FAQs

When are the deadlines to apply for this program?

The fall semester deadline is April 15. The spring semester deadline is October 15.


About the School

Where do BCA London students study?

This program takes place in south-west London. Students will study a variety of coursework at the friendly, well-respected University of Roehampton, with the hustle and bustle of central London just six miles away! In the cultural hub of the city, you won’t run out of things to do with restaurants, museums, the Globe Theater, the river Thames, and more right at the tip of your fingers.

How many native and international students attend this school?

There are about 10,000 total students at the University of Roehampton, including 6,000 undergraduates. International students make up 10% of the student body!

What are the class sizes?

The average student to teacher ratio at Roehampton is 14:1 however this varies depending on department. You may be in lectures with a larger group (around 50) but then split into smaller groups (around 10) for your seminars.

What is the teaching and assessment style abroad?

You’ll spend two to three hours in each class once a week. However, the seminar and lecture portions of each class may take place on separate days. Assessment consists of essays, projects, presentations, lab reports, and exams. In the UK you will likely only be assessed at the end of each semester, don’t worry as there is a lot of support for study abroad students used to different systems.

What are some student life activities available on campus?

If you arrive in the Fall you will be on campus for ‘Fresher’s Week’ with lots of welcome events, trips and parties – Roehampton even rents out a theme park for the afternoon just for students! In the Spring a smaller scale but equally fun Refresher’s Week will introduce you to the campus and in both semesters you’ll have the chance to sign up to sports clubs and societies with the Student’s Union. They provide endless opportunities to get to know other students and become involved in campus life. Find out more here: https://www.roehamptonstudent.com/.

Just for study abroad students there is a Photo Frenzy scavenger hunt during international orientation that gives you a chance to meet other study abroad students and become acquainted with the exciting city of London. The Social Programme also gives you the chance to explore London and the rest of the UK with fellow study abroad students – trips have included visits to Oxford, York, Wales and Brighton.


Living Situations

What are the accommodations like? Who will I be living with?

You’ll live alongside British students in residence halls, where you’ll have a single room, kitchen facilities, and optional private bathrooms. All residence halls are co-ed. For meals, you’ll receive a food stipend to cook for yourself or visit cafés and diners around campus. Click here for more information!


Further Information

Are internships available?

There are no internships set up through BCA for this program, although your resident director may have suggestions for you if you choose to seek one out on your own.

Are volunteer opportunities available?

There are also plenty of volunteering opportunities available through the Roehampton Students’ Union.


Technology

Is Internet/Wi-Fi available?

You will find Wi-Fi at the university, in the dorm rooms, and in many establishments throughout the city.