The City Study Abroad Programme is a cross-School programme designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to study abroad in London for a short period during their degree.
There are two intakes per academic year: Autumn (Fall) and Spring.
What can I study?
On the City Study Abroad Programme, you have the opportunity to study modules (courses) across multiple Schools. Some modules are exclusive to either the Autumn or the Spring semester due to the nature of the UK’s academic year structure; other modules may run in both semesters.
A full course load at City is considered to be four modules. When you apply, you have the opportunity to list up to eight module choices so that we can consider you for reserves if a particular module is no longer available.
You can view the list of modules available in the Autumn 2023 semester here:
Each module has a module specification (syllabus) that you can access via the list to find out more about the module’s content. If you cannot find a particular module specification, please email email@example.com and we will assist you.
Please note that all modules are subject to availability. Places are limited. In the event that a module you have been approved for can no longer run, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.
You have the option of applying for either one semester (with a choice of Autumn or Spring) or for the whole academic year (two semesters, i.e. both Autumn and Spring).
Many students will attend when their home university nominates them via an existing partnership with the City Study Abroad Programme. However, if your home university does not have such a partnership, you may still be able to attend as a Freemover. We accept many Freemovers each semester.
Study Abroad Programme Dates for 2023/24
27/28 September 2023
24/25 January 2024
24/25 January 2024
2 October 2023
29 January 2024
29 January 2024
End of semester
20 December 2023
19 April 2024
31 May 2024
Please note: there are two types of Spring semester, the short (ending April) and the long (ending June). This depends on if you opt to take alternative assessments or stay for the main exam period. You can contact the Study Abroad Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. If you are a Spring semester student, the Study Abroad Team will also check your semester type with you when you register.
If you are coming to City as a Freemover, the fees for the Programme will depend on when and how long you are studying for:
- Autumn 2023 Semester: £10, 750
- Spring 2024 Semester: £11, 250
- Full Year (both Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024 Semesters): £22, 000
Please note: if you are coming to City via a nomination from one of our partner institutions, you will receive information from your home university about fee arrangements.
Unless you have a UK or Republic of Ireland passport, you will need a visa to study in the UK. The type of visa you will need depends on how long you will be on the Study Abroad Programme.
- If you study for one semester only (either Autumn or Spring), you will need a Standard Visitor Visa. Many students will obtain this at the UK border, but some may need to apply in advance – it will depend on your nationality.
- If you will study for the whole academic year (both Autumn and Spring), you will need a Student Visa. All Student Visa applications would be made before you enter the UK.
City has a dedicated International Student Advice Team on hand to provide you with further information regarding visas.
If you do have a UK or Republic of Ireland passport, please make sure to mention this in your application for the Study Abroad Programme. It’s also worth flagging this up with us if you are in the process of applying for one and expect to receive it before you register on the programme.
There are limited rooms set aside for City’s Study Abroad students in one of City’s affiliated Halls of Residence. Applications for these rooms are made via the Study Abroad Team rather than the Accommodation Team because of the shorter contract length.
For further information, please email email@example.com.