A world-ranked university with a distinguished history

University College London, (UCL) has a prestigious history—it was the first university to be founded in London, the first to accept women, and the first to accept students regardless of race or religion.

UCL continues to be ranked among the top universities in the world, and its outstanding academic departments include English, economics, arts and humanities, engineering, neuroscience, and the social and historical sciences. You’ll study with highly regarded faculty and researchers; UCL’s rigorous coursework means that this study abroad program is best if you’re a junior or senior with a specific academic focus.

  • At UCL, you’ll apply to a particular department, benefiting from dedicated staff and faculty in your desired field. UCL’s tradition of small group teaching means that this is a competitive program; but if admitted, you’ll benefit from the support of a departmental tutor experienced working with visiting students.

  • Qualified students in the fine arts may find a place at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art, which offers courses in fine art, drawing, painting, theater design, or the independent studio program (slide portfolios are required). If accepted into the Slade School, supplemental fees may apply.

  • You’ll make plenty of friends at the large UCL Students’ Union, where you can join a diverse range of clubs, sports, and societies. The building houses restaurants, pubs, and shops. Students in the performing arts societies perform at the Bloomsbury Theater, UCL’s semi-professional theater. UCL also has several sports facilities open to students. You are also welcome to use Student Central facilities in central London.

  • Situated in Central London, in the Bloomsbury area, you’ll be near to the staff support at the Arcadia London Center as well as cultural attractions like the British Museum and Regents’ Park.
  • UCL is part of the Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivaled links with business and the public sector.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia London Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2019 1/1/2019 6/8/2019 16 $26,350 9/15/2018 More Info
Fall 2019 9/10/2019 12/14/2019 16 $22,050 3/15/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2019 9/10/2019 6/13/2020 32 $42,200 3/15/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 TBA TBA 16 $26,870 9/15/2019 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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