UCL Department of Economics


Affiliate Students

For Junior Year Abroad, Erasmus+ and exchange students.

Undergraduate Affiliate Programme

Affiliate students in the Department of Economics can apply to study here for the Fall Term, Spring & Summer Terms or the full year while remaining registered to your home insititution. You'll join classes alongside our BSc students and be taught through a mixture of lectures, demonstration lectures and tutorial classes. A significant amount of independent study is also expected, up to 40 hours per week.

You'll be academically motivated and comfortable with quantitative methods of analysis.

Entry Requirements 

Please upload a transcript as a part of your online application showing you have already taken or are currently taking: 

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introductory or Intermediate Macroeconomics, and demonstrate a level of advanced Maths.

The recommended minimum grade is B+ or equivalent in the subjects mentioned above. 

Please feel free to reach out to economics.affiliates@ucl.ac.uk for further advice.

Application Deadline:

  • Term 1/Full Year applications: 31 March
  • Term 2 applications: 30 September 


Aside from those that are included in the Elective Module Portfolio, Year 1 modules in Economics are not available to affiliate students. Students who are interested in Year 2 & 3 modules are advised to check the Module List for more details, including pre-requisites and assumed knowledge (information may be subject to change). Affiliates based in other UCL departments should check the Students in other departments webpage for further information about how to sign up for economics electives.

Teaching and Assessment

Written coursework can take the form of exercises, problem sets, essays or projects and presentations – the amount required will differ between modules. Coursework may be discussed, reviewed in tutorial classes and graded to guide to your progress. Submission of coursework and attendance at tutorial classes is mandatory.

Final grades are based largely on examination performance, but for some modules there is an assessed project or group work component and other modules may include or be wholly assessed by other forms of assessment such as mid-terms, quizzes, and take-home exams.

Students attending for the Fall Term only will take any final departmental examinations in December during the last week of term. Students attending for the Full Year or the Spring & Summer Terms will take final examinations in the main examination period, April – June. Applicants should note that students will be expected to be present at UCL for examinations and alternative arrangements are not permitted.


You can find more information about applying at Study Abroad at UCL: How to apply.