** 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.
University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, lively community, with a growing international reputation for the high quality of its teaching and research. It is thanks to these strengths that you have the opportunity to engage directly with academic staff working at the cutting edge of their subject. Roehampton University is ranked first in London for 'good environment on and around campus' and for 'good personal relationships with teaching staff' by the Times Higher Education's Annual Student Experience Survey. The relatively small class sizes mean you are offered a more personalized academic experience. Roehampton's location, on a beautiful and historic campus in southwest London, means that you are ideally placed to take advantage of the countless opportunities that the capital has to offer. The campus is set in landscaped parkland and really is an oasis of green within London. South London is renowned for its great nightlife and café culture. Roehampton University has a broad range of courses available in many majors. You can choose to specialize in a single pathway, relating to your major or you can choose courses from a variety of pathways to fulfill minor or general education credit requirements.
On campus housing is available to study abroad students as long as applications are submitted by deadline.
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Students must complete the online Goucher study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Events and Deadlines Calendar for the most up-to-date information. Students must next apply to University of Roehampton by their published deadline. Initial approval is granted by Goucher OIS and final acceptance is granted by the host program and institution.
If you are coming in the fall, you should choose modules that end in an A (Autumn).
If you are coming in the spring, you should choose modules that end in an S (Spring).
You can choose modules up to a maximum of 60 credits per semester. 10 UK credits are considered equivalent to 2-1/2 US credits. 20 UK credits are considered equivalent to 5 US credits. The course number will contain 10 or 20 which will indicate the credits.Please select 9 modules to avoid disappointment through last-minute changes or timetable clashes. All module offerings are subject to availability and timetabling.
Aside from the London Studies modules, all classes will be taken alongside full-degree University of Roehampton students to ensure you have plenty of opportunities to meet local students and fully integrate into campus life.
Dance applicants must submit an audition video (YouTube Format). It must contain footage of you performing at least six contemporary dance sequences showing: floor work, travelling and use of space, turning, balances, and jumps.
Please be aware that Goucher cannot guarantee that your host university will offer a particular course even though it is listed in their catalog, or that you will be allowed to take that particular course. However, if you need to take a required course, you should correspond with the program directly during the application period.
Goucher students will find themselves directly enrolled in courses with UK and other international students, therefore it is critical to be prepared for immersion in the British education system by understanding some of its important characteristics. Please read the article Ready To Go To Great Britain and Prepare for Success to gain an understanding of the academic cultural differences between Goucher and universities in the UK.
London Studies Modules may incur additional fees. Please consult The University of Roehampton's International Office for details. These modules have been developed to encourage our visiting Study Abroad and Exchange students to maximise their time getting to know London through the exciting opportunity to explore the world's greatest city from an academic perspective. These modules are available to students on the Study Abroad Programme with only a small charge of around £50-£150 to cover the cost of field trips and excursions. Students on the International Exchange or Erasmus Programme are welcome to register for these modules for a standard 20 credit module fee of £2083 in addition to field trip costs. Payment can be made after registration is complete upon arrival. Please see your OIS Advisor to see if you are considered an exchange student and will incur these fees.
Since Goucher students are fully enrolled at Goucher and receive Goucher credit while abroad, they pay regular Goucher tuition for any Goucher semester abroad program. This payment is regardless of the cost advertised and is charged by the program itself. Students pay the non-academic costs (i.e. room and board) in part or in full to Goucher or directly to the study abroad organization or overseas institution depending on the program. Estimated additional costs that a student may incur in attending these programs are listed on the Budget Expense Worksheet for each program. You can utilize institutional and federal aid for a Goucher semester program.
Any awarded financial aid may be used as payment for semester programs sponsored by Goucher College; however; you are allowed to transport your Goucher institutional aid for only one semester, unless you participate in the Goucher Oxford University yearlong program. In addition, all students are eligible to apply for Goucher OIS scholarships and can apply during the program application process. For information on OIS and outside scholarships please visit the OIS scholarship/financial aid section.
To apply for an OIS scholarship please submit your application by the study abroad application deadline for this program through the following application:
A $500 deposit is due upon application. Study abroad program costs are billed through your Goucher student account and are due at the same time as regular semester fees. Please refer to the Budget Expense Worksheet for details for this program.
The $500 deposit paid upon application is applied to the student’s account and becomes non-refundable when accepted by Goucher College and the host program. If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be refunded.
If for any reason, a student withdraws from a Goucher semester after the deposit deadline, he or she will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. If, due to any unforeseen circumstances or other circumstances beyond the control of the college, a semester Goucher program is cancelled, either prior to departure or during the course of the program, the student will not be guaranteed a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, program fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. In most cases, the college forwards program fees to vendors in foreign countries, making it very difficult to recover such fees due to a program cancellation. In such cases, the college will make a good-faith effort to recover such fees and to return any portion of fees that it may recover that may be attributable to a student’s participation in the program. However, the college makes no guarantees regarding the recovery of fees and is not liable for any fees that it is unable to recover.
University of Roehampton aims to guarantee accommodation in one of our halls of residence for all study abroad students, provided you apply in good time. Rooms are single occupancy study bedrooms with shared kitchen facilities, internet connection and optional private bathrooms. There are plenty of cafes and diners on campus if you’re not sure of your culinary skills.
The goal of the University is to provide a living/learning environment which promotes academic and personal growth and a sense of community among students.
The University of Roehampton Study Abroad team will apply for accommodation on your behalf. You will also need to apply via the online system. Further details will be sent to you nearer the time.
Students will pay housing directly to University of Roehampton. You will receive a bill via e-mail after your arrival at University of Roehampton requesting that you come to their office to arrange the payment. You will pay a £250 deposit at that time as well.
Spring students will receive a bill that is broken into two categories: Spring and Summer Term. Summer Term is actually the examination period in which you are required to present.
A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in online orientation material prior to the mandatory group orientation prior to leaving Goucher for the semester prior to studying abroad. Dates will be provided upon study abroad acceptance.
Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Passports take time to process and need to be valid for six months after your return to the U.S. Check your expiration date and renew if necessary. Please see the U S State Department section on passports
All students without an EU/EEA passport are required to obtain a visa to study for a semester in the UK. Please take a look at the UK Government website to see if you need a Tier 4 visa (typically for students staying for a year or students participating in an internship for a semester). U.S. students studying for one semester and not participating in an internship can normally use the Short Term Student route and have the visa issued upon arrival when carrying the proper paperwork (.(US passport holder, proof of funds, letter from host/home institution, round trip airline ticket, etc) Students from countries outside of the EU and U.S. should look at the referenced website to find out what is required for entrance.
All students participating on Semester, Year or ICA Goucher programs will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan tailored to meet the needs of study abroad students. Students participating in Goucher semester programs will be billed $300.The insurance carrier is ACE American Insurance Company.
Prior to the start of the program abroad, OIS staff will register students for the insurance program. Students will receive information about how to use the health insurance policy from the Office of International Studies prior to departure for study abroad.
Students with Disabilities
Goucher encourages all students who meet our eligibility requirements to consider studying abroad. OIS will work with you regarding any special needs you may have. However, we cannot guarantee that any or all of our program sites can accommodate all of your needs or interests. More information can be found on the OIS Disabilities Support section of the website.
Research the fact sheet for your location of interest on the U.S. State Department website for information on LGBTI rights, women travelers, safety and security, religious, and accessibility/mobility laws and information.
On the CIA World Factbook website, look for your host country’s page and research the “People and Society” section, where you can find the breakdown by ethnic group, religion, and race.