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Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
2.7
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Business, Communications, Criminal Justice, English, Film Studies, Journalism, Law, Literature, Media, Theatre
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Sarah McClanahan
Internship Available:
Yes
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
London University Westminster

Program Overview     


One of the largest universities in the United Kingdom, University of Westminster offers a wide range of courses from communications to biomedical, health sciences, psychology, and visual culture. Students are provided with real world experiences through their academics. In addition, University of Westminster is a leader in research for legal studies, Asian studies, linguistics, communications, and cultural and media studies.London city view at night

The University of Westminster operates four campuses across London. While the University of Wesminster is known for its commuter feel, students must keep in mind that it may be difficult to register courses at different campuses on the same day. If you are a student with an independent, goal-focused mindset, then Westminster is the university for you.

Please visit the Arcadia Westminster website to learn more about the program details.

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students will take 3 courses worth 5 U.S. credits each for a total of 15 credits for the program.

Academic Terms in the United States and United Kingdom

When viewing the on-site course catalog, please note that the UK academic terms may differ than the terminology used in the United States. 

Academic Terms Used in the US Compared to the UK
United Kingdom Term
United States Term
Faculty
School/College/Department
Course
Degree Program
Module
Course/Class

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Arcadia: London, University of Westminster Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad. These courses will not be credited at Penn State.

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • Minimum 2.8 grade-point average
  • Junior class standing or higher at time of study

Housing and Meals


Your housing will be arranged by Arcadia. You will live in a residence hall and will be responsible for providing your own meals. More information about housing is located on the Arcadia accommodation website. Please note that students living in Marylebone must pay a supplemental course fee. Students taking more than one course at the Harrow campus must live on the Harrow campus. 


Program Costs


 

For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Academic Year budget sheet, Fall budget sheet, and Spring budget sheets. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.


Financial Aid & Scholarships


Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

Arcadia Scholarship
As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $500 Arcadia Scholarship. Arcadia has created this award to make the program more affordable to you for fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. This award has already been calculated into the Budget Sheet.


For More Information


For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 


How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance.

 

 


Studying Abroad with a Disability



Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016
03/15/2016 09/14/2016 12/17/2016
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016
03/15/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 05/01/2016
06/30/2016 01/11/2017 05/27/2017
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 09/13/2017 12/16/2017
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 09/13/2017 05/26/2018
Spring 2018 05/01/2017 06/09/2017 TBA TBA

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