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QUICK FACTS    
Location London, United Kingdom
Academic Term Summer Quarter (A-Term)
Summer Quarter (B-Term)
Estimated Program Fee $3,960
Credits 4 UW Credits (7.5 ECTS) for each term
Prerequisites Sophomore class standing or higher; min 3.3 GPA; proficiency in English language
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline April 1
HIGHLIGHTS
General 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 fields.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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. 
 
LOCATION

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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. To add, London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe.

London also has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2016, Greater London had an official population of 8,787,892, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union. UCL is located at the very heart of this unique city and is well served by transport links from all over the city, including King's Cross and Euston Station.

 
ACADEMICS

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.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 4 UW credits per term. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here

Courses

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.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

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

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $3,960

Included in the program fee:

  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Program activities and program travel
  • Housing
Not included in the program fee:
  • 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.

Financial Aid

  • 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.

Scholarships

  • 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.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

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.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

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.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be 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. Note that 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:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.