London, England

Introduction

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Study Abroad Center offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study for the fall and/or spring semester in London, England. On-site, the program is coordinated by University of Roehampton (UR).

The period of study is August through December for the Fall semester and January through May for the Spring semester.

This program is open to all majors, but is particularly ideal for students who are pursuing degrees, minors and/or certificates in the following fields of study:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology (and Biological Sciences)
  • Business
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Computer Science – available in Spring 2021, details forthcoming
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Film (Academy for Creative Media)
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
  • London Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Select Foreign Languages
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Women’s Studies

Graduate students may take Masters-level classes in a variety of fields. Please inquire with the Study Abroad Center.

Students may choose from a wide variety of courses offered at the University of Roehampton.

Approximate program dates:

  • Fall 2022: Sep.14 – Dec. 17, 2022
  • Spring 2023: Jan. 12 – June 11, 2023

Informational meetings via Zoom: Join Here

London Info. Meeting #1: Thursday, February 10th, 12:00 -1:00pm HST

London Info. Meeting #2: Wednesday, February 23rd, 1:00-2:00pm HST

London Info. Meeting #3: Thursday, March 3rd, 12:00 -1:00pm HST

Schedule an Appointment with a Study Abroad Adviser on STAR Balance.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall 2022: Friday, Apr. 1
  • Spring 2023: Friday, Oct. 14

For Spring 2022 students: University of Roehampton updates regarding recent changes in the UK travel regulations as a result of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

“At the University of Roehampton, we are committed to our Spring Semester going ahead as planned, with the arrivals day still set for Wednesday, 12 January 2022. If you have not booked your place on the airport pick up, please do so.

Rules for entering the UK from the 30th of November have changed, meaning that all fully vaccinated travellers entering England will now be required to take a PCR test upon arrival and before the end of their second day. You must also now self-isolate until your test result comes back as negative. If you are travelling to the UK as a partially vaccinated or unvaccinated traveller, you will still be required to complete the mandatory 10 day self-isolation and complete a PCR test on Day 2 and Day 8.

In light of these changes, we have made a number of arrangements for you:

    • The University of Roehampton will be providing you with a PCR test upon your arrival free of charge. You will be able to collect this when you are collecting the keys to your room. We will provide you with instructions on how to take your PCR test and how to return this.
    • We will be providing you with groceries, free of charge, for the duration of your isolation. These will be ready for you in your accommodation on arrival.
    • The Roehampton Abroad team will be enhancing our support for students during this time and will provide a number of online activities, including online orientation to keep you entertained throughout your isolation period or until your test result comes back as negative.

The safety and wellbeing of our community remains our top priority, as such, we are closely monitoring the situation in line with Government guidance and will continue to keep our COVID-19 safety procedures under review. We advise that you familiarize yourself with the UK government guidance here and regularly check this in the instance of any changes.”


Host Institution

The program is based at University of Roehampton (UR). Roehampton is made up of four Colleges (Digby Stuart, Froebel, Southlands, and Whitelands), each with its own unique personality. RU has facilities contained on-campus, such as libraries, transport, student union, and language labs. The four-story Learning Resources Centre offers a fully stocked library, multimedia facilities, online catalogs, media services, Languages Centre and study rooms. There is also a medical center, student bookshop and a range of cafés and eateries on campus.


Curriculum

The UHM Semester in London program provides students an opportunity to fulfill UHM major, minor, elective, focus, foundations, diversification and upper division requirements for graduation. Students on the program must be enrolled full-time and may earn up to 15 credits.

The program runs from mid-September to mid-December for the Fall semester and early January through May for the Spring semester.

The UHM Study Abroad Center appoints a designated UHM Resident Director when appropriate. The Resident Director teaches two classes, oversees students’ academic progress and mentors all participants. All students are required to take one of the two UHM Resident Director’s classes. The subjects vary each semester according to the expertise of the UHM professor.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students can earn UHM credits for a wide range of courses, including Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business, Communications, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English Literature, Film (ACM), Geography, Health Studies, History, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

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Please note that this list of equivalencies is not necessarily a list of the courses that will be offered in a future term. Thus, it is important to check the Semester at Roehampton to view courses.

Course offerings are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

FACULTY RESIDENT DIRECTOR

All students are required to take one of the two UHM Resident Director’s classes.

