London

  • UC London Study Center

    The UC London Center is based near the British Museum and the 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 Study 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 Apartment Complex in Central London* - Participants will live in shared multiple-bedroom apartments in a student apartment complex located within the central Zones 1 or 2 in London.

    Apartment layouts may vary, but are typically double and triple occupancy rooms, furnished with a bed, closet, chest of drawers, and linen kit including bedding and towels for each student. All occupants in the apartment will have access to a shared living room or common area, a shared bathroom, and fully equipped kitchen. Kitchens will include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, pots, pans, dishes and cutlery. Laundry facilities are generally located in each apartment. You can expect your apartment complex to include a short commute to the UC London Study Center, which may take roughly 30–35 minutes on public transportation.

    Housing details will remain similar, but exact housing location details and apartment and building amenities will be shared with you at your Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer.

    Meals

    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.

    Orientation

    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, cultural activities like museum visits and theater performances, and a cultural day trip.

    Support

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

    Extracurriculars

    Program activities include museum visits, theater performances, and a day trip outside of London to visit Hampton Court Palace during orientation week and various cultural activities led by ACCENT staff throughout the fall semester, such as themed walking tours and musical theater performances.

 

  • 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, Rausser College of Natural Resources, and Haas Global Management program requirements, and participation in Global Edge fulfills the International Studies breadth requirement.

    Course options are subject to change.

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

  • Summer 2022 Costs*

    *Please note that Summer 2023 costs will be reflected on this site in early 2023; please utilize the Summer 2022 costs below as estimates

    Direct Costs Charged by UC Berkeley
    Summer Course Fees (8 units) $3,352
    Campus Fee $385
    Class Pass $48
    Direct Costs Total* $3,785
     
    Other Estimated Costs
    Living Expenses (room and board, transportation, and personal) $4,424
    Books $376
    Other Estimated Costs Total $4,800
    Estimated Total for Summer 2022 $8,585

    Fall Semester in London 2022*

    *Please note that Fall 2023 costs will be reflected on this site in early 2023; please utilize the Fall 2022 costs below as estimates

    Direct Costs Charged by UC Berkeley
    Tuition and Fees (15-17 units)† $7,380
    Housing, Travel and Program Fee‡ $8,159
    Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) $2,036
    Direct Costs Total* $17,535
     
    London Out-of-Pocket Expenses
    Meals $3,099
    Incidentals, Books, Personal Expenses $1,160
    Out-of-Pocket Expenses Total $4,254

     

    Estimated Total for Fall 2022 $21,789

     

    Estimated Grand Total for Global Edge London $29,923

     

    *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 housing, 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.