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Brunel University London

This program allows you to become fully integrated into the academic and social life of Brunel University London.  Fall, spring, and year options are open to you.  You are required to establish a ‘home/major’ subject area at the time of application.  You will need to take the majority of courses (i.e. 2 out of 3 courses each term) from the ‘home’ subject area. The subject areas that are currently on offer to UC exchange students are anthropology, English, economics & finance, film & television, politics & history, psychology, sociology & communications, and theatre.

You will be studying alongside British students and students from all over the world. We expect you to self-manage your time between lectures, tutorials, and independent study hours. Additional support services are available to help you adjust to the UK higher education system and be successful in your studies abroad.  

Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:
  • Make sure to check the Academic Guide for all English Universities to see if Brunel University offers the subject areas you want to study.
  • Directory of Study Abroad Modules 2018. Note that in the UK “course” typically refers to the degree or major and “modules” refer to individual classes. Course offerings may change from year to year.
  • MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students. Courses that have not yet been taken for credit will not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog
  • The Program Guide​ provides detailed information about all English University programs.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad: 21-24 quarter/14-16 semester UC units per semester; usually 3 courses or 60 Brunel credits per academic term. A total of 42-48 quarter/28-32 semester UC units are required per year.
Internship, Research, and Independent Study
Independent study or research for academic credit may be possible in addition to full-time load. Arrangements are generally made after arrival at the host institution, although in some cases predeparture preparation may be required.  Internships are generally not available for this program.


Brunel University London is a campus-based university situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, Brunel University’s distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a great Victorian Engineer.

Brunel University places great value on the usefulness of its research, which improves faculty and students understanding of the world around them and informs up‑to‑the‑minute teaching. Research is responsible for much of the collaborative work with business, industry, and the public sector, providing opportunities for work experience, and demonstrating commitment to producing professionally-minded graduates that employers want to recruit.

Brunel University London is located in Uxbridge, just a short 45 minute tube (underground) ride from the heart of London. Brunel provides world-class sports facilities, a diverse arts center, Students’ Union, many student clubs, and prayer facilities.
Visit the Brunel University London website
Visit the UCEAP London Study Center website​

​UCEAP students are responsible to make their own housing arrangements and payments to the housing provider of their choice. Most students choose on- or off-campus dormitories or university-owned housing in the community, while others choose private accommodations in flats or shared houses. All universities have resources to help you find private housing.

Brunel’s halls of residence have been transformed in recent years as part of an investment in campus buildings and infrastructure, including the refurbishment of existing halls of residence and the construction of modern accommodation. The deadline to apply for on-campus housing is 31 August 2016.  
Accommodation Fees (2016/17)  
·         En suite (single room with private bath/shower facilities): £138 per week
·         Standard (single room with shared bath/shower facilities): £108 per week
You may choose not to live in halls of residence at all and live off campus. Brunel’s dedicated Off-Campus Housing Office maintains a large database of available rooms, houses and flats, and can help you find off campus accommodation. Local private housing is very reasonably priced and is generally much cheaper than central London.
Brunel University London is situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, our distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We place great value on the usefulness of our research, which improves our understanding of the world around us and informs uptotheminute teaching.  
Brunel is a campus-based university, so virtually everything you need is moments away. You are never more than a ten minute walk from halls of residence, catering, social, sports and study facilities, lecture theatres, the library and support services. We have recently invested over £400 million into creating a modern, vibrant campus which possesses an impressive range of state-of-the-art teaching, social and sporting facilities.
The big plus of living in a campus-based university is that the majority of your needs are catered for on-site, including the Library and Computer Centre, academic and teaching buildings, welfare services, catering and social facilities and even the halls of residence, if you are living in University accommodation. You can organise most of your day-to-day needs without leaving the campus. There is a pharmacy, a general shop where you can buy groceries, newspapers, stationery and even top up your phone card. The Computer Centre sells a range of IT-related products such as printers, network cables, memory sticks and disks.
The Student’s Union is responsible for providing a wide range of amenities and organising all the competitive sporting fixtures, freshers’ week and lots of other events throughout the year. They also have a weekly farmer’s market throughout term time.  
The University is just a 20-minute walk – or a short bus ride – from Uxbridge underground station, so it is a straightforward journey into central London in approximately 45 minutes where you can enjoy all the attractions of this famous city. There is also a night bus that can bring you from central London to the edge of the campus. The town of Uxbridge itself, which still has buildings dating back to its time as a Georgian market town, is a thriving commercial and business centre. Its major shopping complexes, The Pavilions and the Chimes Centre, boast a wide range of shops, cafes and a nine-screen multiplex cinema.

​Brunel is one of the world’s top 50 international universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016), a reflection of the diversity of their staff and student body and the work they do. Over 110 countries – from Argentina to Zimbabwe – are represented on campus, creating a vibrant atmosphere as the different cultures come together. This gives you the opportunity to live and work alongside people from all over the world.

In 2016, Brunel celebrated 50 years as a university. However, their history can be traced back much further to 1798 through their predecessor colleges of Borough Road College, Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College and the West London Institute of Higher Education and as well as through Acton Technical College then Brunel College.  Since 1966 their reputation grows year after year. Now a university of 12,746 students – 3,309 students engaged in postgraduate and research study – their special approach is to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.