For the semester beginning in September or the Summer Programme beginning in June/July: 1 May
For the semester beginning in January: 15 October
Please check the entry requirements for the type of study you wish to apply to.
How to choose your modules/classes for the semester
We know how important your module choices are to you. Please take the time to read these instructions so that you can make the most informed choice about your studies.
- Download the module catalogues from this page.
- Modules are listed with numbers at the beginning – 4, 5, 6 or 7 – 4 is equivalent to the Sophomore year if you are from the USA, 5 is the Junior year and 6 is a Senior year class equivalent. 7 is a postgraduate/graduate level class and these are only open to graduate students. You need to bear in mind the level when you choose a class. The UK does not have a liberal arts based education system. Students specialise from the first part of their degree in the subject that they will major in. This means that a level 6 class will be more academically challenging than a level 4 class, for example, and that you will need to have studied the subject before in order to succeed in the class.
- Choose 8 modules from the module catalogues on this page for each semester you want to study with us for and list them on the application form in order of preference – 4 preferred modules and 4 alternative modules, in case your top choices are full or otherwise unavailable. Note: If you are studying for the full year, you must choose 8 modules for each semester, i.e. 16 in total.
- If you are applying from the European Union, are a Postgraduate Study Abroad Student or want to join the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme check that your preferred module choices do not exceed 60 UK credits (16 US/30 ECTs credits) as this is the maximum number of classes/credits you can take. This normally equates to 3 modules, but there are exceptions.
- If you are selecting Level 5 or 6 modules, check in the module catalogues whether the modules have pre-requisites. You will not be expected to have completed the precise pre-requisites, but you must have studied a similar course or module in your home country.
- If you are selecting any Media, Arts and Design or London Studies modules, check the "Media, Arts and Design portfolios and London Studies information" instructions below on portfolio submission and the maximum number of modules you can take.
- If you are taking an internship you must take the module 5BUSS005X Professional and Personal Skills Development. Please note that if you are graduate student this class carries undergraduate credit.
- Get approval for your module choices from your home institution prior to making your selections, to ensure you have agreement for your credits to transfer into your home degree. It is important you do this prior to your arriving at the university so that you have the option to make changes to your schedule should you wish to during the add/drop period.
- We understand that you will want to travel as part of your experience. Please note that it is not possible to choose specific day or time slots for modules as these will be allocated automatically by the timetabling system. Teaching takes place at the University of Westminster from Monday to Friday between 9am to 9pm and you need to be prepared to study at any of these times. We know that travelling as part of your study abroad programme is important to you. If you want to try to fit your schedule around specific days and times you need to ensure you have lots of modules approved prior to arrival for credit transfer. We cannot search for classes by day/time but we can go through the timetable at your registration appointment to look at this with you. If you have lots of classes approved for transfer then you will have a better chance of putting together a timetable that will also accommodate your travel needs. The time to change modules is defined by our academic regulations so it is important you have credit transfer in place prior to coming to the University to ensure you can make changes in the module change window that our regulation allows.
- Law classes – if you are thinking of choosing a law class you should already be studying law in your home country. Case law is different in the UK and this is a specialist subject and you need to also bear these factors in mind when making a module choice. Please ensure you pay particular attention to the pre and co-requisites for these modules/classes.
Make an application to Study Abroad (not internship)
How we use your data
The University of Westminster will use your data in line with the Data Protection Act (1998). Learn more about how we use your data.
Make an internship application
Complete the application form for the internship programme you are interested in by using the links below. These will connect you to our online application system. You will be prompted to set up a username and password. Once you submit the form, you will be emailed a completed copy. To complete an application, you will require your supporting documents, eg your transcript.
Book an online advising session with the Education Abroad team
If you have further questions about the Study Abroad programme or your application, you can book a 20-minute one-to-one Skype appointment to speak to a member of the Education Abroad team.
If the appointments available do not suit your time zone, please contact [email protected] and we will aim to find a time during our office hours that works for you. All appointment times are in London local time (GMT).
Please note: These sessions are to provide advice to prospective students who wish to study at the University of Westminster on the Study Abroad programme. These sessions are not suitable for students who intend to study a full degree at the University of Westminster.
Apply through one of our partners
We are partnered with many universities and colleges across the world for study abroad and also work with organisations that provide all-inclusive study abroad packages. If your university is not listed here, you can apply directly to us.
- Beijing International Studies University – Please speak to your International Office for further details
- Study Abroad Foundation
Please, speak to your International Office for further details
- IEC, Austria
- Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
- KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Denmark
- Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
- ECE Bordeaux, France
- ECE Lyon, France
- EDC Paris Business School, France
- ESDES Lyon Business School - Université Catholique de Lyon, France
- PSB Paris School of Business, France
- Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany
- Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU), Germany
- Business School Berlin (BSP), Germany
- FH Nordakademie, Germany
- HTW Berlin, Germany
- IEC, Germany
- International School of Management (ISM) - Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich & Cologne, Germany
- Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitaet Munich, Germany
- Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Munich Business School, Germany
- Pforzheim University, Germany
- PH Karlsruhe, Germany
- IEC, Hungary
- Halmstad University, Sweden
- Karlstad University, Sweden
- IEC, Switzerland
- ZHAW - School of Applied Linguistics and School of Management and Law, Switzerland
- HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Baze University – please speak to your International Office
- Lomonosov Moscow State University – Faculties of Philology/Journalism – Please speak to your Faculty International Co-ordinator for further details
- Academic Programs International
- ArcadiaUniversity – College of Global Studies
- CIEEStudy Abroad
- CIS Abroad
- Cultural Experiences Abroad
- DePauw University
- Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
- EPA Internships in London
- Fordham University
- Global Semesters
- Goucher College
- International Studies Abroad
- Institute For Study Abroad - Butler University
- PACE University
- Roger Williams University
- Shippensburg University
- Skidmore College
- SUNY Brockport
- Texas Christian University
- University of Arizona
- University of Denver
- University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Widener University