About City, University of London
Founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute of Technology, now called City has evolved from a historical leader in science and technology into a modern forerunner in those fields, plus business, journalism, psychology, sociology and other contemporary disciplines. It adopted the name City University in 1966 to reflect its ideal location on the edge of the London financial district (the actual City of London). In 2016 the university joined the University of London federation, and is now called City, University of London. Membership of the University of London sees many benefits for students, as study abroad students at City now have access to the Senate House library, and the enhanced sports and leisure facilities of the University of London Union (now called Student Central.)
The campus is situated in the historic village of Islington, with a satellite location for the Business School just minutes away. Although its location is in the very heart of metropolitan London, the campus is located in a residential area that is comprised of cinemas, fringe theatres, more than 300 international cafes, pubs and restaurants and street markets laden with antiques, flowers, and clothing. City is a unique combination of professional and arts education, situated in an area that allows for professional development and personal fulfillment. "Global Campus in London." City, University of London has 42% international students. In addition, the Cass Business School at City was recently awarded AACSB accreditation which makes it an ever-attractive option especially for business-related majors.
Visit their website at: http://www.city.ac.uk
Visit City International Student Guide: International-Students-at-City.pdf
The City, University of London Program offers you the opportunity to:
- 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 City, University of London,
- Improve your writing and research skills,
- Have total integration with students from City as well as other international students.
Your experience on the City, University of London Program 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.
At City, University of London you will:
- Live with British students in one of the university's halls of residence,
- Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at City that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
NOTE: 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. For information about the process, visit the UK Visa page.
To prepare for your semester at City, University of London please review the City International Student Guide: City U International-guide.pdf
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:
City's campus is in the heart of London and within easy reach of several central Underground stations. It's minutes away from London's world-famous financial district, and the headquarters of global corporations, law firms, major arts complexes and media centres. Through its 5 international airports and the Eurostar from St Pancras Station, London is connected to the rest of the Europe and the world.
Housing & Orientation
Participants in Brockport's City, University of London program will be placed in one of City's halls of residence by submitting a housing preference form in a timely manner. The University's halls of residence are all located within ten minutes' walk from the Islington (main) campus.
All dormitories are comprised of furnished single study bedrooms grouped in suites offering either en-suite bathrooms
or single-sex shared facilities. As in all situations, housing is scheduled only for the duration of the study term and those students wishing to travel before or after need to make supplementary arrangements.
An orientation program (conducted by City, University of London's International Office) is a compulsory part of each semester's program. Students are expected to arrive in London in time to begin their studies with this program, which is held in the week prior to the start of the semester.
To learn more about being an international student at City visit http://www.city.ac.uk/international
Fees for the Brockport's City, University of London, England Semester Program
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Spring 2020):
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Fall 2019): $11,015.18 (Estimated)
- TUITION (at Brockport and at City, University of London)
- Program acceptance fee
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- Airport Service Pick-up
- On-site orientation upon arrival at City, University of London
- City's Study Abroad Office Services
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- SUNY International Health Insurance*
- Various campus-specific fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Meals (if in self-catered housing)
- Airfare to and from London (or from London to/from Europe)
- Textbooks and Supplies
- Personal Expenses
- Local Travel
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport City, University of 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.
Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.
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.
* The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
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.
** Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
The website: http://www.city.ac.uk/international/exchange-and-study-abroad/study-abroad-programme lists typical modules under various degree programs at City, University of London. As the website indicates, not every module is offered every semester.
The following subject areas are available to study abroad students:
- Actuarial Science
- Business, Finance and Management
- Cultural and Creative Industries
- Cultural Studies
- Engineering (please note: only available to students studying for a full academic year)
- Journalism (please note: only available to journalism majors)
- Media and Communications
- Music (please note: only available to music majors)
- Speech and Language Therapy
Participants in the Brockport City, University of London Program will normally earn four credit hours for each course successfully completed at City (with the exception of the Extension courses). In both the fall and spring a student will typically take four courses (total of 16 credit hours US).
Prior to their departure, participants in Brockport's City, University of London program will select four courses in either the fall or spring term. Study abroad students are allowed to take all their courses in one academic department or they can cross register in multiple disciplines. However, many departments require students to have prerequisites in the chosen subject area (e.g., advanced 3rd year Psychology courses are only available to students with prior experience and a background in quantitative methods). In addition to the standard subjects, City offers only study abroad students the opportunity to enroll in courses about London and the UK. These courses at City are an opportunity to make the most of your time in London. Whether this is your first time in London or you are a frequent visitor, each class is designed to broaden your knowledge about the history, culture, and charm of the UK.
All instruction is by City, University of London faculty and study abroad students are examined in the same manner, and to the same standard, as their British counterparts. The majority of courses they will enroll in are examined formally at the end of the semester and in order to be awarded credit, participants must take--and--pass the examinations at the end of the study period.
View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by the City, University of London Program as well as all of Brockport's university programs in England, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in England.pdf
City Video Links
Welcome to City, University of London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VL34nl67QU
Student Services: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12AF8lcR5zk
City, University of London Open Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS_m7exxbrc&list=PL812EBCB63B6F4EB1
City, University of London Business School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyHSyBIQlcw
Fall 2020 (est): September 16th, 2020 - December 11th, 2020
Spring 2020 (est): January 14th, 2020- April 10th, 2020
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.