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Arts+Sciences (University College London)

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Information for term Arts+Sciences (University College London)

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 14 – Dec 15, 2018 (13 weeks)
  • Credit: 16 semester hours / 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.3 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 15, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 16 semester hours / 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.3 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

September 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 2 – Jun 8, 2019 (22 weeks)
  • Credit: 16 semester hours / 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.3 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 14, 2018 – Jun 8, 2019 (38 weeks)
  • Credit: 16 semester hours / 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.3 Overall GPA

Overview

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University College London (UCL) receives high international university rankings, with many distinguished alumni, and an outstanding reputation across multiple disciplines. Surrounded by more than 170 museums and 800 bookshops, students have plenty of options to explore outside of the classroom during a study abroad semester in London.

Unique Experiences

  • Live in the heart of London

    UCL is located in Bloomsbury, the academic heart of London, and is surrounded by academic and professional institutions, parks, and museums.

  • Take advantage of

    more than 120 student clubs and societies, and a dynamic volunteering unit.

  • Take classes in

    arts and humanities, engineering, law, architecture and design, history, and sciences with students from more than 140 countries.

  • restaurants

    6,138
  • red double-decker buses

    8,500
  • colleges and universities

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Location & Culture

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London’s history stretches back to the Romans and houses four World Heritage Sites, world-renowned museums, and gorgeous parks. A contemporary global city, London is home to almost 9 million people from all over the world, is a major financial center, and leading hub for the arts. Students enjoy discovering London’s many eclectic neighborhoods and activities.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Take a three-day excursion and see more of the UK – England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.
  • Explore London’s highlights - the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the British Museum, East London’s street art scene, and more.
  • Experience the contemporary entertainment scene by attending sporting events, concerts, and theater.
  • Stop by the dynamic student union at UCL and select from a wide-range of clubs and activities.  
  • Join a sports team or workout at UCL gyms and fitness facilities.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Through the UCL student union, students can connect with a range of organizations throughout London, that are in need of support.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence halls or shared apartments: centrally located in Bloomsbury, Farringdon, or Kings Cross. Students share twin or triple rooms.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not provided - students have access to cooking facilities to prepare their own meals.

London, England

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE LONDON

    London

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    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL)

    London

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    Getting Around

    Students walk or take London’s Underground to get to and from housing and campus.

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What you need to know

The program details

CIEE London opened in 2000, and added University College London (UCL) as a partner in 2006. The Arts + Sciences program at UCL is designed for disciplined students who are highly motivated, think creatively, and are eager to experience a different culture.

University College London (UCL). This challenging and highly selective top-ranked UK University has an excellent reputation. Founded in 1826, UCL is the largest college within the University of London, first to admit students of any religion and social background, and first to admit women on equal terms with men. Nearly 40 percent of students come from more than 140 countries. The campus – or college precinct – provides a cloistered environment with cosmopolitan surroundings.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students take UCL classes with British students as well as other CIEE and international students.

  • GRADING

    Assessment varies by course and department. Where possible, students are assessed the same as their UCL peers. Academic year and spring semester students take the year-end exam during the UCL summer term. Fall semester students are assessed with a special exam or end of term paper.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students notice striking differences in the British model which is less structured, and requires students to take more responsibility and initiative. The CIEE staff supports students as they adapt to this new style. Students take a series of lecture courses, each of which may include seminars, tutorials, and/or labs. Students are expected to prepare in advance for seminars and tutorials by researching topics for discussion, writing essays, or solving problems, spending at least as much time studying as they spend in class. Each study abroad student has a UCL tutor for support. The fall term runs from September to December; the spring term runs from January to March; the summer term runs from April to June. Students participating in the U.S. spring semester must attend UCL for spring and summer terms and there is a four-week break between terms.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.3. Students who plan to take courses in economics, English, history, or psychology need a 3.5 GPA.* Students must be at least juniors, although second-semester sophomores with strong applications will be considered.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 16 semester/24 quarter credits
  • Total credit, academic year: 32 semester/48 quarter credits

Students enroll in four 4-credit courses per semester.

  • Students apply to one academic department, where they take at least half of their courses.
  • Students admitted to one department can take one or two courses in another department after consultation on arrival at UCL.
  • Occasionally students are admitted to two departments.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Spring 2019

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON DEPARTMENTAL LISTINGS

Below is a list of departments available at University College London. For course listings, please refer to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/study-abroad-guide/subjects

Arts and Humanities
Bartlett School of Architecture, Building, Environmental Design, and Planning
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering Sciences
Law
Life Sciences
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Medical Sciences
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Social and Historical Sciences

Fall 2018

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON DEPARTMENTAL LISTINGS

Below is a list of departments available at University College London. For course listings, please refer to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/study-abroad-guide/subjects

Arts and Humanities
Bartlett School of Architecture, Building, Environmental Design, and Planning
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering Sciences
Law
Life Sciences
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Medical Sciences
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Social and Historical Sciences

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to British culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 13 weeks Sep 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
$19,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,713 **

Housing = $4,670

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $19,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $500 ††

Personal expenses = $3,000

Total Estimated Costs = $8,250

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

Academic year 2018-2019 38 weeks Sep 14, 2018 Jun 8, 2019
$41,135
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $31,328 **

Housing = $9,340

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $41,135

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $5,200

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $1,200

Books & Supplies = $600

Visa Fees = $500 ††

Personal expenses = $6,000

Expenses during break = $900

Total Estimated Costs = $15,650

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

Spring 2019 22 weeks Sep 15, 2018 Jan 2, 2019 Jun 8, 2019
$23,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $18,313 **

Housing = $4,670

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $23,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $500

Personal expenses = $3,000

Total Estimated Costs = $8,250

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Fall 2019 22 weeks Mar 15, 2019 TBD* TBD*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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