Application deadlines

For the semester beginning in September or the Summer Programme beginning in June/July: 1 May

For the semester beginning in January: 15 October

2019–20 Study Abroad programme dates

The dates of the programme follow those of the University’s academic year. If you choose to study with us in Semester 1 (Fall) and you need to return to re-commence your degree at your home school in January, our programme is designed to facilitate this.

Semester 1 – Fall 2019

Date Event

Saturday 14 September (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Sunday 15 September Welcome to London Tour ǂ

Monday 16 September

Study Abroad Orientation with Education Abroad Team

Tuesday 17 September

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes tour ǂ

Tuesday 17 September to Friday 20 September  Study Abroad Registration appointment and finalisation of module choices

Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 September

Welcome party*

Saturday 21 September  Stonehenge and Salisbury ǂ

Monday 23 September

Classes begin

Friday 4 October  Edinburgh 3-day weekend ǂ
Saturday 19 October  Harry Potter Studio Tour ǂ

Thursday 12 December

Study Abroad Gala Farewell Celebration

Friday 13 December

Classes end

Monday 16 December to Friday 3 January

Winter vacation

Monday 6 to Friday 17 January

Semester 1 Exam Period** (full-year students only)

Saturday 11 January (by 10am)

Final University accommodation check-out for Semester 1 students

Monday 24 February (TBC)

Transcripts will be released from this date

ǂ Items marked with this symbol denote the optional social programme. Details of the costs for this programme are found on the study abroad social programme page. You can choose to join all of the social activities or sign up for individual events. Details on how to sign up for events are also given on the social programme page.

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated to during the orientation.

** Please note: Students studying in Semester 1 only will be set alternative assessment for any modules with formal examinations normally sat after the winter vacation. This means it may be possible to complete all assessment before the start of the winter vacation. Students will be able to leave from the end of teaching (Friday 14 December). Semester 1 contract dates for housing end at the official end date of the semester and any student selecting the option to live in University accommodation does so on the express understanding that they are liable for the full contracted period.

Please note: Some coursework deadlines may be set in the first half of January. Students with deadlines after the winter vacation but who have to leave London before these deadlines should endeavour to complete all assessment before they leave.

Semester 2 – Spring 2020

Date Event

Saturday 11 January (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Sunday 12 January Welcome to London Tour ǂ

Monday 13 January

Study Abroad Orientation with Education Abroad Team

Tuesday 14 January

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes tour ǂ

Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 January

Study Abroad Registration appointment and finalisation of module choices

Wednesday 15 January

Internship Orientation (Students on Westminster Study Abroad Internship programme only)

Wednesday 15 or Thursday 15 January

Welcome party*

Saturday 18 January Stonehenge and Salisbury ǂ

Monday 20 January

Classes begin

Friday 31 January Edinburgh 3-day weekend ǂ
Saturday 15 February Harry Potter Studio Tour day trip ǂ

Wednesday 8 April

Study Abroad Gala Farewell Celebration

Thursday 9 April

Classes end

Monday 13 to Friday 24 April

Spring vacation

Monday 27 April to Friday 15 May

Semester 2 Exam Period

Monday 18 May

Final coursework deadline for modules without exams

Friday 22 May

Semester 2 ends

Saturday 23 May (by 10am)

Final University accommodation check-out for Full Year and Semester 2 students

Monday 15 to Friday 19 June

Transcripts will be available for release during this period

ǂ Items marked with this symbol denote the optional social programme. Details of the costs for this programme are found under the study abroad social programme section below this table. You can choose to join all of the social activities or sign up for individual events. Details on how to sign up for events are also given in the social programme section below.

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated to during the orientation.

The application deadline for Summer 2019 is 1 May 2019.

Session one (Saturday 15 June – Saturday 6 July 2019)

Date Event
Saturday 15 June 2019 University accommodation check-in (from 2pm onwards)
Monday 17 June 2019 Orientation (session one and 6-week students, 10am–12pm)
Monday 17 June 2019 Teaching begins (1–4pm for this day only)
Thursday 4 July 2019 Teaching ends
Thursday 4 July 2019 Mid-programme and session one farewell boat party (5.15–8.45pm)
Saturday 6 July 2019 Session one university accommodation check-out (by 10am)
Thursday 12 September 2019 Transcript release

Session two (Saturday 6 July – Saturday 27 July 2019)

Date Event
Saturday 6 July 2019 University accommodation check-in (from 2pm onwards)
Monday 8 July 2019 Orientation (session two students ONLY, 10am–12pm)
Monday 8 July 2019 Teaching begins (1–4pm for this day only)
Thursday 25 July 2019 Teaching ends
Thursday 25 July 2019 Gala farewell reception for all students from 5pm
Saturday 27 July 2019 All students university accommodation check-out (by 10am)
Thursday 12 September 2019 Transcript release
  • Classes are taught in the morning from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Media, Arts and Design classes will also be taught for a full day on Wednesdays to allow maximum hands-on experience in the studios
  • Afternoons and Fridays are left free to encourage self-study
  • Additionally, non-classroom time is built into the programme to enable you to immerse yourself in the cultural and social life of London and further develop your global perspectives outside the study arena

Phase 1

Date Event

Thursday 12 September 2019

Education Abroad welcome orientation

Monday 16 September

English classes begin

Friday 13 December

English classes finish

TBC

Module registration appointments

Phase 2

Date Event

Monday 20 January 2020

Academic module classes begin

Friday 10 April

Classes end

Monday 13 to Friday 23 April

Spring vacation

Monday 27 April to Friday 15 May

Semester 2 Exam Period

Monday 18 May

Final coursework deadline for modules without exams

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated to during the orientation.

