Year Long and Semester Exchanges

An exchange allows students to spend a semester or year with a partner institution, or a semester or year working within an organisation around the world.

Most exchange partnerships are for undergraduate study although some degrees allow for work placements too. For postgraduate study you will need to speak to your Faculty Outward Mobility Officer to discuss your options and eligibility for exchange.

You can take part in an exchange any time after the first year of your course, although the exact timing will depend on the structure of your degree and the arrangements your faculty has with its partners. At this moment in time, you cannot take part in a semester or year abroad in your final year of study.

Where can you go on Exchange?

All faculties at Westminster have a number of agreements for student mobility. The institution to which you go on exchange will depend on what you are studying at the moment.

If the insitution is in Europe, then you may be eligible to receive funding through the Erasmus+ Programme.

To find out the where you can take part in an exchange, please check your faculty below.

If your degree will not allow you to go on exchange, you should have a look at the other opportunities that you can consider.

Australia

Subject area: Architecture and Interior Architecture
 
Subject area: Tourism
 
Subject area: Designing Cities

 

Denmark (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Architecture Technology
 
Subject area: Architecture Technology
 

France (Erasmus+)

Subject area: PG Architecture
 

Hong Kong 

Subject area: Architecture UG and PG
 
Subject area: Tourism Interior Architecture
 

Malta (Erasmus+)

Institution: University of Malta
Subject area: Tourism
 

New Zealand 

Institution: Unitec New Zealand
Subject area: Architecture
 

Norway (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Interior Architecture
 

USA

Subject area: Tourism 
 
Subject area: Tourism 
 

Australia

Subject area: Media and Communications
 
Subject area: Art and Design, Fashion, Media and Communications
 
Subject area: Art and Design, Fashion, Media and Communications, Photography
 

Canada 

Subject area: Photography, Media and Communications
 

China

Subject area: Journalism
 
Subject area: Art, Media and Communications
 

Germany

Institution: Macromedia
Subject area: Design, Media and Communications 
 

Hong Kong

Subject area: Media and Communications
 
Subject area: Fashion
 

Netherlands (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Fashion Design
 

Spain (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Media and Communications
 
Subject area: PG only - Diversity and the Media
 

USA

Subject area: Fashion
 
Subject area: Art, Media and Communication
 
Subject area: Fashion
 
Institution: Seton Hall
Subject area: Art, Design, Media and Communications
 
Institution: Suffolk University
Subject area: Art and Design, Media and Communications
 
Subject area: Journalism and Communications
 
Subject area: Fashion

Austria (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Computer Science
 

Australia

Subject area: Computer Science; Biomedical Science; Psychology
 
Subject area: Computer Science; Biomedical Science; Psychology
 

Institution: Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

 
Subject area: Computer Science; Biomedical Science
 

Bulgaria (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Information and Computer Sciences
 

China

Institution: Donghua University
Subject area: Computer Science
 
Subject area: Computer Science
 

Denmark (Erasmus+)

Institution: Aalborg Universitet
Subject area: (Nano)Biotechnology
 

Italy (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Biosciences
 
Subject area:: Nutrition
 

Malta (Erasmus+)

Institution: University of Malta
Subject area: Biomedical Sciences
 

Portugal (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Biomedical Sciences
 

Spain (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Computer Sciences
 

Sweden (Erasmus+)

Institution: Mid Sweden University
Subject area: Psychology
 

USA

Institution: Suffolk University
Subject area: All
 
Subject area: Computer Science; Biomedical Science; Psychology
 
Subject area: Psychology

Argentina

Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 

Australia

Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies; History, Sociology and Criminology; Politics and International Relations 
 

Belgium (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Law
 

Canada

Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture; English Linguistics and Cultural Studies
 

Denmark (Erasmus+)

Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies, History, Sociology and Criminology
 

France (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area:Law
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Modern Languages; Law
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Law
 
Institution: University of Lille 3
Subject area: History  and Languages (French)
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 

Germany (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Law
 
Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies
 
Subject area: History, Sociology and Criminology
 

Greece

Institution: University of Patras
Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies
 

Hong Kong

Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 

Ireland (Erasmus+)

Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies
 

Italy (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Law
 
Institution: Universita di Bologna
Subject area: Law
 

Netherlands (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Law
 
Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies
 

Spain (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Law
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture, Law
 
Institution: Universidad de Oviedo
Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies
 
Subject area: Law
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 
Subject area: Modern Languages and Culture
 

Sweden (Erasmus+)

Institution: Lund University
Subject area: Law
 
Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies; Law
 

Turkey (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Politics and International Relations
 

USA

Institution: University of Miami
Subject area: English Linguistics and Cultural Studies; History, Sociology and Criminology; Politics and International Relations

Australia

Subject area: Business
 
Subject area: Business
 
Subject area: Business
 

Canada

Institution: Ryerson University
Subject area: Business
 

China

Institution: Donghua University
Subject area: Business
 
Subject area: Business
 
Subject area: Business
 
 

Denmark (Erasmus+)

 

France (Erasmus+)

Institution: PSB, Paris School of Business
Institution: SKEMA Business School
 

Germany (Erasmus+)

Institution: Hochschule Bremen
 

Italy (Erasmus+)

Institution: University of Turin
 

Hong Kong

Subject area: Business
 

Japan

Subject area: Business
 
Institution:Waseda University
Subject area: Business
 

South Korea

Institution: INHA University
Subject area: Business
 

Spain (Erasmus+)

Subject area: Business
 

USA

Subject area: Business
 
Institution: Lycoming College
Subject area: Business
 
Subject area: Business
 
Subject area: Business
 
Institution: Suffolk University
Subject area: Business
 
Subject area: Business

Find out how to apply for an International Exchange

Tuition fees

Students who go on exchange to one of our exchange partner universities, whether it’s a semester or a year-long, do not pay tuition fees to the partner university.

Semester-long exchange (three-year degree programme)

If you participate in a one-semester exchange as part of your three-year degree programme, you pay your full tuition fee to the University of Westminster. You will pay no tuition fee to the exchange partner institution.

Year-long sandwich or placement year out (four-year degree programme)

Depending on your faculty of study, you may be eligible for discounted University of Westminster tuition fee of up to 15%. Please contact your faculty registry to find out what discount you will be offered. You will pay no tuition fee to the exchange partner institution.

UK student loans

Being an exchange student does not affect your eligibility to apply for a UK student loan.

Generally, Local Education Authorities (LEAs) do not offer additional funding, but some may do. It is worth contacting your LEA to find out.

If you are eligible for funding through Student Finance, it is essential that you notify them that you will study or work abroad. They may ask you to complete a course abroad form, which you will need to ask your faculty registry to sign.

How to apply

Find out how to apply and next steps to take for your experience abroad.