Study Abroad at University College London (UCL)

United Kingdom England London

UCL has a history of academic excellence and is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, with many schools leading their field. UCL isr enowned for world-class research, global influence and impact across a broad range of subject areas. UCL’s reputation attracts and empowers the best and bravest thinkers, who constantly cross boundaries to create new ways of thinking, creating a home for thought leaders of
today and tomorrow.

Join this community of great minds and choose your course of study at the multidisciplinary university, home to centers of teaching from Medicine to Languages, Law to Engineering, History to Astrophysics. Immerse yourself in a global perspective that is championed by professors across departments. And, of course, enjoy UCL’s location in London. You’ll have access not only to the storied entertainment and social scene, but also to cultural and academic resources: Think Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace—and so much more. An urban adventure awaits!

Academic strength: Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Criminal Justice & Law, Education Pedagogy, Engineering
Rankings: Times Top 100

About the University


As one of the world's very best universities, University College London consistently places in the global top 20 universities in a wide range of world university rankings. Notably, there has been at least one Nobel Laureate from the UCL community every decade since the establishment of the prizes in 1901. 

A member of the prestigious Russell Group, UCL has a maverick tradition of leading the way, being the first English university to admit women as equals to men, living true to its motto: “Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward.”

During your time at UCL, you have access not only to the best in entertainment and social environment but also to cultural and academic resources.

Learn more at UCL's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Enda HU - UCL
“I choose to study abroad because I wanted to see different cultures. As an English learner, I wanted to practice my English as well. I’ve been improving my English everyday by speaking to different new people.

I feel more prepared for my future because of my time here.”
Enda Hu, Past SAF Student

Diary of a UCL Student

A Typical Day

Ellie's life as a third-year law student at UCL - balancing her studies, day-to-day activities and spending time with friends exploring London. Find our Ellie's tips for the best coffee on campus and her favorite spot at the library!

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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