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  1. Exchange and study abroad programme
  2. City Study Abroad Programme
  3. Application and accommodation
Study at City

Application and accommodation

Applications for the Study Abroad Programme

Spring 2021 Entry

City is accepting applications for entry in Spring 2021.  Applicants will need to be aware that the majority of our teaching is expected to be online, and there are likely to still be travel restrictions to the UK, and for travelling around Europe.  We have produced a guide to what students should expect about our teaching and life in London which you can read here.

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.  City works with the following study abroad providers:

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

Application Deadlines

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

For students studying with us in Spring 2021 we have some rooms available in our full-year accommodation which you may be able to book for your short stay.  For more information please contact our Accommodation Office.