Study at City
  1. Courses
  2. Applying
  3. Fees and funding
  4. Living in London
  5. Visit us
  6. Student support
  7. International students
  8. Order a prospectus
  9. Clearing and Adjustment
  1. Exchange & Study Abroad Programme
  2. City Study Abroad Programme
  3. Application and accommodation
Study at City

Application and accommodation

Applications for the Study Abroad Programme

Your application

It is possible to apply directly to City, via agreements with individual US and other overseas institutions or through a number of Study Abroad programme providers.

Your application will be considered on academic merit and we will advise you on individual course choices. You should ensure that you have fully discussed your study plans with your home school advisors. Throughout the application process we are happy to communicate with you and your home school.

Entry requirements

  • General recommendation
    We welcome applications from students at institutions in any country and are happy to advise on particular entry requirements for students from all systems. As a general guide we expect applicants to have at least a B average or equivalent.
  • USA
    Students applying to City from the American system should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Applying in your third or fourth year
    It is usual for students joining City to be in the third year of a four-year degree scheme. In assessing your application we will look for evidence of a strong academic background. A full transcript and academic reference should be sent in with your application form. We do not charge an application fee.

English requirements

If your first language is not English we require evidence of your English proficiency.

  • We accept IELTS at 6.5 or an equivalent test.
  • If you do not currently meet this English language requirement you should consider the INTO City, University of London pre-sessional English courses.

The application form

Students applying directly to City or through an individual home school agreement should email study-abroad@city.ac.uk for an application form.

Applying via a programme provider

If you are applying through a programme provider you should use their application form and procedures.

  • Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies
    Arcadia will guide you through applying to City through the Arcadia programme.
  • IES
    IES will guide you through applying to study at City through the IES programme.
  • Institute for Study Abroad - Butler University
    IFSA will guide you through applying to City through the IFSA-Butler programme.

Applications, whatever their source, are considered on individual merit and in accordance with equal opportunities policy.

Application Deadlines

Applications for year long or fall/autumn semester study at City should be submitted by 15 May each year. Spring applications should be submitted by 31 October each year.

Autumn Semester/Full Year 15 May
Spring Semester 31 October 

Late applications will be considered however late applicants may find accommodation and some courses are no longer available.

Short term accommodation

City has limited accommodation for students coming to study with us for a semester. Students who will be studying at City for a full academic year should contact the Accommodation Service for more information.

Accommodation is available in Liberty Court which is located about 10 minutes' walk from the main teaching campus, register your interest for Liberty Court though this form. Please note that by completing this form you will just be registering your interest in accommodation and this is not a guarantee that we will be able to offer you a room.

Accommodation is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to students who have an offer to study on the Study Abroad Programme or Exchange Programmes. Rooms are allocated in June for Autumn students and November for January students.

Liberty Court

Rooms are in single study bedrooms in an apartment shared with four other students, sharing two shower rooms and access to kitchen facilities. Students are provided with a bedding and kitchen pack.

Fees 2019/20

Autumn semester 14 September - 22 December 2019 £2,650
Spring semester 8 January - 12 June 2020 £3,400

The contract dates above are fixed and there are no alternative contract dates for students that choose to take the short spring semester.