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Program Description

Overview


Video courtesy of ISA

   Quick Facts

 

  • Experience an urban campus located in central London!

  • Courses are taught at the University of Westminster by local university professors. Study abroad participants will take classes alongside British and other international students.

  • Visit exciting cultural points of interest in and around London, as well as other parts of the UK. 
     

Location

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Location Details

London is considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and any visitor will immediately notice the great diversity found within the city. London residents, and visitors alike, hail from around the world and combined speak over 300 languages. Don't be surprised if during your first days in London you are asked for directions; as you simply cannot tell a local from a foreigner. Hyde Park, Kew Gardens, and Regent's Park are but a sampling of the abundant parks and open spaces scattered throughout London. And of course you can't miss the many royal palaces scattered throughout London and nearby towns.

The capital city has over 300 museums, 250 art galleries, 200 theaters, 6 full time symphony orchestras, and more than 600 cinema screens. Concerts, celebrities, movie premiers, theatre productions, sporting events, and world news headlines are constantly keeping London in the spotlight. Whatever one's interests may be, the attractions and activities found within London are essentially endless, and simply cannot be tackled in a single visit. London is truly in a league of its own and no matter what your taste, studying abroad in London is sure to provide you with many wonderful memories!

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses


The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 and has been teaching international students for over 175 years. Westminster is recognized by the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and the Ministry of State for Universities, Science and Cities. They are also AMBA (Association of MBAs) accredited. Today, the university accommodates approximately 22,000 students of which more than 6,000 are international students from over 160 countries.

Popular areas of study at Westminster include:
  • Media & Design
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Social Sciences
Click here for the Westminster module catalogue. Most students will take 3 courses during the semester.

Look at the first number of the course code to determine the level:

Level 4 = Lower Division Course
Level 5 = Upper Division Course
Level 6 = Upper Division Course

 

Academic Culture


British universities tend to place a greater emphasis on independent student learning. Students may be expected to conduct guided readings or practice assignments outside of the structured coursework. This program is ideal then for self-motivated learners who are ready for this challenge.

Rather than receive a final grade based on multiple assignments, exams, and/or projects, it is common to only be graded on a midterm and or/final exam or paper. While the course content may not be more difficult, the standards and expectations in place may take some getting used to.


Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.


In addition to the Study Abroad Program at the University of Westminster, you have the opportunity to apply to the Internship Program and undertake an academically assessed internship. Students participating in the Internship Program must select "Professional and Personal Skills in Development" module alongside two other academic modules at the university. Internship placements are limited and competitive; it is in the student's best interest to apply early.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at University of Westminster will convert to ASU credits and grades. 

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Photos courtesy of ISA

 

Housing

Hampstead Apartments
Photo courtesty of ISA

Program Housing

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of England. 

Dorms:

ISA semester students live in university residence halls with British and other international students. The University of Westminster dorms are located throughout the city near public transit. Neither the student or ISA has control over which dorm you are assigned to by the host university. University of Westminster students (semester only) who choose 2 or more Media, Arts, and Design courses have the option of being housed in the Harrow Hall dormitory located on the Harrow campus located in Zone 4. See the ISA London Google Map in the Culture Corner section for a visual on the location of each housing options.

Students living in the dorm will typically have a single room, but could possibly be assigned to a shared room. They will share bathroom and kitchen facilities with 5-8 other students as well as a coin operated laundry room located within or near the dorm. Residence halls may also include additional facilities such as study and game rooms. The option to purchase a bedding pack is available for the semester programs. Each residence hall is equipped with DSL or wireless internet access. Meals and laundry service are not included.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

ISA Apartment:

Students living in the ISA apartments (non-university housing) are typically placed with other ISA students. Due to the location of the apartments, only select semester London programs can choose to live in an ISA apartment (University of Westminster & King's College London). Rent and electricity is included in the program price. Students are placed in fully furnished, centrally located housing that is located close to public transit routes. See the ISA London Google Map in the Culture Corner section for a visual on the location of each housing options. Accommodations typically house 4-5 students who share a fully equipped kitchen, lounge areas, free washing machines and internet access. Bedding is included. Meals, towels and laundry service are not included. 

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing:

Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. Contact ISA for further details.

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

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Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/25/2018
**
Rolling Admission 01/11/2019 05/18/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed.
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed