TCU-In London--Roehampton

Program Overview

Student walking outside of Grove House at the University of Roehampton

Grove House at the University of Roehampton

TCU-In London – Roehampton is one of two flagship semester programs TCU offers in London. Home to more than 8 million people, London is one of the world’s most multicultural cities.

The University of Roehampton hosts about 10,000 students and is London’s only campus-based university, located in some of the city’s loveliest neighborhoods. Students live and take classes on the beautiful, parkland campus, interacting with British students on a daily basis.

Roehampton offers a wide array of courses including hard-to-find disciplines such as dance, kinesiology, and religion. The program is designed for students looking for an authentic British experience and immediate access to one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

Program Details

TCU-In London – Roehampton students enroll directly in classes at the University of Roehampton. The courses (modules) are taught by Roehampton faculty, and TCU students take classes alongside British and international students.

Students enroll in 60 UK credits made up of any combination of 10 and 20 UK unit modules. (The 10 and 20 unit designations are embedded in the Roehampton course numbers.) Modules are worth 3 TCU credit hours if they show 10 in the module number, or 5 TCU credit hours if they have 20 in the module number. Course selections must range between 12 and 18 TCU credit hours. Typically, TCU students take 3 classes at Roehampton for 15 TCU hours.

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Module Catalogue

You must abide by the academic policies and regulations of the host university, including but not limited to policies on:

  • Attendance / Absence policies
  • Add / Drop process
  • Grade Appeals
  • Final Exam schedule

TCU cannot override host university policies and regulations.

As part of the application, students must have their courses pre-approved through the TCU Credit Approval process.

While you are abroad, you are enrolled in 12 hours of coursework (identified as SABD) as a placeholder. Your classes will not be posted to your TCU recorded until 8 – 10 weeks after the semester ends, when the transcript from Roehampton is sent. Once the Registrar receives your transcript, they will record the courses using the department codes on your Credit Approvals (i.e., MARK, HIST) and a generic course code. Your dean’s office will apply these to your major / minor / electives / core as approved.

All coursework, regardless of program type, counts for grades and will be included in your TCU GPA.

For more information about how credits work, see our Study Abroad Basics page.

Group advising is available to explain course options and the credit approval process

Ground view of the brick building that make up Elm Grove Hall residence.

Elm Grove Hall

TCU students are required to live in residence halls on the University of Roehampton campus with British and other international students. Study abroad students are guaranteed on-campus housing if they meet application deadlines. Rooms are primarily single occupancy bedrooms with shared kitchen facilities, internet connections, and en-suite (private) or shared bathrooms.

Room assignments occur after students are admitted to the program. Upon arrival, students receive bedding and kitchen packs that are included with the accommodations at no extra charge. There are plenty of cafes and diners on campus if you’re not sure of your culinary skills. Coffee shops and a thriving student union create a collegiate atmosphere much like TCU.

Any damages to housing will be posted to your TCU account after you return.

Fall 2024Program StartSeptember 18
Fall 2024On-Site Orientation and Welcome WeekSeptember 19 - 29
Fall 2024Classes BeginSeptember 30
Fall 2024Classes EndDecember 20
Fall 2024Latest DepartureJanuary 2, 2025
Spring 2024
Program StartJanuary 17
Spring 2024
On-Site OrientationJanuary 17 - 21
Spring 2024
Classes BeginJanuary 22
Spring 2024
Spring BreakMarch 29 - April 12
Spring 2024
Last Day of ClassMay 3
Spring 2024
Final ExamsMay 4 - 23 (estimate)
Spring 2024
Latest DepartureJune 7


Semester Costs for 2024-25

  1. London – Roehampton Program Fee: Fall 2024 – $5600
    Pay $500 Non-Refundable Deposit to confirm your spot in the program after admission
    Program Fee is billed to your TCU Student Account before the semester begins ($500 deposit applied as a credit)
    This includes:
    — Residence hall housing
    — Bedding and kitchen packs
    — Excursions through the Roehampton Social Programme
    — TCU start-up and mid-term activities
  2. TCU Tuition: $30,825
  3. Estimated Additional Expenses: For other outside expenses not included in the program fee. London is an expensive city and individual budgets are highly variable. This may include:
    — Airfare: $1,400
    — Books: $200
    — Class Excursions: $200
    — Local Transportation: $300
    — Meals/Groceries: $2,000
    — Personal Expenses: $2,000
    — Travel Expenses: Highly variable

Visit the Scholarships & Aid page to learn about study abroad scholarships, through TCU and other organizations. In particular, TCU-In London – Roehampton applicants should look at the:

  • TCU International Studies Award
  • Roehampton Vice Chancellor Scholarship for Diversity in Study Abroad

Withdrawal Penalties:
Financial penalties are assessed on a sliding scale, based on withdrawal date.

