Develop a partnership with us

If you represent an international organisation or institution interested in developing a partnership with the University of Westminster, please contact us at:

International Partnerships
Communications, Recruitment and External Affairs
101 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6XH

Partnership models

As a guideline the following are the most common partnership models that the University is currently involved in internationally. Details of our current partnership can be found on our partnership map.

International teaching partnership

In this type of relationship, all or part of a Westminster degree, module or short course is taught overseas, by a partner institution (sometimes supported by Westminster academic staff) and is subject to the University's Academic Regulations.

This includes:

  • franchise agreements
  • external validation
  • dual awards
  • joint awards
  • distance learning
  • short courses

International progression partnerships

In this type of partnership, a foundation course is taught by a partner institution that grants successful students entry or advanced entry to a degree course studied at the University of Westminster in London. As successfully completing one of these courses wins a student entry to the University and not a qualification, no validation agreement is involved.

Study abroad and summer schools

The University of Westminster holds study abroad and summer school agreements with nearly 100 partner institutions around the world allowing students admission to study at Westminster for a summer, semester or full academic year.

Exchange partnerships

Exchange partnerships are reciprocal agreements, including the Erasmus+ programme, which enable student and staff mobility in both directions.

International research and knowledge transfer partnerships

The University of Westminster is involved with many research and knowledge transfer partnership projects both nationally and internationally. If you wish to get involved with or suggest a Research or Knowledge Transfer Partnership, please visit our research web pages or KTP pages.

Education agents

Please note that if you are an overseas student recruitment agent, the University of Westminster is not actively appointing new representatives at this time, however, if you wish to make an enquiry please contact [email protected].


Partner institutions

Westminster faculties have links with hundreds of universities and organisations around the world.