The University is continuing to take an agile approach to our education delivery in the current academic year in line with Government guidance and with the wellbeing of our University community as our priority.
To minimise disruption to our students’ education, we have implemented a number of safety measures. Teaching will be delivered primarily online and our lecturers are working on creative ways to deliver lectures, workshops and seminars via this medium.
Onsite learning will be prioritised for courses of a practical nature to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Our buildings are being made as safe as possible, with the introduction of one-way systems, hand sanitation stations, socially-distanced room layouts and dividing screens.
For students who do not have access to reliable IT equipment or study spaces, we will do all we can to assist you.
These measures will be continually reviewed and updated in line with government policy.
All applicants can be assured that at Westminster we take a holistic approach to your application and consider it as a whole when we receive your results.
If you have not quite met the conditions of your offer, we may still consider your application - giving you the best opportunity to fulfil your potential.
We are constantly monitoring the situation and will allow students as much time as we can to complete the application process.
Please note, however, that the current UCAS deadlines for undergraduate applicants still need to be met, and those students who require visas will need to complete the admissions process early enough to apply for them.
If you are applying for a course for September 2021, we would advise you to accept your offer by the stated deadline, however, if you are unable to do so offers will not be withdrawn. You should contact your Admissions Officer to advise them of your situation.
For courses starting in January 2021, please refer to our January Starts page for further information on specific deadlines.
We have implemented several changes to our English language requirements as a result of the disruption faced by our applicants this year.
Details of these can be found on our English Language Requirements page.
There are a number of online tests that are acceptable. Details of these can be found on our English Language Requirements page.
The admission and visa processes are working as normal. We will continue to monitor the situation, and should this change, applicants will be contacted.
The CAS and Visa processes are working as normal. We will continue to monitor the situation, and should this change, applicants will be contacted.
Providing that you have a course offer and you meet all other eligibility criteria, you can apply with your provisional or predicted grades confirmed by your school/college. Any scholarship offer will be conditional on your final results.
If you have any mitigating circumstances, you should advise us as soon as possible and a letter from your school, college or university should be sent to us to confirm this.
The UK government has announced that exams will take place normally in 2021. We will monitor the situation and if any changes are announced we will contact applicants.
If you are taking qualifications outside of the UK and you have been advised that you will not be receiving a result, or the results you will be awarded are going to change, please advise us as soon as possible. We are reviewing the entry criteria for each country as we receive official confirmation of changes to their grading systems.
If you require a visa to study in the UK, we will still need evidence that your qualifications meet the UKVI requirements before a CAS can be issued. We understand that it may not be possible to obtain original certification at this time, so scanned copies will be accepted.
If you have applied for residential accommodation for the 2021-22 academic year, but are not sure of your arrival date, we recommend that you keep our residential team updated on your plans so that we can advise you on your options.
If you decide to defer your offer of a place, you can cancel your application for residential accommodation in 2021 and apply again when our portal reopens in 2022.
Yes, for most courses we allow applicants to defer for one year. Please contact your Admissions Officer if you wish to defer your place.
As all staff are currently working remotely, we cannot accept any documents by post. Please scan and email any documents to us.
We appreciate that it may be difficult to obtain the documents you need, and many countries will be delayed in supplying results. We will allow applicants as much time as possible to supply documents, however, if you are applying via UCAS for an undergraduate course, the current deadline is still 31 August for September 2021. If you require a Student Route visa to study in the UK, you will need to submit all the required documentation to apply for your CAS and obtain your visa.
Yes, if you are unable to obtain a formal transcript or certificate, a letter from your school, college or university will be accepted.