Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member.
In partnership with Birkbeck, University of London and Anglo Educational Services (AES), UConn’s London program provides students the opportunity to study and/or intern in London, England. Students can choose, at the time of application, whether they would like to take courses only or if they would like to do an internship and take classes.
Courses only option
The Course only semester Program runs for fourteen weeks during both the fall and spring semesters, allowing students to earn academic credit. Program participants enroll in four classes (modules) at Birkbeck, University of London. All students receive a full arrival orientation with both AES and Birkbeck staff. The AES office is centrally located in Bloomsbury, just a 10 minute walk from Birkbeck.
The London Internship Semester Program runs for fourteen weeks during both the fall and spring semesters, allowing students to gain both a practical experience while earning academic credit. Students participate in an internship placement where professionalism and a firm commitment are expected. In addition, program participants enroll in three classes (modules) at Birkbeck, University of London. All students receive a full arrival orientation with both AES and Birkbeck staff. The AES office is centrally located in Bloomsbury, just a 10 minute walk from Birkbeck. More information on the internships,
Join other international students at Birkbeck, University of London. Students will be enrolled as fulltime students at Birkbeck giving them access to the faculties at the university including the Student Union, IT labs and library. The course offering can be found at: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/london-semester-programme/autumn-programme
Students enrolling in the course only option will take 4 courses at Birkbeck for a total of 12 US credits.
Students enrolling in the internship option will take 2 courses at Birkbeck plus the internship course for a total of 6 credits.
Students are housed in safe and secure apartments in Central London. This provides interns a real London workday experience. Apartments are flat-style with full kitchens and lounge area with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms which accommodate between three and eight students, depending on the number of bedrooms. The flats include weekly cleaning and basic internet. As London is a major city, student housing is basic and small when compared to housing at Storrs. Housing is located in travel zones 1 or 2. Students who are participating in an internship will need to commute to their internship site.
Students will have full access to Birkbeck, University of London teaching staff, 24 hour computing facilitates, University of London Student Union Membership, access to University of London libraries, dedicated Student Services Manager, and a Zone 1 and 2 Travel Card.
In addition to the above, internship students will take an internship seminar, receive pre-arrival placement in an appropriate internship, have access to an Internship Coordinator and have regular documented contact with site supervisor. Possible internship placements include: Advertising and Public Relations, Communications and Media, Fashion, Government and Politics, Health Care/Sciences, History, Information Technology and Computing, Law, Non-Profit and NGO, Psychology and Social Science.
Students participating in the internship program will need to obtain a Tier 4 General Student Visa which will cost approximately $500. In order to obtain this on time, you are encouraged to apply for your passport immediately if you do not already have one.
Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Terms: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Social Sciences, Humanities|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||Yes||Required GPA:||2.75|