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We invite you to study abroad with API in London at the University of Westminster. This program offers an expansive array of courses across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, in addition to credit-bearing internship opportunities. Enroll in classes alongside students from across the world, earn valuable academic credit towards your degree, and see why London is consistently ranked the best city for university students and is always among the most visited locations in the world!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • 2.7 GPA (except Media and Design students – must have 3.0)
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Portfolio of work must be submitted if applying for practical modules at the School of Media, Art, and Design
  • Program of study statement
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents for stays under 6 months or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 14, 2023 - May 20, 2023 $25,900 Oct 1, 2022 Oct 15, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Fall Sep, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $24,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Academic Year Sep, 2023 - May, 2024 $48,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API London programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, with a skyline that is dominated by the impressive 12th century Edinburgh Castle, perched on an extinct volcano and occupied since the 9th-century BC (!). Edinburgh’s streets, whether in the medieval Old Town or the Georgian New Town, are steeped in history and are home also to the Scottish Parliament, The Palace of Holyrood House, the Royal Mile, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur’s Seat. Edinburgh has a thriving cultural scene and you can also visit The Elephant House coffee shop where J.K. Rowling wrote the early Harry Potter books! Just outside Edinburgh is the enigmatic 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, of Da Vinci Code fame, where practically every surface of the chapel is covered with stone carvings of figures and scenes and the atmosphere is one of deep mystery.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This API excursion offers students the chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour

    The Harry Potter Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology, and talent that went into making one of the most successful film series of all time. Students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes to props and animatronics. Students explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. Some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics, will be revealed.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This API excursion offers students the chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Wales Weekend

    Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, with a skyline that is dominated by the impressive 12th century Edinburgh Castle, perched on an extinct volcano and occupied since the 9th-century BC (!). Edinburgh’s streets, whether in the medieval Old Town or the Georgian New Town, are steeped in history and are home also to the Scottish Parliament, The Palace of Holyrood House, the Royal Mile, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur’s Seat. Edinburgh has a thriving cultural scene and you can also visit The Elephant House coffee shop where J.K. Rowling wrote the early Harry Potter books! Just outside Edinburgh is the enigmatic 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, of Da Vinci Code fame, where practically every surface of the chapel is covered with stone carvings of figures and scenes and the atmosphere is one of deep mystery.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This API excursion offers students the chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Wales Weekend

    Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - Up to 16 credits per semester

The University of Westminster, with 20,000 students, is divided into four campuses. Every campus has its own individual character and is home to a significant international student body, its own library, and catering facilities. The central campuses are all just a short distance from many famous London landmarks.

Students have three options for course credit:

  • students may enroll in 3 classes per semester for a total of 12 U.S. credits;
  • students may enroll in 2 or 3 classes plus an internship module (including a Professional and Personal Skills Development module) for a total of 12-16 U.S. credits, or
  • students may enroll in 4 classes for a total of 16 U.S. credits.

Final registration and course confirmation do not occur prior to program departure. Timetables are not available until registration on campus, and courses may fill. As such, students are required to choose four courses and indicate one alternate per course on the course selection form. Students are restricted to taking two practical modules per semester (e.g. studio-based courses). There is an add/drop period at Westminster during the first week of classes. After that time, no changes can be made.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the University of Westminster upon successful completion of the program.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

For complete course listings arranged by campus and department, see the links below. Special, London-focused programs and internship options are also detailed below these links.

Students can elect to take 3 or 4 modules per semester.

For practical modules at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, evidence of capability in each discipline you are interested in (demonstrated through a portfolio) is an important part of the admissions process and must be submitted at the time of application. For details of what your portfolio must include, please contact your Program Coordinator. In addition, students are restricted to taking:

  • a maximum of 2 practical modules in each semester from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
  • a maximum of 1 module from the London Studies Portfolio (if taking 3 modules)
  • a maximum of 2 modules from the London Studies Portfolio (if taking 4 modules)

Fashion Industry

There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes. With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution. Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.

INTERNSHIP COURSE

Students can apply for an internship as part of a single semester or year-long study abroad program at the University of Westminster. Internship placements are competitive as only 50 students will be admitted each semester. The internship option requires students to complete the “Professional and Personal Skills Development” module (available to U.S. students only). The internship equates to 4 U.S. credits and is taken along with two other modules.

  • A visa is required for any students participating in the internship program.
  • Alongside a student’s academic studies, they will be expected to work 14 hours over two to three days per week in their internship.
  • All internships are voluntary and therefore unpaid.
  • The BET (Business Experience Team) endeavors to secure students an internship in their chosen field by the end of the third week of classes. Students in the past have secured placement in the following areas: Architecture, Arts, Catering Management, Ceramics, Environmental Organizations, Fashion and Design, Business and Trade, Charities and NGOs, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Journalism, Information Technology, Libraries, Media and Publishing, Music and Theater, Politics, Psychology, and many more!
  • Students who wish to apply for the internship program must indicate this preference on the API application. In addition, students must complete and submit the internship application along with their CV/résumé, personal statement, 1 passport-sized photo, and signed code of conduct by the application deadline.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Students at the University of Westminster who are enrolled full-time receive a total of 60-80 UK credits (the equivalent of 12-16 US semester credits or 24-40 ECTS credits) in one semester. Students generally complete 3-4 modules per semester, as the majority of modules are worth 20 UK credits (the equivalent of 4 US semester credits or 10 ECTS credits) each

Courses at University of Westminster (Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at University of Westminster (Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at University of Westminster (Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Courses with British students (except London-focused courses)
  • Internships available (for credit)
  • Named the most internationally diverse university in the U.K. - Hotcourses
  • Ranked in the top 100 of the 2018 League Tables (The Complete University Guide)
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze
  • Ranked top 50 in Communication and Media Studies - QS World Rankings

London is a large city, so all students can expect to use public transportation (i.e. tube or bus) to move around the city on a daily basis, both getting to school and for social/cultural activities. It is a part of life in London. Generally, it will take students 20-45 minutes to get to school from their housing via public transportation or walking. All housing will be located in Zones 1 and 2 on the tube map.

Students will be housed in student apartments. Most apartments have several single rooms with a shared living room and kitchen. Some have en suite bathrooms in each bedroom while others have shared bathrooms. The kitchens are equipped with ovens, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Wireless Internet is provided in all flats. A weekly cleaning service is provided to the communal kitchen/living areas in all API London accommodations.

We may place students in a few different student apartment buildings depending on where they are taking classes. We will prioritize having students share an apartment with other API students, but it is possible that API students would share an apartment with non-API students.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included. Meals are not included in these housing options.

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