Study abroad in London with IFSA

City, University of London Partnership

Program Overview

Whether you’re drawn to the start-up process or have more traditional business aspirations, this is the place to hone your skills. Known for its responsive, flexible environment, AACSB-accredited City has close ties to business and the professional world—plus an unbeatable setting in a global hub that’s home to more than 500 financial, insurance, and banking institutions.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

October 1

Minimum GPA

3.00

Credit load

16

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database—if the City, University of London's Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

To view available classes at City, University of London, visit the City class catalog.

  • 3000-level classes: Students will need to have at least two years of previous study in the subject area. Three to five classes are recommended if there are no specific prerequisites.
  • 2000-level classes: An introductory class or similar transferrable class in the subject area is required.
  • 1000-level classes: Classes are open to all students.

Fall Semester* (10 weeks)

Four 4-credit courses = 16 U.S. semester credit hours

Spring Semester (13 weeks)

  • Four 4-credit courses = 16 U.S. semester credit hours
  • Four 4-credit courses + one 2-credit extension course = 18 U.S. semester credit hours
  • Three 4-credit courses + one or two 2-credit extension or language courses = 14-16 U.S. semester credit hours

Lab & Field Trip Fees

Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

City has restrictions for certain departments:

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
This subject relies on a high level of proficiency in mathematics, statistics, economics and computing; classes are generally open to actuarial science or similar majors only.

COMPUTING
Classes are not available to study abroad students studying for only one semester.

ENGLISH
Limited spaces are available.

JOURNALISM
Limited spaces are available. Students should be majors in journalism and have a significant concentration in journalism or a closely related subject.

MATHEMATICS
Classes are not available to study abroad students studying for only one semester.

MUSIC
Open to music majors only.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the semester program or one (1) year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the year program.

Recommendation Letter

Your application to this program will require one (1) academic letter of recommendation.

Visa Requirement

  • A visa is not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens for the semester program.
  • A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
  • A visa is required if you are participating in the year program.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Program Activities:

Activities and excursions are an important piece of your IFSA experience, designed to pull you into the fabric of the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. That said, at times, circumstances beyond our control—including local government regulations and health protocols—could impact our ability to hold these events as planned.

Know that we’ll make every effort to run the activities, trips, and excursions slated for your program. You’ll see detailed examples of previous outings offered during this program below. Keep in mind that the options could look different for your program, and that we cannot guarantee these activities, trips, and excursions.

Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include:

  • London Pandemics–Past and Present: This event will engage you with both an historic overview and a contemporary look at concepts of community health and global health, with a particular focus on London and the pandemic. You will attend a guest lecture at the IFSA London Flagship, followed by the John Snow Cholera Tour. This tour will take you to the nearby streets of Soho to visit important sites in the story of Dr. Snow and the cholera outbreak in 1854.
  • London Statue Walk: This walking tour includes stops at some of London’s most iconic statues as well as some of its most obscure, weaving in historical, cultural, literary, and political threads as it seeks to put the past into dialogue with the present.
  • Homelessness in London–A Dialogue: This event will explore the realities of homelessness in London from three perspectives. First, you will participate in a dialogue with guest speakers followed by a tour of Central London developed, curated, and delivered by vulnerably housed individuals through Unseen Tours.

Program Excursions:

IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:

  • The Square Mile Tour: The City of London, also known as the Square Mile, is just over one mile of the capital city. But what a mile it is. The Square Mile is the oldest part of London, dating back to 43 A.D. when the Romans christened it Londinium. From St. Paul’s Cathedral to Borough Market, the Bank of England to Tower Bridge, this walking tour will give you an exclusive glimpse into the London of old and new.
  • London Graffiti and Street Art Tour: Get ready to experience the very best London has to offer in street art and graffiti during our urban street art adventure through the amazing painted streets of Shoreditch, East London and the surrounding areas. See work by some of the world’s most famous street artists including Banksy, Ben Eine, Obey, Roa, C215 and 100s more. We introduce you to all the various types of street art from street sculpture to stencils, wheat pastes and stickers. In addition to schooling you in graffiti art and explaining the different styles of lettering and techniques used in street art, the tour will really open your eyes to the graffiti/street art around you, as well as the meaning behind the graffiti.
  • Stonehenge and Bath Visit: Stonehenge has stood on Salisbury Plain for around 5,000 years and it’s still unknown how the prehistoric monument came to rest there! Make up your own mind during this visit and discover the fascinating theories behind these rocks. You’ll learn about Stonehenge from the fascinating exhibits and be able to enjoy a virtual sunrise as it rises over the prehistoric stones! Afterward, travel to the Roman city of Bath for a walking tour of this World Heritage city once home to Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Gainsborough, Lord Nelson, and Beau Nash. Then prepare to travel back 2,000 years to the Roman era with a visit to the Roman Baths.
  • Piers and Queers Brighton Trip: Since the 18th century Brighton has become a cosmopolitan place of recreation, escape, and freedom. A destination for people who didn't conform. With an LGBTQ+ population now estimated at 15%, Brighton celebrated England's first civil partnerships, and hosts the UK’s largest Pride event as well as Europe's first Trans Pride, rightly earning its title as the LGBTQ+ Capital of Britain. Peers and Queers is a tour of Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer perspective, in a colorful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic city center taking in more than 200 years of history including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life, and political activism. Afterward, there’s time for a walk on the pier and fish and chips, just watch out for seagulls!
  • Windsor Castle and Eton College Tours: Take a full-day tour to the beautiful Berkshire towns of Windsor and Eton. Visit the queen's home at Windsor Castle which has more than 900 years of royal history and is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. After lunch it will be on to Eton, home of the world-famous Eton College founded in 1440. Eton has educated generations of British and foreign aristocracy and members of the Royal family including Princes William and Harry, and British Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and David Cameron.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

You will live in centrally located, fully furnished student residences in London. Bedrooms are arranged either in apartment or clusters, or on communal corridors. You will share a bedroom with ensuite bathroom with another IFSA student and can expect to share kitchen facilities, too, ranging from in-unit kitchenettes to larger communal kitchen and dining areas. There is no meal plan so you will need to either purchase your meals or cook for yourself. Communal cooking and dining is a great way to manage your budget and get to know other students! Other communal spaces may be available within the residence depending on the building and location, to be confirmed in your prearrival materials.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Spring 2023

January 22, 2023

April 22, 2023

$24,975

October 1

Fall 2023

Early September 2023

Mid-December 2023

$23,525 (estimated)

April 15

Spring 2024

Late January 2024

Late April 2024

$24,975 (estimated)

October 1

Academic Year 2023-2024

Early September 2023

Early June 2024

Contact IFSA

April 15

Term

Spring 2023

Term begins

January 22, 2023

Term ends

April 22, 2023

Program costs

$24,975

Application deadline

October 1

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

Early September 2023

Term ends

Mid-December 2023

Program costs

$23,525 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 15

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Late January 2024

Term ends

Late April 2024

Program costs

$24,975 (estimated)

Application deadline

October 1

Term

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term begins

Early September 2023

Term ends

Early June 2024

Program costs

Contact IFSA

Application deadline

April 15

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