University of Westminster : Guide for International Students

309 Regent Street
W1B 2UW London
United Kingdom

The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. , close to the bustling shopping areas of Oxford Street and Regent Street. In fact, the main headquarters building is located on Regent Street itself and dates back to the foundation of the institution, then the Royal Polytechnic in 1838. Additionally, we have a large campus in Harrow, slightly out of the centre of town, which offers a greener environment where students can study in brand new purpose built teaching accommodation. Our international reputation dates from our founding years as the first ever polytechnic to the present day as one of Britain's largest universities with around 19,000 students studying a wide range of full- and part-time courses.

The University has four campuses. Three located in central London and one in Harrow, suburban North West London.


£9,000 for new full-time undergraduates in 2014-15.


There are a range of scholarships on offer. To be eligible to apply, you must first have been offered either a conditional or unconditional place on an undergraduate course at the University of Westminster. Most offers of scholarships will be made conditional on students achieving required grades, which are usually of a higher standard than the entry requirements for the undergraduate course.


There are more than 1,750 places in halls of residence available to full-time students, which means that around half of first-year students who apply to live in halls are offered a place. First-year, international students and those living more than 25 miles from their teaching campus have priority.

The six halls are in Harrow, Hoxton, Lambeth, Marylebone, Victoria and Wembley. Prices for 2015-16 will be published on the university website's accommodation pages.


The university is investing £60m in redeveloping its campuses at Marylebone and Harrow. It is proud of its student exhibition and gallery spaces – from P3, the dramatic underground space dedicated to the creative industries at the Marylebone campus, to the contemporary exhibition area of London Gallery West at the Harrow campus, and the gallery space at the university's headquarters on Regent Street.

The Regent campus gym offers cutting-edge cardiovascular equipment, free weights, resistance equipment and a power plate, alongside two dedicated studios and a large multipurpose hall. This hosts a range of classes and activities including yoga, martial arts, aerobics and dance.

The university's 45-acre sports grounds are located at Chiswick, and include synthetic turf pitches, tennis courts and natural pitches. The grounds are complemented by a main pavilion housing restaurants, bars, a social room and changing facilities. The historic boathouse on the River Thames marks the finishing point for the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Students can get involved in the award-winning Smoke magazine and Smoke radio station.