Global community

Graduating students

The University of Westminster has been ranked in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2017 and at 29 in the world for international outlook, placing us fourth within the UK.

Last year the University was voted the most internationally diverse University in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand in the Hotcourses Diversity Index and was ranked in the Times Higher Education’s top 100 most international universities in 2016. Westminster is proud to be part of the global higher education community and is committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunities, and to creating a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment based on mutual respect and trust.

Our students

With a student body of almost 20,000 students from 165 countries, the University of Westminster embraces global engagement in its many forms.

The diversity of our student body and the academic curricular and co-curricular opportunities we offer combine to encourage our students to develop a truly 'global outlook'. With over 190 partner institutions across 56 countries and links with industry throughout London, the UK and the world, at Westminster students can expand their personal and professional horizons by taking part in one of the many opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad.

Our staff

The University's teaching and research staff hail from more than 80 countries, contributing to the international and culturally diverse community that Westminster represents. Staff participate in a variety of international relationships, through research and teaching connections, and we are keen to develop yet further staff mobility opportunities for international engagement.

Our alumni

Our alumni continue to make a difference and have achieved great successes in many fields of professional life. We are proud that the Westminster graduate community of 150,000 includes alumni in over 170 countries. Find out more about our international alumni and our alumni news and events.

We are home to thousands of alumni throughout the world, including some famous names and faces from the worlds of sport, science, media and more, including:

  • Asif Kapadia, film-maker - BA Film, Video and Photographic Arts
  • Danny Wallace, writer and presenter - BA Media Studies - Broadcast
  • Sir Alexander Fleming, discovered penicillin - Royal Polytechnic Institution
  • Christopher Bailey, chief creative and CEO of Burberry - BA Fashion
  • Fran Godfrey, BBC Radio 2 newsreader - Certificate in Bi-lingual Secretaries
  • Annie Nightingale MBE, BBC Radio 1 DJ - Diploma in Journalism
  • Charlie Watts, musician and member of The Rolling Stones - Harrow Art School
  • Colin Charvis, rugby player and former captain of the Welsh national rugby team - PCL

Connect with us

Keep in touch with us wherever you are in the world by following us on social media. We also host information at our University of Westminster China website.

International students on Westminster Bridge


Find out more about being an international student at Westminster or how you can meet our team in your country.

Regent street campus

Our people

We recognise that our people – both students and staff – are our most important asset.