July in London, England

 

Live in the heart of cosmopolitan London for three or six weeks. Take courses in subjects such as business, media and design, and arts while learning about British culture both in and out of the classroom.

Program Overview

Study in England’s bustling urban capital, London, with students from around the world at the internationally recognised University of Westminster. From Trafalgar Square to Notting Hill, and Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, this city has so much to see and do. You will quickly realise that London never sleeps!

You will get to:

Choose the length of your program – To really get to know London, depending on how the dates match up to your home university in Australia, you can study in England for 3 weeks (taking one course) or 6 weeks (taking two courses).

Learn about international business where the business gets done – from marketing to corporate social responsibility, take advantage of the many choices available.

Take media and design classes – Past students highly recommend television and radio production, journalism, writing, reporting, photography, and fashion. There are so many exciting options!

Study the politics and history of London – You can learn about the fascinating British culture through classes in historical and contemporary London culture, history, economics, literature, and politics, and then see all the sites you read about in your textbooks in person – learning both in and out of the classroom.

Take advantage of a perfect location – Your program will be in the heart of London, so you can really discover this energetic city, not to mention the ease of travel to the rest of the UK and Europe on the weekends!

Highlights

If you’ve always wanted to visit London, are interested in earning university credit while overseas and can invest 3 or 6 weeks over your Uni break – then our July in London program is for you!

Here are some of the key highlights that make this program unique:

  • London is not only a business capital of the world; it’s also a great place to play. Few cities in the world can match London for culture, history and excitement, particularly in their summer
  • Study British culture in the heart of London and check out all the attractions including Big Ben, Parliament, Oxford Street, the London Eye, and more!
  • Large international student population – you will make lifelong worldwide friends
  • Diverse course offerings in business, art and design, law, politics, economics, history, media, photography, journalism
  • London-focused courses
  • Easy access to other parts of the UK and Europe on the weekends
  • An exciting social schedule to help you get to know fellow students and your host city
  • Live in a lively, bustling city that speaks English
  • Endless entertainment opportunities – live bands, theatre, museums, sporting events, dancing…
  • On-site support for all CISaustralia students
  • Plus – during the July in London program classes are held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, giving you plenty of afternoon and weekend time to explore!

Choose Your Course

The CISaustralia July in London program is offered at the University of Westminster, in the very heart of London.

The University of Westminster’s academic team are from all over the world and are considered some of the best professors in their field. The academic staff will engage and challenge you to make your time abroad both an intellectual and culturally rich learning experience.

Academic Requirement:
To qualify students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 4.5 (out of 7) or equivalent. If your current GPA falls below the requirement please contact us to discuss your situation. We will do what we can to find the right program for you.

NOTE: Please be advised that the University of Westminster requires a student’s official transcript when considering applicants for their Summer School. Ordering an official transcript from a university can take up to a few weeks. Students applying near or on the program’s application deadline should plan to have their official transcript on hand.

How to choose your courses:
This is the fun part. As part of the application process you will complete a CISaustralia Course Selection Worksheet. See the following information to help guide you through this process with some helpful hints.

Please note that you will not be registered for your modules until you arrive at the University of Westminster and go through their orientation program. You will, however, be pre-approved for modules (subjects) ahead of time, and you will be notified early on if any of your module choices are not available for any reason.

Course load: 

  • 1 subject / course per 3-week session in June / July (Sessions 1 or 2)
  • 2 subjects / courses for the 6-week session in June / July (Session 1 and 2)
  • Depending on your Australian university, you may refer to “courses” as “subjects” or “units”.
  • Each course/subject/unit you undertake on a CISaustralia program overseas is designed to be a full-time, semester course that has been condensed to fit into an intensive, short-term program. As such, for any 1 course you study abroad, you should receive the credit points for 1 full-time course/subject/unit at your Australian university.
  • Many universities work off of a 1-for-1 equivalency (1 course abroad = 1 course in Australia), but ultimately credit approval is the decision of your faculty and Australian university.
  • CISaustralia strongly recommends that you have at least 2 courses pre-approved for credit before you depart for your program. This way you will have plenty of flexibility in setting up your schedule. Consider filling your elective requirements if possible. Some documentation that may be useful are the course outline/syllabus, program overview, and the contact hours.
  • Your CISaustralia Program Advisor can assist with any questions or details your university needs to make a decision.