2020–21 Study Abroad programme dates

The dates of the programme follow those of the University’s academic year. If you choose to study with us in Semester 1 (Fall) and you need to return to re-commence your degree at your home school in January, our programme is designed to facilitate this.

Semester 1 – Fall 2020 provisional dates

Date Event

Saturday 12 September (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Sunday 13 September Welcome to London Tour ǂ

Monday 14 September

Study Abroad Orientation with Education Abroad Team

Tuesday 15 September

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes tour ǂ

Tuesday 15 September to Friday 18 September  Study Abroad Registration appointment and finalisation of module choices

Wednesday 16 September

Internship orientation

Wednesday 16 or Thursday 17 September

Welcome party*

Saturday 19 September  Stonehenge and Salisbury ǂ

Monday 21 September

Classes begin

Friday 2 October  Edinburgh 3-day weekend ǂ
Saturday 17 October  Harry Potter Studio Tour ǂ

Thursday 10 December

Study Abroad Gala Farewell Celebration

Friday 11 December

Classes end

Saturday 12 December to Sunday 3 January 2021

Winter vacation

Monday 4 to Friday 15 January

Semester 1 Exam Period** (full-year students only)

Saturday 9 January (by 10am)

Final University accommodation check-out for Semester 1 students

Monday 1 March (TBC)

Publication of results: transcripts for Semester 1 students will be released from this date

ǂ Items marked with this symbol denote the optional social programme. Details of the costs for this programme are found on the study abroad social programme page. You can choose to join all of the social activities or sign up for individual events. Details on how to sign up for events are also given on the social programme page.

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated to during the orientation.

** Please note: Students studying in Semester 1 only will be set alternative assessment for any modules with formal examinations normally sat after the winter vacation. This means it may be possible to complete all assessment before the start of the winter vacation. Students will be able to leave from the end of teaching (Friday 11 December). Semester 1 contract dates for housing end at the official end date of the semester and any student selecting the option to live in University accommodation does so on the express understanding that they are liable for the full contracted period.

Please note: Some coursework deadlines may be set in the first half of January. Students with deadlines after the winter vacation but who have to leave London before these deadlines should endeavour to complete all assessment before they leave.

Semester 2 – Spring 2021 provisional dates

Date Event

Saturday 9 January (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Sunday 10 January Welcome to London Tour ǂ

Monday 11 January

Study Abroad Orientation with Education Abroad Team

Tuesday 12 January

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes tour ǂ

Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 January

Study Abroad Registration appointment and finalisation of module choices

Wednesday 13 January

Internship Orientation (Students on Westminster Study Abroad Internship programme only)

Wednesday 13 or Thursday 14 January

Welcome party*

Saturday 16 January Stonehenge and Salisbury ǂ

Monday 18 January

Classes begin

Friday 29 January Edinburgh 3-day weekend ǂ
Saturday 13 February Harry Potter Studio Tour day trip ǂ

Thursday 1 April

Study Abroad Gala Farewell Celebration

Friday 9 April

Classes end

Monday 10 to Friday 25 April

Spring vacation

Monday 26 April to Friday 14 May

Semester 2 Exam Period

Monday 17 May

Final coursework deadline for modules without exams

Saturday 22 May (by 10am)

Final University accommodation check-out for Full Year and Semester 2 students

Monday 14

Publication of results: transcripts for Semester 2 and Full-Year students will be released from this date

ǂ Items marked with this symbol denote the optional social programme. Details of the costs for this programme are found under the study abroad social programme section below this table. You can choose to join all of the social activities or sign up for individual events. Details on how to sign up for events are also given in the social programme section below.

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated to during the orientation.

Session 1: Saturday 13 June – Saturday 4 July

Date Event
Saturday 13 June 2020 University accommodation check-in (from 2pm onwards)
Monday 15 June 2020 Orientation (session one and 6-week students, 10am–12pm)
Monday 15 June 2020 Teaching begins (1–4pm for this day only)
Thursday 2 July 2020 Teaching ends
Thursday 2 July 2020 Mid-programme and session one farewell boat party (5.15–8.45pm)
Saturday 4 July 2020

Session one university accommodation check-out (by 10am)

Thursday 10 September 2020 (TBC) Transcript release

Session two Saturday 4 July – Saturday 25 July

Date Event
Saturday 4 July 2020 University accommodation check-in (from 2pm onwards)
Monday 6 July 2020 Orientation (session two students ONLY, 10am–12pm)
Monday 6 July 2020 Teaching begins (1–4pm for this day only)
Thursday 23 July 2020 Teaching ends
Thursday 25 July 2020 Gala farewell reception for all students from 5pm
Saturday 27 July 2020 All students University accommodation check-out (by 10am)
Thursday 10 September 2020 (TBC) Transcript release
  • Classes are taught in the morning from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Media, Arts and Design classes will also be taught for a full day on Wednesdays to allow maximum hands-on experience in the studios
  • Afternoons and Fridays are left free to encourage self-study
  • Additionally, non-classroom time is built into the programme to enable you to immerse yourself in the cultural and social life of London and further develop your global perspectives outside the study arena

Phase 1 – Provisional dates

Date Event
Thursday 10 September 2020 (TBC) Education Abroad welcome orientation
Monday 14 September (TBC) English classes begin
Friday 11 December English classes finish
January 2021 – dates TBC Module registration appointments

Phase 2

Date Event
Monday 18 January 2021 Academic module classes begin
Friday 9 April Classes end
Saturday 10 April - Sunday 25 April Spring vacation
Monday 26 April to Friday 14 May Semester 2 Exam Period
Monday 17 May Final coursework deadline for modules without exams

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated at the registration appointment.