IFSA University College London Partnership

London, England

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: September 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.3
Typical Credit Load:
16

About University College London

If you believe in taking an informed and innovative approach to problem solving, you'll find your home at UCL. You can tackle global issues from multiple perspectives in your classes, whether that's by creating art, studying citizenship, or preparing for a career in global health.

University College London Benefits

  • The oldest and largest institution within the University of London (UL) federation, UCL is a member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League
  • Live and learn in the heart of London, where you will receive a truly urban experience
  • Enjoy a vibrant arts scene, including a full-length opera each year by UCL's well known Operatic Society, and an active students' union with a modern theatre, snack bars, music rooms, film studio, squash courts and fitness center
  • The Slade School of Art, a department of UCL, offers art students a highly competitive Independent Studio Program
  • A new global citizenship program draws on UCL's research-based teaching in multiple subjects to enable students to understand citizenship as a significant intellectual concern of our time
  • A new program based at UCL's International Health and Medical Education Center is aimed at future health professionals and other students interested in international health issues 

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University College London Partnership

Courses
Open UCL's online course catalog to see a list of available courses. 

At University College London, a full course load consists of 16 U.S. semester credit hours per semester or 32 U.S. semester credit hours per year. The number of courses you take depends on the credit value of the courses you select.

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science will not be offered for the Academic Year 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 terms.

ENGLISH
English requires at least a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and two to four college level literature courses completed. Writing courses are not literature courses. The department also restricts students either to taking their entire course load within the department or only taking two courses.
ECONOMICS
Economics requires at least a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and prefers applicants to have previously completed microeconomics, macroeconomics and a statistics course. Successful applicants will have received a grade of 'A' in both macro and micro. Economics courses in the U.K. have a strong statistical basis. Students who are not accepted directly into the economics department will be unable to take courses above level 1 within this department. If you have concerns about your qualifications for Economics, please contact your program advisor for recommendations on alternate department options.
HISTORY 
History requires at least a cumulative GPA of 3.4. History of Art admits only history of art majors. They will not accept fine arts majors.
MANAGEMENT, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
Management, Science and Innovation will not accept fall semester only students due to test schedules. Only academic year and spring students will be considered for this department. Applicants are required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.
SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART
Applicants to the Slade School of Fine Art must be art majors or minors. The Language Center and the Management Center are not departments; therefore students cannot apply to them. It is possible to take courses within each of these centers, but that must be arranged upon arrival at UCL.
POLITICAL STUDIES
Political Studies requires a cumulative GPA of 3.4 with a strong background of courses. Chemistry requires a cumulative GPA of 3.5 with a strong background of courses.
PSYCHOLOGY
The UCL Psychology department suggests a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be considered for this department.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University College London Partnership
Accounting Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science / Wildlife Management Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Astronomy Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Business Business Psychology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Classics Computer Science Cultural Studies Earth Science Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies French Genetics Geography Geology German Hebrew History Immunology Information Technology International Studies/Affairs/Relations Jewish Studies Landscape Architecture Latin Law/Legal Studies Linguistics Management Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Microbiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Neuroscience Painting Philosophy Physics Political Science Population Studies Public Policy Public/Global Health Sculpture Secondary Education Spanish Statistics Studio Art Telecommunications Theater/Drama Translation Urban Studies Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Some meals included
Self-catered
Details
Depending on the housing you are assigned, you may have some meals included in the residence hall/dormitory housing fee or self-catered apartments/flats. (Supplemental fees sometimes apply). All of UCL's housing is scattered throughout London and you should be prepared for a commute of 15 to 40 minutes by bus or tube to your classes.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 12, 2018
Program End Date
December 15, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$19,450
Housing
$4,525
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$23,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
UCL charges tuition in bands. Students enrolled in science and engineering-related subjects, plus anthropology, archaeology, fine art, geography and psychology will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $3,485. Students enrolled in liberal arts and sciences will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $1,705.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,300
Books & Supplies
$500
Local Transportation
$580
Personal Expenses
$980
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,560

Academic Year 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 12, 2018
Program End Date
June 18, 2019

Program Fees

Insurance
Included
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 2, 2019
Program End Date
June 8, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$21,950
Housing
$6,025
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$27,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Tuition at UCL varies based on your subject of study. IFSA tuition is based on Band 1 (Arts-related subjects, plus Economics and Mathematics). Students enrolled in Band 2 (Science and Engineering-related subjects, plus Anthropology, Archaeology, Fine Art, Geography and Psychology) will be charged an additional fee of approximately $4,500. Students enrolled in Band 3 (Liberal Arts and Sciences) will be charged an additional fee of approximately $2,300. Students placed in Spring Mews or Campbell House will incur a supplemental fee of $500. James Lighthill or Frances Gardner will incur a supplemental fee of $675, and John Dodgson will incur a supplemental fee of $1500.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$2,330
Books & Supplies
$525
Local Transportation
$1,025
Personal Expenses
$1,660
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,740