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Program Details

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Direct Enrollment
University College London
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Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition is £2,350 (approx. $2,700) per 3-week session, however there is a built-in discount for students who join us for 6 weeks (£4,200 / approx. $3,780).

Accommodation in a UCL summer residence is available for an additional fee. Around 80% of UCL Summer School students stay in UCL accommodation.

Some activities on the Social Programme are free (welcome party, games nights in Regents' Park, end of summer boat party on the River Thames), while some will require payment (weekend trips outside of London, West End theatre, Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre).
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Wifi
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Accommodation is offered at an additional fee. Please check our website for details.

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
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May 05, 2023
Aug 27, 2023
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About Program

UCL is a world-leading university (ranked 8th globally by QS in 2022) in the heart of central London. The UCL Summer School offers students from universities around the world the chance to study undergraduate UCL modules for 3 or 6 weeks and transfer credit back to their home college. A truly international programme, the 2022 UCL Summer School welcomed 700+ students from 50+ countries.

In 2023, over 70 courses are on offer in subjects like psychology, computer science, culture, economics, finance, health, politics, law, sciences and more. You can choose the course best suited to your academic or personal interests and for most courses, no prior subject knowledge is necessary. All courses are taught by UCL faculty.

Also offered is accommodation close to campus and a varied programme of social and cultural events & activities to ensure students have fun and meet others from across the programme.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At UCL we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all, including our black and minority ethnic (BME) community.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Whatever your sexual orientation or identity, be yourself and help ensure the UCL community is inclusive and open to all.

Neurodivergent Support

UCL is an inclusive learning environment, and we aim to enable all students to study as independently as possible during their time here.

Accessibility Support

UCL strives for equity, diversity, and inclusion in all we do. As such, we are committed to embed accessibility as a fundamental principle into all aspects of our planning, development and delivery.



UCL has been driving forward sustainability practices for over a decade, with ambitious commitments, from carbon emissions reduction to increasing biodiversity and accelerating sustainable education and research.

Program Highlights

  • Study and gain credit at one of the world's leading universities (ranked 8th in the world by QS in 2022): All courses are taught by academics from UCL's renowned faculties!
  • Enjoy summer in London; one of the world's great cities. London comes alive in summer and students are free to explore. Our unique Social Programme also ensures students make the most of free time!
  • Choose courses from a wide range of disciplines! Students benefit from an unrivalled choice of summer courses; all of which carry the same academic rigour (4 US credits) as normal UCL undergraduate course.
  • Make friends and lifelong contacts from around the world: The 2022 UCL Summer School welcomed students from 50+ countries and 97% said they'd recommend the programme to a friend!
  • Apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence within walking distance to campus.

Program Reviews

4.82 Rating
based on 11 reviews
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  • 4 rating 18.18%
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  • Academics 4.2
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.4
  • Safety 4.65
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Yes, I recommend this program

review of summer school in UCL 2023

For academic knowledge, from the perspective of a year two undergraduate student, the knowledge taught in the program might seem too vague and general without enough specific and professional knowledge. However, the interactive atmosphere and explosive emotion in this class are fantastic, classmates talk about whatever they want to share and I indeed learned a lot of new ideas from it communication in English helped improve my spoken English remarkably.
food in London comes from different countries and I tried several really taste good.
Life there is colorful, we even have a boat party on the last day which is really enjoyable!

  • interactive communication atmosphere in class
  • inclusive environment about different ideas and clutures
  • case study and related games are interesting and beneficial
  • the transport in London is inconvenient and expensive
  • use cash only in London is troublesome
  • my dormitory is really far away from my classroom(0.5 mins walk distance)
9 people found this review helpful.
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UCL Is My Second Home!

I am so sad that this program is either 3 or 6 weeks because time goes by so quickly. I am so glad I chose UCL as my destination to study abroad! The course was challenging but enriching for a three-week module. I would even go as far as to say that I rather prefer how professors teach in the UK rather than the US because we went to the Commonwealth and the IMO. I never got to experience these kinds of things which makes this an enriching and fruitful experience for me. Thank you, UCL, for a wonderful experience! You made me want to research Master's programs in London!

  • Challenging
  • Meeting New People
  • Experiencing London
  • Social Program Limit
  • Short Time
  • Class Everyday
10 people found this review helpful.
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The best summer of my life!

