How to pay for your Study Abroad Programme

Application fee

If you are applying directly to us (ie not through a University of Westminster study abroad partner or approved study abroad provider), you are required to pay a non-refundable £200 application fee.

If you are accepted onto the programme and study the full programme with us (ie you do not withdraw from the programme), the application fee will be deducted from your final tuition fee invoice.

Download the instructions on paying your application fee:

Tuition fees

You will need to make your tuition fee payment when you receive your acceptance email from us. The email will provide more details on payment. Please do not attempt to make any payments before you receive the payment instructions from us.

Payments may be made by bank transfer, credit card or online payment.

Download the instructions on paying your tuition fees :

Accommodation fees

If you are offered a place in University accommodation and accept the place, you will be given step-by-step instructions on how to pay. Please do not attempt to make any payments before you receive the payment instructions from us.

Make an application - study abroad for European students

Application deadlines

For the semester beginning in September: 1 May

For the semester beginning in January: 15 October

Apply directly to us

To apply you can complete the application form for the programme you are interested by using the links below. These will connect you to our online application system. You will be prompted to set up a user name and password and will be emailed a completed copy of the application form once you submit it. To complete an application you will require your supporting documents eg your transcript.

You can also request a paper application form from us, by emailing [email protected]

Apply through one of our partners

We are partnered with many universities and colleges across the world for study abroad and also work with organisations that provide all-inclusive study abroad packages. If your university is not listed here you can apply directly to us.

To make an application via one of our partners, please speak to your International Office for information on how you can apply. For IEC please follow the hyperlinks in the list:

  • IEC, Austria
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Denmark
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
  • ECE Bordeaux, France
  • ECE Lyon, France
  • EDC Paris Business School, France
  • ESDES Lyon Business School - Université Catholique de Lyon, France
  • PSB Paris School of Business, France
  • Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany
  • Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU), Germany
  • Business School Berlin (BSP), Germany
  • FH Nordakademie, Germany
  • HTW Berlin, Germany
  • IEC, Germany
  • International School of Management (ISM) - Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich & Cologne, Germany
  • Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitaet Munich, Germany
  • Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Munich Business School, Germany
  • Pforzheim University, Germany
  • PH Karlsruhe, Germany
  • IEC, Hungary
  • Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Karlstad University, Sweden
  • IEC, Switzerland
  • ZHAW - School of Applied Linguistics and School of Management and Law, Switzerland
  • HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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What our students say

“Studying abroad in a city such as London really is an opportunity and a chance which must not be missed. Having studied abroad will definitely help me in the future, and already helps me, as I am working with people of different origins, the vocabulary I gained in London, and the headways in oral and written English I’ve made are a great boon to me now.

"The social side was good and interesting, as there were lots of other non-UK students, it was a huge salad bowl of nationalities, and therefore working and chatting with people of different origins, was fulfilling in all aspects”

Robin Peyronnaud
Former EU Undergraduate Study Abroad Programme student

Interested in what our current students are up to?Search #livelearnlondon on Instagram.

EFL+ Study Abroad

Who is this programme for?

For non-native speakers of English, we offer a year-long study abroad programme that includes 3 months of studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

Programme benefits

  • Immerse yourself in the life of a university which has a global reputation for the excellence of its programmes and boasts excellent ratings for the quality of its teaching and world-class research groups
  • Study English and academic subjects to enhance both your English language skills and your academic learning. Evidence suggests that those who study abroad achieve higher grades in their degree programmes
  • Earn international credits to transfer back to your degree programme at your home university to showcase your international learning
  • As an alumnus of one of our study abroad programmes you will be eligible for a 15% discount on one of our full- and part-time Masters courses and PhD courses.