Class descriptions and catalogue: Click here for 2019 course descriptions

Timetables:
Classes are held from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday, giving you plenty of afternoon and weekend time to explore London.

Note: Television in London and Photographing the City: London are taught the full day on Wednesdays.

Helpful information:

  • Courses are offered at levels 4 to 6. Level-4 classes are regarded as introductory, equivalent to modules taken by full-time, 1st-year UK university students. Level-5 modules are more challenging academically, while level-6 modules are at the standard demanded of final-year UK university students.
  • You can determine the module level by checking the first digit of the module code: 4-means level 4, 5 indicates level 5 and 6 indicates level 6 modules. E.g. 4MARK001W  is a level-4 class.

Excursions

As part of your program, you will take part in the University of Westminster’s social program. Included in this program are visits to the theatre, a weekend trip outside of London, and some local activities – there’s always something for everyone no matter what your interests are! The social program is a fantastic way to meet other students on the program while making the most of being in London.

In addition to Westminster’s social program, your CISaustralia fees also include a number of cultural excursions and activities arranged by our local CISaustralia on-site team.

Here are a few additional places you might like to visit during your time in England:

Oxford
Tour the historic University town which is filled with buildings from every architectural period since the Saxons. Enjoy shopping, theatres, beautiful gardens, parks, cathedrals and museums.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge is a must-see when in England. Explore the incredible stone formations which have become one of the world’s most recogniseable sites.

Houses of Parliament
The heart of British politics is seated in the Houses of Parliament, situated in the Palace of Westminster right next to the River Thames.

Big Ben
The name actually refers to one of the five bells that hang at the top of the famous clock tower, named Elizabeth Tower. The buildings adjoining the tower form the seat of the British Parliament; the House of Lords and the House of Commons. With more than 1,100 rooms and 100 staircases, the palace is certainly extravagant and well worth a visit.

Liverpool
Sample some of the area’s best modern restaurants and wine bars. Liverpool’s art galleries and museums are a great place to find out all about the city’s impressive musical, sport (come on ‘The Reds’! LFC) and maritime history, not to mention the city was the birthplace of The Beatles in 1960.

Windsor Castle
Visit the Queen’s official residence.  This majestic castle will take your breath away.

In addition, some great day trips include:

  • London bus tour
  • Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
  • Bus Tour of Cambridge – absolutely breathtaking!
  • Introduction to Camden Market with an optional pub lunch and Hidden Pubs of London Walking Tour
  • Tour of the Benjamin Franklin House
  • Kings, Queens, Politics and Power Walking tour which starts in New Scotland Yard

Location

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. With an estimated 8.7 million residents, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the third most populous city in Europe. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans who named it Londinium.

The University of Westminster is located in the central, West End district of London. Known for its incredible theatre and film halls – West End is also home to some of London’s major tourist attractions and best shopping opportunities. West End is a buzzing hub for all things relating to art, fun nightlife, great food, fashion and film.

The London Underground (subway) makes navigating this big city easy and manageable. It is the oldest underground railway in the world, and combined with London’s train and bus systems, it makes everything accessible in minutes.

The University

How many people can say they’ve studied in one of the world’s most urban campuses? Located right in the middle of the action, the University is close to the River Thames and other major tourist attractions including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Globe Theatre, Parliament and the British Museum! Warning: friends & family members must be prepared to receive constant photo updates because there’s so much for you to see and do.

The University of Westminster has an impressive history going back over 165 years and is one of the largest universities in the UK. Situated in the centre of London, it has a student body that reflects the diversity of the city itself, with nearly 5,000 international students from more than 150 countries.

The University has been hosting international students for a very long time, and the academic and support staff have a wealth of experience teaching and supporting international students. The University recently received the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Support for International Students.’

The school is broken up into four campuses that have high-quality learning resource centres, music and TV studios, libraries and computer facilities. The University is globally renowned for having excellent academics, research, and faculty.

As a CISaustralia student, you will receive outstanding support – from academic advising to personal and cultural counselling. On-site student services make life in the big city easy to adapt to, and in no time you will be making friends from all over the world! At the same time, you’ll have all the freedom you need to explore one of the best cities in the world and make it your home.

