Summer School FAQ

Applying to the Summer School

1. Why do you need the original or official certified copy of my academic standing?

2. What is the difference between applying directly to Westminster, or through a partner?

3. My home university doesn’t have a partnership with Westminster, can I still apply?

4. What English qualifications do you accept?

5. My GPA is lower than a 2.7. Can I still apply?

6. When are tuition fees due?

7. What happens if I withdraw? Will I get a refund?

Modules

8. What modules are running in 2018?

9. What happens if my module is cancelled?

10. Can I take two modules at once?

11. Can I change my module once the Session begins?

12. Will I get academic credit for the Summer School?

13. When will I receive my transcript?

Accommodation

14. Do I have to stay in the University Halls of Residence?

15. Can I arrive early or stay longer than the Session?

16. Do I need to pack bed linen or cooking utensils?

17. Does it include a meal plan?

18. Do the residences have wifi?

The Social Programme

19. Can I sign up to individual events on the Social Programme?

20. What happens if I miss a Social Programme event?

Applying to the Summer School

1. Why do you need the original or official certified copy of my academic standing?

If we do not have a partnership with your home institution, or you are not joining us through a specialist study abroad provider we partner with, then we need to receive an original or an official certified copy of your most recent evidence of academic standing (high school diploma, IB, A level results, high school transcript, current university transcript or last academic record, depending on your status. See our entry requirements page for more details. These documents have to be sent through the mail. We cannot accept scanned copies, nor screenshots of grade reports.

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2. What is the difference between applying directly to Westminster, or through a provider?

Applicants who apply directly to the University of Westminster are responsible for making all travel arrangements to London, including to their accommodation.

The providers that we work with offer a complete package from the time of application through to the completion and receipt of transcripts. Provider packages vary but may include flights, airport pick-ups, accommodation, transport passes, social events, and the services of an on-site resident director.

Applicants should consider their level of need and comfort and select the route that is best for them.

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3. My home university doesn’t have a partnership with Westminster, can I still apply?

Yes, we welcome applications from independent students.

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4. What English qualifications do you accept?

Students for whom English is not the first language should provide a valid English language certificate with their application.

Students selecting modules 4COMM001X Communication Skills for the Workplace must have a minimum score of IELTS 5.5/ TOEFL 72.

All other modules require a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 80.

We are happy to consider other English language tests.

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5. My GPA is lower than a 2.7. Can I still apply?

We assess students with a lower GPA on a case by case basis. Please contact us to enquire prior to submitting an application.

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6. When are tuition fees due?

Students applying through a provider do not need to pay any fees directly to the University of Westminster.

All independent applicants are required to pay their fees prior to submitting their application and proof of payment must be submitted with the application.

Download the payment instructions.

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7. What happens if I withdraw? Will I get a refund?

Students withdrawing from the London International Summer School prior to May 15 will receive a full refund of fees paid. Students withdrawing after this date are subject to our withdrawal policy.

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8. What modules are running in 2018?

Check our 2018 module catalogue. Please note that not all modules run in both sessions, and it is important to note this when making your selection. All modules are subject to minimum enrolment.

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Modules

 

9. What happens if my module is cancelled?

Unfortunately, occasionally modules do not meet their minimum requirement. In this case, we automatically assign students to their alternative module. It is therefore important that prior approval is granted if the modules are needed for transfer back to your home institution. In the exceptional case that both the preferred and alternate module are not running, we will inform the student as soon as possible, with the option to withdraw with no penalty prior to 15 May.

Please note that the University of Westminster is not responsible for any travel costs incurred should the student decide to withdraw.

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10. Can I take two modules at once?

All modules run at the same time, so it is only possible to take one module per session. You should expect to be in class for four hours a day, four days a week. Modules from the Media, Art and Design faculty may meet for a full day on a Wednesday.

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11. Can I change my module once the Session has begun?

Students have the opportunity to change module after attending the first session. Due to the fast-pace of the teaching, it is not possible to make changes beyond this point. If you need to change modules after you have submitted an application, but prior to the start of the summer school, please email the team at [email protected].

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12. Will I get academic credit for the Summer School?

