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

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 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.

** 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.

Study Abroad Social Programme

We have an optional social programme that you can choose to join in with to help you settle into London and meet new friends.

Semester 1 Social Programme – Fall 2019

Date Event
Sunday 15 September Welcome to London Tour
Tuesday 17 September Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour
Saturday 21 September Stonehenge and Salisbury
Friday 4 October  Edinburgh 3-day weekend
Saturday 19 October  Harry Potter Studio Tour

When booking the full programme, you will receive a 10% discount.

There are two programmes available: you can purchase the package including 4-day trips for £236, or the package which also includes the 3 day Edinburgh tour for £487.

You can book each trip individually - please note when booking excursions individually you will not get the 10% discount.

For more information see the following programme:

Study Abroad social programme: Fall 2019 (PDF)

Semester 2 Social Programme– Spring 2020

Date Event
Sunday 12 January Welcome to London Tour
Tuesday 14 January Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour
Saturday 18 January Stonehenge and Salisbury
Friday 31 January Edinburgh 3-day weekend
Saturday 15 February Harry Potter Studio Tour

When booking the full programme, you will receive a 10% discount.

There are two programmes available: you can purchase the package including 4-day trips for £236, or the package which also includes the 3 day Edinburgh tour for £487.

You can book each trip individually - please note when booking excursions individually you will not get the 10% discount.

Whether you are studying for three or six weeks we aim to provide you with a range of activities to enhance your time with us.

Free events offered to all students:

Date Event
Sunday 16 June 2019 Welcome Event at a traditional London pub
Monday 17 June 2019 Orientation Welcome Lunch
Thursday 4 July 2019 Mid-Programme Boat Party on the Thames river
Sunday 7 July 2019 Welcome Event at a traditional London pub for Session 2 Starters, also available to 6-week students
Monday 8 July 2019 Orientation Welcome Lunch for Session 2 starters, also available to 6-week students
Thursday 25 July 2019 Gala Farewell Reception

For students who signed-up for our Social Programme, we also organise walking tours, theatre nights, day trips and weekend overnight trips so that students can see the best bits of London and the UK while they are studying with us.

Session 1 Social Programme:

Date Event
Sunday 16 June 2019 Treasure hunt
Tuesday 18 June 2019 Bond, Sherlock and Potter walking tour
Saturday–Sunday 22–23 June 2019 Best of England Weekend
Tuesday 25 June 2019 Comedy night
Saturday 29 June 2019 Brighton by train – trip to Brighton
Tuesday 2 July 2019 Les Miserables Theatre Night

Session 2 Social Programme:

Date Event
Sunday 7 July 2019 London Eye
Tuesday 9 July 2019 Thames River Cruise with Afternoon Tea
Saturday–Sunday 13–14 July 2019 Best of Wales Weekend
Tuesday 16 July 2019 Phantom of the Opera
Sunday 21 July 2019 Warner Bros Studio Tour Harry Potter
Tuesday 23 July 2019 London East End Street Art Walk

Session 1 or 2 (6 events): £350

Both Sessions (12 events): £680