All our courses are running as scheduled and we are planning to start the 2020-21 academic year in September, as normal.
While we may need to start some of our courses online, we are preparing to welcome all our students to our campuses as soon as it is safe to do so, in line with government guidance. We expect courses with a more practical focus to return to campus first.
Whichever way you start your Westminster experience – online, on campus or a blend of the two – you can be assured of a warm welcome at our University, where your wellbeing and the quality of your education are our priorities.
To minimise disruption to our students’ education, we have implemented a number of safety measures. Teaching will be delivered primarily online and our lecturers are working on creative ways to deliver lectures, workshops and seminars via this medium.
Onsite learning will be prioritised for courses of a practical nature to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Our buildings are being made as safe as possible, with the introduction of one-way systems, hand sanitation stations, socially-distanced room layouts and dividing screens.
For students who do not have access to reliable IT equipment or study spaces, we will do all we can to assist you.
These measures will be continually reviewed and updated in line with government policy.
All applicants can be assured that at Westminster we take a holistic approach to your application and consider it as a whole when we receive your results.
If you have not quite met the conditions of your offer, we may still consider your application - giving you the best opportunity to fulfil your potential.
We are constantly monitoring the situation and will allow students as much time as we can to complete the application process.
Please note, however, that the current UCAS deadlines for undergraduate applicants still need to be met, and those students who require visas will need to complete the admissions process early enough to apply for them.
Yes, we are open for applications for September 2020. You should still apply in the normal way. Details of how to apply and all current entry requirements can be found on our course pages.
The University is offering a limited number of January starts for international students at undergraduate level. There are also some postgraduate programmes available with new January start dates.
Check out the January Starts page for more details.
We would advise you to accept your offer by the stated deadline, however, if you are unable to do so offers will not be withdrawn. You should contact your Admissions Officer to advise them of your situation.
We have implemented several changes to our English language requirements as a result of the disruption faced by our applicants this year.
Details of these can be found on our English Language Requirements page.
There are a number of online tests that are acceptable. Details of these can be found on our English Language Requirements page.
Currently, the admission and visa process is working as normal and we are planning to complete the process that allows applicants to enrol in September. We will continue to monitor the situation, and should this change, applicants will be contacted.
Currently, we are still planning to hold enrolment in September. Applicants who require a visa can begin to apply for their CAS in June. Applicants will be contacted if this changes.
The Housing Portal opened for applications on 27 April.
Providing that you have a course offer and you meet all other eligibility criteria, you can apply with your provisional or predicted grades confirmed by your school/college. Any scholarship offer will be conditional on your final results.
If you have any mitigating circumstances, you should advise us as soon as possible and a letter from your school, college or university should be sent to us to confirm this.
We have reviewed many of our entry requirements and applicants should have already received an email advising them of these changes. Please check your course details pages for further information.
If you are taking level 3 qualifications in the UK, you should still receive a grade based on work completed so far. Universities will receive some of these results directly from UCAS and for other qualifications, applicants will need to forward these to us. Details of exam results that are forwarded directly to universities can be found on the UCAS website.
If you are taking qualifications outside of the UK and you have been advised that you will not be receiving a result, or the results you will be awarded are going to change, please advise us as soon as possible. We are reviewing the entry criteria for each country as we receive official confirmation of changes to their grading systems.
If you require a visa to study in the UK, we will still need evidence that your qualifications meet the UKVI requirements before a CAS can be issued. We understand that it may not be possible to obtain original certification at this time, so scanned copies will be accepted.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee accommodation as the applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis. If a student defers, they will need to make a new application when the Housing Portal opens for the term they have deferred to.
Yes, for most courses we allow applicants to defer for one year. Please contact your Admissions Officer if you wish to defer your place.
As all staff are currently working remotely, we cannot accept any documents by post. Please scan and email any documents to us.
We appreciate that it may be difficult to obtain the documents you need, and many countries will be delayed in supplying results. We will allow applicants as much time as possible to supply documents, however, if you are applying via UCAS for an undergraduate course, the current deadline is still 31 August. If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need to submit all the required documentation to apply for your CAS and obtain your visa.
Yes, if you are unable to obtain a formal transcript or certificate, a letter from your school, college or university will be accepted.