Students may study at University College London (UCL) during the fall, spring, and academic year.
Founded in 1826, UCL is the oldest and largest of the colleges and institutes that make up the University of London. UCL has a total student enrollment of well over 12,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate students. It has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and students can study in more than seventy academic departments.
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University College London has strenghts in many fields including Art History, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, and Psychology, as well as in science and engineering. Visual Arts are available through UCL's Slade School of Fine Arts.
Students normally apply to one subject area where and are required to take at least 50% of their courses. The remainder of the courses are chosen from the other disciplines. The main exception is English Language and Literature which limits course availability to students admitted to this subject area only. It also requires admitted students to take all of their courses in the department.
UCL occupies a compact site in the Bloomsbury area of central London, close to the British Museum, the British Library, the Warburg Institute, and several other research libraries and institutes. This central area of London includes the West End, Covent Garden, Westminster, and the City of London. Students live in residence halls with other UCL students throughout London and can take part in the more than 100 student organizations and clubs.
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All students should consult the OGP eligibility page to ensure that they meet all specific academic requirements for each school (CC, GS, SEAS) to study abroad.
There is a two-part application process for this program: an internal Columbia approval process called "clearance" and an external admission application submitted directly to this program. The UCL deadline for spring entry is September 30. The deadline for fall entry is March 31. Click "Start an Application" above for instructions and to begin.
Applicants must have minimum GPA of 3.3 overall and in their major course of study to be accepted by most departments at UCL. Some subject areas require a strong foundation in your field and a 3.5 GPA minimum.