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London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
London is quite simply one of the most exciting cities on earth. It is the center of everything British—culture, politics, finance, history, and royalty—but also a world capital with a huge multinational population. “When a man [or woman] is tired of London, he is tired of life,” said 18th-century author Samuel Johnson, and the quote is no less true today. Cultural highlights range from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London to the new British Library and Tate Modern art gallery. Once you’ve mastered the London Underground (also known as The Tube) and bus system, you’ll be ready to check out Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and everything else London has to offer in terms of shopping, nightlife, parks, and recreation.
JOURNALISM COURSE OPTIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER. CITY DOES OFFER JOURNALISM COURSES DURING THE FALL SEMESTER TO VISITING STUDENTS. SPACES ARE ALLOTTED ON A FIRST-COMPLETED BASIS (normally 2-3 students are allowed to take Journalism classes each fall).
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the City University website.
When looking for courses, be sure you are only looking at the offerings for undergraduate students. Also, please be sure you choose courses that are offered during your semester of study. If you will study for the fall term only, you need to choose courses that are listed as “f” in the term section. If you will study for the spring term, you will choose courses that are listed as “s” in the term section. If you are a single term student, you cannot take courses that are listed as “Y” or Year courses. However, there are some courses that are listed as “Ysf” which means that the year-long course has been broken into two parts - fall and spring - so that full year and single semester students can participate in some part of the course.
United Kingdom Universities are typically on a three-year system; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2. Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.
You should plan to take three to four classes per semester at City University, as courses are worth 4 credits each during the fall and spring semesters. Students are able to add an extension course in addition to their 3-4 City courses. These extensions courses are in a practical language or cultural studies course such as Historic London or Performing Arts in London. The extension courses are worth 2 Rutgers credits. You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to City University and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. The credit translation system between City and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 4-credit course at City will also be a 4-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
Please note: City University charges extra for music and informatics courses. Also Journalism courses will not be available to study abroad students for the Spring 2015 semester.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Late September – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January – Mid-April
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the City University web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Visiting students at City University are normally placed in Liberty Court, approximately an 8 minute walk from campus. Liberty Court offers single rooms with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and lounges. Kitchens include dining table & chairs, electric ovens and 4-ring hob/extractor fan, fridge freezer and microwave.
For more information about Liberty Court, visit the City University website.
Program Cost: 2015-2016
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
AASAP Scholarship - Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship. This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it. Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website.
BUTEX Scholarship - Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For more information please visit the BUTEX website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.