are asked to choose an alternative department such as SSEES, The Americas, History, or Anthropology.
This department only accepts applications from full-year and spring-only students; fall-only students will not be considered. It requires a minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered.