The University of Westminster
The University of Westminster, founded in 1838, is a vibrant, international university in the heart of London. Westminster offers an inspirational learning environment - fostering innovation and creativity, and continues to attract over 20,000 students from 169 nations, making it the most diverse university in the UK. With the option to study or intern for the semester or year, study abroad at Westminster will immerse you in the life of both the University and London, giving you the chance to travel to exciting destinations, gain insights into another culture, make lifelong friends and enhance your career prospects. As a part of this unique cosmopolitan community, students can experience the bustling street markets, world-renowned museums, theaters, famous landmarks and fashion-forward living.
Interested students are strongly encouraged to meet with Sarah Carrier prior to applying to this program. When contacting her for an advising appointment, please email her at email@example.com
and list the days and times you are available to meet over a two week period.
Students have the option to study on the 3 module program option or the 4 module program option in the following disciplines (Social Sciences and Humanities, Business, Media/Art/Design, and Science and Technology). More information about specific courses and pricing can be found here
Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants should complete the online VCU application and submit the University of Westminster online application
as well. Applications for fall semester are due by May 1 and spring applications are due October 15.
Westminster's internship programs
give students a unique opportunity to develop a professional and cultural insight into the city. Students may apply for a study abroad internship as part of a single semester or year-long study abroad program at the University of Westminster. Information about semester internships and pricing can be found here. Internships are offered in the fields of Arts/Fashion/Design, Business, Journalism/PR/Media, and Psychology.
Transfer of Credit:
Students must earn the equivalent of the grade of C or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students are required to take the necessary steps to ensure that transcripts are received from the university upon return to VCU. Many Westminster courses have been pre-approved to transfer to VCU
; if you are interested in taking a course not listed in the database, please contact Sarah for assistance.
View program dates
here on the University of Westminster's website:
Students may apply to stay on campus. Priority is given to all international students for rooms in the university's five residence halls, provided that applications are received by the deadline. There are four campuses, three in central London, and one in Harrow, about 20 minutes on the subway from downtown. Free help and advice is offered to students to find alternative accommodations through Student Housing Services. Please note that on-campus housing is limited and space is not guaranteed. The most up to date information about housing options and pricing can be found here
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition and room and board are paid directly to the University of Westminster, unless students are using VA529, GI Bill, or other scholarships/grants for which they must be billed through VCU.
Please see the most current information about tuition and housing fees here
The university is located on four campuses throughout London, England. The Cavendish Campus, Regent Campus, Marylebone Campus and Harrow Campus are all easily accessed by the subway.
Information about obtaining a visa will be provided by the University of Westminster upon acceptance.