City: London
Website:

www.ucl.ac.uk/sag

Approximate semester dates:

Autumn Term: September-December

Spring Term & Summer Term: January-June

Students on exchange in UQ's Semester 1 are required to attend both Spring Term (Teaching Term) and Summer Term (Assessment Term).

Term Dates

 

Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

30 ECTS per teaching term (Usually 4 courses)

ECTS = European Credit Transfer System

Fields of Study Available:
This is not an exclusive list of the disciplines available. 
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study. (In English)
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue

Students can select courses in up to two study areas but must must enrol in at least 50% of course load (15 ECTS) within the host study area.

Engineering (Fields with an asterisk: Please see restrictions below)

Biochemical Engineering*
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electronic & Electrical Engineering*
Management Science & Innovation*
Mechanical Engineering*
 
Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
 

Science (Fields with an asterisk: Pease see restrictions below)

Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Mathematics*
Neuroscience
Statistics*
Biomedical Sciences (See below for higher GPA requirement)
Earth Sciences
Molecular Biosciences
Physics & Astronomy
 
 
 
Social & Historical Sciences (Excluding Economics)

Anthropology
Geography
History of Art
Political Science*
Archaeology
History
International Relations
 

 
Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Exchange limited to UCL's Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences (excluding Economics) only

 

Subject areas with restricted exchange semester: 

  • Political Science: Cannot be your admitting department (host study area).
  • Biochemical Engineering: Spring Term only
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering: Spring Term only
  • Management Science & Innovation: Spring Term only
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Spring Term only. Cannot be your admitting department (host study area). 
  • Chemical Engineering: Full-year only
  • Computer Science: The majority of courses available to students admitted to this department as the host study area

 

Approximate living expenses:

GBP 15,000 per year

Cost of Living

Additional information:

Single-semester exchange only (Except for Chemical Engineering compulsory for a full-year exchange)

Undergraduate exchange only

Minimum GPA of 5.5 (Except for Biomedical Sciences which requires a 6)

Students must have an excellent minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5. Some subject areas at UCL expect a very good background (A grade) in the relevant area and may have additional prerequisites.

For Biomedical Sciences courses, students who have also completed Physics or Chemistry courses at UQ will be considered by UCL to have stronger applications. 

UCL also pays particular attention to personal statements, taking note of any relevant experience or interests applicants have declared. 
 

UCL Study Abroad Guide 2016/17

Exchange FAQs

ISOP (International Student Orientation Programme)

Guaranteed campus accommodation for full-year exchange (conditions apply):

  • Catered UCL Halls of Residence
  • Self-catered UCL Student Houses

Single-semester students will usually be allocated campus accommodation but this cannot be guaranteed. Help in finding suitable private accommodation is available through University of London Housing Services.

Cycle from London to Brighton in June/July/September or run the London Marathon in April for a good cause!

FAST FACTS: 

  • Described as "an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation" by the Sunday Times, UCL has been placed among the Top 10 universities in the world. Twenty one of UCL's former staff and students have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
  • UCL enjoys one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the UK (1:10).
  • UCL is surrounded by a great concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies, including British Library, British Museum and Royal Academy of Engineering.

 

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