Type of Program: Semester or Short-Term
City: London
When Offered: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Cost: See Program Costs page 

The Hansard Scholars Program offers an outstanding opportunity for students to gain both academic and practical knowledge of the British political system.   The program combines a rigorous course of study with an internship. Each scholar is placed in an internship that matches their interests, experience, skills set, and future aspirations. The program staff are committed to securing placements that are challenging, relevant, and substantive. Placement fields include but are not limited to: Offices of Members of Parliament (MPs), Offices of Members of the House of Lords (Peers), government ministries, House of Commons and House of Lords Committees, media organizations, law firms, public affiars and government relations consultant, economics institutes and think thanks, non-goveernmental organizations, pressure groups, and social entrepreneurial organizations.  Students take two lecture courses and choose an individual research project.  Scholars will stay in student apartments in London's central zone.  For more information and course descriptions, please view the Hansard website.   Students can study at Hansard for the fall or spring semester, or the summer term.  Summer term students will pay fees directly to Hansard. There is an additional surcharge of $2,000 for this program for fall and spring semester.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: September - December

Eligibility and Prerequisites:
Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.  

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016


Summer applications are due in OIS in March, 2016 - Fees are paid directly to Hansard.

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.