Admissions

Procedure

Prospective students may like to spend a day with us to find out about studying at WEST. This gives you the opportunity to join us for worship, look around the School, sit in on lectures, meet staff and students, and discuss the issues you’re thinking through. If you’d like to visit, please contact us to arrange a convenient time. Overnight accommodation can be offered on campus at WEST (subject to availability).

You can apply for a course by filling in the online application form hereOnce you have submitted your application form, along with a £35 application fee (non refundable), you will receive confirmation of receipt from us.

When we have received your application and references, we will  contact you to invite you to a formal interview with academic staff.  Normally, we will let you know our decision immediately after the interview.

Application Instructions

WEST Reference Form

International students at WEST

For undergraduateprogrammes, an IELTS (or recognised equivalent) score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in the categories of reading and writing, is required where your home country is not listed by the UK Government as a majority English-speaking country.

For postgraduate programmes, an IELTS score (or recognised equivalent) of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in all categories, is required where your home country is not listed by the UK Government as a majority English-speaking country.

Please note:

  1. IELTS scores will only be accepted within two years of the test result.
  2. Applicants cannot be interviewed or accepted onto a programme of study until a satisfactory IELTS (or recognised equivalent) results certificate has been received by WEST.

Exemptions from English language requirements are normally only granted to those students who have either been resident in the UK for a long period of time or who have obtained their academic entry qualifications, through the medium of English, from a recognised institution in a majority English-speaking country (as defined above). Any claim for exemption from IELTS testing must be emailed to ugadmissions@west.org.uk or pgadmissions@west.org.uk at the time of application. The decision of WEST on this matter will be final.

Tier 4 visa applicants must in all cases meet any English language requirements currently laid down by the UK Government.

For further information regarding ‘English for Theology’ taught at WEST, please see the IFC course.

Choice when studying at WEST

We recognise that a university degree is not an essential requirement for Christian work, and non-accredited studies may be a more appropriate and flexible option for some people. For information on this and all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study, please see the Courses page, or contact us to discuss the best option for you.

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