University of Westminster

United Kingdom


The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, before receiving a royal charter a year later. It became a university in 1992 and adopted its current name. Its main campus is on Regent Street, with other campuses in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow and it runs a university in Uzbekistan.

It has around 20,000 students including international students from more than 169 different countries. The University of Westminster is ranked in the top 700 global universities in the QS World University Rankings. It’s also in the top 100 UK universities in The Guardian’s University Guide and the Complete University Guide.

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The University of Westminster is one of the only universities located right in the heart of London. This means that students are able to enjoy all of the best cultural opportunities the capital has to offer, from restaurants to museums and art galleries, right on their doorstep.

The university has been named one of the top 100 most international universities in the world. It has one of the most diverse student communities in the UK and has more than 190 partner organisations across 56 countries.

Across its three central London campuses it offers 24-hour libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, advanced IT services, online learning resources, art, design and film and TV studios. It also has one of the few Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites in the UK.


The University of Westminster has strong links with businesses and professional organisations in London and across the UK. The majority of its courses have professional accreditations and programmes and its Careers and Employability Service works with an ever-growing network of over 3,000 companies to provide work placement opportunities. Students can access 20-minute consultations with a Careers Consultant for feedback on CVs, application forms, interviews, etc. There are also up to four 45-minute consultations for guidance on employability, career paths, etc. Support is available for up to three years after graduation, including employer workshops.


The University of Westminster acceptance rate is 72.5%.



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