Welcome Festival for International Students

Joining a university in another country can be both exciting and daunting. The University of Westminster organises a free online Welcome Festival for all our new students, and there will be sessions specifically for our new international and EU students throughout.

The Welcome Festival is a two–day event. It will help you meet new people and introduce you to living and studying in the UK. The programme is an excellent opportunity to meet staff and students at the University before your courses start.

There will be workshops and presentations specifically for international and EU students with lots of useful information. These include talks from the police about keeping safe in London, information sessions on immigration and visas, the European Settlement Scheme, the National Health Service and banking in the UK.

Who is the Welcome Festival for?

The Welcome Festival is for all students, including international and European students, who are due to start a degree course at the University in January 2021.

The festival is not for Education Abroad or exchange students who are here for one semester/one year, as they will have their own orientation programme tailored to their needs.

When and where will the festival be held?

The Welcome Festival will be online on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 January. You can see the full festival details on our Welcome Festival page.

How do I book my place on the International Student Welcome Programme?

There will not be a booking system this year, but you can visit our Welcome Festival page for the full details of all events and how to join the sessions.

All sessions are in local UK time. To help you with organising your time you can use a time converter.