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’.

Pay your tuition fee deposit

If you're an international student (ie you'll be paying international fees), you'll need to pay a tuition fee deposit. This is not an additional fee, but part of the overall tuition fee.

Visit our International student deposits page for details.

Apply for your visa

When you've paid your tuition fee deposit, you'll have reached the final stage of the admissions process and should begin your application for your visa.

Visit our Visas pages and check which visa you need to apply for.

Book an airport meet and greet

If you're an international, EU or EEA student you can book to be met at Heathrow airport when you arrive.

Over two weekends in September, staff will be at Heathrow airport to meet new international and EU/EEA students. If you're staying in University accommodation, we can help you travel to your halls.

For dates and to book a place, see our Meet and greet page.

International Student Welcome Programme

Join us for three days of lectures, workshops and social activities that will help you settle into the University.

By the end of the programme, you'll have made new friends, enjoyed some of the delights of London and had many of your questions answered.

Find out more about our welcome programme.


If you need any information on University of Westminster accommodation, please visit our Student accommodation pages.

Receiving your offer

If your offer of a place to study at the University of Westminster is conditional, usually depending on outstanding results for your qualifications, please send supporting documents confirming you have met the conditions to the relevant Admissions Office. You will find contact details in your offer letter.

English language courses

If you require English language training to support your studies, please visit our page on English as a foreign language.

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 international students including rights to drive in the UK, visa schemes, how fees are assessed.

Prepare to Study in the UK

The 'Study UK: Prepare to Study and Live in the UK' massive open online course (MOOC) is specifically designed to give international students a clear understanding of what it's like to study at a university in the UK, including how courses are structured and assessed, and what to expect when arriving in the UK. By taking the course, international students will find their feet a lot quicker.

University of Westminster Students’ Union includes information about social activities and events at the University.

International visits

Exhibitions, presentations and interviewing sessions all regularly take place around the world.

To find out where we'll be in the coming months on the, view our country pages .