Programme overview

The programme offers you the opportunity to:

  • Spend the first semester on our English as a Foreign Language programme, starting in September. This will help you enhance your English language skills in preparation for the full-time academic study in the second part of your programme
  • Study 3 modules worth 60 UK credits over 1 semester
  • Choose classes from a wide range of subjects, including Business, Law, Politics, International Relations, Visual Arts, English Literature, and more
  • Transfer university credit from successfully completed modules to your home university
  • Apply for housing in University accommodation
  • Receive full pre-departure information before you leave home and an extensive orientation session when you arrive
  • Be supported by specialists advisers to guide you through your study experience
  • Opt to participate in the Education Abroad Team’s social programme

Apply now

 

 

What our students say

“The University of Westminster has been the centre of my fantastic London life. Like London, Westminster has many things to offer.

"During the classes, I studied with students from America, other European countries, Asian countries and I met wonderful friends whom I can share my experiences of London life with.”

Ai Kimura
Former English as a Foreign Language + Undergraduate Study Abroad Programme student

Interested in what our current students are up to? Search #livelearnlondon on Instagram.

English language class details

The EFL part of our EFL+ study abroad programme is made up of 23 hours of teaching per week: three hours every morning and two hours every afternoon, except Wednesdays.

You will be taught in a group and will also receive individual personal attention from your teachers throughout the programme, via tutorials and feedback sessions.

At the end of the EFL course, you will take a test to determine your progress on this part of the programme. The modules available to you in the full academic study program will depend on this EFL test score. More details on test scores and module availability can be found on our EFL+ study abroad module catalogue page.

Throughout the course, you will have access to the University’s extensive facilities (libraries, computer rooms, etc). You will also have the chance to explore some of central London's most important landmarks, to help you settle in to your new home.

The course's overarching goals are to help you:

  • increase your confidence and ability in communicating effectively in academic English
  • improve your performance in all four language skills within the context of your studies (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • develop your critical and analytical skills, which are key to succeeding at university in the UK
  • increase your independence as a learner

Morning classes – reading and writing (3 hours)

In the mornings, the course will focus on reading and writing in academic contexts.

We will help you develop:

  • effective strategies for reading academic books, journal articles and case studies
  • effective strategies for carrying out your own research (including identifying genre, structure of journal articles, text cohesion and writer’s stance)
  • improved essay- and report-writing skills through ongoing practice (including summarising and paraphrasing, avoiding plagiarism, and use of citations)

Afternoon classes – listening and speaking (2 hours)

In the afternoons, the emphasis will be on listening and speaking skills.

We will help you to build:

  • the listening and note-taking skills necessary to benefit from university lectures (including recognising signposting language and dealing with unknown vocabulary)
  • your ability and confidence to participate in group discussions and seminars on academic topics (including structuring arguments)
  • your presentation skills in a range of academic activities (as well as your pronunciation and intonation)

EU student module options-International

UNDERGRADUATE EU STUDENTS: CHOOSING YOUR MODULES

If you wish to apply for the Internship Programme please follow this link to select your modules and apply to the programme.

  1. Download the module catalogues from the table below.
  2. Choose 6 modules from the Faculty module catalogues below and list them on the application form in order of preference – 3 preferred modules and 3 alternative modules - in case your top choices are full or otherwise unavailable.
  3. Check that your preferred module choices do not exceed 60 UK credits (30 ECTS). This normally equates to three modules, but there are exceptions.
  4. If you are selecting Level 5 or 6 modules, check in the module catalogues whether the modules have pre-requisites. You will not be expected to have completed the precise pre-requisites, but you must have studied a similar course or module in your home country.
  5. If you are selecting any Media, Arts and Design or London Studies modules, check the "Media, Arts and Design portfolios and London Studies information" instructions below on portfolio submission and the maximum number of modules you can take.
  6. Get approval for your module choices from your home institution, to ensure you have agreement for your credits to transfer.
  7. Please note that it is not possible to choose specific day or time slots for modules as these will be allocated automatically by the timetabling system. Teaching takes place at the University of Westminster from Monday to Friday between 9am to 9pm.

