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Minimum GPA: 3.30

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2022
    January 10, 2022 to June 10, 2022


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.

Opportunity Description


UCL is NOT able to admit students into the following departments for spring 2022, due a lack of space in these particular areas of study: 

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • ESPS
  • Fine Art
  • Institute of Global Health
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology


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 get more information about University College London?

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps.
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates. 
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors.
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad@CornellEducationAbroad

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. 
    • It is recommended that applicants complete UCL's external application well in advance of UCL's advertised deadline.  This is because it can take UCL up to 8 weeks to reach an admission decision.  Waiting until their deadline to submit your application may mean not finding out if you are accepted until VERY late in the semester.  This may mean completing and submitting your UCL application before receiving Cornell approval, but that is okay.