All Summer School modules are worth 20 UK credits. Students wishing to transfer their credit back to their home institution may need prior approval for this, and should discuss this with their academic advisors prior to application.

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13. When will I receive my transcript?

Summer School transcripts will be by the end of September 2018. This is the earliest date grades can be released. Students will be contacted to reconfirm mailing addresses prior to the release date.

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Accommodation

 

14. Do I have to stay in the University halls of residence?

Each year we reserve a number of places in our halls of residence for Summer School students, which can be selected as part of the application process. Students may also make their own arrangements, especially if they have friends or family in London. We also have a list of private rented accommodation.

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15. Can I arrive early or stay longer than the Session?

The Education Abroad team make reservations on the student’s behalf from the 2pm on the Saturday at the start of each session, to 10am on the Saturday at the end of each session. Students wishing to arrive earlier or extend their stay should contact the Summer Accommodation team for availability, remembering to mention that they are participating in the Summer School.

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16. Do I need to pack bed linen or cooking utensils?

Students selecting to stay in the University halls of residence will be provided with a bedding pack upon arrival. Shared kitchens are equipped with the essentials for meal preparation, including cutlery, crockery, saucepans and cooking utensils.

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17. Does it include a meal plan?

All University of Westminster accommodation has access to a shared kitchen, for students to prepare their own meals. While there are coffee shops and cafeterias on campus, we do not offer a meal plan. The Education Abroad team will provide students with information on local amenities including supermarkets and reasonably priced dining options when they arrive in London.

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18. Do the residences have wifi?

Yes. In addition to wifi throughout the campuses, all University halls of residence have wireless internet access.

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The Social Programme

 

19. Can I sign up to individual events on the Social Programme?

The Social Programme is only offered as a package; it is not currently possible to sign up for individual events. We have selected a great range of events to help you make the most of your time in the UK. If you’re making plans, check the dates of events.

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20. What happens if I miss a Social Programme event? Can I get a refund?

Students are responsible for getting to the meeting place at the appointed time. As events are planned well in advance, and arrangements are made based on the number of participants, it is not possible to offer refunds to those who do not attend.

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London International Summer School

 

If you are a national of an EEA country (European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or you are from Switzerland, you can enter the UK as a student with a minimum of formality; you do not require entry clearance or a visa.

 

If you are a national of a non-EEA country you will require a Short-Term Study Visa.

Make an application-International

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.

Apply for Session 1 Summer 2018

Apply for Session 2 Summer 2018

Apply for Session 1 & 2 Summer 2018

Application Checklist

Make sure that you have included:

  • Personal details
  • Choice of two classes per session (your preferred choice and an alternative)
  • Academic qualifications/transcript
  • English language qualification (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of the main page of your passport
  • One passport-sized photograph
  • Signed Declaration and Accommodation Declaration sections on Application Form
  • Proof of payment (if responsible for tuition payment direct to Westminster)

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.

 

How We Use your Data

The University of Westminster will use your data in line with the Data Protection Act (1998). Learn how we use your data.

Entry Requirements-International

We can accept applicants:

  • Who will have graduated from high school at the time they join the programme and will be 18 years of age when they attend the summer school
  • Current university students
  • University graduates

To apply for the Summer School you must provide evidence of your academic standing:

  • If you have completed high school or equivalent we require your High School Diploma or IB or your A Level results if you are a UK student
  • If you are about to graduate from high school we require your High School Transcript or IB
  • If you are a current university student we require your current university transcript
  • If you are not a current student we require your last academic record

Please note: evidence must be either the original or an official certified copy.

English language requirements

 If English is not your first language you need to provide official proof of your English language ability:

  • If you have an IELTS level of 5.5, TOEFL of 72 or equivalent, you are eligible to apply for 4COMM001X Communication Skills for the Workplace.
  • If you have an IELTS level of 6.0, TOEFL 80 or equivalent you can study any Summer School module.
  • We are happy to consider a variety of English language tests.

Academic requirements

The academic requirements for acceptance into Summer School depend on the current country you study in. If you are not sure whether you meet our entry requirements please feel free to email us at [email protected].

