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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/16/2019 05/31/2019
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Patty Welsh
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Non-Rutgers Students:
Yes Resident Director: Catherine Charlton
Program Description:
The Program
  • City, University of London, a member of the prestigious University of London federation, excels in professional subjects, from Journalism and Engineering to Finance and Management
  • Combining the advantages of a long established traditional institution with a modern approach to teaching and learning, City excels in many professional subjects, from Journalism and Engineering to Finance and Management
  • Located right in downtown London, the campus is home to a large population of international students from over 150 countries and territories.
Your Host City: London
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.

Admission to the Journalism program at City University is competitive, and availability of courses varies from semester to semester.  Students interested in taking Journalism courses at City University should contact the program manager at Rutgers Global–Study Abroad.
City University charges extra for Music and Informatics courses.

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.

Universities in the United Kingdom typically use a three-year curriculum; 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 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 the equivalent of at least 12 credits each semester. You should plan to take a minimum of four courses per semester at City University, with no more than one of those courses being an "extension course".  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 4 Rutgers credits.  Most other courses will transfer back as 4 credits on your Rutgers transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
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.

Financial Information
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid 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 policies.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   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.