Acceptance to Study Policy

  1. You will be advised of your acceptance to study on a Study Abroad Programme via email.
  2. Your email will detail the conditions of your acceptance, including how to decline your offer of a place.
  3. Your acceptance will be sent either to you if you have applied directly to us or to the third party through which you have chosen to study at the University through if you have applied via one of our partner organisations.
    For details of the third parties we work with please refer to the partner tables for the programme you have applied for which are detailed on the ‘Apply for the’ programme menus of the Study abroad section of our website. This list is not exhaustive, ie you may be able to apply via a different university, for example, and the list may also be subject to change
  4. Acceptance to a Study Abroad Programme does not mean acceptance onto specific modules or internship (if applicable) but is an acceptance onto the Study Abroad Programme.
  5. The University will offer modules in line with the disclaimer in its module catalogue for the Study Abroad Programme.
  6. For details of the costs associated with the Study Abroad Programme, including what is and what is not covered for tuition and accommodation costs, please visit the costs page for the programme you wish to apply for on our website.
    The costs detailed on this page represent the costs associated with direct entry to the programme. If you apply via a third party the costs associated with the programme will be detailed by the third party.

For details of our withdrawal policy for the study abroad programme (tuition and housing) please review the information below. The withdrawal policy applies to both direct applicants and applicants via third parties. Please note, the third party’s withdrawal policy may differ from the University of Westminster’s study abroad programme withdrawal policy. Students who choose to study at the University via a third party route must ensure that they are aware of the cancellation and withdrawal policies of the third party provider they choose to study at the university through.

Withdrawal Policies: Study Abroad Programmes

Tuition fee withdrawal policy for Study Abroad programmes (excluding Summer Schools/Programmes and EFL+ Study Abroad)

1.1 The contract between the University and you begins at the point at which an unconditional offer is made to you, either directly or via the third party you have applied through.

1.2 Right to cancel. You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract, ie 14 days from the date of your offer. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (eg a letter sent by post or email).

Our contact details are:

  • Global Mobility Team, University of Westminster, Cavendish House (1st Floor), 101 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6XH, United Kingdom.
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7911 5166.
  • Email: .

You may use the model cancellation form at Appendix A to our terms and conditions but this is not obligatory.

1.3 Effects of cancellation. If you cancel this contract by exercising your right to cancel within 14 days of the date of your offer, we will reimburse (refund) you all payments received from you. We will make the reimbursement without undue delay. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event you will not incur any fees from us as a result of the reimbursement.

1.4 Additional cancellation right. In addition to this 14 day cancellation right, the University operates the following tuition fee withdrawal policy:

1.4.1 If you wish to withdraw from your specified study abroad programme you can do so by the following dates and you will not be charged for your tuition fees and will receive a full refund of fees already paid:

  • 15 June for Semester 1 (for study starting in September)
  • 31 October for Semester 2 (for study starting in January)

(the Cut-Off Dates)

1.4.2 If you withdraw from your specified study abroad programme after the Cut-Off Dates then the following withdrawal policies relating to your tuition fees apply:

  • If you wish to withdraw after the Cut-Off Dates but before the start of your programme, an administration fee of £500 will be levied; any other tuition fees will be refunded in full if you have paid them in advance.
  • Once the programme has started, if you withdraw / cancel your place you are not entitled to any refund of tuition fees paid.
  • You must advise the Education Abroad Team of your intention to withdraw in writing by emailing

Please note that the above policy only applies to tuition fees. Please see our separate policy on housing costs which you can find further down this page.

Please note you cannot withdraw from the Internship Programme once you arrive as you will have been issued with a visa to undertake the programme and this will be your condition of entry to the UK.

Withdrawal Policy relating to the tuition fee for EFL+ Study Abroad Programme

1.1 The contract between the University and you begins at the point at which an unconditional offer is made to you, either directly or via the third party you have applied through.

1.2 Right to cancel. You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract, ie 14 days from the date of your offer. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (eg a letter sent by post or email).

Our contact details are:

  • Global Mobility Team, University of Westminster, Cavendish House (1st Floor), 101 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6XH, United Kingdom.
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7911 5166.
  • Email: .

You may use the model cancellation form at Appendix A to our terms and conditions but this is not obligatory.

1.3 Effects of cancellation. If you cancel this contract by exercising your right to cancel within 14 days of the date of your offer, we will reimburse (refund) you all payments received from you. We will make the reimbursement without undue delay. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event you will not incur any fees from us as a result of the reimbursement.