USA

If you are from a US institution of higher education (eg a university or college) the minimum requirement is a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

EU

If you are from an EU institution you must be able to provide proof of good academic standing. Achieved marks can range from a minimum of satisfactory, good, very good or above, depending on the country of schooling.

Outside the EU or USA

All International qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate will be considered.

UK

If you are from the UK you must have a minimum of two passes at GCE A Level. If you would like to discuss your current grades, please email us at [email protected].

Withdrawal policy-International

Applicants have the right to decline their place on the programme prior to 15 May 2018 without financial penalty as per the following Withdrawal Policy:

Application Deadline: 1 May 2018

Withdrawal Deadline: 15 May 2018

You must advise the Education Abroad Team of your intention to withdraw.

The official start date of the Summer School is Saturday 16 June 2018. This is the official start date of the programme whether you join the programme in Session 1 or Session 2. If you wish to withdraw from the Summer School, the following withdrawal policies are in place:

  • If you withdraw before the withdrawal deadline (15 May 2018), any tuition fees, housing and social programme payments received will be refunded in full.
  • If you withdraw after the withdrawal deadline but before the start of the Summer School which commences on Saturday the 16 June 2018, you will be refunded 50% of the tuition fee if you have paid in advance. You will not receive a refund for housing fees or your social programme payment.
  • If you withdraw once the Summer School has begun on Saturday 16 June 2018, no tuition fees, housing fees or social programme payments can be refunded.

Study costs-International

How much your Summer School will cost depends on your choices:

  • Whether you choose to study for three or six weeks (one or two sessions)
  • Whether you opt in or out of the Westminster Summer School Social Programme
  • Where you decide to stay during your visit

The costs are laid out below – you can make your selection according to your budget and your preferences.

In addition to tuition, Summer School fees entitle you to:

  • Equipment for any practical classes
  • Our tailored Welcome and Orientation programmes
  • Dedicated support from the on-site Education Abroad team
  Tuition Accommodation Cost Social Programme
Session One £1,515 Alexander Fleming Hall
Marylebone Hall
£819
£1,071
£333
Session Two £1,515 Alexander Fleming Hall
Marylebone Hall
£819
£1,071
£333
Session One and Two £2,530 Alexander Fleming Hall
Marylebone Hall
£1,638
£2,142
£666

The costs above do not include:

  • Additional costs that some modules might have (for study visits, entrance tickets to galleries, theatres, cinemas, etc) – for details of any additional costs associated with classes please read the 

    LONDON INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL MODULE CATALOGUE 2018-

How to pay your fees

You are required to pay all relevant tuition, accommodation and social programme fees in full at the time of application if:

  • you are applying directly to us (ie not through a University of Westminster study abroad partner or approved study abroad provider)
  • you are applying through a University of Westminster study abroad partner and you are responsible for making payment of fees directly to the University of Westminster

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Withdrawal policy

If you decide to withdraw from Summer School, make sure you read through our Summer School Withdrawal Policy.

Social programme-International

As part of the London International Summer School 2018, we organise a vibrant, exciting social programme for you.

Whether you are studying for three or six weeks we aim to provide you with a range of activities to enhance your time with us.

Free events offered to all students:

Sunday 17 June 2018 Welcome Event at a traditional London pub
Monday 18 June 2018 Orientation Welcome Lunch
Thursday 5 July 2018 Mid-Programme Boat Party on the Thames river
Sunday 8 July 2018 Welcome Event at a traditional London pub for Session 2 Starters, also available to 6-week students
Monday 9 July 2018 Orientation Welcome Lunch for Session 2 starters, also available to 6-week students
Thursday 26 July 2018 Gala Farewell Reception

 

For students who signed-up for our Social Programme, we also organise walking tours, theatre nights, day trips and weekend overnight trips so that students can see the best bits of London and the UK while they are studying with us.

