** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Ranked 7th on the QS World University Rankings and located in the very heart of London, UCL provides students with an unparalleled international and urban experience. Student have the opportunity to select from a variety of subjects and examine global challenges within those particular fields.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is the world's largest financial centre alongside New York City and has the largest city GDP in Europe. It has the most international visitors of any city in the world and London Heathrow is the world's busiest airport by number of international passengers. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe.
Founded in 1826, University College London is a world-leading university that is located at the very heart of London and is well served by transport links from all over the city, including King's Cross and Euston Station. It is truly international in its makeup, with 34% of UCL students coming from outside the UK, attracted from nearly 140 countries around the globe. The academic year at UCL begins in September and is divided into three terms that are roughly equivalent to UW's fall, winter and spring quarters. Most teaching takes place in the first and second terms (equivalent to UW's fall and winter quarters), with the third term (equivalent to UW's spring quarter) normally reserved for examinations although some teaching may take place as well.
Students interested in UCL summer program may select either Session I or Session II or both. For each session, students may select only one module listed on the website. UCL offers courses in the subject areas of health, philosophy, law, politics, education, economics, and more. Modules comprise of lectures, discussions, and field trips to sites of interest in London. Students can learn more about what each course would entail by going to the course description page.
London, United Kingdom
Standard housing is included in the program fee, however, students may find their own accommodation if they would like to. Housing is offered in central London student dormitories in the John Dodgson House, which is a short walk away from the main campus. Each room features a private bedroom and bathroom, with free Wifi, laundry services, and weekly change of linen. The dorms are self-catered and students will have access to a shared kitchen. Students can also update to the premium housing at additional acosts More information about the accommodations offered by the university can be found here: student housing
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students interested in participating in this program must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining UCL summer school. Additionally, for students who don't have English as their primary language, students may need to provide certification to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. Please visit the University College London website to determine what certifications are accepted.
Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $800)
Food (about $20/day)
UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
Other health expenses/immunizations
Personal spending money
Payment Due Date: Within 30 days of acceptance into program
The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the University College London Summer program application.
A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship. Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The $350 UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.