Please note that the following study abroad module catalogues are issued on the express condition that all matters in them are subject to change from time to time. In particular, while the University of Westminster will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses, programmes of study and other educational services, circumstances may change. Acceptance onto the study abroad programme does not mean acceptance onto particular modules. For full details of our acceptance policy please visit our Acceptance to Study page

The University of Westminster reserves the right at any time to vary the content and delivery of courses, to change the location of courses and modules, to discontinue or combine courses, or to discontinue services, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University of Westminster

For practical modules at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, evidence of capability in each discipline you are interested in (demonstrated through a portfolio) is an important part of the admissions process and must be submitted at the time of application.

For details of what your portfolio must include, please download the portfolio submission guidelines for study abroad students PDF.

In addition, students are restricted to taking:

  • a maximum of 2 practical modules in each semester from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
  • a maximum of 1 module from the London Studies Portfolio

Fashion Industry

There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes.

With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution.

Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.

Module catalogues

Faculty Teaching location Subject areas Module catalogues
Social Sciences and Humanities

Regent Campus. central London, which comprises:

  • English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
  • History, Sociology and Criminology
  • Law
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Politics and International Relations
Westminster Business School Marylebone Campus, central London
  • Accounting, Finance and Governance
  • Business Information Management and Operations
  • Economics and Quantitative Methods
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Marketing and Business Strategy
Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design Harrow Campus, north-west London (Travel Zone 4)
  • Animation
  • Contemporary Media Practice
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Communication Design
  • Illustration
  • Imaging Art and Science
  • Journalism, PR and Advertising
  • Mixed Media Fine Art
  • Music Industry
  • Radio and Digital Production
  • Television
Science and Technology Cavendish Campus, central London
  • Biomedical Science
  • Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology
Architecture and the Built Environment Marylebone Campus, central London
  • Property and Construction
  • Tourism

 

Study Abroad for European students-International

 

Who is this programme for?

This undergraduate study abroad programme allows EU students or Swiss Nationals to come to the University of Westminster to study for one semester or a year.

To be eligible, you must be an EU or Swiss national studying at an EU or Swiss university and you must qualify for EU fees.

The programme provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a different culture and way of looking at the world. It's designed to immerse you in the life of one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in England.

Programme benefits

  • The ability to have a unique study and learning adventure at one of the most dynamic UK universities in the heart of London
  • Study for one semester or year to enhance your academic learning and understanding of your discipline. Evidence suggests that those who study abroad achieve higher grades in their degree programmes
  • Earn international credits to transfer back to your degree at your home university to showcase your international learning
  • Participate in an optional internship to enhance your employability and your ability to achieve your career goals
  • As an alumnus of one of our study abroad programmes you will be eligible for a 15% discount on one of our full- and part-time Masters courses* and PhD courses

Programme overview

On the programme, you will be able to:

  • Study undergraduate modules up to 30 ECTS (60 UK credits) per semester
  • Gain international work experience by taking an internship as part of your study abroad programme, which allows you to combine work and study
  • Choose classes from a wide range of subjects, including Business, Law, Politics, International Relations, Visual Arts, English Literature, and more.
  • Transfer university credit from successfully completed modules to your home university.
  • Apply for housing in University accommodation
  • Receive full pre-departure information before you leave home and an extensive orientation session when you arrive
  • Be supported by specialists advisers to guide you through your study experience
  • Opt to participate in the Education Abroad Team’s social programme

Apply now

 

What our students say

“Studying abroad in a city such as London really is an opportunity and a chance which must not be missed. Having studied abroad will definitely help me in the future, and already helps me, as I am working with people of different origins, the vocabulary I gained in London, and the headways in oral and written English I’ve made are a great boon to me now.

"The social side was good and interesting, as there were lots of other non-UK students, it was a huge salad bowl of nationalities, and therefore working and chatting with people of different origins, was fulfilling in all aspects”

Robin Peyronnaud
Former EU Undergraduate Study Abroad Programme student

Interested in what our current students are up to? Search #livelearnlondon on Instagram.

Contact the team-International

If you have any questions about the London International Summer School or would like to request a brochure or application form, we will be very happy to help. The Education Abroad Team can be contacted by email, telephone or post.

Education Abroad Team
University of Westminster
101 New Cavendish Street, 1st Floor
London W1W 6XH, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)20 7911 5166
E: [email protected]