University of Westminster English Language Pathway Program

Language Pathway
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term

About the Program

The University of Westminster opened in 1838 and counts among its alumni fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, design heavyweight Christopher Bailey, and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. 

In 1841, Westminster opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe, and in 1896, the Lumière brothers hosted the UK’s first public moving-picture display here.  

Westminster is in the heart of central London, surrounded by the world’s finest museums and galleries. Abundant in creative-industry leaders and forward-thinking business, as well as being home to 75% of Fortune 500 companies, London is the perfect springboard to launch your career.

Lively cultural community: artist-run exhibits, sport, cafés, and library

Explore London’s museums, galleries, historic sites, famous neighborhoods

Dive into rigorous academic endeavor and first-class education

Progress into leading departments and classes that suit your major

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Intermediate
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Business, Economics & Finance, Economics, Media, Computer Science & Math, Law
Housing:
On-campus dormitory
Visa Required:
Maybe

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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During my semester at University of Westminster, I immersed myself in the diverse culture and lively atmosphere of London, the world's best global city.

University of Westminster SAF Alumni

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About the University

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster opened in 1838 and counts among its impressive alumni fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, design heavyweight Christopher Bailey, and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. 

In 1841, Westminster opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe, and in 1896, the Lumière brothers hosted the UK’s first public moving-picture display here.  

Westminster is in the heart of central London, surrounded by the world’s finest museums and galleries. Abundant in creative-industry leaders and forward-thinking business, as well as being home to 75% of Fortune 500 companies, London is the perfect springboard to launch your future career.

Learn more at University of Westminster's official website

Academics

University of Westminster's Academic Approach

In central London, the University of Westminster is among the top 15 most international universities in the world, with a truly global outlook and home to innovative teaching and research. The UK’s first polytechnic institute, it prides itself on its contemporary holistic teaching style, its drive to contribute to a happier society, and its rich history of excellence in media. 

Its outstanding opportunities, resources, and dedicated career support enhances your employability, and Westminster runs initiatives to build transferable skills and your employer network to prepare you for the ever-changing job market.

You complete your  semester with:

  • Increased confidence and ability to communicate effectively in academic English
  • Improved performance in all four language skills in the context of your studies
  • Developed critical and analytical skills key to succeeding at the university in academic coursework in the subsequent semester
  • Increased independence as a learner

Courses

As a student in the language portion of the pathway program, you learn in small groups and receive individual personal attention from your teachers throughout the program via tutorials and feedback sessions.

At the end of the language semester, you take a test to determine your language progress. The modules you can take in the subsequent academic term depend on this score.

Classroom Hours
The SAF program fee tuition rate covers 23 hours of language instruction per week and 60 undergraduate academic credits per term.

  • Reading and Writing (15 hours per week)
  • Listening and Speaking (8 hours per week)

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university - and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • IELTS: 4.5 *Minimum sub-score is 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 57 OR *Duolingo: 95
  • *IELTS: 4.5 Y

You need to submit a transcript with one complete year of study with your application. Some modules may require you to submit additional documentation.

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023 Academic

Program dates:
Mid September - Mid May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
27,560

Housing Information

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On-campus dormitory

At Westminster, the comfortable Marylebone Hall is your home. The SAF program fee covers a single room with a private bathroom in a self-catering on-campus dormitory with a shared living space and kitchen. Near Baker Street underground and opposite Madame Tussauds, you live in the heart of the city, and you can also stay over the break to explore further afield. Your SAF program fee includes three days of early arrival accommodation.

About London

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Why London

London is an urban metropolis with some of the world’s finest museums and galleries. Abundant in industry leaders, global corporates, and forward-thinking business, it's also home 75% of Fortune 500 companies, making this the perfect springboard to launch your future career.

Learn more about London

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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