Study Abroad at the University of Westminster

United Kingdom England London

Westminster focuses on providing its students with unique access to a community of renowned professionals and faculty and prides itself on its rich history of excellence in media. The university was the first polytechnic institute in the United Kingdom, and also opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe. As such, you may be required to submit a portfolio of your work as part of the application process. Located in central London, Westminster is a global university in a global city. London boasts 8 million residents who speak more than 300 languages, and the city serves as a world center for the creative industries. Frequent the museums and galleries, attend artist-run exhibits, take in events at famous sporting facilities, dine at cafés, and so much more.

Academic strength: Art, Design & Fashion, Communications, Media & Marketing
Rankings: Globally Recognized

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

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Yewon Park
“At the University of Westminster, more than half of the international students who came here were American. So naturally I was able to hang out with both British and American friends. Because of this, my English improved a lot more than I expected, as I became familiar with so many accents. ”
Yewon Park, Past SAF Student

The Inside Scoop

"If you don't continue to push yourself out there, then you're just going to become stagnent"

What is international student life in London like?

Find out directly from American student DiMitri. DiMitri tells you what it's like to study at the University of Westminster and to live in London from his perspective.

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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

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Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

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

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