London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

About London Metropolitan

London Metropolitan University (London Met) was formed in August 2002 following the merger of the University of North London and London Guildhall University. It is part of a system of public universities offering a wide range of courses. It possesses an experienced, well qualified staff familiar with the needs and aspirations of American students. London itself provides unparalleled cultural attractions, and exceptional opportunities for intellectual growth. For more information about university life click here.

Program Offerings

Subjects Offered: Business and Managment, Computer Science, Film & Television, Human Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Law & Government, Literature & Creative Writing, Media & Communications, Sociology, Psychology.

For a full selection of courses available to study abroad students click: London Met Modules.

Courses can be viewed in the university-wide online module catalogue.

Costs

Students pay MU tuition (in-state or out-of-state depending on residency) and mandatory MU Technology fee, London Met program charge and accommodation fee directly to Millersville. There is an additional non-refundable, non-transferable MU program participation fee and application fee paid directly to Millersville, due at the time of application.

The London Met program charge includes orientation, transfer from Heathrow airport to central London (students are responsible for their return to the airport at the conclusion of the program), a tour of London and an evening at a West End Theater, cultural activities, overseas tuition differential and program administration costs. This fee does NOT include meals, passport, airfare, books and supplies or incidental expenses such as personal travel, clothing, laundry or entertainment.

Below are the most recent estimated cost worksheets for the Fall and Spring semesters at London Met:

London Met Cost Worksheet Fall
London Met Cost Worksheet Spring
London Met Cost Worksheet Year

BUTEX Scholarship Opportunity:

The BUTEX Scholarship for North American students is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX affiliated.  The placement must be for the next academic year and for a minimum of one semester. London Metropolitan University is a BUTEX affiliated institution, as per their list of members.

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 on how to apply for this scholarship please link to www.butex.ac.uk.

Financial Assistance

Students should investigate loans that may be available such as the application for Federal Student Aid. Scholarships have individual regulations, and students should contact their home institution's Financial Aid Office to determine if their scholarship is transferable. Please see Financial Considerations for more information.

Dates

Students may study at London Metropolitan University for one semester or a full academic year. The fall semester begins in the middle of September and concludes in mid December. The spring semester begins in February and ends late May/early June.

Accommodation

Accommodations for students participating in the London Met Program are a part of a student community called "Nido". Conveniently located near King's Cross underground train station (and a short underground ride to the London Metropolitan campus) these stylish, contemporary and secure (24/7 security) accommodations offer their own cafe, fitness centre and movie screening room-- in addition to numerous study zones -- on the premises. Rooms are double occupancy with bathrooms and a kitchen/dining area shared with surrounding rooms. The kitchen has full appliances and plates/pans/silverware are provided. Students also have free internet access and VOIP system.

Meals

Students are responsible for their own meals. Meals, including options for vegetarians, are available from snack bars and cafes located in each of the University's main buildings. Each of the main sites also has a bar serving competitively priced food and drink. In addition, the city of London is filled with thousands of restaurants, supermarkets, and shops to meet every taste.

Eligibility

Most students who study abroad have traditionally been juniors. Participants in the London Met Program can study abroad any time after they have completed their first 24 credits. To participate, London Met requires a 2.7 G.P.A. or higher, both at the time of application and for all coursework taken prior to departure. Students also must consult their home institution's study abroad eligibility criteria to determine if they are eligible. While study abroad slots are not limited in the London Met program, students must still be approved through an application process in order to participate. The Director of Global Education and Partnerships will review applications, and a selection will be made shortly thereafter.

Transfer of Credit

Students should work with their advisors to select courses that will fit into their major and General Education Requirements. A request for Study Abroad Resident Credits form, available through the Office of Global Education and Partnerships, must be completed before the student leaves. After the study abroad program is completed and a transcript is sent to Millersville University, the Registrar's office determines the final transfer of credit. All courses taken at London Met will come back to Millersville as transfer courses, as if you had taken them at another U.S. institutiton. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog ("Transfer Credits") for the transfer policy.

To Apply

Refer to Global Education's home page at www.millersville.edu/globaled for the application release date and the final application deadline for each cycle. Approximate deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • Spring: mid-Sept
  • Fall: mid-February
  • Year-long: mid-February

Before downloading and submitting an application to study abroad through this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process.

To apply, click on the following link to be directed to the "To Apply" webpage. Be sure to read all instructions before completing an application to study abroad: To Apply webpage