United States of America

Exterior view of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Exterior view of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Alan Morrison, Coordinator of the Westminster-Smithsonian Colloquium attended the grand opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington DC.

Our history in the USA

The University of Westminster has a proud legacy of working with institutions and organisations in the United States and developing strong research and cultural connections between both countries going back to 1886.

Our partnerships and research links in the USA

The University has extensive partnerships with institutions in the US such as; Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, University of Miami, Johns Hopkins University and several Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C including the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History, National Air and Space Museum and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Smithsonian Westminster Colloquium
Set up in 2007 the Smithsonian Westminster Colloquium has resulted in an extensive programme of events and initiatives delivered in London and Washington DC. These include scholarly visits, public programmes, workshops and research projects and most notably, a programme celebrating the founding of the Nobel Prize, a public forum in London entitled ‘Crossing Boundaries - Promoting Innovation and Creativity’ and the International Eco-Cities Initiative, a multinational research network coordinated by scholars at the University of Westminster, the Johns Hopkins University and the Lemelson Center.

Our American student and alumni community

Tangential Dream at Burning Man by Westminster tutor Arthur Mamou-Mani

Each year hundreds of American students choose the University of Westminster as their study destination. There are currently over 900 visiting students, 50 undergraduate and 85 postgraduate American students enrolled at the University studying a wide variety of subject areas, ranging from International Relations, History, Film, Business Management, Marketing, Music, Fashion and Journalism.

Westminster’s Study Abroad programme is one of the oldest and best-established programmes in the UK and we are consistently ranked as the top destination for US Study Abroad students in the UK and a partner of the Generation Study Abroad initiative.

The United States is home to one of the largest groups of Westminster alumni. The University organises alumni gatherings in the United States, particularly in New York and Washington DC, and is looking to develop the alumni networks further with the support of regional ambassadors.

Amongst our list of prominent alumni in the United States are; Arthur Max, Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning art director (Gladiator, Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven and The Martian) and Al Shux, music producer and songwriter.

Student profile - Paul Ashe

MA Marketing Communications, 2011

"The University of Westminster offers a fantastic opportunity to study in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, under the direction of exceptionally skilled and forward-thinking instructors."

Information for students from the USA

Please visit our country pages for detailed information for overseas students about how to apply and entry requirements, study options, visas, and London life. We also offer a number of scholarships for American students and are certified by the US Department of Education to support students for federal aid and private loans.

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Partner institutions

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