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Undergraduate Affiliate Programme

General 

What is "affiliate study" and "affiliate student"?

At UCL we call study abroad students ''affiliates'' and the programme you will be joining is called ''affiliate study''.

When will I receive my transcript?

Transcripts are issued by Student and Registry Services, usually from the beginning of March for Term 1 affiliates and the beginning of August for Term 2 and Full Year affiliates.  Transcripts for JYA, Exchange, Erasmus students are issued directly to home universities.  Please see the UCL website for further information about Transcripts and note the Department of Economics is not able to provide a copy. If you have a specific query about transcripts please email transcripts@ucl.ac.uk.

Application Process 

I've applied to another department. Will I be able to take modules in the Department of Economics?

Usually only modules under the 'Elective Module Portfolio' section of the module list are available to affiliates who are based in another department. If you're interested in Year 2 or 3 Economics modules we advise you to apply to the department.

Can I apply as an exchange student?

We have undergraduate exchange agreements with universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina and several countries in Europe under the Erasmus+ scheme. For more information or to check your eligibility, visit Study Abroad at UCL.

I need to take particular modules for credit transfer - can I pre-enrol for courses?

If you enrol at UCL and want to take Year 2 or 3 modules in the Department of Economics you'll need to meet with the Affiliate Tutor on arrival to finalise your academic plan. If your academic advisor or your home institution has provided you with a restricted or pre-approved choice of economics modules for you to take at UCL then you are advised to contact the Affiliate Programme Administrators for more information.

I need to get my classes pre-approved at my home university. Where can I see a syllabus?

Check each individual module page on the module list or contact the Affiliate Team for more information.

I am not majoring in economics back home. Can I still apply?

Applications from non-econ majors can be considered provided applicants have the relevant economics background.

Am I committed to take the Economics modules I have listed on my application?

We recommended you build some flexibility into your proposed study plan, especially as the timetable is subject to last minute changes and alterations. For the most up-to-date information you should consult the department module list

Do I need a visa to study at UCL?

The majority of affiliate students do need a visa to study in the United Kingdom (UK). Since the UK has formally left the European Union (EU) this now also includes EU/EEA nationals. You can find more information on visas at this webpage.

Module choice

Can I take modules in other departments?

Please see the your study options page at Study Abroad at UCL and the UCL Module Catalogue for details of electives that may be available to you. You may take up to 50% of your modules in other departments, subject to availability.

What are the common prerequisites for Economics classes?

You can find each module's prerequisites listed on the Economics module list. Generally speaking if you have already taken Calculus II or Advanced Mathematics, Intermediate Microeconomics and at least Introductory Macroeconomics – you will have a good range of courses to choose from at Department of Economics. All other students will have a more restrictive choice of modules.

I need to take particular modules for credit transfer - can I pre-enrol for courses?

Once you have received your login details from UCL you can pre-enrol. However Year 2 and Year 3 Economics modules are subject to approval by the Affiliate Tutor when you arrive at UCL in order to finalise your academic plan. If your academic advisor or your home institution has provided you with a restricted or pre-approved choice of economics modules for you to take at UCL then you should contact the Affiliate Team for more information.