Internship Programme entry requirements

Undergraduate students

  • You must have completed one year of university study.
  • You must currently be studying for a degree in your home country and intend to return to resume your studies after your participation in the study abroad programme.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older when you begin the programme.
  • If you are student from a country using the GPA system, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. If you wish to study at the School of Media, Arts and Design you must have a cumulative 3.0 grade on a 4.0 scale.
  • If you are from a country with a different grading system, you must be averaging a C grade or good or equivalent. If you wish to study at the School of Media, Arts and Design you must be averaging a B grade or very good or equivalent.
  • You must be in good academic standing

Postgraduate students

  • You must be a graduate and hold an undergraduate degree
  • If you are student from a country using the GPA system you must have graduated with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For students from other grading systems average grades will vary depending on your university and home country. For details please contact the Education Abroad team
  • You must be currently enrolled in a master’s programme in your home country and intend to return to resume your studies after your participation in the study abroad programme

Tier 4 Visa requirements and English language qualifications

To undertake the internship programme if you are not a European Economic Area or Swiss national (EEA comprises the countries of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) you will require a Tier 4 visa.

The Home Office requires that you achieve a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in each of the four language components (listening, writing, speaking, and reading).

The University of Westminster in addition requires that you have an overall score of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent if you are an undergraduate study abroad student, except for Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design where you will require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

To study on the postgraduate study abroad programme, you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, except for modules from the Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design where you will require a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

The University of Westminster does not accept TOEFL for Tier 4 purposes. More details of the tests we can accept can be found on our Visa requirements page.

Exceptions apply for certain nationals in providing evidence of English language for Tier 4 purposes.

Exceptions for Tier 4 English Language Evidence and Programme Entry for Undergraduate Study Abroad Students

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English for Tier 4 or for entry to our programme if you are a non-native speaker of English and one of the following applies to you:

  • You are applying to come to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of a university degree course in the USA. The Home Office does not require you to provide proof of your English language ability but the University of Westminster does require you to submit an academic reference if you have studied in the US at degree level for less than 2 year.
  • You have studied in the UK before as a Tier 4 (Child) student.

Exceptions for Tier 4 English Language Evidence for Postgraduate Study Abroad Students

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a non-native speaker of English and you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA
  • You are applying to come to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of a university degree course in the USA. The Home Office does not require you to provide proof of your English language ability but the University of Westminster does require you to submit an academic reference if you have studied in the US at degree level for less than 2 years.
  • You have studied in the UK before as a Tier 4 (Child) student.

Make an application

Apply to study on our Semester Internship Programme.