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Westminster Business School
London, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Summer,
Year (SH)
Host University Website: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Stout applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014 ** Rolling Admission 01/05/2015 05/22/2015
Summer 2015 03/01/2015 11/01/2015 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Off-Campus, Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: No Internships Available: No
Exchange Program: Yes
Program Description:

Westminster Business School

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Program Overview
Academics
Logistics
Program Cost




Program Overview

Westminster Business School is a major provider of high quality business education located in the heart of London.  The business school has approximately 4,000 students pursuing a wide range of general and specialist qualifications at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Courses are taught by more than 120 staff members plus a large number of visiting lecturers and experts drawn from the London business community.  The school is highly cosmopolitan, reflecting London’s demographic diversity and its role as a host to visitors from around the world. A third of Westminster’s full-time students come from abroad, and every year the school welcomes hundreds of visiting exchange students from continental Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan. Westminster’s staff is increasingly international, welcoming visiting scholars and researchers from many countries.


Summer Program

The WBS summer school program is not available as an exchange program. Students will enroll, on a direct enroll basis. Please see the summer budget sheet (above) for estimated costs.


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LocationThe University of Westminster is located at London’s center, situated in the well-known West End. Within a few minutes one can be sitting at a street café, browsing through secondhand book shops on Charing Cross Road, or shopping at the elegant Regent and Bond Streets. Oxford Street, which is London’s busiest shopping center, is also just around the corner from the University’s Regent Street building. 

London is a city of culture and arts. One can enjoy several museums and galleries, take in world renowned theater performances, or watch the street theater in Covent Garden. Along with New York and Tokyo, London is one of the three most important hubs of the global economy and, within Westminster itself, lies the Houses of Parliament—the seat of British Government.

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Academics

Semester courses are catered to business students however, most majors within the college of management should be able to find applicable courses. Students will take 4 modules (classes) during a semester at Westminster however it is suggested to have 7-8 courses approved by your advisor in case a class is canceled, conflicting with schedules or filled. 

WBS Fall Semester Courses

WBS Spring Semester Courses


Summer Program

Students can choose modules from the areas of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Urban Studies; Media Arts and Design; or International Business.

Logistics
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Accommodation: The University of Westminster offers two housing options for international students. Please keep in mind that housing at WBS is very limited, so you should be prepared to find off-campus housing.

Accommodation is in the form of single study bedrooms, in a range of University halls of residence across London. All the halls are self-catering with fully fitted shared kitchens and communal areas. A range of hot and cold meals is available at reasonable prices from the refectories and cafes in the University's teaching buildings. All the halls of residence have 24 hours security and resident tutors responsible for student welfare. They are all well served by public transport. Whichever hall you live in you will have a chance to meet students from different disciplines, backgrounds and cultures, enhancing the whole Study Abroad experience. As a resident, you need to provide your own bedding, cutlery and crockery (this can be bought cheaply locally). A receptionist normally staffs the halls during the day and a security guard at night.

Private Rented Accommodations
Many international students choose to live in privately rented accommodation. The University provides free help and advice once you have arrived. Privately rented accommodation is plentiful in London, but the search for the right place will probably take you a few days.


Summer Accommodations
Students will be housed in the University of Westminster residence halls. The residence halls are in self-catering blocks of single rooms. All halls of residence are secured by a swipe-card entry system. Alexander Fleming Halls are lovated in a lively and fashionable area with a vibrant nightlife and close to the Barbican, Brick Lane and the City of London. The International House is a short distance to the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. The area has many shops and pubs and is conveniently located to the Underground.

Note that spaces are limited and students are served on a first-come, first serve basis and that you may not be assigned your first choice.

Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in England. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.

Visa: 
Students studying in the United Kingdom less than six months and not partaking in an internship or work do not need to apply for a student visa. Students studying in the United Kingdom for longer than six months or less than six months, but partaking in work or an internship will be required to apply for a student visa. Information on Tier 4 visas and student visitor visas can be found at the consulate website here

Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from England. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in England before or after the program.

Program Cost

To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These b

udget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.

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We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.