1.4 Additional cancellation right. In addition to this 14 day cancellation right, the University operates the following tuition fee withdrawal policy:

1.4.1 If you wish to withdraw from your specified programme you can do so by the following date and you will not be charged for your tuition fees and will receive a full refund of fees already paid:

  • 15 April for Study starting June (the Cut-Off Date)
  • 31 July for Study starting in September (the Cut-Off Date)

1.4.2 If you withdraw from your EFL+ study abroad programme after the Cut-Off Date then the following withdrawal policies relating to your tuition fees will apply:

  • If you withdraw after the Cut-Off Date but before 15 April for the June Programme or 15 August for study starting in September, you will be liable in full for the EFL portion of the programme fee and an administration fee of £500 will be levied; any other tuition fees will be refunded in full if you have paid them in advance.
  • Once the programme has started, if you withdraw / cancel your place you are not entitled to any refund of tuition fees paid.
  • You must advise the Education Abroad Team of your intention to withdraw in writing by emailing

Please note that the above policy only applies to tuition fees. Please see the separate policy on housing costs which you can find further down this page.

Study Abroad Summer School/Programmes Withdrawal Policy – all fees:

1.1 The contract between the University and you begins at the point at which an unconditional offer is made to you, either directly or via the third party you have applied through.

1.2 Right to cancel. You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract, ie 14 days from the date of your offer. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (eg a letter sent by post or email).

Our contact details are:

Global Mobility Team, University of Westminster, Cavendish House (1st Floor), 101 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6XH, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7911 5166.

Email: .

You may use the model cancellation form at Appendix A to our terms and conditions but this is not obligatory.

1.3 Effects of cancellation. If you cancel this contract by exercising your right to cancel within 14 days of the date of your offer letter, we will reimburse (refund) you all tuition payments received from you. We will make the reimbursement without undue delay. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event you will not incur any fees from us as a result of the reimbursement.

1.4 Additional cancellation right. In addition to this 14 day cancellation right, the University operates the following tuition fee withdrawal policy:

If you wish to withdraw from your specified study abroad summer school programme, you can do so by the following date and you will not be charged for your tuition fees and will receive a full refund of fees already paid:

  • 15 May

1.5 If you withdraw /cancel after this date (15 May) but before the start of the summer school (Saturday 13 June 2020), you will be refunded 50% of the tuition fee if you have paid in advance.

1.6 Please note that social programme and housing fees are non-refundable and so regardless of when you withdraw, you will not receive a refund for housing fees or your social programme payment.

1.7 If you withdraw once the summer school has begun on Saturday 13 June 2020, no tuition fees, accommodation fees or social programme payments can be refunded.

1.8 For the avoidance of doubt, the official start date of the summer school programme is Saturday 13 June 2020. This is the official start date of the programme whether you join the school/programme in Session 1 or Session 2.

You must advise the Education Abroad Team of your intention to withdraw in writing by emailing

Housing Withdrawal and Refund Policy for all study abroad programmes (excluding London International Summer School)

1. If you are due to commence your studies in Semester 1

1.1 If you wish to withdraw from your housing offer you must email and the 2 weeks/10 working days before the residence move-in date and prior to you joining the programme.

If you notify us more than 2 weeks/10 working days before residence is due to begin you will be charged/liable for a £50 administration charge.

1.1.2 If you do not advise us of your intention to withdraw from the university’s accommodation more than 2 weeks/10 working days before the residence move in date for semester 1 you are liable for the full rental fee until a replacement resident can be found.

If it is not possible for the University to rent the room to another resident then you are not entitled to any refund of your accommodation fees. You will be liable for full payment of all accommodation fees.

1.1.3 Finding a new resident remains the sole responsibility of the University. You are not permitted to find a replacement resident.

1.1.4 This policy applies to all circumstances relating to withdrawal from the programme, including any decision to shorten your length of study from, for example, a year to a semester programme.

1.2 If you are due to commence your studies in Semester 2

1.2.1 If you wish to withdraw from your housing offer before residence begins and prior to you joining the programme in Semester 2 you must email and the by 1 December.

If you notify us before 1 December, you will be charged/liable for a £50 administration charge.

1.2.2 If you do not advise us of your intention to withdraw from the university’s accommodation by 1 December you are liable for the full rental fee until a replacement resident can be found.

If it is not possible for the University to rent the room to another resident then you are not entitled to any refund of your accommodation fees. You will be liable for full payment of all accommodation fees.

1.2.3 Finding a new resident remains the sole responsibility of the University. You are not permitted to find a replacement resident.

1.2.4 This policy applies to all circumstances relating to withdrawal from the programme, including any decision to shorten your length of study from, for example, a year to a semester programme.

Please note this policy does not apply to students on our summer school programmes.

Study Abroad terms and conditions