UCL is among the world's top universities (currently ranked 4th nationwide), as reflected in performance in a range of rankings and tables. 21 Nobel Prize winners have come from the UCL community. UCL is a multi-disciplinary university with strength in depth across the academic spectrum. In external assessment its departments have been recognised as producing work of international excellence, much of which is of world-leading quality. Study abroad at UCL offers you an unsurpassed combination of academic, cultural and social opportunities. At UCL we try to ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from your year or semester abroad. You will attend classes with regular degree students and will have the same course load, academic support and access to student services. Thus you will not only gain from the experience of studying in a different system but also from full integration with UK and other international students in classes.
UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. Studying abroad at UCL means that you will have access to some of the best academic facilities available. Whether you choose to study Engineering or the Sciences, Humanities or the Arts, UCL provides you with the technical and intellectual resources to achieve the most from your studies. In each subject area there is a specific tutor who has special responsibility for study abroad students. As well as having responsibility for admissions, these tutors are also responsible for approving your final course selections (undertaken upon arrival at UCL), advising on assessment and for helping you integrate and make the most of your stay at UCL. Advice from tutors on course selection is also offered at the application stage. We are a world-leader in research, with outstanding results in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
Much of the energy of UCL life comes from our students. UCL has a global reach and global vision: more than a third of our students come from outside the UK, attracted from 150 countries around the globe. Students are provided opportunity and leadership in teaching, research, entrepreneurship, volunteering. They share common attributes of creativity and critical thinking: prepared to take their subject knowledge into the community, be it to the government or local schools, and enjoy the cultural and social diversity of UCL and London life. UCL's Student Union provides a focus for student activity and a voice for student views. In addition to providing the facilities described below, the Union also supports around 180 clubs and societies (about 60 of which are sports clubs), which are run by the students themselves. The Union’s ‘Give it a Go’ Programme allows you to try out a range of activities with like-minded students. Do as much or as little as you like; there’s no need to join anything and you don’t need any experience to take part. Taking exercise, a basic programme, helps you maintain your physical health and well-being, but it can also provide an enjoyable and essential break from your studies and, in teams and classes, a chance to make new friends and socialize. At UCL we provide high-quality facilities and opportunities for everyone to get active, whether you are a competitive player of team sports, or simply interested in yoga classes to aid relaxation and suppleness. A number of different venues cater for a huge range of activities, from personal fitness routines at the Bloomsbury Fitness Centre to competitive fixtures for team sports held at UCL’s outdoor pitches in Shenley, Hertfordshire. In addition to providing an extensive range of social and sporting facilities (see page 20), the Union also runs a Rights and Advice Centre staffed by professional advisers and a JobShop to support those seeking part-time employment. Fierce intelligence, a desire to change the world, a challenging study programme, volunteer work and London's exciting social life - UCL students have a zest for life. Whether making headlines in the press or acting as student ambassadors overseas, our students graduate with a wealth of experiences that make them true global citizens.
Living in London
Studying and living in London will allow you to explore the many rich and diverse social and cultural opportunities that this vibrant city has to offer. Whether you enjoy museums and exhibitions, clubbing and live music or sport and leisure, you will be overwhelmed with choices in London. The largest collection of Egyptology outside Egypt, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the centre of time at the Greenwich meridian, the art of da Vinci, Picasso and Tracy Emin. These are just a taste of the exhibits that make up the internationally renowned collections in London’s museums and galleries. Entrance to most cultural attractions is free and there are student discounts for special exhibitions. Classical orchestras, rock, rap, jazz and pop; Shakespeare, musicals and fringe theatre; opera, ballet and contemporary dance; blockbuster movies and art-house cinema: you will be able to sample them all in London. Whatever you’re into, London is an absolute treasure trove for those who love their music. If you enjoy sports – whether you want to watch or take part – you’ll be full of choices with 14 professional football teams, four rugby teams, two cricket teams; Wimbledon, Wembley and Lord’s on your doorstep, as well as countless sports clubs, gyms, indoor arenas and sporting facilities.
While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.