Living in London for 6 weeks has been the greatest experience in my life. Everything happens so suddenly, unexpectedly and full of surprise. It is like a movie, really. I was walking in a park and met a group of students from UCL, the next moment we were bar hopping around the city. I have met a lot of wonderful friends, most of them just by coincidence. The summer course exposes me to many cultures different from my own. It just baffles me to watch the way each student communicates, carries on with his/her daily life and relaxes, and I love it so much to be able to see how each culture interacts with one another!

  • Culture is amazing, socialising is always smooth as butter
  • Made life-long friends
  • The city is full of life and wonderful architectures
  • It's a little dangerous at night
6 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic Experience

The overall experience was unreal! From modules and campus to the city and UCL staff.
Really amazing how everyone is really friendly and they’re from everywhere around the globe !
Amazing experience.
All the professors where really prepared and the modules were perfectly timed for the period we were there. Campus is really close to the main London attractions so it comes handy to visit places after class or during the weekends.
Staff were also great at organising field trips and events all over London.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Literally nothing, everything was excellent !!!!!!
113 people found this review helpful.
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Great way to experience living in London!

I was at the UCL Summer School 4 years ago and I used it as an opportunity to see what it would be like to live and study in London. I still look back on the experience fondly. I studied the Understanding and Countering Radicalisation and Terrorism module (a mouthful, I know) which was very engaging. We were taught by a wide range of experts and academics. And we also had the opportunity to attend a conference at the British Library. The other students were fun - I'm still in touch with a number of them till today. I would definitely recommend!

106 people found this review helpful.
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It was a wonderful journey here. We had five classes a week, each for three hours. There was enough time for digesting what had been taught in the class. Also, I explored London on the three weekends and joined some social programmes to make new friends.

My programme was Entrepreneurship. We learned how to evaluate a business opportunity and how to create a feasible one. All those knowledge were put into practice. By finishing an independent essay and groupwork, I exercised those knowledge and learned it by my heart. I may apply those knowledge in later daily life.

The London adventure was amazing as well. I visited several famous spots, such as Big Ben, River Thames, etc. Scenery there was beautiful. London combines contemporary fashion style with old European architecture style. You could sit on the bench under big leafy trees, seeing the long River Thames waving fiercely. You could witness the magnificent building of White House. You could have a walk in the Hyde Park, watching geese and ducks playing beside the lake together. Also, the location of our classroom was at a business street, where there were lots of modern caffee houses and restaurants. You can feel the prosperity of London there.

Diversity of this programme was unbelieveable. There were 52 nationalities in the two sessions of UCL summer school. Here I made some new friends with different backgrouds. We exchanged our culture and tradition. Also, I encoutered students from different universities in my home country. We keep in touch with each other after we came back home. Those friends expand my world.

All in all, I will never forget this London jounery as well as the learning experience here. I had a crush on it the first day I came here. It is definitely worth trying, otherwise you may regret!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
It was the final presentation. I felt nervous about my part of presentaion and had some doubts on our groupwork. Finally, I just went ahead and relaxed myself. Surprisingly, our presentation was the best one.
107 people found this review helpful.
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Summer at UCL

UCL Summer School was a great experience for me. The academic side of the course is taught by brilliant professors, the campus is right in the middle of London and the friends you meet come from all around the world. Moreover, ever since I returned to Mexico, I have received so many opportunities regarding the field of studies I explored in UCL. I had a lot of fun, met amazing people and would definitely recommend this course for anyone who wishes to have an international experience in a top 10 world-ranked university.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I only spent about a week in the library. I wish I had started visiting it earlier, its fantastic.
113 people found this review helpful.
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An Unforgettable Experience

I had a great time studying at UCL last year. First of all, the lecturer is humorous and knowledgeable. Her explanations are rich in content and interactive. The lecture content structured pretty well and easy for people to learn, even for those who has no previous background. Also, everyone in the class were pretty active. The social activities held by UCL are interesting from operas and movies to day trips, which take us to know all aspects of London and Britain. The staff are very friendly and you can ask them any questions. In this program, not only did I learn a lot of knowledge, but also made a lot of friends. I really had a great summer in London.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do not be nervous, the university staff and lecturers are friendly. You will enjoy a good summer!
102 people found this review helpful.

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