University College London

Program Details

Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20295
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2025 01/13/25 to 06/13/25
2024-25 Academic Year 09/23/24 to 06/13/25
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/08/24 to 06/07/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University College London

Founded in 1826, University College London (UCL) is the oldest and largest of the colleges and institutes that together make up the University of London. UCL has an international reputation for its teaching and research. 

UCL is located in the historic Bloomsbury region in central London. The central location offers huge advantages for students both academically and culturally.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University College London

This program is open to students in specific academic areas including all College of Engineering majors, College of Science students who are majoring in Chemistry, EAPS, Math and Physics, and CLA students majoring in History or Political Science.

History and Political Science students are welcome to participate in the UCL Institute of the Americas. The UCL Institute of the Americas was established in July 2012, as part of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. The Institute is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada for students and researchers seeking to develop in-depth regional and continental knowledge of the Americas.

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture. 

GPA Requirement: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Science]
Specifically from: HIST, POL (CLA), CHM, EAPS, MA, PHYS (SCI), including CLA courses for ENGR and SCI majors

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load:  12 Purdue credit hour minimum

This exchange program is not for the faint of heart.  This academically rigorous institution is intellectually demanding and requires an independent approach to course work. 

The academic year is divided into three terms.  Purdue students can apply to study at UCL for either the entire academic year or terms 2 + 3, which is comparable to the Purdue spring semester. 


Exchange students live in UCL residence halls.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Housing $4,000.00
Local Transportation $500.00
Visa $450.00
Books and Supplies $250.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE Applications are reviewed in the order that they are completed. Some programs are popular and can reach enrollment capacity before the stated deadline. Please take care to select a second choice program that you are genuinely interested in attending. You may not be approved for your first choice program and having a serious second choice avoids delays in approving your application for study abroad. If you are not approved for your first choice program you are automatically considered for your second choice program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

University College London

The London Eye

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email