University of Westminster, London

About University of Westminster, London

The University of Westminster  is a public research university located in London , United Kingdom. Established in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute, it is one of the oldest educational institutions in the UK. More than 19,000 students from 169 countries are currently enrolled in a range of programs, ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to customized technical programs and short courses. The University of Westminster is organised into three colleges and twelve schools, within which there are around 65 departments and research centres

Universities have strong relations with about 183 business partners, including corporate, SME and non-profit organisations, providing student placements and work experience.

The University was a finalist in the 2017 National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards for Best University Careers / Employability Service.

Graduate results for the University of Westminster indicate that, six months after leaving university, 94 per cent of students are working or studying.


Westminster has four major campuses, three of which are situated in central London, with the fourth in Harrow.

The campus is situated on Regent Road, Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.

Facilities in Campus

  • World-class art, photography, film and TV, and audio recording studios
  • State-of-the-art scientific laboratories
  • Libraries equipped with an extensive collection of books, journals and specialist materials,
  • Advanced IT services
  • New digital Fabrication Laboratory 
  • Bloomberg Financial Markets Suite 
  • Innovative learning and lecture spaces
  • Cafes, 
  • Prayer and quiet rooms. 
  • Sports hall and gym 

Location Specialities

Westminster University, located in the heart of London, is a vibrant, forward-thinking place to study.

The University's central location in London enjoys nearby access to many of the city's cultural attractions. Students will also benefit from being close to the top employers in the UK. The campuses are a short distance from London's landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the BBC, the London Eye, Tate Modern and the British Library.


Westminster has almost 2,000 rooms reserved for first-year undergraduate students in four residences: two in central London, one in Harrow and one in Wembley.

All halls are situated within walking distance of academic facilities and transport links. The accommodation department also offers assistance to students who chose to stay in private accommodation.


  • 119th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 102nd in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Teaching Quality

The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 

Academic Divisions

College of Design,

  •  Creative and Digital Industries,
  •  The School of Architecture and Cities, 
  • The School of Computer Science and Engineering,
  • The Westminster School of Arts 
  • The Westminster School of Media and Communications.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 

  • The School of Humanities, 
  • The School of Life Sciences, 
  • The School of Social Sciences
  •  Westminster Law School.

Westminster Business School, 

  • The School of Applied Management,
  •  The School of Finance and Accounting,
  •  The School of Management and Marketing
  •  The School of Organisations, Economy and Society.


  • Westminster University has a world-class reputation that has been developed over a period of 175 years.
  • Located in central London, the university is within easy reach of the city's stores, nightlife, museums and businesses.
  • Over £ 60 million has been invested in university infrastructure and services in recent years with new and exciting innovations on campuses.

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • The three central London campuses of the University of Westminster are situated less than a 5-minute walk from London Tube Station.
  • London is also the perfect platform from which to reach the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe.
  • Harrow Campus is just a 20-minute metro ride from central London. Northwick Park is the nearest metro station to the Harrow Campus on the Metropolitan Line.

University of Westminster Scholarships

The University of Westminster offers wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate international students.

Type of Scholarships Amount/Benefits UG Scholarships PG Scholarships
Full Scholarships Covers full tuition fee waiver, monthly stipend, free accommodation at halls of residence, flight allowance, reimbursement for Tier 4 visa expenses Ken Bird Memorial Scholarship; University of Westminster & Scindia Schools Scholarship; Westminster Full International Scholarship Great Britain Scholarship; Small Island Nation Scholarship; Southeast Asia Scholarship and many more.
Full Fee Scholarships 100% rebate on the tuition fee Education for all scholarship; Westminster full fee scholarship Capacity Building Scholarship; Westminster Full-fee Scholarship; Care Leaver Scholarship

Famous Aluminis

  • Jon Ronson (Journalist and author)
  • Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
  • Sir Alexander Fleming (Nobel Prize laureate and discoverer of penicillin)
  • Frank Turner (Olympic gymnast)

English Language Requirements:


  • UG – 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component.
  • PG – 6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component.
    Many courses require higher component scores in writing or other components.
  • Research degrees (MPhil/PhD) – 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in each


  • UG – (Requiring IELTS 6.0 overall) – 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening, and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • PG – (Requiring IELTS 6.5 overall) – 88 overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • Research degrees (MPhil/PhD) – (Requiring IELTS 7.0 overall) – 92 overall with a minimum of 20 in Listening, 24 in Writing, 19 in Reading and 20 in Speaking


  • UG – 54 average with 51 in each component.
  • PG – 58 average with 51 in each component.
  • Research degrees (MPhil/PhD) – 58 average with 55 in each component.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on the Requirements, Click HERE.

University of Westminster, London Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Acceptance Rate 9%
Endowment income £3.5 million
Cost of Attendance £22,500
Applications Accepted Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

Cost of living in London

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 619 1,033
Food 189 431
Transportation 127 375
Communications and utilities 84 117
Clothing 23 88
Sports and leisure 35 116
Total 1,077 2,160


Accommodation in London USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre 625
Shared room in city centre 1,044
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 1,134
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,638

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,496


£ 14,231

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 8,037

Campus accommodation

£ 10,314

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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