Autumn or Spring Semester students take 2 units (16 U.S. credits). Academic Year students take 32 US credits.
General GPA requirement is 3.3. Exceptions include:
Some departments are not open to fall-only or spring-only students. The term availability will be listed in the “Key Information” section on each individual department website of the Study Abroad Guide.
The following departments are typically only available to students enrolling for the full academic year (both fall and spring terms): Architecture, Law, and Project Management for Construction.
The following departments are typically only available to students enrolling for the full academic year or spring-only: Centre for Languages and International Education, Chemical Engineering, Electronic and Electronic Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Management, Mathematics, Social Science and Statistical Science.
Courses open to study abroad (affiliate) students are listed by subject on the UCL Study Abroad Guide UCL website.
When selecting courses, it is important to pay attention to prerequisites and course levels:
Refer to the credit translation scale below:
|UCL Course Unit Values||U.S. Credit Equivalent|
|0.5 units||4 U.S. credits|
|1.0 units||8 U.S. Credits|
|2.0 units||16 U.S. Credits|
Each affiliate (study abroad) student at UCL is accepted into one or two departments as their admitting department. This is considered your main area of study for administrative purposes.
Students should plan to apply to one department only and list one alternate department for admission. Only students that have very specific academic needs should submit their application to two different departments. If you think you may want to apply to two departments, please contact your program manager.
University College London does not pre-register any students for any classes. UCL will review your course preferences listed on your application, but you will register for classes only when you arrive on campus.
UCL divides their academic departments into different fee bands. Students will be assigned a supplemental course fee if they enroll in a Bands 2-6 department as their sole department of admission, or in the case of students enrolled in two departments, as their first or primary department of admission.
Included in program base fee:
Departments include: Economics, Education, Education - Social Sciences, English Language & Literature, European Social & Political Studies, European Languages, Culture & Society, Greek & Latin, Hebrew & Jewish Studies, History, History of Art, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Science & Technology Studies (STS), Slavonic & East European Studies and Statistical Science.
*Departments below have varying supplemental fees
Departments include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Fine Art (Slade School), Geography, Global Health, Infection & Immunity, Physics & Astronomy, Planning, Population Health, Project Management for Construction and Psychology
Includes the Liberal Arts & Sciences department.
Departments include: Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biosciences and Neuroscience
Departments include: Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Management and Mechanical Engineering
Includes the Computer Science department
*If you’re unsure which fee band applies to you, please contact your Program Manager. For supplemental fee estimates, select “More Info” under the Fees & Scholarship Details heading.
Supplemental fees will be added to student accounts after registration at UCL takes place. Supplemental fee billing may differ for students from home schools with direct billing arrangements. Contact Student Financial Services at 1-866-927-2234 x4772 if you have questions.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|70 – 100%||First Class||A|
|60 – 69%||Second Class Upper||B+|
|50 – 59%||Second Class Lower||B|
|40 – 49%||Third Class/Pass||C|
|0 – 39%||Fail||F|