There is something irresistible about London. Maybe it’s the sights like Big Ben or the Tower Bridge that already feel familiar. Or the international character that is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. Whatever it is that has drawn you to London, don’t look back now—London awaits!

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling at City, University of London.

IES Abroad London is dedicated to enhancing your study abroad experience with superior student services and opportunities to fully experience life in London. Our staff in London helps you make the most of your experience abroad.

London will be your classroom. Involvement in the local community or a student club enriches your learning experiences and provides excellent opportunities for cultural integration.

We want you to feel at home in England, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in London. Our housing options provide you opportunities to meet and make new friends, while our cultural events familiarize you with the city of London.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad London
  • City: London
  • Country: England
  • Program Credits: 16 per semester (4 courses)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Fall 2018

  • September 17 - December 15

Spring 2019

  • Late January - Late April (Spring-only students)
  • Late January - Early June (Full-year students)

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Spring 2019 - October 01, 2018


IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with City, University of London.

City, University of London

As a large, urban university with a strong international community, City, University of London gained its charter in 1966 (formerly Northampton Polytechnic, established in 1894). City’s academic roots in industry and technology reflect its contemporary commitment to such disciplines as Business and Engineering. City enrolls approximately 24,000 students, and its large international student body (more than 50 percent) makes it reflective of London’s incredibly multicultural population.


You are encouraged to enroll in one 300-level course, two 200-level courses and may only enroll in one 100-level course. Typically, you will need 2-3 classes in a specific subject area in order to enroll in a 200-level class, and 4-5 in order to enroll in a 300-level class.

For full course listings, visit the University's Academic Programme page, which lists all classes available to study abroad students.

City, University of London offers IES Abroad students particularly exciting opportunities in:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business
  • Finance & Management
  • Computer Science*
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Engineering (majors and academic year only)
  • Languages
  • Mathematics*
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Journalism (majors only)**

*Available only to Spring semester and Academic Year students. Students enrolled in these courses must stay to take finals in May/June, if applicable.

**Students who wish to take Journalism courses must have already taken a least 1-2 Journalism courses. Please also note that course selections in the Fall semester are more limited than those in the Spring.

Advising & Support

Even though you’re directly enrolling in one of our partner universities, we’ll be there for you whenever you need us.


Choosing and directly enrolling in courses abroad can be confusing and overwhelming. This is why we offer you predeparture advising that’s specific to your needs. Our goal is to provide support and guidance throughout your application and enrollment process.

But our advising services don’t stop there. While you’re in London, our staff is available to help you transition into your new home.


The support services we offer IES Abroad direct enrollment students are specifically designed to help you achieve your study abroad goals as effectively and smoothly as possible. We know studying abroad is an adventure, and, at times, you may need help or just someone to talk to—that’s why our staff is there for you.

On-Site Staff

Whether you have questions about academic requirements, housing, or well-being and safety, our London-based IES Abroad staff is available to support you. Because of our close relationship with the universities in London, IES Abroad is also able to offer you unique academic, social, and cultural opportunities. Our staff in London accompanies you throughout orientation, as well as at the IES Abroad field trips and cultural events.


We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave London, it will feel like home.

Residence Hall – You will live in an international student residence hall located in central London. You and another IES Abroad student share a room with an attached bathroom and will either have access to a common kitchen with others on your floor or a kitchenette in your room. No meals are included, but there are many affordable eateries nearby. There are laundry facilities and common areas with wireless Internet (and 24-hour Internet access in your room) on various floors of the residence hall. Enjoy 24-hour security and a short walk to public transportation.

Student Life


IES Abroad Orientation

Upon arrival in London, you participate in an introductory orientation with the IES Abroad London staff. Designed specifically for direct enrollment students, the IES Abroad orientation program introduces you to your direct enrollment program, your fellow students, and to London.

Other highlights may include a bus tour of London and other cultural activities. In addition, you will learn about the teaching methods of British professors of your host institution.

University Orientation

You also attend City’s orientation, where you get acquainted with the logistics of student life.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in London through our cultural events, such as:

  • Touring Parliament, royal palaces, and gardens
  • Attending local sporting events, such as the English Premier League
  • Outings to London’s diverse markets
  • Going to world-class performances at London's many entertainment venues

University Clubs & Events

While you’re in London, getting involved in a social or sports club is a great way to meet local students. City’s student union is home to more than 40 clubs and societies, the university magazine, and a range of student services including the student advice centre, which provides confidential advice on financial, housing, and legal issues. City students may also take advantage of Saddlers Sports Centre, which offers a range of fitness opportunities including team sports, free weights, martial arts, yoga, aerobics, and Pilates.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale. GPAs below 3.0 will not be considered.
  • Junior or senior standing when program begins.

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required.

A student visa may be required to enter England. Upon admission, you will receive more information about the application process and any related fees. The visa application process for non-U.S. citizens can be extremely lengthy, please contact us for more information. If you're studying with IES Abroad in England, you may be eligible to use the IES Abroad ACCeSS program. ACCeSS is our visa processing service in which we submit your visa application and supporting documents to the consulate for you.


Fall 2018

  • Tuition: $15,420
  • Housing: $4,250
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $19,900

Academic Year

  • Tuition: $27,740
  • Housing: $8,500
  • Insurance: $455
  • Total: $36,695

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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