Date of WithdrawalPercentage of Program Fee Collected:
70-90 days prior to the start of the program25% (inclusive of $500 deposit)
50-69 days prior to the start of the program50% (inclusive of $500 deposit)
15-49 days prior to the start of the program75% (inclusive of $500 deposit)
0-14 days prior to the start of the program100% (inclusive of $500 deposit)
  • To withdraw from a program, you must notify TCU Global ( in writing. Study abroad scholarships and aid will be rescinded and cannot be used towards penalty amounts.
  • In the case that TCU must cancel the program, the program fee (including deposit) and tuition will be fully refunded. Study abroad scholarships and aid will be rescinded.
  • Financial penalties will be billed to your student account.
  • TCU Tuition refunds are subject to TCU policies :(See TCU Undergraduate Catalog:, Bachelor’s Degree, Definitions and Regulations.)

How to Apply

Fall applications open in late January

Spring applications open in late June/early July.

  • Minimum 2.8 GPA; petitions may be considered
  • At least two semesters in residence at TCU by the start of the program
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing at TCU
  • A valid passport (that will not expire until at least 6 months after your return)
  • Fall Programs
    • Priority Deadline: March 22
    • Regular Deadline: March 29, if space available
  • Spring Programs
    • Priority Deadline: September 15
    • Regular Deadline: September 29, if space available

If applications exceed enrollment maximums, a lottery system will determine admission.

  1. Complete the Global TCU Study Abroad Forms. (already started an application? Login here to finish it).
  2. Complete the Roehampton Online Application. You will need to create an account and then proceed with the application.

Important Information

Study Abroad programs often include field components that require the ability to perform tasks beyond what is expected in a typical classroom. Many programs require extensive walking and/or the ability to stand for extended periods of time; the ability to independently use public transportations; and/or sleeping in shared quarters. Program and housing facilities may lack central heat and air-conditioning, elevators, and other conveniences. Unless prior accommodations have been made through TCU Student Disabilities Services, students must be able to transport and manage own luggage through airports and public transportation centers.

Managing your health and safety is an important component in having a positive experience abroad. TCU provides you with a number of resources to assist you:

  1. Prior to departure, you will need to attend the mandatory orientation which covers specific health, safety, logistical, and cultural information.
  2. Upon arrival, you will have an orientation to reiterate health, safety, logistical, and cultural information.
  3. TCU provides you membership to On Call International, a premier Global Assistance program. You can call On Call for any kind of travel, health, safety, or emergency issues, including:
  • help replacing a lost passpor help translating and interpreting
  • help with lost luggage, along with reimbursement for items needed while luggage is lost
  • assistance finding general and specialty health care
  • assistance with emergency refills of prescription
  • health insurance for your time abroad.

For more information, please see Health & Safety

UK Visas

The UK requires a visa only for student interns and students planning to stay in the UK for more than 6 months. If this applies to you, you’ll need to apply for a visa at least 6 weeks prior to departure. Biometrics (fingerprints) are now required for the UK visa application. See Visas are approximately $600 and may be charged to Visa or MasterCard.

Do not plan to travel outside the U.S. during the two months prior to your semester abroad because you must surrender your passport when you apply for a visa. Visa processing for the UK can take 3 – 6 weeks.

You MUST have a round-trip ticket prior to departure for your program abroad.

Before Departure

You must attend the mandatory TCU-In London – Roehampton orientation. You should also review the TCU-In London – Roehampton handbook and Know Before You Go page.

Arrival and On-Site Information

Upon arrival, Roehampton staff will meet you at the airport and provide transportation to campus. During your first days in London, you’ll participate in Roehampton’s orientation before classes begin.

Because you are not enrolled in TCU classes, the TCU system will show 12 hours of coursework as a placeholder while you are abroad. Your classes will not transfer back to TCU until 8 – 10 weeks after the semester ends. At that time, the correct credit hours will be posted to your TCU record.