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Application process

The application process for your 2022-23 Study Abroad placement is determined by your department. Please read the information below to familiarise yourself with the relevant application process.

Application made to your department 

If you are a student within one of the following departments, your application for your 2022-23 Study Abroad placement is made directly to your department, who manage their own application process and deadlines:

  • Bartlett School of Planning
  • Economics
  • ESPS (European Social and Political Studies) 
  • Greek and Latin (Classics)
  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • History (with the exception of a small number of 'UCL-wide' options; please liaise with your department for more information)
  • Institute of the Americas
  • ISPS (International Social and Political Studies) 
  • Laws
  • School of Pharmacy
  • SELCS (School of European Languages and Culture) 
  • Slade School of Fine Art
  • SSEES (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies)

If you are a student from one of these departments and are eligible to study abroad next year, please liaise with your department for information on how and when you apply for your placement. 

Application made to the Study Abroad Team 

If you are a student from any other department (i.e. one not listed above!) your application is made to the Study Abroad Team and consists of two parts:

Part 1: Approval
You will be asked to submit your preferred university choices via the online form below, in order of preference, having informed your departmental Study Abroad Tutor of your proposed university choices beforehand. Your Study Abroad Tutor will 'approve' these choices to us to confirm that they are happy for you to proceed 

Part 2: Application
Once your university choices have been approved by your Study Abroad Tutor, you will be sent Part 2 of the application, a Word form in which you will be asked to answer a series of application questions demonstrating your motivation to study abroad and the research that you have conducted into each of your chosen universities. You will also be asked to send a CV (Curriculum Vitae/Resumé) tailored to this application. 

Both parts of the application must be completed and submitted by the advertised deadline below. 

 Application Link and Instructions 

Once you have attended our Go Abroad Week events, consulted the online Options Guide for your department and have used our How to Decide Guide to help you determine your preferred univerities, it is time to begin your application! Please refer to the detailed application guidance document below, which outlines the application steps you'll need to take and associated deadlines. After you have read this guidance and are ready to submit your choices, please use the link below to begin your application.

Please note that in a change to the advertised process, applications will not be made through Portico this year. The guidance notes below confirm the application process. 

  1. Download our Guidance Notes for Students - Completing your 2022-23 Study Aroad Application.
  2. Ready to begin your application? Submit your unviersity choices here

Application Deadlines 

If your application is made to your department, you should follow application deadlines as confirmed by your Study Abroad Tutor.

If your application is made to the Study Abroad Team, the following deadlines are in place: 

  • The Portico application portal for 2022-23 Study Abroad placements opens at 12pm Noon (UK time) on Friday 19th November 2021
  • The deadline for applications is 12pm Noon (UK time) on Friday 17th December 2021

Please be advised that we are not able to consider late or incomplete applications.