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Contemporary Challenges Credits

University College London - STEM (England)

London, United Kingdom

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Jun 11, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 04, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Sep 15, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Senior
3.5
Restrictions

Students can only take courses in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences

Substantial coursework completed in area of study

Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Academic excellence in the heart of London.

Founded in 1826, University College London (UCL) is the oldest and largest college of the University of London system. UCL is a highly regarded university—there are 21 Nobel prizewinners amongst its alumni and former staff—with many outstanding programs. The campus is centrally located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood, where you’ll also find the British Museum, Dickens House Museum, and the British Library.

University College London

Program Location

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City of London

England, United Kingdom

London

London is quite simply one of the most exciting cities on earth. It is the center of everything British—culture, politics, finance, history, and royalty—but also a world capital with a huge multinational population. “When a man [or woman] is tired of London, he is tired of life,” said 18th-century author Samuel Johnson, and the quote is no less true today. Cultural highlights range from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London to the new British Library and Tate Modern art gallery.  Once you’ve mastered the London Underground (also known as The Tube) and bus system, you’ll be ready to check out Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and everything else London has to offer in terms of shopping, nightlife, parks, and recreation.

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University College London website.  Students who have been accepted to the UCL Exchange program should be Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Science majors and will need to take at least half of their course in their respective school (see below).

Please note: The Department of Computer Science at UCL is unable to accommodate any requests for this subject area in 2019/20.

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students that are being offered in the correct term of study.  If you are studying abroad in the spring semester only, choose only classes in which the availability is labeled “spring term.”

Unlike most exchange programs, students are admitted to UCL at the department level, and are expected to take the majority of their coursework in that subject area.  For this reason, it is essential that you carefully consider your academic plan for the semester and seek approvals for any necessary course equivalencies before applying to UCL.  Students are limited to two admitting departments. If you choose two admitting departments, you must take at least 50% of your classes in the first department. It is possible to be admitted to one department, and then denied admission by another department. If you wish to take classes from a third department, it may be possible, but cannot be guaranteed.

UCL is a very competitive school with many international applicants each term. Many of the departments at UCL have specific requirements for admission, such as having taken a substantial number of courses in the subject matter at your home school, and a very strong academic record.

Universities in the United Kingdom typically use a three-year curriculum; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2.  Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to UCL and Rutgers University. That means you will take 30 UCL credits or 16 Rutgers credits each semester.  The majority of semester offerings at UCL are worth the equivalent of 4 Rutgers credits, although some year-long courses may be worth more credits. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the UCL web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Late September

Mid-December

Fall Semester

Early January

Early June

Housing and Meals

Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences.  Accommodations are located on or near campus, although some accommodations can be a 15 minute or so tube ride away. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University College London.  You may choose between housing that includes a meal plan (catered housing), or housing that provides kitchen space in which you can cook your own meals (self-catered housing).

You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit University College London Accommodation Office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.

To see a summary of the residences, please visit UCL website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $12,760 $15,960
ATW Scholarship $6,025 $2,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $6,735 $13,960
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    UK Excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $5,000
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $11,520.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.  

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester $11,780 $14,980
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    UK Excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $10,000
Meals $5,200
Books and Classroom Materials $640
Local Transportation $800
Personal Expenses $4,000
Total $21,840.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.  

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $12,760 $15,960
ATW Scholarship $6,025 $2,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $6,735 $13,960
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    UK Excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $5,000
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $11,520.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

 

Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship.  This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it.  Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website.

Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.  For more information please visit the BUTEX website.