Semester at Roehampton
- Live and learn on our beautiful parkland campus in south west London
- Choose classes from across academic departments, and study alongside Roehampton students
- Explore London and the UK with an optional excursion programme
- Be supported by the dedicated Roehampton Abroad team before, during and after your study abroad experience
Study for a semester at the University of Roehampton and be welcomed into a close-knit campus community in south west London. This integrated programme includes guaranteed on-campus housing, dedicated study abroad team and modules across academic departments. You will live and study alongside UK and international students and have access to Roehampton’s support services and lively social clubs and societies.
Study up to 80 UK credits choosing from an exciting suite of modules across departments. You will study alongside Roehampton students from around the world and be taught by academics who are passionate about what they teach and are experts in their fields..
Experience London from an academic perspective by choosing one of our London Studies modules. The immersive modules take you out of the classroom and into the city, using the world's greatest capital as the backdrop for your studies.
Please note, London Studies are included in the fee-paying programme cost however, exchange students are liable to pay £2,250 per London Studies module.
Browse the modules available for study abroad students here.
Living on campus
When you study abroad at Roehampton you are welcomed into our close-knit community. Our beautiful and safe parkland campus is the perfect place to balance studying with exploring the city. Find out more about our campus here or take a virtual tour.
As a study abroad student, you are guaranteed housing in one of our on-campus halls of residence.
All rooms at Roehampton are single occupancy and are arranged in either apartment style or along a corridor. You will share a kitchen/social area and we will provide you with all the cooking equipment you will need. Some rooms have private full bathrooms, some have private showers and others have shared facilities. You can let us know your preference and we will do our best to find you a room that meets your requirements and budget.
We like to mix our Study Abroad students in with the rest of our campus community, so you will likely be living with people from all walks of life. There are no halls or apartments just for international students!
The dedicated Roehampton Abroad team will support you through your application, preparing for your arrival and throughout your time at Roehampton. You can find out more about our pre-arrivals process here.
Whilst you are at Roehampton you will have access to all the student support services on campus. This includes Disabilities and Dyslexia services, wellbeing and study support. You can find out more about our support services here.
Our optional Social Programme is designed to make it easy for you to experience some of the highlights of London and the UK. You will cross something off your bucket list with every event!
Each semester we refresh the programme a little but we usually include a full weekend away in another UK city, a night out at a hit West End show, a cruise along the Thames, a day trip or two outside of the 'London Bubble' and a themed walking tour with an expert local guide.
Whilst for some students there is an additional cost to participate, if you are paying your home institution for your Study Abroad experience you should ask if this is included in the programme fee.
Application and requirements
Students are expected to have a minimum of 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
The application process is really simple. We need some basic information about you and what you currently study. We will also ask you to upload a copy of your current transcript and write a short personal statement about why you want to join us at Roehampton.
Please click on the correct application link below. Once you have submitted your application, we aim to get back to you with a decision within seven days.
Please make sure you discuss your application with your home university or college so they can let you know if there are any additional procedures to follow on their side.
Roehampton College Scholarship
The University has a proud history dating back more than 180 years through its historic colleges, all of which were formed in the 19th century. Our Colleges were founded on the principle of widening access to education and this remains a key mission of the University today.
We are committed to widening access to an international study experience at our beautiful campus in south west London, and to help promote access to study opportunities at Roehampton we are pleased to offer study abroad students applying from one of College partner institutions a Roehampton College Scholarship in the form of a 15% discount on tuition fees. Your scholarship will be applied in the form of a tuition fee discount.
To be eligible for the Roehampton College scholarship you must:
- Apply from a member institution from the Universities college networks (as stated below)
- Be an overseas fee paying study abroad student
- Apply for a semester long study abroad programme, taking a minimum of 60 credits.
- Complete this form and submit alongside your application to study with us.
The Universities college networks:
- Southlands College - The International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU)
- Whitelands College - Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Community
- Digby Stuart College - The International Federation of Catholic Universities
Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Diversity in Study Abroad
From 2016-2019, Roehampton Abroad offered scholarships to continue to acknowledge the foundations of the University of Roehampton, supporting equal access to higher education for under-represented groups. Improving the diversity of students who study abroad is one of the key challenges for many institutions and is essential to continue to promote an internationalised welcoming campus community at the University of Roehampton.
In Spring 2022, the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Diversity in Study Abroad will be relaunched to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Southlands College. The scholarship will be awarded to five students in the form of a £1,000 tuition fee reduction.
Students studying for at least one semester on a Study Abroad programme (not exchange), with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (out of 4) are able to apply. Students may not combine this scholarship with a College Scholarship. Students must demonstrate as part of the application they come from an under-represented group within study abroad. Diversity Abroad offers suggestions as to what this may include, however, all participants who feel they are eligible are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be made online as part of the initial application to study at Roehampton. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay including evidence of the following:
- How they represent diversity in study abroad
- Commitment to their programme of study
- How they will engage with and contribute to the University of Roehampton community
- How the award will benefit them financially
A letter of recommendation will also be required from a member of staff at the student’s home university. This can be uploaded to the Study Abroad portal.
Scholarships are for one semester only and cannot be deferred. As part of the scholarship, students will be required to undertake the following activities:
- Represent their home institution at the study abroad fair (if applicable)
- Represent the University of Roehampton at their home institution study abroad fair once they have returned home.
- Complete a blog post for the University of Roehampton blog and do an Instagram takeover.
- Complete a student profile for the Roehampton Abroad website.
Students may also wish to pursue external scholarship opportunities to fund their Study Abroad experience. You should consult your home institution or your national, state or regional education authority to find out what options may be available to you.
The following external scholarship opportunities are available to students from the United States:
Fees, dates and deadlines
Autumn: 31 May
Spring: 31 October
Arrival and Orientation: 13–16 September
Induction period: 18–22 September
Classes run: 25 September–15 December
Accommodation ends: 2 January
Arrival and Orientation: 17–20 January
Classes run: 22 January–3 May
Easter break: 29 March –12 April
Semester ends: 7 June
60 credits (non-EU students): £7,100
80 credits (non-EU students): £8,100
If you are coming to the University of Roehampton under an exchange agreement or through one of our partner institutions, please contact them directly for fee information.
If a student withdraws within 1 month prior to arrival, there is a £500 Administrative Fee due, exceptional circumstances considered. If a student withdraws after arrival, they are liable to pay full fees.
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