Studying abroad at UCL

4 December 2020

Have you ever thought about studying abroad whilst at uni? Wanted to see another part of the world but thought travelling would clash with your academic commitments? Why not study abroad? Clare Herbert from our Study Abroad team tells you more...

Study abroad

Our Study Abroad programmes for 2020/21 have unfortunately been impacted by COVID-19, but UCL continues to work to support students, where possible, to benefit from some form of study abroad in a safe way.

As countries find a 'new normal' and recover from lockdown and travel restrictions, we are hopeful that we will be able to offer our full portfolio of opportunities again from the 2021/22 academic year. You can find out what options are available to you below. 

The Study Abroad Team at UCL are here to help you make the most of your degree and time at UCL by taking part in a study or work placement abroad! Whether you’re on a degree programme which includes a year abroad or are keen to gain some international work or study experience during vacation time to add to your CV, we are here to support you.

Our exchange programme is a fantastic way to sample another academic system, choosing from a diverse range of modules offered by our partner universities. Whether you have always wanted to experience campus life in the US, live in the heart of a major European city or balance your studies with downtime at the beach in Australia, you’ll be in good company, as we send over 600 students a year on worldwide exchange placements.

If your degree programme doesn’t include an exchange year or you’re keen to make the most of your Summer break, why not consider a short-term global experience? We work with a range of organisations and universities to offer Summer Schools, international research placements and internships. We can also help you towards the cost of short-term placements with our bursary scheme.

Check out our website for further information on the opportunities available to you. You will find lots of practical information about studying abroad, including tuition fee arrangements and the support available to you. With over 1000 opportunities in more than 50 countries each year, where will your degree take you?

Clare Herbert, Undergraduate Mobility Adviser