For those who want to see the world by taking a study period abroad.
A study period abroad could be the experience of a lifetime. However, it is important to understand that a period abroad studying academic subjects calls for preparation on your part. We will of course do our best to support you throughout the whole process.
Find out more about the application procedure below.
The first things you need to do are:
You apply for a study period abroad by filling out a mandatory online application form, which is automatically sent to your international coordinator and the International Team at UCL.
If you are a free mover, you still need to fill out our online application form, but need only indicate the one educational institution you want to study at.
Keep in mind that some educational institutions, especially outside the EU, have earlier nomination and application deadlines. It is your responsibility to keep up to date on this and to apply internally at UCL before the partner institution's nomination deadline. We need to have received your application no later than 2 weeks before the nomination deadline mentioned in the partner directory. Feel free to check out our partner map for help.
Once you have submitted your application, you will automatically receive confirmation that we have received it. You will receive a reply after the application deadline, approx. 2-3 weeks later.
If you have applied for a study period abroad at a partner institution, you will receive a nomination email from the International Team, which you must accept within 48 hours in order to be nominated to the partner institution.
The International Team will then nominate you to the partner institution. This means that the partner institution will reserve a place for you, but please note that the place is not guaranteed, as you then need to apply directly to the university to which you have been nominated for the academic courses you wish to follow.
If the partner institution has too few places in relation to the number of applicants, we will assign places using a grade point average as the criterion.
Our partner institutions have application deadlines.
This means that you must send an application to them after the International Team has nominated you (see section 4).
The relevant partner institution will contact you by email and send you further information about the application.
You must complete a learning agreement, regardless of whether you are going for a study period abroad as a free mover or to a partner institution.
The learning agreement is an agreement between you, UCL and the host institution.
It deals with the subjects (and number of ECTS points) you need to study and pass at the host institution in order to get credit at UCL. The learning agreement will be filled out by yourself and your international coordinator.
Your international coordinator approves your learning agreement, i.e., the subjects you need to study. It is your own responsibility to send your learning agreement to the host institution afterwards.
At the end of your stay, be sure to get documentation (transcript of records) from the host institution.
You must then send the transcript of records to the International Team so that you can be awarded credits.
If you receive an Erasmus+ or Nordplus grant, additional documents will need to be completed.
It is your responsibility to have the correct documents delivered on time - both before and after your period of study abroad, as required. The International Team will send you the relevant documents.