University of Westminster

University of Westminster

A Global University with London Energy

With three out of four campuses located in the centre of London, you will be given the opportunity to gain practical skills and professional expertise for your future career, while being part of a supportive and vibrant community.

Learn using the university’s specialist teaching facilities in an environment that focuses on support and employability.

Since 1838, the University of Westminster has been helping students from all backgrounds to achieve their potential. With over 19,000 students from over 160 different countries, they are proud to be one of the most diverse universities in the UK.​

The university’s close relationships with employers and leading businesses will help you build a lasting global network and boost your career prospects. And, as a student in one of the world’s best student cities, you can enjoy social and cultural activities from theatres and music to bars, restaurants and sport.​

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Life at the University of Westminster

Student Life at the University of Westminster

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world and studying at the University of Westminster means that the city is your campus.

You’ll have a lot of fun exploring the city, from taking a ride on the London Eye to visiting historical landmarks such as Big Ben and the Tower of London.

London offers bustling shopping streets and the West End, tranquil parks and squares, and centuries of culture in internationally renowned archives, libraries and museums.

London is where tradition meets innovation, and Westminster offers the ideal environment for living and learning.

Check out the University’s international student blog where international students share their experiences of life and study in the capital:

Blog posts about living in London

Careers at the University of Westminster

London can be an excellent springboard for your future career. It’s the financial and creative capital of the world, and home to 75% of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other businesses and organisations across almost every professional sector imaginable.

The University of Westminster uses this location to great effect and has strong links with businesses and professional organisations in London and across the UK. Whatever your professional aims and aspirations, you will have the opportunity to network with future employers and find work placements and internships through the university’s Career Development Centre.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to a variety of opportunities, tools and resources, as well as dedicated career support, to enhance your employability.

There are also a variety of initiatives and schemes aimed at helping you build your transferable skills, network with potential employers, and prepare for the ever-changing graduate job market.

City Life at the University of Westminster

Few cities in the world can match London as a place of culture and learning. There are world-famous galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, shops, markets and parks for you to explore – many of them for free. You can visit more than 200 museums and 800 art galleries, including the British Museum, Natural History Museum and Tate Modern.

From business and finance to fashion, art, music, cinema and sport, London is where things tend to happen first. Studying at Westminster means that your classroom goes well beyond the walls of the university and everything that London has to offer is on your doorstep. London really will be your campus, and is also an ideal place from which to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

Student Support at the University of Westminster

Studying at Westminster will be a life-changing experience, both personally and professionally. You will further your academic development, make friends with students from around the world and have the chance to enjoy a whole new range of social, sporting and cultural activities.

To ensure you feel at home from wherever you come from, Westminster has a friendly and experienced international student support team, English language support, an international student welcome programme and a wide range of additional activities to help you develop during your studies.

All full-time students have a personal tutor, who will help you settle into your studies and get through any difficulties you might have. International students can also take advantage of the university’s English for Academic Purposes modules, which aim to improve non-native speakers’ academic English skills – vital for writing essays, giving presentations, etc.

Student Accommodation at the University of Westminster

The University offers self-catering halls of residence around London and several other options to help support you in finding accommodation which suits your needs. Costs for university halls of residence are approximately £198-£295 per week depending on room size and location.

The University of Westminster’s Student Accommodation Team can also help you with a variety of housing issues. As well as providing University halls of residence, the team can assist you in your search for alternative accommodation. They also offer advice about issues such as tenancy agreements and dealing with landlords.

Details of the university’s halls of residence and how to apply can be found at

Facilities at the University of Westminster

The University of Westminster has three campuses in the heart of London and one in the leafy borough of Harrow in North West London.

Westminster’s excellent facilities include 24-hour libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, advanced IT services, online learning resources, art, design, film and TV studios, world-class audio recording studios, galleries, sports and recreational facilities, as well as one of the few Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites in the UK.

The university’s dedicated architecture, art and design spaces include specialist workshops for wood, metal, moulding, casting, photography and ceramics, and a new cutting-edge digital Fabrication Laboratory that offers a suite of 3D printers and laser cutters.

Click the links below to view campus tour videos from across the University of Westminster:

Regent Street Tour, Cavendish Tour, Marylebone Tour, Harrow Tour

Sports & Clubs at the University of Westminster

The Students’ Union is home to societies in everything, ranging from football, rugby and hockey to yoga and musical theatre. The Students’ Union boasts over 100 dedicated sports clubs and societies with over 520 society events organised last year.

A range of sports and fitness facilities are provided at the university as well as activities for students free of charge. These excellent facilities include:

Harrow Sports Hall and gym – The newest sports complex at the University, which opened its doors in January 2024. One of the leading sports hall venues in the country, it hosts basketball, volleyball, and netball. With a seating capacity of 180 and the latest lighting and music systems, it truly offers an exceptional experience. The Den also boasts a strength and conditioning gym equipped with the latest equipment.

Regent Street gym – This gym offers cardio and weights facilities as well as clean and pleasant changing, shower and locker facilities. Highly qualified and experienced fitness instructors are on hand to offer advice and personal training.

Chiswick sports ground – The 45-acre Quintin Hogg Sports Ground at Chiswick includes football, rugby, cricket and hockey pitches, netball courts, tennis courts, and a boathouse.

Sustainability at the University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is committed to being progressive, compassionate and responsible to help students and colleagues from different backgrounds fulfil their potential and contribute to a more sustainable, equitable and healthier society.

Westminster adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework to support this core mission and to record, measure and improve their contribution to a range of social, environmental and economic outcomes.

The university works with its students at all levels with a strong understanding of sustainability and the interconnected nature of social, environmental and economic factors, alongside a ‘sense of belonging to a common humanity’.

The University’s Sustainability Team and the Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation (CETI) are driving Westminster’s progress on Education for Sustainable Development by adapting existing models of learning, developing new approaches to learning, empowering academic colleagues to become Sustainable Development educators, and continuing to transform its campuses into ESD learning ecosystems.


Based in London: the world’s #1 student city (QS Best Student Cities 2024)

Top 250 young university in the world (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2024)


Additional Scholarship Options

The University of Westminster has a range of scholarships available for international undergraduate students. Click here to search for available scholarships and find out more information.

Additional Scholarship Options

The University of Westminster has a range of scholarships available for international postgraduate students. Click here to search for available scholarships and find out more information.

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