Yale awarded the first Ph.D. degrees in the United States.
The University College London (UCL) Exchange Program offers Yale doctoral students the opportunity to spend up to one year studying at the Doctoral School or conducting research under the supervision of a UCL faculty member without additional tuition cost while participating in the program.
The goals of the Yale UCL Exchange Program are to:
Described in detail on the admissions page for Exchange Scholars.
Application requirements include:
In particular, UCL colleagues are interested in learning how Yale graduate students plan to be involved in their scholarly community, and how they wish to use various resources in London.
The academic year at UCL is divided into three terms: fall, spring, and summer.
Term I (Fall) Mid-September to Mid-December
Term II (Spring) January to March
Term III (Summer) Mid-April to Mid-June
Yale and UCL share many similarities but are different in many ways. One objective of the program is to move away from standard faculty interaction – by which faculty tend to interact only with those whom they know in their fields – to a deeper and broader relationship that creates opportunities for significant engagement among faculty who are not already acquainted with one another. It also helps to take better advantage of complementary resources, such as curricula and research specialties – and, in the biomedical sciences, labs, specialized equipment, differing national regulatory environments, services, and disease protocols.
The exchange program offers many attractive features to graduate students: