Choose from a wide range of subjects offered by the UCL Summer School at the University College London Bloomsbury campus in the heart of London.

This three-week program offers courses from a variety of different disciplines. The program includes lectures, seminars, group work as well as excursions and field trips to areas of interest in and around London. 

Fields of study

  • Art history
  • Biological sciences
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • English literature
  • Environmental science
  • Film, TV and Media
  • Health science
  • History
  • Journalism
  • International business
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Management
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Public policy
  • Psychology
  • Regional and town planning
  • Sociology
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Earth and geographical science
  • Public health
  • Archaeology
  • Biotechnology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Anthropology

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent 

0.5 UCL Credits/15 UK Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 1 UCL Credits/30 UK credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the UCL entry requirements

Apply to UQ Apply to host


Tuition for the program is approximately $4,000 - $7,200 AUD, this does not include accommodation.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation can be provided by UCL at an additional fee.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

Georgia - 2019

The experience has positively affected me in every way. I loved being able to develop myself as an independent person. UCL is situated in the heart of London, so being able to explore the city before and after class was an amazing perk. I also made so many amazing friends from across the world through the summer school program, the student accomodation and attendance at student events. I was able to find more confidence in myself as a person and I loved being able to interact with new people. 

Read more of Georgia's story here.


Joshua - 2019

I think I now appreciate that the people you are travelling with contribute to the enjoyment of the trip just as much as the place you are in. 

The course has highlighted career paths that I wasn't aware of before attending UCL. Our class rotated through three different professors and it was great to be able to get three different perspectives on working/studying in the field of Finance and Actuarial science.

Read more of Joshua's story here.


Alexander - 2018

Going to UCL Summer School was an incredible and life changing experience. I was able to interact and befriend people from all corners of the world.

During my time in London, I was able to fully experience the city from St. Paul's Cathedral to the local Camden markets which was just a tube stop away from my residential hall, Garden Halls.

Read more of Alexander's story here.


Britney - 2018

UCL Summer School was an easy choice for me!  I have always wanted to go to London for several reasons, including its ideal location for travel, vibrant city and cultural diversity.  UCL provided the most convenient dates and credit availability.

Read more of Britney's story here.


BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

UCL Course BEL Credit Assessment

ISSU0053 Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Approved for Unspecified level 2 Business Information Systems major course
ISSU0072 Business Planning for Societal Challenges

Approved for Unspecified level 2 BBusMan Group 3 elective

ISSU0023 Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice TIMS1301 Foundations of Entrepreneurship
ISSU0061 Governance and Public Management Approved for unspecified level 2 general elective
ISSU0010 International Trade and Migration Approved for unspecified Level 1, Group 3 Econ elective
ISSU0037 Corporate Social Responsibility Approved for Unspecified level 2 BBusMan Group 3 elective
ISSU0045 Law, Lawyers and Social Justice Approved for Unspecified level 5 Laws elective
ISSU0048 Anglo-American Business Law Approved for unspecified level 5 Laws elective

UQ students are able to complete a variety of courses within one of the following blocks:

Session 1
  • Start date: 29 June 2020
  • End date: 17 July 2020
  • For-credit or not-for-credit
Session 2
  • Start date: 20 July 2020
  • End date: 07 August 2020
  • For-credit only
Blocks 1 & 2
  • Start date: 29 June 2020
  • End date: 07 August 2020
  • For-credit only

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 01 June 2020

Program Dates

Program dates vary - See Courses tab

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: London, England
Credit: For-credit & not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.