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Hopkins University College London (UCL)
Exchange Program

  1. Areas of Study:
    Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Engineering

    Fall: Early September to mid December. Deadline: February 15th
    Full Year: Early September to early June. Deadline: February 15th
    Spring: Early January to early June. Deadline: September 15th

    3.3 GPA -- some departments require a higher GPA, including Chemistry, English, Economics, History, Political Science, and Psychology.

    At least three courses of prior or current academic work relevant to the area to be studied at UCL.

    UCL is highly selective and students are encouraged to apply to a backup option even if they meet the above criteria.

    Courses and Credits:
    Students must take 4 courses for a total of 16 JHU units per semester. At least two of the courses must be within the admitting UCL department.

    Click here for course listings.

    London, England

    UCL is a prestigious British institution of higher education. It is the oldest and largest institution within the University of London system. It is located in the heart of London in the vicinity of other Colleges, museums, restaurants, and more.

    Visiting students are offered a place in either a UCL residence, intercollegiate residence, or apartments provided by IFSA-Butler. The majority of UCL residences are self-catered student houses with kitchens that are shared with other students. Residence halls include cafeteria meals in the contract rate. The intercollegiate halls are open to academic year students only.

    On-Site Support:
    Support services will be provided by a dedicated team of staff at IFSA-Butler in London as well as the International Student Office at UCL.

    Students will be charged Hopkins tuition plus a program fee which includes tuition, housing, support services, and program activities.

    Click here for an estimate of expenses for this program. Please remember that all fees are approximate and subject to change.

    Students applying to UCL for the full year or who plan to work or volunteer during the semester will be required to get a Tier 4 visa for this program. All other students may enter the UK as Student Visitors. Students should have a valid passport at the time of application. Information will be provided on the visa during the program orientation. Non-U.S. Citizens should check with the UK embassy regarding UK entry requirements for their country of citizenship.

    Application Process:
    Students must complete an application which includes the following materials:
    -Mandatory meeting with an advisor in the JHU Office of Study Abroad
    -UCL application (obtain from Office of Study Abroad)
    -Academic statement of 500 words or less (the same statement can be used for both the JHU and UCL applications)
    -Official Hopkins transcript
    -Copy of your passport (valid 6 months beyond the program end date)
    -One passport-size photo (2x2)
    -Two faculty letters of recommendation on Hopkins letterhead (in sealed envelopes or scanned and emailed to

    Contact Information:
    JHU Office of Study Abroad

    Program Information:
    For more information, please go to