University of Westminster

University of Westminster

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Program Type: Exchange

The University of Westminster (UW) has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal enrichment since its inception in 1838.  Today, it is a global university with six schools that offer more than 300 degree programs over a diverse range of disciplines. Harrow Campus is home to the fashion and communication programs. It houses state-of-the-art facilities, including project and gallery spaces, creative labs, collaborative learning spaces, and the creative enterprise hub. Harrow is in northwest London, just 20 minutes from the city center by train.


Approvals on an ongoing basis until 1-Oct*: Spring

*Early applicants receive preference.


  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program
  • Fashion Business Management students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the Faculty Coordinator. Students may study during their 5th or 6th semester (Spring only).

Course Information

A full-time semester credit load consists of 60 UK credits. Major area courses are available. Liberal arts credit is not generally available, but students may take liberal arts and other courses online at FIT at no additional expense as this is an exchange program.

Fashion Business Management Course Information:

Students fulfill four bachelor’s level major area courses by taking three modules from the Fashion Buying and/or Merchandise Management program at the Arts, Media and Communication modules at the Harrow Campus of UW

Academic Calendar

A detailed Academic Calendar can be viewed on the UW website.

Students are generally expected to arrive the weekend before orientation begins.


Students are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. Students may apply to live on campus at Harrow Hall (recommended) or search for a privately-rented home.

UW Housing

Study Visa

US citizens do not need to apply for a visa in advance of arrival. Upon entering the UK with proper documentation, US citizens are granted short-term study clearance by the border officer. All non-US citizens must carefully review UK visa requirements as they may need to apply in advance for a short-term study visa. Supporting documentation will be provided by UW after admission

UK Study Visa

Health & Wellness

Health Insurance

FIT requires all students to be covered in the U.S. and internationally for the duration of their study abroad program. Two types of coverage are required:

1. FIT requires students to be covered abroad for the duration of their program. This policy is mandatory, therefore students cannot waive it.

  • Coverage abroad: UHC Study Abroad Insurance
    *Students will be enrolled and account will be billed before start of program. More detailed information about coverage and claims processes will be provided post-approval.

2. FIT requires students to be covered in the U.S. for the duration of their program. Students may waive the Haylor insurance using the standard waiver process if they already have a U.S. based insurance policy with equal or better coverage.

Wellness & Support

UW believes that wellbeing is fundamental to a positive student learning experience. Students who are happy, confident and able to establish meaningful relationships are better placed to achieve good academic outcomes during their studies.  Wellbeing and other support services for UW's diverse student population can be found in the UW Students' Union

Program Budget

UW Financial Budget Sheet

A copy of this form may be brought to Financial Aid Services so that a careful review of your program costs may be completed by an assigned financial aid counselor.


See the Scholarships & Financial Aid page.

Application, Instructions and Preparations

How to apply