Georgetown University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States, in the heart of Washington DC. Although home to world-class graduate and research programmes, Georgetown is renowned for the strength of its commitment to undergraduate students. Students can do research at the Library of Congress, enjoy the Smithsonian or the Kennedy Center, or just get a great coffee on M Street in historic Georgetown itself.
Georgetown's campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Potomac River in the exclusive and beautiful neighbourhood of Georgetown. Students come for the tremendous cultural resources, the access to government and research experiences available nowhere else, particularly relevant for anyone interested in public policy and international relations.
The number of exchange places available are reviewed on an annual basis. For 2020/21, Georgetown University can accept up to 2 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places. This equates to 2 students going for a full academic year OR 4 students for a single semester OR a combination of both.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Competition for places at Georgetown is very high. For students that can study abroad at Georgetown in semester two, available places are not guaranteed, as they may already be filled by students nominated for semester one/full year.
Estimated Living Costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.