IES-London: City, University of London

Program Details

Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33011
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/21/24 to 04/20/24
Current Program Dates
Fall 2023 09/24/23 to 12/21/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-London:  City, University of London

City, University of London derives its name from its location. The area of London known as “the City” was, in the medieval age, the extent of London. Today, the City geographically represents only a small portion of greater London, yet its name is synonymous with the financial heart of Britain. With a resident population of about 10,000 but a daily working population of about 350,000, the economic significance of the City cannot be underestimated.

As an urban university with a strong international community, City, University of London (City), offers a wide range of academic options and close ties to London’s main financial district. City’s academic roots in industry and technology indicate its modern commitment to such disciplines as Business and Finance. Its large international student body makes it reflective of London’s multicultural population.

University Facts

  • Gained its charter in 1966 (formerly Northampton Polytechnic, est. 1894)
  • Approximately 18,000 students from more than 160 countries
  • Graduate students account for about half of the student body
  • More than 50% of the students come from outside the UK
  • The Business School is AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited
  • Joined the University of London in 2016
For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


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The program is open to all undergraduate students with junior or senior status when the program begins. Courses are not open to sophomores. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA below 3.0 will not be considered.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, PUBH, & SLHS (HHS)

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

You will take your courses on campus at City, University of London where you will be in classes with a mix of local and international students. Even though your classes are at the university, as an IES student you will enjoy the extra support of the IES staff for advising, registration assistance, and more.

Students will register for a minimum of 15 credits.

To see course offerings click here.


Even though your adventure starts in London, IES field trips and course-related trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. These trips are partially subsidized by IES Abroad. To see examples of field trips, click here.


While you’re studying at City, you live in a residence hall located in central London. You and another IES Abroad student share a room with an en-suite bathroom and have access to a common kitchen or en-suite kitchenette. No meals are included.

There are laundry facilities and WiFi access throughout the building, and you will have access to a fitness facility.

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.

The program fee includes: tuition and on-site orientation.

Students who wish to volunteer will need a prior entry clearance visa which costs approximately $400. Some housing options may carry an additional fee, please check IES website for details.

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 and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $18,573.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $4,100.00
Insurance $230.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $900.00
Local Transportation $640.00
Books and Supplies $250.00
Meals $3,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,000.00
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.

Program Application Deadline
Fall or Academic Year Mar 1
Spring Semester Sep 1

Returnees Information

IES-London:  City, University of London

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