Study Abroad at University College London

  • University College London is the oldest and largest constituent member college of the University of London.

  • It is extraordinarily diverse with 27,000 students, one-third of whom are international.

  • It offers a comprehensive research institution with courses in over 70 academic departments.


University College London (UCL) has led the way with many educational initiatives. UCL was the first to accept women on the same terms as men, the first university to be founded after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to accept students regardless of race and religion. With all these "firsts," you would expect UCL to offer superb academic and research opportunities, and it does. With an outstanding reputation in areas such as English and economics, UCL combines a high-quality academic program with all the diversity, vitality and leisure-time choices London can provide.

In part, because of its location, student life spreads beyond UCL to the city as Regents Park, the British Museum, and the University of London's massive Students' Union are literally all right on UCL's doorstep. If you crave a big city, big university setting, this is it.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall and spring semester: 14-16 credits.
  • Academic year: 30-32 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale. Some departments may require a higher GPA.

You are required to submit a second academic reference Both references should be within your intended area of study. Please download the R-Form, or you may have your reference send a letter on the letterhead of his/her institution.

If you are applying for studio art courses at the Slade School of Fine Art, you will need to submit a non-returnable portfolio of 12-15 color slides or a CD of recent work.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 1
  • Spring semester: September 30
  • Academic year: April 1