Moving to a university in another country can be both exciting and daunting. The University of Westminster organises a free Welcome Programme for students who are new to the UK.

The International Student Welcome Programme is a three-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 and become familiar with the campus before your lectures start.

There will be workshops and presentations with lots of useful information such as a talk from the police about keeping safe in London, information sessions on immigration and visas, the National Health Service and banking in the UK.

Watch the Welcome Programme video

You can also watch the Welcome programme video with Mandarin subtitles.

Who is the International Student Welcome Programme for?

The International Student Welcome Programme is for international students, including students from the European Union, who are new to the UK and are due to start a degree course at the University in September 2018.

The programme is not for Study Abroad students or Exchange students that are here for one semester/one year, as you will have your own orientation programme.

When and where will the programme be held?

The Welcome Programme is on Monday 10, Tuesday 11, and Wednesday 12 September from 10.30am.

The programme will be held at our Marylebone Campus.

You will need to book to attend the Welcome Programme. There will be an optional social activity on Wednesday 12 and Sunday 16 September for those attending the Welcome Programme.

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

You will be able to book via the online booking form. This will be available at the end of June 2018.

What is the deadline to book a place on the Programme?

The deadline for booking a place on the International Student Welcome Programme is Monday 3 September. If you have an enquiry about the International Student Welcome Programme either ring +44 (0)20 7911 5000 or email [email protected].