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The University of Westminster offers postgraduate study abroad semester programs for students pursuing a graduate degree who wish to study abroad. Postgraduate semester students enroll in three 5 credit postgraduate courses from the variety of course offerings, including Architecture, Business, Media, Science and Social Sciences, among many others.
October 15, 2017 (Sept 15 Priority Enrollment)
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Copy of bachelor’s degree
One letter of recommendation
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
January 12, 2018 – May 26, 2018
Academic Year: Graduate level
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Cumulative GPA:* 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale)
English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 92, IELTS: 6.5, or equivalent.
Courses & Registration
Westminster courses run Monday – Friday. Students complete their course selection during the SAI application process by selecting their primary course choices as well as a required minimum 4 alternate courses. Students are tentatively placed in their primary courses pending the release of the semester timetable. Course schedules are confirmed after a personal registration appointment during the Westminster orientation week.
|September 15 2017||Priority Enrollment Deadline
Students requiring specific or popular courses should enroll by this deadline for priority registration.
|October 15 2017
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
|Within 1 week of acceptance
||SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
|October 1 2017
||50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the date of acceptance.
|October 15 2017
||SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
|November 15 2017
||SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
|December 1 2017
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|December 1 2017
||SAI Pre-Departure Form Due|
|January 12 2018
||Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into any London airport, most common: Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW). Airport pick-up is provided between 10am and 6pm and students are transferred to SAI housing. Apartment check-in begins at 2pm.
|January 13 2018
||SAI Orientation & Welcome Dinner
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture. Following orientation, students are welcomed with a great meal!
|January 15 – 19 2018
||Westminster Orientation & Registration
Westminster conducts 1 week of orientation and registration days as well as student activities. Students will finalize their courses during their individual registration appointment.
|January 22 2018
|April 13 2018
|April 16 – 27 2018
|April 30 – May 18 2018
|May 21 2018
||Final Coursework Deadline
For courses that do not have final exams.
|May 26 2018
||Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
|SAI Program Fees*||USD|
Refundable at the end of the term.
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
|Optional / Additional Fees:|
|Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
|International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
*prices are subject to change
Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.
|Budget||Low Est.||High Est.|
|Airfare to/from London
|Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Includes groceries and eating out.
|$500 / month||$800 / month|
|Personal Expenses||$250 / month||$350 / month|
|Transportation within London
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
|$100 / month||$250 / month|
Cost varies greatly by student.
|$300 / month||$1,000 / month|
This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!
Pre-departure and Re-entry services
SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.
Students are welcomed to their new city over a delicious dinner to mingle and get to know each other.
London Walking Tour
Students visit the Western part of the city accompanied by one of the finest local guides. The tour covers major sights such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square, but also takes students through quaint back streets to experience the true spirit of London.
Pub History Tour
Through old alleyways and amongst other famous sights of the city, students explore 2,000 years of London’s best pubs and inns, tabernas, alehouses and coaching inns frequented by famous poets and writers such as Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens.
An Evening in London’s West End
London’s West End is the world’s premier home of English language theatre—a fact that even the most avid Broadway addict will (quietly and begrudgingly) admit. Students get to enjoy a top rated West End musical or play to experience what all the hype is about.
Tour of the Tate Modern
One of the best-kept secrets in London is the Tate Modern’s Friday “late viewing” period when visitors can roam the halls of the world famous museum practically undisturbed. On one such evening, students take a tour of the museum’s highlights with an audio guide.
Weekend Trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon & Warwickshire
Students travel to William Shakespeare’s birthplace, and talk to on-site historians to discover what life was like in Renaissance England. While there students experience some of the highest profile Shakespearean theatre in the world at the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has trained generations of famous British actors from Patrick Stewart and Dame Judi Dench to Jude Law and David Tennant. The group then travels to nearby Warwick, to experience the 1,000 year old Warwick Castle, described by some as England’s Ultimate Castle.
Students celebrate the end of a great term and say their goodbyes over a pint!
Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Apartments are within a 30 minute walk/tube ride of all London campuses. Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.
Alternate Housing: Independent
Students seeking independent housing can do so, for a reduction in the SAI program fee. Please contact SAI for details.
Passports should be valid for 4 months after planned departure from the UK.
European Union citizens attending any SAI London school for an academic term do not require a student visa. United States citizens attending any London school for one academic term (6 months or less) do not require a student visa prior to arrival. However, students participating in an internship program in London require a Tier 4 Student Visa. All others should check with the British Embassy to determine if a visa is required and the process for obtaining one.
Our Student Visa Office is available to assist students requiring a visa; SAI provides student visa consulting for all our students at no cost.
SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.