• UC London Center

    The UC London Center is based near the British Museum and University of London in the heart of London's Bloomsbury district, a vibrant, historic area of central London well known for its formal garden squares. With the UC London Center as your base, you will have the opportunity to explore the city and experience British culture before returning to Berkeley.
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    London Student Housing

    Student Residences in Islington or the South Bank - Participants will live in shared multiple-bedroom apartments in one of two student residences in Islington or the South Bank. Both residences are conveniently located in Central London:

      • The Student Residence in Islington is centrally located between Angel and Old Street, near the shops and restaurants of Islington's trendy Upper Street, as well as public transport links to London's West End and the fashionable districts around Bishopsgate, including Brick Lane and Spitalfield.

      • The Student Residence in the South Bank is centrally located opposite London Waterloo Mainline Rail and Underground station on the bank of the River Thames, within walking distance of public attractions such as the National Theatre and the Hayward Gallery, and many riverside gathering spaces.

    Apartment layouts vary, and are comprised of double and triple occupancy rooms, furnished with a bed, closet or armoire and linens for each student. All occupants in the apartment have access to a shared living room or common area, a shared bathroom, and fully equipped kitchen. Kitchen facilities include a small stove top, refrigerator, dishes and basic cooking utensils. Residences include on-site laundry facilities. Commuting to the London Study Center takes 20-25 minutes on public transportation or 25-35 minutes walking.


    The program does not provide meals, but you will have the option of preparing your meals in your apartment kitchen or purchasing your own meals from local establishments.


    During the summer in Berkeley, you will participate in workshops covering academic preparation, intercultural learning, health and safety abroad, and tips for first-time travelers. Upon arrival in London, you will participate in a weeklong orientation that includes an introduction to UC London Center facilities, a city tour, how to use local transportation, academic and cultural preparation, health and safety in London, and a cultural day trip.


    While in London, staff from the UC Education Abroad Program and Accent International provide student support and emergency assistance. A Resident Assistant lives with participants in program housing, organizes group activities, and provides live-in support.


    Program activities include a visit to Oxford during orientation week and an overnight group excursion during the mid-semester break. You can also choose to participate in any of the extracurricular activities organized for UC students by the UC Education Abroad Program (additional costs may apply).


  • All courses taken during the summer term at Berkeley and during the fall semester abroad are offered for UC Berkeley credit and will appear on your transcript as Berkeley courses with letter grades. Courses count toward College of Letters & Science and College of Natural Resources requirements, and participation in Global Edge fulfills the International Studies breadth requirement.

    Course options are subject to change.

  • The budgets are estimated costs for participating in Global Edge. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office uses these budgets to determine your financial need for summer and fall semester as well as the amount of financial aid that can be offered to you. These budgets do not include expenses for enrollment in spring term at UC Berkeley.

  • Summer 2018 Budget


    Direct Costs Charged by UC Berkeley
    Summer Course Fees (8 units) $3,368
    Campus Fee $337
    Class Pass $38
    Direct Costs Total* $3,641
    Other Estimated Costs
    Living Expenses (room and board, transportation, and personal) $4,061
    Books $429
    Other Estimated Costs Total $4,490


    Estimated Total for Summer 2018 $8,233


    Fall Semester in London 2018 Budget

    Direct Costs Charged by UC Berkeley
    Tuition and Fees (15-17 units)† $7,109
    Housing, Travel and Program Fee‡ $7,482
    Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) $1,415
    Direct Costs Total* $16,006
    London Out-of-Pocket Expenses
    Meals $2,600
    Incidentals, Transportation, Books $545
    Out-of-Pocket Expenses Total $3,145


    Estimated Total for Fall 2018 $19,151


    Estimated Grand Total for Global Edge London $27,384


    *You may be assessed a one-time Document Management Fee.

    †Nonresidents of California should visit the financial aid website and see Meeting Nonresident Costs for information on Nonresident Supplemental Tuition to fall semester Tuition and Fees.

    ‡Program fee includes orientations, activities, excursions, local transportation, some books/supplies, and other logistical support services.

    §Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding or other developments.