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University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
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Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
Year (SH) 2019-2020 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
Year (SH) 2018-2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
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Instruction Language: English Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
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Fields of study:
Art/Photography, Communication, Communication/Advertising, Communication/Media Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Finance, History, Literature, Management, Marketing Minimum GPA: 2.8
Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore Credits/Term: 12-18
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Program Type:
Direct Enrollment Housing Options: Residence Halls
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Meals/Dining:
Prepare own food
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The University

University of Westminster is a forward thinking and dynamic place to study. The Institution was founded in 1839 and gained university status in 1992. It is one of the most diverse and international universities in the UK. Over 3,000 international students from more than 150 countries come to the University of Westminster every year. The University has sites in central London and Harrow offering an extensive portfolio of short courses, foundation, bachelor, master and PhD programmes.

The University of Westminster is at the centre of the  entertainment and shopping district of London. London is home to world famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and just around the corner from the University’s Regent Street site is Oxford Street, London’s busiest shopping street.

Along with New York and Tokyo, London is one of the three most important hubs of the global economy, and within the borough of Westminster itself are the Houses of Parliament, the seat of British Government. It is also a city of culture and the arts. You can enjoy the museums and galleries, see almost any movie or watch the street theatre in Covent Garden – all within walking distance of the University.

The University has three sites within the West End of London, as well as a fourth site in North West London – Harrow. The three West End sites are close to International Students House and other international organisations. We’re one of Britain’s largest universities, with more than 22,000 students and over 5,000 international students from 150 countries studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There are more than 300,000 students in London and a third of all international students in the UK study in the capital, so you’ll be part of a large community of students. Studying in a big city can be a challenging experience so the University gives a high priority to your welfare, and we provide a full range of services to support you throughout your time with us. The Students’ Union runs many societies covering cultural and religious interests as well as sporting and social activities. At Westminster you can always find someone to help you settle into your new life in the UK.

Three of Westminster’s four sites (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) are very close to each other in the centre of London, rubbing shoulders with some of the city's most famous landmarks. Regent's Park, Oxford Street, Madame Tussaud's, the BBC, the British Library and Marble Arch are just some of these, all only a few minutes walk away. At Westminster students really do have a wealth of historical, cultural and intellectual treasures on their doorstep.

The fourth Westminster site is in Harrow, only a twenty-minute underground train journey from the city centre. Set in an area of green parkland close to the famous Harrow School, it offers a quieter pace of life whilst having all the attractions of the city centre just a short journey away. more on the University of Westminster may be found by navigating to: Study Abroad at the University of Westminster.

London

There's nowhere in the world quite like London. The capital of England and Britain, and the biggest city in the EU with a population of over 7 million, London is a vibrant, multicultural, 24-hour city. Guide your way through the stimulating blends of old and new, the buzz of the city and the tranquillity of its many open spaces make London unique for both tourists and locals alike. Over 300 languages are spoken in London, contributing to the city's own fascinating culture and making it a fantastic place to travel to and experience culture from all over the world.

London's ever-changing and diverse culture scene means there is always something new to see or do in London. And at the same time, the city retains its fantastic historical features, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Tower of London, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey & St Margaret's Church and Maritime Greenwich, which are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

London has the greatest concentration of major attractions in Britain. There are 238 attractions which are free to enter, and there's nowhere else in the world where you can see so much for so little.

London's music scene and heritage is truly spectacular. It has 400 live music venues catering for everything from opera and jazz to rock and hip hop, and all over the city you’ll find famous musical landmarks and reminders of some of the capital’s biggest music stars. Summer is a great time for live music in London – you can enjoy everything from pop and rock festivals to the world’s largest classical musical festival – the Prom.

Courses

Westminster offers you the choice of over 700 classes to choose from, in a wide variety of subject areas. You are able to take 4 classes a semester or 3 classes + a credit bearing internship. Courses may be taken in the following disciplines: Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science, Econoimics, Film Studies, Finance, History, Human Resources, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Software Engineering. More information on courses may be found here: Westminster Courses.

Accommodation

While you are studying at the University of Westminster, you will apply for University Halls of Residence - Please note that the Education Abroad Team will process your University Halls of Residence application on your behalf. Students do not need to apply via the University's online housing registration system.

Accommodation is in the form of single study bedrooms, in a range of University halls of residence across London. All the halls are self-catering with fully fitted shared kitchens and communal areas. A range of hot and cold meals is available at reasonable prices from the refectories and cafes in the University's teaching buildings. All the halls of residence have 24 hours security and resident tutors responsible for student welfare. They are all well served by public transport. 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. As a resident, you need to provide your own bedding, cutlery and crockery (this can be bought cheaply locally). A receptionist normally staffs the halls during the day and a security guard at night. For more information on accommodation, please see: Westminster Accommodation.

 

 

 



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