Spring 2022: Mimi Sharma, UHM Asian Studies (retired). Her courses:

Fall 2022: Iris Kimura, John A. Burns School of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, & Pharmacology. Her courses:

Spring 2023: E. Brook Chapman de Sousa, UHM College of Education. Her courses:

  • EDEP 311 (W focus): Psychological Foundations of Education
  • ITE 360: Introduction to Multicultural Education

Courses taken at Roehampton University will appear on UHM transcripts as UHM credits.

Current as of Jan. 24, 2022.


Location

Settled over two thousand years ago, London has grown into one of the greatest cities in the world. Both historic and modern, London is rich in art, culture, literature, theater and music, and home to some of the world’s finest educational and business institutions. Conveniently located in Southwest London, Roehampton University is approximately 30 minutes from the heart of Central London by public transport. Students will visit historical sites such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Tower of London while riding the extensive underground and rail transportation systems. London is a fascinating city to explore.


Housing

Students live on campus in single rooms in one of the four Colleges (Digby Stuart, Froebel, Southlands, and Whitelands). Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared, and each student is responsible for his/her own meals. There are plenty of coffee and snack bars, cafeterias, and the Student Union facilities on campus where students can get meals. Students are provided a kitchen linen pack. All rooms have full internet access. Living on campus is a convenient, safe, easy and a great way to meet other students.


Excursions

All students are encouraged to participate in one or several of the many sports, music, special interest or social clubs sponsored by Roehampton’s Student Union, which provide an excellent way to further meet and develop a cross-cultural understanding of British society. As part of the program, students will participate in excursions to various sites such as Bath and Windsor. Additionally, many students take excursions and short trips to Continental Europe and other parts of the British Isles.


Photos

University of Hawaii at Manoa students in London, England


Program Cost

based on Spring 2021

  • $17,641 (shared bath)
  • $18,146 (private bath)

Cost includes University of Roehampton tuition, single room accommodation in Residence Halls with shared bath, in-country orientation, excursions, cell phone, health insurance, textbooks, meals, course-related field trips, airport pick-up, laundry, and UHM Study Abroad fees.

Roundtrip airfare between Honolulu and London is not included; students have the option of taking the flight arranged by Third Eye Travel or making their own travel arrangements.

STUDENT VISA

Students holding a U.S. passport AND studying for one semester in London do not need to obtain a student visa prior to arrival in the United Kingdom. However, students in one or more of the following categories must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information.

  • applying for an internship while in the U.K.
  • participating in two consecutive semesters in London
  • citizens of certain countries

Frequently Asked Questions on the Schengen visa-free

FINANCIAL AID

FOR UHM STUDENTS ONLY: In order to receive financial aid, please ensure that either: a) you are receiving financial aid during the current semester, or b) that you complete the Financial Aid application during the current semester. www.hawaii.edu/fas

NON-UHM STUDENTS (those attending other colleges and universities during the regular school year) must apply for financial aid at their home institutions.

SCHOLARSHIP

UHM Study Abroad Center Scholarship

See the Money Matters & Resources page for a list of possible scholarships.


Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to study abroad as early as the second semester of their Freshman year or later.

The program is primarily designed for sophomore, junior, or senior level undergraduate students. All candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, strong English writing skills, absolute fluency in English, and successful completion of course pre-requisites. However, students with a lower GPA may be considered. Non-native English-speaking students must have taken the TOEFL exam within the last two years and earned a composite score of 600+ or have taken the UHM ELI placement exam.

Admission to the program is selective. All applicants for the program will be judged on their academic performance, reasons for wishing to attend the program, flexibility, and sensitivity to other cultures, and ability to adjust to a new cultural setting.

Immediately upon acceptance to the program, students are required to pay a $500.00 non-refundable initial payment to ensure a place in the program. The initial payment will be applied toward the cost of the program.

Please note that students accepted to the program are required to attend mandatory pre-departure class sessions totaling 12 hours. Failure to attend will result in students being withdrawn from the program.


Application

A completed Study Abroad Center application and three academic references must be received by the Study Abroad Center by the following dates to receive consideration. Students from outside the UH System must also submit official transcripts from every college attended.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Fall semester: April 1*
Spring semester: October 15*

*The Study Abroad Center is closed on weekends, and Federal and State holidays.

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