About University College London - Summer
University College London (UCL) is the oldest and largest college of the University of London. It is England's third oldest university (after Oxford and Cambridge) and one of Britain's most prestigious educational institutions. In October 2009 it was announced that UCL has climbed to 4th place in the 2009 Times Higher Education- QS World University Rankings, their highest ever position in the Rankings.
Noted for its academic excellence, UCL has produced 10 Nobel Prize winners and dozens of notable discoveries and inventions. Its campus is located in the Bloomsbury District (within walking distance of the British Museum, the new British Library, Regent's Park and the London Zoo). Surprisingly (that is, for a university in the center of a major international city), the majority of the campus is set in a single 13-acre site.
Visit their website at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sag
The UCL Program offers you the opportunity to:
Your experience on the UCL Program will:
- Live and study in one of the world's most rewarding and cosmopolitan environments,
- Receive instruction in small classes, seminars, and tutorials from members of the faculty of UCL,
- Improve your writing and research skills,
- Have total integration with students from UCL as well as international students.
At UCL you will:
- Integrate you into British society and the British educational system,
- Make you a better student,
- Expand your outlook on the world,
- Build your self-esteem and self-confidence,
- Greatly enhance your career prospects.
- Live with British students in one of the university's halls of residence,
- Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at UCL that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
- Have the benefit of an on-going program of field trips, excursions, and social events. The Brockport London Extras, organized specifically for the Brockport program participants by the Office of International Education, an experienced academic and life-long London resident,
- Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services provided by the International Office at UCL and Brockport's London programs' advisor.
: US Citizens do need a visa in order to study in the UK. After being accepted to the program, Brockport will help guide you through the application process.
The City of London
London is, in addition to being the center of British politics, business, art, music, and culture, a great city for students. There is always lots to do and see, and many opportunities for research, study, entertainment, and fun.
For a preview of the excitement of today's London, visit one of these sites on the web:
Time Out London
Housing and Orientation
Live in the heart of London and get to know other students at the St Pancras Way UCL Summer School residence.
St Pancras Way offers dedicated flats to Summer School students comprising single-occupancy bedrooms with en-suite facilities and shared kitchens. All bed linen is provided and changed once a week. Kitchens are equipped with a fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, kettle and other kitchen essentials. All flats are cleaned once a week.
St Pancras Way also offers a range of social spaces, coin-operated laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security desk and CCTV, with secure door entry systems. The residence is a 20-minute walk from UCL.
UCL Summer School students will receive a pre-paid Oyster travel card, enabling them to access many of London's sites and attractions via buses and/or trains. The closest stations to St Pancras are Camden Road (overground) and Camden Town (underground) stations.
Orientation occurs upon arrival for each session, along with a welcome reception.
Fees for the Brockport England: University College London Summer Program
Summer 2017 Program Costs
$ 4,483.87 (4 credits)
$ 7,785.74 (8 credits)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- TUITION (at Brockport and at University College London*)
- Program acceptance fee
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- Airport pickup Service
- On-site orientation upon arrival in London
- UCL's Study Abroad Office Support and Advice
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- Various campus-specific fees*** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
- SUNY International Health Insurance**
- Airfare to and from London (or from London to/from Europe)
- Transportation while in London
- Personal Expenses
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport University College London Program will need around £400 to £500 per month to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment, meals and other necessities.
Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.
*Enrollment in most Science and Engineering programs at University College London are at an additional extra charge.
- This estimate does not include the purchase of clothing; travel in Britain or Europe outside of the excursions/field trips organized by the program.
- The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
**The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
*** Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
The UCL Summer School is divided into two Sessions, each spanning three weeks (dates can be found below). You can choose to attend Session One, Session Two or both. All students study one module per Session.
Classes take place during the day time on the Bloomsbury campus from Monday to Friday, with excursions and field trips also included in this time.
Each module offers 45 contact hours (15 hours per week), and students are expected to spend an additional 100 hours on assignments and independent study. Class sizes are kept small to encourage interaction with tutors and classmates.
All UCL Summer School modules are worth and equivalent to 4 credits in the US system.
A list of the modules offered during each session for the Summer of 2017 can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/summer-school/modules
Session 1 (est.): July 3 – July 21
Session 2 (est.): July 24 – August 11
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.