UEL is a vibrant, modern institution in the exciting East-end of London, offering strong academic fields including business, arts, sports, and communications. Based at a stunning Thames waterfront location, UEL is in easy distance of the 2012 Olympic Park, the ExCel centre, Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena, and London City Airport. The International Office provides excellent support for international students including a welcome program and excursions to help orient you to your new surroundings.
London, United Kingdom (pop. 9 million)
Language of instruction: English
Student Enrollment: 22,000
London is one of the world's few genuine global cities, extremely rich in history and culture, London is also one of the world's major financial, business and communication hubs. East London is a diverse area, with a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere, and its own rich history. Our campuses are just 20 minutes from central London. With a thriving urban center, London offers excellent social opportunities, historic heritage, and a host of exciting cultural venues.
Academic year, semester
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Academic year: mid-September to mid-June; Semester 1: mid-September to mid-January; Semester 2: late-January to mid-June.
Media, Cultural Studies, Communications, Theatre, Anthropology, International Development, Music Industry Management, Events Management, Advertising, Marketing, International Tourism, Business, Economics, Finance, Computing, Electrical Engineering, Product Design, Music Technology, Fashion, Fine Art, Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Film Studies, Photography, Law, Education, Psychology, Sports Science, Health Promotion, Immunology, Microbiology
Housing and Meals
Students have their own en-suite bedroom with internet connection and incoming telephone line. Students share a large kitchen/lounge with 5 other students. All rooms are on-campus (Docklands campus). ISEP Exchange students will receive a stipend based upon self-catering costs during teaching weeks.
All overseas students are invited to take part in a one week programme prior to commencement of studies. This includes airport collection, practical information on life in the UK and London, as well as Visa information, Study Skills, cultural and social events. Trips are organised to well known tourist destinations in London and elsewhere, including Oxford, Cambridge, Hampton Court Palace.
The University campus offers a variety of social activities for students, including over 70 clubs and societies, many sports teams and several cafes and bars, and a campus shop. Our state-of-the-art Sports Centre at Docklands campus will open in 2012. The US Olympic team will be using our Docklands campus as a base for the 2012 London Olympic games.
The International Office and the Students' Union organize regular trips to various parts of the country such as Cambridge and Oxford, providing an ideal way for students to make new friends and see more of the UK.
For participants arriving at the beginning of the academic year, the University provides Meet and Greet Pick-up service from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. In addition, a full program of orientation and social events, guided tours of the campus and city, and trips to local areas of interest are organized to help international and exchange students familiarize themselves with their new surroundings.
UEL is a modern university with over 20,000 students from 120 different countries. We have been teaching since the 1800's, and achieved University status in 1992. In recent years, we have invested over $200 million in facilities for students at our Docklands and Stratford campuses, making us one of the UK's most forward thinking institutions.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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