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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 18
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information

PROGRAM DATES
Academic Year:  Late September – Mid June
Spring semester:  Mid January – Mid June
Fall semester:  Late September – Mid December


LOCATION INFORMATION
This university is located in London, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

HOST INSTITUTION
UCL is the most prestigious division of the University of London. Tech students have an excellent opportunity to study in a premier British university with a variety of disciplines. UCL was founded in 1826 as the original university of the University of London, and it was the first university after Oxford and Cambridge to be established in England. UCL has a well-defined campus and the academic buildings, offices, residence halls, student union, and other facilities are located within walking distance of one another. UCL recently ranked 9th in the world on the THES-QS World University Rankings. 

HOUSING
  • on-campus residence halls
  • off-campus apartment/room for rent
Participants will live in residence halls with British students. Another option is to live in nearby off-campus residence halls or houses. These types of accommodation still have easy access to the UCL campus and the city center by public transportation. For more information about housing at UCL, click here.

MEALS
  • NO meal plan
  • on-campus dining

Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.3 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two years of full-time study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info

The exchange with UCL is for Engineering students only. This means that students in those majors pay Georgia Tech tuition and fees for the program. Students must be admitted to one of the following departments: Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Geomatic Engineering, Management Science and Innovation, or Mechanical Engineering. Students must have at least a 3.3 to apply and must take 50% of their courses in their admitting department. Other courses can come from outside departments (but the outside department will need to approve you to take their courses).

Students from other majors may still study at UCL, but they must pay UCL tuition and fees. For current tuition rates, click here. (Most other departments require at least a 3.5 GPA to apply.)

Unless Economics is the admitting department, students may only take level 1 economics courses.
Although generally speaking students may study at UCL for the Fall, Spring, or Academic Year, some departments only admit students for particular semesters. To find out which semester your admitting department is available, follow the link for detailed course information below. Select the department that you are interested in and then look at the "Availability" entry in the right column.

COURSE INFORMATION
For detailed course information: click here.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME 
UCL offers a semester or year-long multidisciplinary program for study abroad students that focuses on science studies, history, politics, media studies, sociology, geography, and modern languages. If you are interested in this program, please talk to an OIE advisor. This program would charge UCL tuition and fees instead of GT tuition and fees.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1.4 ECTS = 1 GT
Typical semester-long course = 7.5 ECTS = 5 GT
Typical academic year-long course = 15 ECTS = 10 GT

GRADING SYSTEM
UCL Grade = US Grade
64-100 = A
50-63 = B
40-49 = C
35-39 = D
0-34 = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Depending on how long you will be in the UK and whether or not you intend to work, you may or may not need to apply for a visa prior to departure. Visa regulations and interpretations can change, so be sure to check the UK Border Agency web site frequently: click here.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis