IFSA University of Westminster Partnership

London, England

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.8
Typical Credit Load:
12 - 16

About University of Westminster

Live and learn in London at the University of Westminster. With several campuses integrated into the fabric of the vibrant city, it is a truly bustling experience. There are options in everything from art to business so you can find the right mix for your academic goals, plus you can add on an internship for a hands-on resume building.

University of Westminster Benefits

  • Three campuses in London's West End: Cavendish Campus, Regent Campus and Marylebone Campus
  • One campus (Harrow), a state-of-the-art creative campus with space for studios and facilities located a 25-minute ride on the Tube from central London
  • Study in up to four departments and choose between three or four classes for a flexible schedule abroad
  • Gain valuable experience through an internship with a wide range of placement opportunities
  • Excellent facilities, many within easy walking distance of each other in a compact area in the heart of London
  • Enjoy an active student union offering a full range of clubs and societies, and a sports stadium at Chiswick on the River Thames for rowing, soccer and rugby

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Westminster Partnership

Courses
Visit the University of Westminster online course catalog to see a list of available subjects. 

Students have the option to take 3 or 4 modules at the University of Westminster. If you take a 4th module, it must be from the 4th Module Catalogue maintained by the University of Westminster. Please note that students participating in an internship are only permitted to do so as part of the 3-Module Programme.

Fall or Spring semester 
3-Module Programme = 12 U.S. semester credit hours 
4-Module Programme = 16 U.S. semester credit hours

Academic year 
6-Module Programme = 24 U.S. semester credit hours 
8-Module Programme = 32 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
MEDIA, ARTS and DESIGN
Media, Arts and Design courses ("MAD" courses) require a cumulative 3.0 GPA. It is strongly suggested that students interested in media studies enroll for the entire academic year, but this is not an official requirement. The communication, design, and media courses are extremely competitive and can close before the IFSA published deadline.
Experiential Learning
INTERNSHIPS
The University of Westminster offers a wide array of internship opportunities in the bustling city of London. Each internship involves a work assignment of 14 hours, two to three days per week. Your placement is subject to a successful interview after you arrive in London. The duration of the internship is one semester and it is worth 4 Butler University U.S. semester credit hours.

As part of the internship, you will take a tutorial course and prepare a related academic project. An academic supervisor will monitor your progress in your field assignment, act as a placement liaison and assess your project. Assessment of your success in the placement is based on one meeting with your internship supervisor, a daily work log and a 3,000 word essay detailing your role in the organization, what you learned and your internship goals.

Internships are available in: Art and design, Arts Administration, Biological sciences, Built environment, Business studies, Communication, Computer science, Economics, Education, Environmental science, Finance, Information technology, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media arts, Politics, Psychology, Social action, Social service.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Westminster Partnership
Accounting Advertising Anatomy/Physiology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Business Law Chinese Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Economics English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation European History Fashion Design Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Film Production Finance French German Graphic Design Health Studies Herbal Medicine / Naturopathy History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Journalism Landscape Architecture Law/Legal Studies Management Marketing Media/Multimedia Studies Microbiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Business Music Performance Music Studies Music Technology Painting Pharmacy/Pharmacology Photography Political Science Public Relations Sociology Spanish Studio Art Surveying Telecommunications Textiles & Apparel Translation Urban Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
All university accommodation at Westminster is self-catered. There are no meal plans available. Students in several rooms will share one kitchen. The following items are provided: stove, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster and kettle.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Resident Director

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Lynne Alvarez

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 12, 2018
Program End Date
December 15, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$15,625
Housing
$4,350
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$19,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students enrolled in 4 modules will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $525. Students assigned to Marylebone Hall or Praed Street will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $950. 

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,300
Books & Supplies
$260
Local Transportation
$580
Visa
$450
Personal Expenses
$1,625
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,415

Academic Year 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 12, 2018
Program End Date
May 25, 2019

Program Fees

Insurance
Included
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 10, 2019
Program End Date
May 25, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$16,075
Housing
$4,600
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$20,675
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students enrolled in 4 modules will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $500. Housing is based on Harrow Hall; students placed in Marylebone will incur a supplemental fee of $1250.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,950
Books & Supplies
$260
Local Transportation
$850
Visa
$450
Personal Expenses
$2,380
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$7,090