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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.7
Area of Study: Accounting, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Business Economics, Business Management, Communications, Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, English Language and Literature, Fashion Marketing, Film and Screen Studies, Finance, Health Science, History, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Journalism, Law, Management, Marketing, Modern Languages and Cultures, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Special Events Marketing Housing Options: Residence Hall
Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior Program Type: Pace Global Partner
Program Description:
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Why London?
London is one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities and we are at the centre of it. From business and finance to fashion, art, music, cinema and sport, London is where things tend to happen first. Home to 400,000 students, your classroom goes well beyond the walls of the University. Offering a patchwork of vibrant areas and different styles, there's something to suit everyone. From the South Bank, an area of London on the south side of the River Thames and concentrating on film and arts centers, to the Covent Garden, right in the heard of London's West End, students will always have something new to explore.

The Campus

Studying abroad at the University of Westminster offers you the chance to live and study with students of all ages, from many different countries, in a lively, friendly atmosphere. You will satisfy your intellectual curiosity, earn university credits and explore London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

During your time abroad at the University of Westminster, you will learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. You will successfully rise to challenges, broaden your horizons and return home a more confident, open-minded individual, better prepared to tackle the future successfully. 

The University of Westminster has four campuses in London, three of which are within walking distance of both Oxford Street and the wide open spaces of Regent’s Park. In north-west London, our Harrow Campus is home to the vibrant, buzzing Faculty of Media, Arts and Design. All four campuses have been extensively redeveloped to create fresh and inspiring places to learn and socialise, creating a unique University community.

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Academics

Through our programme you can tailor-make your own programme to best suit your needs by choosing to either specialise in your major or study a selection of disciplines.

Semester-long program
In our semester-long programme, you can choose to study the equivalent of:
up to 60 UK credits (12 US credits), which normally equates to 3 modules – see our 3-module and 6-module programmes page
up to 80 UK credits (16 US credits), which normally equates to 4 modules – see our 4-module and 8-module programmes page

Semester-long program including Internship
In our semester-long programme including internship, you can choose to study the equivalent of:
up to 60 UK credits (12 US credits), which normally equates to 3 modules (2 free choice modules plus 1 Internship module) – see our 3-module internship programme page

When searching courses/modules, consider courses marked London Studies Module which will incorporate field trips/site visits relevant to the course.

 

Summer Academics

Students can choose one module (course) per summer session. Courses are offered in the fields of English Language, Liberal Arts and Law, Media, Arts and Design, Complementary Medicine, Tourism, and International Business. Read more about each course here.

Session 1: June 16 - July 7
Session 2: July 7 - July 28
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Housing

For information on the options available and the cost of accommodation in the University Halls of Residence, visit the Student accommodation pages. Whichever hall you live in, you will have a chance to meet students from different disciplines, backgrounds and cultures, enhancing the whole Study Abroad experience.

Many international students choose to live in privately rented accommodation. The University provides free help and advice once you have arrived. Privately rented accommodation is plentiful in London, but the search for the right place will probably take you a few days.

The University Student Housing Services webpages can give you more detailed information on where to look, landlords, tenancy agreements and the various areas of London.

The University is also able to arrange a home stay with a family in London through a company whose services we have used for a number of years. Home stay offers you the opportunity to experience at first hand life in an English household. Should you be interested in this option, please contact the Study Abroad Unit at educationabroad@westminster.ac.uk for an application and up-to-date price list.

Students must access the University of Westminster housing portal to see the most updated housing information.
 
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Student Services

Beginning a University course is a daunting experience for most new students, but the University of Westminster understands that for international students, who may also be new to the UK, it can seem particularly overwhelming.

In addition to a welcome program for new students and dedicated support for continuing students, international students can also take advantage of the following areas:
  • Student Advice Service
  • Student Health Services
  • Career Development Centre
  • Counselling Service
  • Course Enquiries
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Libraries
  • Research Office
  • Sports Facilities
  • University of WEstminster Students' Union
Learn more here: Contacts and Support

Student Life

Let’s not beat around the bush. London’s a big old city filled with things to see, do and experience. It can feel like you’ll never be able to find your way around. You might get homesick. You might even crave a fast-track escape route to the countryside. The University of Westminster knows – they've been there too. So, to help you make your most of your time at the University of Westminster and this monster of a city, here are a few pages on studying, playing and surviving as a student in London.
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How to Apply

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process.  Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace. 

Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
  • Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session
  • Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application.  Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution:
  • Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Complete the Credit Equivalency Form located on your program application page.  This is due by the Pace application deadline.

Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: March 15
Summer: March 15
Spring: September 15

Application Procedures for the University of Westminster:
  • Complete the Westminster application for the:
    Semester-long program:  Undergraduate Year or Semester Study Abroad Programme - Application Form 2016-17.pdf 
    or
    Semester-long program including internshipUG-semester-study-abroad-internship-programme-international-students.pdf

    You do NOT need to pay the application fee when applying as a Pace student.

     
  • Check that you have included the following materials with your application, if required:
    • A copy of the application form with ALL required fields completed
    • A personal statement
    • An official transcript
    • A copy of the main photograph page from your passport
    • A passport sized photograph
    • A proof of English language ability (non-native English speakers only)
    • A portfolio of work (if applying for practical modules at the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design only) 
  • Submit the required forms to your Pace Abroad advisor at Pace International - 163 Williams St., 16th Floor.

    Note:  Students taking courses in the Faculty/Department of Media, Arts & Design must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above.
The University of Westminster Application Deadlines:
Semester 1 (fall): May 1
Semester 2 (spring): October 15
Summer: May 1

Program Cost

The following policies are effective with AY 2017-18. Students are responsible for:
  • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account. 
  • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $10,000 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad - note portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to two semesters.  Pace tuition remission does not apply.

Summer Program Cost
Summer Session I and II Tuition: £1,515Session I and II:
Summer Session I and II Housing: Residence Halls
       Alexander Fleming Hall: £741
       Marylebone Hall: £993

Optional addition for social program: £317. Read more about the social program. 


* Fee subject to change. Refer to the host institution's website for up-to-date pricing and schedule information.
 

Insurance

All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA.  There is no additional charge.

Visa

Students with a valid US passport planning to study abroad LESS THAN 6 MONTHS do not need a visa to enter the UK, however, you should still bring supporting documents with you when crossing borders.

Students with a valid US passport planning to study abroad for MORE THAN 6 MONTHS do need a visa to enter the UK. Learn more about student visa's here.
If you are planning to study abroad for more than 6 months or you are not a citizen of the US please visit these websites below:
Students participating in the Undergraduate Semester Internship Study Abroad Program require a Tier 4 General Student Visa. In order to apply for this visa you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number, which will be emailed to you by the Education Abroad Team. You cannot apply without this number, and you cannot apply more than 3 months before the start of your programme so you CAS email will be timed accordingly. Further guidance on the application process will be sent with the CAS, upon acceptance to University of Westminster.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 11/01/2019 TBA TBA
Summer II 2020 03/15/2020 04/01/2020 TBA TBA
Summer I 2020 03/15/2020 04/01/2020 TBA TBA