UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Year Abroad

We have a range of partner institutions, all 'elite' departments in universities with excellent academic reputations in Linguistics, where all or a substantial amount of teaching is carried out in English. Our partner institutions are: 

  • University of Arizona, USA
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA    
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada    
  • University of Tübingen, Germany 
  • University of Utrecht, The Netherlands       
  • University of Venice, Italy    

UCL also has additional exchange agreements with overseas institutions that cover all departments.

Please note that places at some of these institutions are limited, please contact us if you are interested in a particular institution.


  • Non-EU students can only take part in Socrates (i.e. European) links if they have permanent residence status in an EU country. Going somewhere outside the EU is fine, but obviously you will need to obtain the relevant student visa (as would an EU student).
  • Normally students must have achieved marks of a 2.1 average over the first two years of their degree to go on an exchange. A student on the BA Linguistics International programme who fails to do achieve these results will be able to transfer to the three-year BA Linguistics programme.

Information on the financial side of the year abroad can be found on the study abroad website.