 

Session 1 Social Programme:

Sunday 17 June 2018 Treasure hunt
Tuesday 19 June 2018 Bond, Sherlock and Potter walking tour
Saturday–Sunday 23–24 June 2018 Best of England Weekend
Tuesday 26 June 2018 Comedy night
Saturday 30 June 2018 Brighton by train – trip to Brighton
Tuesday 3 July 2018 Les Miserables Theatre Night

 

Session 2 Social Programme:

Sunday 8 July 2018 London Eye
Tuesday 10 July 2018 London East End Street Art Walk
Saturday–Sunday 14–15 July 2018 Best of Wales Weekend
Tuesday 17 July 2018 Phantom of the Opera
Sunday 22 July 2018 Warner Bros Studio Tour Harry Potter
Tuesday 24 July 2018 Thames River Cruise with Afternoon Tea

 

Session 1 or 2 (6 events): £333

 

Both Sessions (12 events): £666

To find out what our previous summer school students did during their time at the University of Westminster check out our social media:

 

Marylebone Hall for study abroad Summer School students-International

Situated opposite Madame Tussaud's, Marylebone Hall is an ideal location for exploring the shops, cafés and restaurants of the West End, as well as enjoying the many theatres and nightlife of this great cosmopolitan city.

Regent’s Park, noted for its green open spaces, colourful floral displays, football pitches, tennis court, boating lake and London Zoo, is a five-minute walk away, and it's only a short bus journey to Hyde Park.

The accommodation

Marylebone Hall is a modern, 21-storey building attached to Marylebone Campus, one of the main teaching sites at the University of Westminster.

Study abroad Summer School students can apply for one of the standard rooms, all of which have a private bathroom, built in wardrobes, desks and internet connection. Kitchens are shared by a maximum of six students and contain a cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.

Address

35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS

T: +44 (0)20 7911 5071
E: [email protected]

Facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • University restaurant (180 seats)
  • CCTV
  • Large television/common room
  • Pool table
  • Communal computer games

Disabled access

View the Disabled Access Guide for Marylebone Hall.

Alexander Fleming Hall for study abroad Summer School students-International

Alexander Fleming Hall is situated in a lively, fashionable area of east London, known for its vibrant nightlife. As well as numerous bars and clubs, there are also many shops, cafes, restaurants and various markets nearby.

Located on the edge of the Square Mile – the original City and London's most historic – Alexander Fleming Hall is in walking distance of the financial district and various tourist sights including the Royal Courts of Justice, St Paul's Cathedral and the Barbican – Europe's largest performing arts centre.

The accommodation

The hall consists of three separate purpose-built, low-rise modern blocks offering good-quality self-contained units with their own front door and lobby.

Each unit has four, six or eight single rooms with washbasins, a modern and well-equipped kitchen for self-catering, and two or three bathrooms depending on size.

The kitchens are supplied with a cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. They also have a television and facilities for ironing, and there is a coin-operated launderette nearby.

Address

3 Hoxton Market
Pitfield Street
London N1 6HG

T: +44 (0)20 7729 9680
E: [email protected]

Facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • CCTV
  • Public telephones
  • Shared kitchens

Disabled access

  • Accessible reception

View our Disabled Access Guide for Alexander Fleming House.

Accommodation for Summer School students

You can choose to stay in the University of Westminster student accommodation at either Marylebone or Alexander Fleming Hall of Residence. All our rooms:

  • Are single rooms
  • Have secure swipe-card entry systems and 24-hour security
  • Have wireless Internet
  • Are located for easy access to our central London teaching facilities and state-of-the-art Media, Arts and Design studios
  • Have shared kitchens where students can prepare their meals. Kitchens are stocked with basic utensils for your use
  • All linens and bedding (including sheets, a pillow and a blanket) along with a towel are provided. These are changed weekly.

Arty and urban vibe: Alexander Fleming Hall

Session 1 £819
Session 2 £819
Sessions 1 and 2 £1,638

 

Historic yet fashionable: Marylebone Hall

Session 1 £1,071
Session 2 £1,071
Sessions 1 and 2 £2,142

 

Please note that spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis – you may not be assigned your first choice. Students attending both sessions of the Summer School will be given priority regarding choice of accommodation.

For further details of the University of Westminster’s student accommodation, please visit our FAQs page.

If you would prefer to find your own private accommodation, please visit our private rented accommodation page.