University of Westminster

London, England


The University of Westminster is a public university in London, United Kingdom. Its antecedent institution, the Royal Polytechnic Institution, was founded in 1838 and was the first polytechnic institution in the UK. Westminster was awarded university status in 1992 meaning it could award its own degrees.

Its headquarters and original campus are in Regent Street in the City of Westminster area of central London, with additional campuses in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow. It operates the Westminster International University in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

Westminster’s academic activities are organised into seven faculties and schools, within which there are around 45 departments. The University has numerous centres of research excellence across all the faculties, including the Communication and Media Research Institute, whose research is ranked in the Global Top 40 by the QS World University Rankings.

Westminster is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, EFMD, the European University Association and Universities UK.

82 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Bronze rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1992
Size Large
19,650 Students


3,4,5 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 12,700
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Undergraduate Disability Scholarship
Total Worth £2,500 per year
Eligibility and Requirements Available to Home students with a registered disability and financial need.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline 8 July 2024
Foundation Degree Scholarship
Total Worth £1,800 per year
Eligibility and Requirements You must hold a September 2024 course offer for a full-time undergraduate degree with an integrated Foundation year at the University of Westminster. You must have a household income of £25,000 or below as assessed by the Student Loans Company and take out the full tuition fee and maintenance loan.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline 8 July 2024
Undergraduate Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship
Total Worth £5000 per year
Eligibility and Requirements This scholarship supports Home students from a Black or Black Mixed ethnic background during their higher education at the University of Westminster.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline 8 July 2024
Other Details The selection is based on financial need and personal statement.