Studying at the University of Westminster, you'll be in the heart of London – with all the opportunities the city has to offer on your doorstep.

Our students join us from over 160 nations and we boast a worldwide alumni community to join when you graduate.

For more information on what London and the University of Westminster can offer you, have a look at our Student life pages.

We have a long history of welcoming students from the US and developing strong research and cultural connections between both countries.

Our relationship with the US can be traced back to 1886, when the founder of the Regent Street Polytechnic and notable philanthropist Quintin Hogg visited New York City, Chicago, Denver and Fort Collins to meet with some of the former Polytechnic fellows who had settled there. The strong connection with the US continues to this day with hundreds of American students choosing Westminster as their study destination abroad.

Westminster also has a number of partnerships with American institutions, including Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, University of Miami, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University and several Smithsonian museums in Washington DC. For further details see our Global Westminster pages.

We welcome many American students to our International Summer Programme and Study Abroad programme, offering you an exciting opportunity to study in London for one or two semesters. Our Study Abroad programme is one of the oldest and best established programmes in the UK. We are a proud Generation Study Abroad Commitment partner and we are pleased to be consistently ranked as the top destination for US Study Abroad students in the UK.

    US student loans

    The University of Westminster is certified by the US Department of Education to support your application for federal aid and private loans to help you with your tuition fee and living costs. For more information please visit our US Federal Funding pages or contact our Student Funding Office.

    Studying for your undergraduate degree in England will usually mean a commitment of three years, or four years if you decide to take advantage of a work placement year or a study abroad year. Masters programmes usually take one year to complete. The standard tuition fee is between $17,000 and $25,000 per year and your living costs are estimated at $15,000 per year.

    US veterans are able to apply their VA benefits towards Bachelors or Masters degrees at Westminster in subject areas such as Business, Finance and Management, Art and Design, Computer Science Fashion Management, Languages, Law, Music and Music Management, Nutrition, Politics and International Relations, Property and Construction and others. If you are planning to apply for VA Education Benefits and your programme is not listed, please contact the Student Funding Office, as we must register your programme of study with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Student and alumni community

    American students at Westminster are actively engaged in a range of extracurricular events and activities throughout the year, including a vast range of sports clubs such as basketball, American football and cheerleading, and more than 70 societies, ranging from Harry Potter and Anime to Law and Entrepreneurship societies.

    The US is also home to one of the largest groups of Westminster alumni with more than 6,500 alumni. The list of prominent alumni in the States includes Arthur Max, Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning art director (Gladiator, Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven and The Martian) and Al Shux, music producer and songwriter who has worked with Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, and Jay-Z on the Grammy winning hit song Empire State of Mind.

    Watch our films for an insight into what it's like to study at Westminster as an American student:

    Webinars for American applicants

    Entry requirements

    Applying for a course

    If you are interested in studying for a Bachelor's degree (eg a BA, BSc, BEng or LLB) at the University of Westminster, you will need to check that you meet our entry requirements.

    We have included typical entry requirements below, but these are simply a guideline. Some courses may also have specific subject or grade requirements, which will be listed on individual course pages.

    For entry to Year 1 of Bachelor's degrees (Level 4), you will typically need to have one of the following:

    • High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or GED) plus at least one of the following:

      • New SAT: overall score of 1180 (post-2016) with a minimum of 570 in Maths and 610 in evidence-based reading and writing (essay is not required)

      • Old SAT: 1800 (pre-2016) with a minimum of 550 in each element

      • ACT score of 25+

      • AP exams in relevant subjects (AP tests or SAT subject tests are mandatory for courses that list required subjects in A Levels, eg BSc Biomedical Sciences requires two science subjects

      • A combination of AP exams and SAT subject tests or IB Diploma Courses with no subject overlap will also be considered

      • A minimum three individual IB Diploma Courses with no subject overlap

    • Satisfactory completion of one year of a college/university programme with a GPA of 2.8 or above

    For consideration for entry to Year 2 of a Bachelor's degree (Level 5), you will typically need to have:

    • an Associate degree (2 years) with a GPA of 2.8 or above

    Westminster accepts scores directly from ACT and the College Board. Our ACT Code is 7016 and our College Board Designated Institution code is 7385.

    • UK A Level grade A is comparable to an AP score of 5 or SAT subject test score of 680

    • UK A Level grade B is comparable to an AP score of 4 or SAT subject test score of 650

    • UK A Level grade C is comparable to an AP score of 3 or SAT subject test score of 580

    For more details on the application process, visit our How to apply pageGo to How to apply for an undergraduate degree page.

    To search or browse our undergraduate courses, visit our Undergraduate page.

    If your qualifications are not listed

    If your qualifications are not listed above, you may still be able to apply for entry to our courses – just get in touch with our course enquiries team via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

    If you find that your qualifications do not meet our entry requirements, you may want to consider applying for one of the University preparation courses offered by our partner college – see below for details.

    University preparation courses

    Our partner college, Kaplan International College London, offers a Foundation Certificate leading to entry to a broad range of our Bachelor's degrees.

    To find out more and apply, visit the Kaplan International College London website.

    English language requirements

    The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores.

    For information about equivalent English language qualifications that are accepted by the University, please visit our English language requirements page.

    Applying for a course

    If you are interested in studying for a Master's degree (eg MA, MSc or LLM) or research programme (eg MPhil or PhD) at the University of Westminster, you will need to check that you meet our entry requirements.

    We have included typical entry requirements below, but these are simply a guideline. Some courses may also have specific subject or grade requirements, which will be listed on individual course pages.

    You will typically need to have one of the following:

    • Four-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8+ from an accredited institution. Students applying for postgraduate courses requiring a UK Second Class Upper degree will need a GPA of 3.0 and those applying for a course requiring a UK First Class degree will need a GPA of 3.5

    • Master's degree for MPhil/PhD entry

    • Students are not required to take GRE or GMAT exams

    For more details on the application process, visit our How to apply pageGo to How to apply for a postgraduate degree page.

    To search or browse our postgraduate courses, visit our Postgraduate page.

    If your qualifications are not listed

    If your qualifications are not listed above, you may still be able to apply for entry to our courses – just get in touch with our course enquiries team via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

    If you find that your qualifications do not meet our entry requirements, you may want to consider applying for one of the University preparation courses offered by our partner college – see below for details.

    University preparation courses

    Our partner college, Kaplan International College London, offers a Pre-Master's course leading to entry to a number of our Master's degrees.

    To find out more and apply, visit the Kaplan International College London website.

    English language requirements

    The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores.

    For information about equivalent English language qualifications that are accepted by the University, please visit our English language requirements page.

    Visits to your country

    At present there are no planned visits to your country. Please check back at a later date or explore our online events.

    Watch our past webinars on Youtube

    International student blog

    If you have ever wondered what it’s like to study in London and at the University of Westminster, our international bloggers will be able to help. Our international students are sharing their experiences of adapting to life in the UK, making new friends for life, dealing with homesickness and fulfilling their dreams.

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