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University College London: UCL Summer School (direct enroll)

London, United Kingdom
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Program Overview

UCL is consistently ranked among the world's top universities (ranked #8 in the world overall, QS 2022) and the UCL Summer School offers students a unique opportunity to experience life as a UCL student during a short period. Student can study a wide range of classes, called modules, all taught on the Bloomsbury campus with accommodation in the heart of London! Many modules include excursions around the city, and student can also take advantage of a social program with activities throughout the sessions.

Students can take one or two modules out of 80 available across two sessions, with exciting options including How the Brain Works and What Can Go Wrong, Energy and Future Cities: Innovating London's Architecture, or Public Art, Graffiti and the Right to the City.


Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:

Course Offerings
Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.

A wide variety of coursework is available in the following subjects. Please see the Module Offerings page for exact courses.

  • brain sciences
  • computer sciences
  • crime and security
  • culture/literature/arts
  • economics
  • business management
  • education and research
  • geography and built environment
  • health
  • history and philosophy
  • law
  • medical sciences
  • politics and international relations
  • sciences
  • mathematics

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

HOST Credit UMD Credit
15 ECTS 3.75 UMD credits
60 ECTS 15 UMD credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on DATE.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

HOST Grade UMD Grade
40 C -


Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.

The following breakdown provides an estimate of fees for this summer program. For up-to-date fees from the host institution, please see the UCL Fees website.

Paid to UMD:

  • Application fee: $50
  • Education Abroad fee: $500
  • International Health Insurance: $40 (est)

Paid to host institution:

  • Application fee: £60 (around $80), waived if submitted before March 1
  • Tuition (including most excursions for certain classes, and a social program):
    • One Session: £2,230 (around $3050)
    • Both Sessions: £4,000 (around $5500)
  • Accommodation: To be confirmed

Other Expenses

  • Round trip Airfare
  • Passport
  • Course materials
  • Personal expenses and individual travel
  • Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2022 03/15/2022 01/20/2022 07/03/2022 08/13/2022
This program has multiple summer sessions. You will select the session you want to participate in.