The University of Westminster is located in London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is known for its excellence in teaching and world class research, as well as its established study abroad programs. Westminster is the home to over 22,000 students, including more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries.
Located in the center of London, Westminster students have easy access to London's world class theatres, libraries, museums, shops, and other entertainment venues. London is a city of 8 million people with enough museums, social and cultural events, gardens, shopping, and sight-seeing to keep you busy for months, if not years. You will never be bored as a student studying in London.
SEMESTER - During the semester, you can choose from over 700 modules and take classes from the University's seven schools or you can take one of several specially developed modules for study abroad students, which promote learning through London, as the classroom. Either way, you can easily find courses to meet your major, minor, and/or general education requirements. There are many different options:
A. Liberal Arts (Cinema Landmarks, Geography & Globalisation, Intro to Third World Studies, Self & Society, Shakespeare in Context, Intro to Criminology)
SUMMER - During the international summer school, you can choose from a wide variety of classes that have been specifically designed for international students.
The University of Westminster Study Abroad social programme has been designed to give you a taste of key cultural and historic sites in London and the UK whilst having fun in exciting locations. You will join a Welcome Boat Party and a Gala Farewell Reception, and for a small fee, you will also be able to take part in activities during the semester. These will include weekend trips to places such as Edinburgh, day trips to locations like Stonehenge, theatre trips, walking tours of London, and guided visits to London's galleries and museums (many of which are free).
The University has several cafes and a large music venue. They also have their own online social network site, "Connect," to help you meet students with similar interests.
During the semester, you have the option to apply for a room in one of five halls of residence...
During the summer, you can choose to stay in our Halls of Residence at either Wigram House or Furnival House. You will pay one price for the tuition/housing.
Foreign Entry Requirements
The following categories of study abroad applicants only are eligible for a CAS from the University of Westminster to apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa:
*applicants who will be taking the internship option as part of their programme
*applicants who will be studying abroad for the full academic year
If an applicant does not fall into one of these two categories then they will need to enter the country on a Student Visitor visa.
The Education Abroad Team is not able to accept requests from students to extend their programme.
Consulate General in Chicago (312/970-3800)
Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.