Admission & Cost of Attendance
All students applying to study in any programme at Westfield House must submit the following:
- Completed Westfield House application form
- A short paragraph (up to 500 words) explaining why you wish to study at Westfield House. In what way(s) do you think this will be of benefit to you? What are your main goals for your time at Westfield House? Your answer will help us to understand your reason(s) for wishing to study at Westfield House and will also provide some insight into your writing ability.
- A sample of your writing, such as a paper or essay that you have written for a recent class.
Students wishing to study at Westfield as an exchange or study abroad student must
- have a GPA of 3.0/4.0
- be approved by their home institution WHIST representative
All students who are not applying for ‘study abroad’ must be approved by their church body for enrolment. In the case of a student applying within the ELCE, the application will generally be signed by their pastor or the ELCE Chairman, and will require ratification by the Executive Council. The ELCE will usually not sponsor an applicant who has not been an active member of one of its congregations for at least two years
Students whose nationality is not British, must:
- attach a clear photocopy of the photo page of their passport
- demonstrate an appropriate level of ability in English. In the case of most overseas students, including some whose education has been in English, this will be IELTS at level B2 or above
Students wishing to take the Westfield House Certificate in Lutheran Ministry, without a Bachelor Degree, must have the appropriate qualifications to meet the minimum standard required for entry into the traditional British universities. In the case of a student coming through the English or Welsh education system this will be:
- two subjects at GCE A level &
- at least three further subjects at GCSE or GCE O level at grade C or above or three subjects at GCE A level &
- at least one further subject at GCSE or GCE O level at grade C or above or two subjects at GCE A level &
- at least two further subjects at AS level
Students wishing to prepare for pastoral or diaconal ministry must:
- satisfy the Westfield House Admissions Committee that they are suitable candidates to enrol on a course of training for the pastoral or diaconal ministry;
- have, or be accepted for, a Bachelor of Divinity degree;
- be accepted for the Westfield House Certificate in Lutheran Ministry;
- spend a period of curacy or internship after completing their academic studies.
ACCEPTANCE BY WESTFIELD HOUSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT UKVI WILL GRANT A VISA, NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE ELCE OR A PARTNER CHURCH BODY.
Cost of Attendance
In addition to tuition and fees, students must pay for their visas, travel, food (Luther Hall is a self-catering residence with fully equipped kitchen facilities), personal items, insurance and leisure activities.
You will have all the usual life expenses while studying at Westfield House. Read more to learn how to formulate a budget for yourself and avoid unwelcome financial surprises.
A limited number of bursaries are available from the Friends of Westfield House for students who can demonstrate financial need. Provision of a bursary is not automatic, and only those students whose home church body supports the bursury application and can clearly demonstrate the potential benefit to their church body of their member studying at Westfield House, may apply. The Bursary Application Form should be completed by the student and the president or bishop of their home church body, and submitted with the completed Westfield House application form.