Accommodation

During your July in London program, you will have the choice to stay in one of two University residence halls, both of which are situated close to the public transport system, and are within walking distance to an Underground Tube stop. Both are self-catered, so you will use the kitchens to prepare your meals.

Each of the student halls offer:

  • Spacious common rooms
  • TV
  • Wireless internet access
  • Kitchen (including stove, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and basic utensils)
  • Single bedrooms with standard, single bed
  • Bedding and linens (sheets, blanket, pillow) and a towel included
  • Location close to supermarkets, stores, pubs and restaurants

Alexander Fleming Hall

Located near the Old Street Tube station about a mile from Liverpool Street Station, Alexander Fleming Hall is situated in a fashionable and lively area of east London – an area known for its great nightlife! The hall is on the edge of the Square Mile (the City: the original and most historic part of London), and tourist attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Barbican and the law courts are within walking distance.

The residence is made up of three separate, low-rise blocks, all with their own lobby. Apartments made up of four, six or eight single rooms are equipped with a newly refurbished kitchen and two or three recently refurbished bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own washbasin, while the residence itself has a local laundrette that is open to members of the public.

Alexander Fleming Hall fills up quickly, and rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If a student is not able to be allocated a room in Alexander Fleming Hall, they will be placed in Marylebone Hall at an additional rate of approximately A$500 per 3-week session.

Marylebone Hall

Connected to the University of Westminster’s business school, Marylebone Hall is a centrally located high-rise – only a short walk away from the Baker Street Underground Station. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the Planetarium sit opposite the Hall, placing the residence hall in an ideal location for exploring London’s West End, with its theatres, restaurants and lively nightlife. A mere five-minute walk and you will come across Regent’s Park (known for the London Zoo!), and Hyde Park is only a short bus journey away.

With twenty-one storeys, Marylebone Hall underwent refurbishment during 2007 to 2008. At most, kitchens are shared with six students, and there is a laundry with coin-operated machines.

Marylebone Hall has some additional amenities, including a common room downstairs that houses an ice cream vending machine, a foosball table and a flat screen TV (video games included).

NOTE: Students are advised to accept their place on the program, pay deposits, and provide any additional documentation as soon as possible to secure their chosen accommodation. Accommodation allocation is first come, first served, based on when students have provided all of their information and documentation for enrolment in addition to their program deposit.

Program Fee & Dates

July 2019: Session 1 (3 weeks)
Application Deadline22 April 2019
Arrival Date15 June 2019
Departure Date06 July 2019
Program Fee A$ 6,999 - 7,499
OS-HELP A$ 6,791
July 2019: Session 2 (3 weeks)
Application Deadline22 April 2019
Arrival Date06 July 2019
Departure Date27 July 2019
Program Fee A$ 6,999 - 7,499
OS-HELP A$ 6,791
July 2019: Sessions 1 and 2 (6 weeks)
Application Deadline22 April 2019
Arrival Date15 June 2019
Departure Date27 July 2019
Program Fee A$ 10,949 - 11,999
OS-HELP A$ 6,791

 

Program fees include the following:
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation (residence halls)*
  • CISaustralia welcome dinner
  • CISaustralia bus tour
  • CISaustralia farewell dinner
  • Health and medical insurance (if requested)
  • CISaustralia support services before and during the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • CISaustralia airport pickup
  • Official University orientation
  • Social Program
  • CISaustralia Site Director
  • CISaustralia 24/7 On-site support
  • Westminster University official transcript
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Completion

*Accommodation: Students have two choices of accommodation. Alexander Fleming Hall fills up quickly, and rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If a student is not able to be allocated a room in Alexander Fleming Hall, they will be placed in Marylebone Hall at the additional rate. Students are advised to accept their place on the program, pay deposits and provide any additional documentation as soon as possible to secure their chosen accommodation. Accommodation allocation is based on when students have provided all of their information and documentation for enrolment in addition to their program deposit.

Please be advised that the University of Westminster requires a student’s official transcript when considering applicants for their Summer School. Ordering an official transcript from a university can take up to a few weeks. Students applying near or on the program’s application deadline should plan to have their official transcript on hand.

What is not included:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations (if required)
  • Meals (unless mentioned above)
  • Extra travel/excursions (other than those mentioned above)

CISaustralia reserves the right to alter fees and inclusions at any time due to currency fluctuations and / or changes made by our affiliates and partner universities.

Dates are for reference only. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

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