The Fulbright University of Westminster Summer Institute is a three-week academic and cultural programme for US students focusing on developing a global and leadership skills set whilst studying studying classes from a range of subjects from liberal arts, media, art and design, and business, hosted by the University of Westminster.

The University of Westminster was founded as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines cutting edge research in the heart of one of the World’s leading cities. The University lies at the heart of business, professional and academic life within London, as well as having a significant global network of partners and alumni.

This Summer Institute is part of the university's London International Summer School. Students are able to:

  • Choose one of several modules on listed subjects
  • Attend classes alongside students from around the world
  • Use London as a classroom
  • Receive credits to transfer to their home institution, subject to prior arrangement between the student and their institution


This Summer Institute has a theme of "Future Leaders in a Global Age" and the Institute offers participants a unique opportunity to live and learn in an international context, choosing modules from a broad range of classes from the fields of business, liberal arts, media, arts and design. Classes are chosen from the University's International Summer School programme. 

Previous module choices have included:

  • Media and Art and Design
    • Television in London
    • Photographing the City: London
    • London: Cultural Capital of the World
  • Business
    • Entertaining London
    • The Power of Brands

Cultural academic programmes include the following:

  • Attending two specialist workshops that are designed to examine and challenge participants approaches to intercultural competencies needed in the professional world of the 21st Century as well as leadership effectiveness and development.
  • Visits and Networking opportunities:
    • London Eye
    • East End art walk
    • Best of Wales weekend trip
    • Theatre trip
    • Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
    • Thames River boat cruise and afternoon tea

At the end of the programme there will be a farewell reception.

All Undergraduate Summer School modules are subject to availability and interest and therefore are subject to change.

More information

Programme dates

6 July - 27 July  


Participants will reside in a single room, sharing an apartment (flat) with other programme participants in the University residence hall, Alexander Fleming. Located on the edge of the Square Mile - the original City and London's most - Alexander Fleming Hall is within walking distance of the financial district and various tourist sites. Facilities include a 24-hour security system, wireless internet, and shared kitchens where students can prepare their meals. Kitchens are stocked with basic utensils for use. All linens and towels are provided. 


A meal allowance is provided to subsidise the cost of purchasing meals and groceries. However, the allowance may not cover all costs of meals.

Academics and credits

Classes are worth 20 UK, or 4 US credits. Upon successful completion of a module, participants will be awarded a transcript of studies. Participants must agree prior to joining the Institute for transferal of credit by the home institution in the US.