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Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

Skidmore in London

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster, one of the largest in the United Kingdom with over 22,000 students, operates on four campuses in London: Regent, Cavendish, Harrow, and Marylebone. Each campus is divided into schools specializing in distinct academic disciplines and departments.

NOTE: The Harrow Campus is not located in central London. Students who wish to take courses at Harrow should consult with OCSE.

With students from over 150 countries, Westminster is truly an international campus, offering our students a diverse community in which to study and live. The Westminster Union, a gathering place created and managed by students, offers exhibitions and shows, drama and cultural organizations, and club nights. In addition, the school houses excellent sports facilities, with an especially strong rowing tradition, and an integrated system of seven libraries that serve the major campuses.

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At Westminster, Skidmore participants are fully integrated into the British university system. Classes combine lectures with seminars or tutorials, the latter of which allows students to interact with their lecturer in a group discussion format. This is a typically British university in that students are expected to work much more independently than is the norm in the United States.

Students choose between two program tracks at the University of Westminster - either the study abroad semester for international students or the internship program.

On the study abroad semester for international students, students will choose 4 courses (or "modules") from a wide spectrum of departments, including architecture and urban planning, biomedical and mathematical sciences, business and marketing, economics, English literature and cultural studies, geography, history, information systems, languages, linguistics, politics, psychology, sociology, and socio-legal studies. Students normally enroll in four modules for a total of 16 credits.

On the internship program, students will participate in a part-time internship for academic credit and choose 2 additional courses (or "modules"). Internships* are available in art, business and management, environmental studies, marketing, political science, psychology, and social sciences. Students on the internship programme enroll in two modules (4 credits each) and the internship (5 credits) for a total fo 13 credits. 

*The internship placements are final and those accepted into the internship program at Westminster are not able to withdraw from this option at anytime time. Please speak to the Program Manager if you are considering this option.


All Skidmore program particiants studying at the University of Westminster will live in Westminster university housing (called accommodation in the UK). Westminster provides housing in central London at Marylebone Hall and Alexander Fleming Hall. Students taking more than 1 course on the Harrow campus, will live on the Harrow campus in Harrow Hall, which is outside of central London. The halls feature single rooms with common cooking and social areas. Please note that there is no guarantee that all students will be offered university housing. If a student is not able to obtain Westminster housing, Skidmore will secure and finance an alternate living arrangement. 

Program Dates

Students can apply to study at Westminster for the fall, spring or full-year.