University of Westminster (Direct Enroll)

United Kingdom
London
University of Westminster (Direct Enroll)
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
Academic YearApril 15mid Septemberend of May
SpringOctober 15mid Januaryend of May
FallApril 15mid Septembermid December
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Direct Enroll
Program Overview

The University of Westminster lies in the heart of London and incorporates the culture of London directly into curriculum.  It was founded as Britain's first Polytechnic institution in 1838 and now enrolls over 22,000 students. Westminster offers a wide variety of coursework from Architecture to Social Sciences to meet the needs of a very diverse student population.

Academics

Courses are available in the following subject areas:

Architecture
Biological sciences
Business and management
Communication
Computer science
Design
Engineering
English studies
Environmental sciences
Journalism and broadcasting
Media
Modern languages
Physiology
Psychology
Social sciences
Urban planning
Visual arts

Location

At the University of Westminster, you are right at the heart of London, Europe's largest capital city, with access to the finest galleries, theatres, museums, and libraries in the world. Founded as a polytechnic in 1838, the University of Westminster has a long tradition of innovation and of providing opportunities to students in the arts, business, science, and social sciences. The cost of living in London is quite high compared to the States and we recommend that visiting students add on another 80 pounds per week for travel, food, and entertainment. This could be higher if students wish to take the opportunity to travel in Europe during their vacations. Students in England for six months or more are entitled to free medical care at any UK doctor's office or hospital. If a student is in England for less that six months, he or she should make travel insurance arrangements in their home country before they leave.

Housing

In addition to the classroom setting, the University of Westminster provides a series of orientations to assist American students in making the study abroad period a rewarding and exciting experience. These comprehensive orientation programs help students adjust academically, socially and culturally to life in the heart of London. Housing is in the University residence halls. There are some shared rooms, although single study bedrooms are usually provided, depending on the residence hall. Bath and kitchen facilities are shared. Meals are not included in the cost of housing, but students can purchase meals in the university refectories.

Housing options for international students include:

  • Alexander Fleming
  • Harrow Hall
  • Marylebone Hall

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Program Costs

To find the estimated costs of these programs, follow these steps:

  1. Go to UofW's  website, scroll down
  2. Look over the expense items listed under "Program Fees" and "Expenses" and tally up expenses from BOTH, converting the currency from GBP to US Dollars (suggested currency converter: XE-Converter).
  3. Last, also add to the total expenses the Study Abroad Fee of $1,500, health insurance ($80 Semester/$160 Academic Year), and the costs of airfare to UofW (~$1,100).
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