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University of Westminster

Check whether the University of Westminster is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at the University of Westminster

Founded in 1838, the University of Westminster is a public research university based in the UK capital of London. It offers international students a number of pathway programs, including International Year One and Pre-master’s programs.

These programs allow you to study at Westminster even if you don’t meet the degree entry requirements. You will learn alongside other international students, improve your language skills, have the chance to study a postgraduate degree, or move into the 2nd year of a bachelor’s.

You’ll study at Kaplan International College (KIC) London, but will have full access to all of the University’s facilities. Westminster offers the latest equipment in its high-tech laboratories, TV studios, and multimedia newsrooms. On campus you’ll also find well-equipped gyms, multisport playing fields, and more than 100 different clubs and societies you can join.

Why study at the University of Westminster?

  • Great location

    The University is located in the heart of London, one of the most multicultural cities in the world

  • International university

    Westminster is ranked in the top 10 most international universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

Life as an international student

Westminster is a truly diverse and international university with students from 169 countries.

When you arrive in the UK, you’ll be met at the airport by the airport transfer services, who will get you safely to campus. Before the start of term, you’ll take part in Welcome Week which includes tours of the campus and local area, and staff will help you with things like registering at a doctors' surgery and setting up a UK bank account.

There will be a range of activities you can enjoy, including cinema visits, trips to London and other UK cities like Brighton, Cambridge and Oxford, and various clubs. Staff will also help you continue to your university degree once you’ve completed your pathway program.

Secure accommodation is available for international pathway students and is located within a short distance of the campus. All rooms include Wi-Fi, furniture, communal areas, and laundry facilities.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Personal Trainers
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  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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International Year One

  • IELTS 5.5 (at least 5.0 in all skills)


  • IELTS 5.0 (at least 4.5 in all skills)


  • IELTS 4.5 (at least 4.0 in all skills)


  • IELTS 4.0 (at least 4.0 in all skills)



  • IELTS 5.5 (at least 5.0 in all skills)


  • IELTS 5.0 (at least 5.0 in all skills)


  • IELTS 5.0 (at least 4.5 in all skills)


  • IELTS 4.5 (at least 4.5 in all skills)


  • IELTS 4.5 (at least 4.0 in all skills)



University of Westminster

309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Courses are taught across four London campuses – three in central London and all within walking distance of each other, and a fourth in Harrow, north-west London, which is just a 30-minute tube ride away from central London.

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Visa requirements for the University of Westminster

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