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Minimum GPA: 3.30

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Spring 2021


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

University College London (UCL)


UCL Study Abroad


Please see the Requirements tab for notes on specific eligibility requirements for some departments.

This program has an early application deadline.

Opportunity Description

University College London (UCL), founded in 1826, is the oldest and largest College of the University of London. It was the third university institution to be set up in England, after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to admit students regardless of class, religion, race or sex.

What is unique about this program?

University College London is situated near Regent's Park on a single campus in the heart of the Bloomsbury district, in the center of London. The spacious and beautiful original building houses many of the academic departments and the central library. The UCL campus is surrounded by other Schools and Institutes belonging to the University of London, with the British Museum and the British Library only yards away. The cultural attractions of London are all within easy walking distance of the College: the major national art galleries, museums, theaters, cinemas, concert halls, opera houses, rock and jazz venues, as well as the main shopping district in the West End and a variety of eating places that is difficult to match anywhere else in the world.

The UCL Students' Union forms the focus of student social and cultural life at UCL as well as of political and sporting activities. Facilities are cramped but popular and include bars and coffee bars, games rooms, sports and stationery shops, printing facilities, meeting rooms, television, minibuses and a range of catering services. There are over 100 cultural, sports and arts societies.

What is unique about London?

London, as a major center of the cultural, social, diplomatic, financial and intellectual life of the country, is an attractive and popular city for overseas students, combining important aspects of British culture and a cosmopolitan atmosphere not found in any other city in the UK.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)