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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
    Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: ND Conducted Program Recommended GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Language Prerequisite: None
College: College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business Language of Instruction: English
Class Level While Abroad: Junior Language Courses Offered: No
Minimum Credit Load: 16 Program Director: Brigitta Richmond
Special Opportunities: Yes Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval
Program Required References: Academic Reference
Program Information:
London Semester

Each semester, the London Undergraduate Program (LUP) provides 140 Notre Dame undergraduates with a unique environment in which to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. Students participate in this program at Notre Dame's London Global Gateway, which is in the heart of the major historic, governmental, cultural, royal, and entertainment districts of London.

Fischer Hall, the majestic Edwardian building at Trafalgar Square, houses the LUP. Nearly all courses in this program are taught at the Gateway. To learn more about Fischer Hall’s excellent facilities, visit the London Global Gateway website, which contains virtual tours of the building. The Gateway also includes the LUP Library with a rich array of resources and academic student support services.

Program Dates*
Fall Semester: Mid-August through mid-December
Spring Semester: Mid-January through early May

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.


Academic Program
The London Undergraduate Program combines academic rigor with an opportunity to experience the cultural and historical depth of London. Classroom instruction is frequently supplemented with field trips. Students will carry 16 credit hours and can select among courses that fulfill many University requirements and some major requirements. Students from all 4 colleges can participate in the Program. Fall semester courses include several specifically designed for, and guaranteed to, Health Pre-Professional students. Engineering courses for Aerospace/Mechanical are also offered in the Fall semester.  Computer Science/Computer Engineering classes are available in Spring.

  • An intensive three-week required, 1-credit core course, "Inside London," has been designed to immerse students, intellectually and materially, in London as a great global city—past and present.
  • For a list of the courses that have been offered in the past at the London Global Gateway, please visit the Courses Abroad database. There is no guarantee the classes listed here will be available in future semesters.
  • Students in all colleges are eligible to participate in the London Undergraduate Program during their junior year.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is recommended.
  • Please note that this is a competitive program with a limited number of spaces.

Special Opportunities
Students can undertake co-curricular activities for academic credit while they are in London to deepen their experience of British culture, expand their intellectual horizons, and develop their career prospects. Such activities may include:

Internships are an important means by which students meaningful integrate themselves into British society while they are in the LUP. Internships teach students how to acquire knowledge through work experience, apply theoretical concepts in practical situations, and gain self-knowledge regarding personal skills and career ambitions. Internships are also an important way in which students can enhance their resumes. The internship program is constantly expanding.

Independent Study Projects
Independent study projects give students the opportunity to investigate London's unrivaled intellectual, artistic, and cultural resources. These projects may subsequently form the basis of a term paper or a senior thesis once the student has returned to campus. They can also help students with their applications for post-baccalaureate grants such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Gates scholarships, as well as graduate school applications. Students should consult with a departmental advisor to arrange for independent study.

Housing and Meals
  • Students live in self-contained flats in a secure building—Conway Hall—which is located near the South Bank in central London.
  • Each flat has a fully equipped kitchen. Students may cook for themselves or take advantage of London's diverse dining options.
  • British scholars, artists, and writers whose work is internationally recognized teach most courses. Many hold faculty positions at major British universities.
  • Others, especially members of Notre Dame’s fine arts faculty, are noted experts in their field, working as composers, critics, and curators in their respective disciplines.
  • Additionally, one or two Notre Dame professors come from the home campus each semester to teach in the LUP.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.