Before you arrive in the UK
Before you come to the UK to study at the University of Westminster, there are processes you will need to follow and information you will need. You should also see the webpages ‘When you arrive’.
Students coming to the UK to study a full-time degree will be sent a weblink to the Essential Westminster Guide via an admissions email. The Essential Westminster guide is produced in April each year, you can read the latest guide but remember to check back and read the guide that is relevant to your start date.
The Essential Westminster guide
Our Essential Westminster guide is full of useful information and advice about:
- Immigration and visas (also check our visas webpage)
- Money and banking
- Travelling in London
- Social activities
- Adapting to life in the UK and part-time work
- Heathrow Meet and Greet
- International Student Welcome Programme
The British Council Pre-Departure Guide
See the British Council website for information about Pre-departure events and to download their Pre-departure guide ‘First Steps’
Useful websites to read before coming to the UK
UKCISA explains a whole range of topics useful for Interantional Students including rights to drive in the UK, visa schemes, how fees are assessed
Prepare for Success is a multimedia learning resource to help you discover what British culture is like and what kind of academic skills you will need for effective study. The resource also provides considerable scope for language development.
University of Westminster Students’ Union includes information about social activities and events at the University.
Exhibitions, presentations and interviewing sessions all regularly take place around the world.