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University of Westminster

Program Overview 

Location: London, United Kingdom
Culture: Creative, inclusive, cutting-edge
Neighborhood: Urban, cosmopolitan
Housing: On-campus dormitory
English level: Intermediate - advanced 

The University of Westminster was opened in 1838 and has been providing students with cultural engagement and academic excellence ever since. Westminster focuses on providing its students, and by extension SAF Scholars, with unique access to a community of renowned professionals and faculty. 

Westminster prides itself on its rich history of excellence in media. The university was the first polytechnic institute in the United Kingdom, and also opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe. As such, SAF Scholars are required to submit a portfolio of their work as part of the application process.

Located in central London, Westminster is a global university in a global city. London boasts 8 million residents who speak more than 300 languages. London also serves as a cultural capital and a world center for the creative industries. As such, SAF Scholars who attend this program would gain access to some of the world’s best museums and galleries. At the university SAF Scholars would be able to enjoy artist-run exhibits, sporting facilities, cafés, archive and library servicesand much more.

Student Profile

Right-fit SAF Scholars for this program would have an interest in taking courses offered by one of these departments: Media, Arts and Design, Science and Technology, Architecture or Business. All of Westminster’s campuses are designed to be fresh and inspiring places to learn.

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Program Details

Program Dates by Term Availability

Fall (September - January)
Spring (January - May)

Progression or Concurrent Notes

At the end of the language semester, students will take a test to determine their progress on the language part of the program. The modules available to the students in the subsequent academic term will depend on this score.

Program Strengths

University of Westminster has 12 or 16 credit hour terms offered as well as internships.

# of Credits (per term)

12 or 16

Course Registration Policies & Procedures

Done at the time of application

Course/Departmental Restrictions

Media + Arts and Design classes have higher requirements.

Graduate Courses



Housing Type

On-campus dormitory



Type of Room

Student Life

Co-/Extra-Curricular Opportunities or Programs

From its art shows to its seminars on the latest industry topics to its workshops for students in their chosen craft, Westminster would offer SAF Scholars a wealth of opportunities to enhance their education with real-world learnings.

Life on Campus

Located in the heart of London, the University of Westminster’s campuses are one with the city. Art-minded SAF Scholars who study here would enjoy easy access to more than 800 world-famous galleries, and countless museums, theaters, festivals, shops, markets, and parks, many of which are free. And London is home to more than 6,000 restaurants, at any of which SAF Scholars could choose to dine to satiate any food craving at any given time.

Last Updated: 1/9/19