Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in London, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
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.
- 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
- NO meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of 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).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
The exchange with UCL is for Engineering and Computer Science 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, Computer Science, 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.
Students must have completed two years of study at an approved university, prior to their entry to UCL (this requirement does not depend on credits, but actual years at a university).
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.
All courses are taught in English.
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. For more information, click here. 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 UCL unit (1 year-long course) = 8 GT credits
0.5 UCL unit (1 semester-long course) = 4 GT credits
UCL Grade = US Grade
64-100 = A
50-63 = B
40-49 = C
35-39 = D
0-34 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.