Princeton Program: Princeton in London
Fees at UCL are set in pounds (GDP) and are therefore subject to fluctuations in the currency. The estimates below do not include funds required for personal travel outside of London and for major purchases. UCL also provides estimates for living expenses.
Travel: Students will be responsible for arranging their own travel to and from London. Round trip airfare from New York is usually about $800.
Insurance: All students are required to carry health insurance. Student health insurance that is valid overseas may be purchased through Princeton University for $950 per semester (2013-14 rate). Students who are covered by other insurance plans must confirm that they will be covered while studying abroad..
Tuition Fee: To be determined (includes UCL tuition for the fall semester, the Princeton Junior Seminar, and some cultural activities).
Living Expenses: In addition to the tuition fees stated above, your main costs as a student will be living expenses, including accommodations, travel, entertainment, books, and food. Estimates vary as to how much these costs might be, as they depend in part on personal taste and circumstances. A budget of $5,800 for the fall semester is considered reasonable by UCL. This budget is based on an estimate of 220 GBP per week—which includes accommodations (90 GBP-150 GBP); food, toiletries, etc. (40 GBP); entertainment (50 GBP); local travel (10 GBP); and books and equipment (7 GBP).
These estimates do not include funds required for personal travel outside of London and for major purchases.
Financial aid students who are approved to study abroad in the U.K. may use Princeton University’s financial aid program to meet their expenses. Students should read the Study Abroad Information sheet and complete both the Study Abroad Financial Aid Form and the Student Study Abroad Budget Information Form (available at http://www.princeton.edu/main/students/aid/).
Both forms should be submitted to the Office of International Programs (OIP), 36 University Place, Suite 350. When completing the Student Study Abroad Budget Information form, students should include budget documents from the program showing tuition, room, board, and estimated personal living costs as well as air fare estimates from a travel site ( e.g. Expedia or Kayak). OIP will review and approve the cost of attendance, which will only include reasonable expenses related to your study abroad program (e.g. coach airfare, required immunizations etc.). Discretionary spending such as entertainment or optional travel will not be covered. OIP will forward the approved budget figures to the Financial Aid Office so that your financial aid can be adjusted based on these expenses. After this reevaluation, you will receive a detailed letter outlining your aid package for the semester as well as information regarding the release of your aid.