The University of Westminster is in the heart of London – with all the opportunities the city has to offer on the doorstep. Its students are from over 150 countries, with a worldwide alumni community they can join when they graduate. An international recruitment team attends events throughout the country to provide further information on the university to international students already studying in the UK.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

6,200 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • With one of the UK's largest international student populations, the University of Westminster has plenty of experience in providing the help and support students need to make the most of their time at the university.
  • Before arrival, students receive a full information pack with details of enrolment, healthcare advice and other information.
  • A 'meet and greet' service is available for students arriving at Heathrow Airport on specific days towards the end of September. A team will meet students at the airport and arrange transport with other international students to their halls of residence or private accommodation.
  • Once at the university, there are a whole range of services and activities to help students settle in. The International Students' Welcome Programme gives the chance to meet fellow new students and Westminster staff, find your way around the university and London, learn about university facilities and services, and meet current international students.

English Language Requirements

  • Students whose first language is not English, or who have not studied a secondary education in English, may need to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before being admitted onto any degree course.
  • Please refer to the university website to find the minimum English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
  • Please note, some courses may require higher grades or higher scores in certain components, for example, in writing. This is normally shown on the individual course pages on the university website.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students new to the university are regarded as a priority for a place in halls of residence, but demand can be high, so it is important to apply early.
  • Although the university cannot guarantee a place in halls for international students, it works with a number of private partners to provide accommodation in other halls of residence across the city.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 12,750 12,500–20,500
Mixed 12,750 -
Laboratory 12,750 13,000–20,500
Clinical 12,750 -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.