The International Campuses
Webster University has established international campuses in Geneva; Leiden, The Netherlands; London; Vienna; and Hua Hin/Cha-am, Thailand. Each campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs that follow the American system of education, with instruction in English.
Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled at Webster University's international campuses. The University's student population overseas includes American citizens, host-country citizens, and students from more than 100 other countries. In addition to the campuses profiled below, Webster offers graduate programs in Chengdu, Shanghai, and Shen Zhen, China.
Webster University opened its first international campus in Geneva in 1978. Geneva is the historic center of international cooperation. The United Nations, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the World Council of Churches, and many other international organizations are located there. The Geneva campus currently enrolls students from more than 100 nations.
Webster's Thailand campus opened in 1999 near the resort towns of Cha-am and Hua Hin. The residential campus is on the border between Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces, about 200 kilometers south of Bangkok. The modern, well-equipped campus attracts students from throughout Asia, in addition to Europeans and Americans. The faculty members are all Western trained.
The Leiden campus opened in 1983. Leiden is just 30 minutes south of Amsterdam in the Randstad, the quadrangle formed by Holland's largest cities—Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. The headquarters of many European corporations and affiliates of many American companies are located in the Randstad. The Hague, governmental center of The Netherlands, also hosts offices of major international organizations and the embassies, consulates, and legations for the nations of the world. English is spoken everywhere in The Netherlands.
The London campus was opened in 1986 and moved to Regent's College in 1994 where it is situated on an 11-acre, full-service campus in beautiful Regent's Park in the heart of the capital. The campus offers a cosmopolitancontext for learning with a strong liberal arts curriculum, drawing on the cultural opportunities of London. One of the world's largest financial centers, London is home to most major American and multinational corporations. From its historic role at the heart of the British Commonwealth, London is host to the world.
Webster opened its Vienna campus in 1981. The campus has grown to include students from more than 60 countries. Vienna is not only one of the world's greatest cultural centers, renowned for its music, opera, theatre, and art, but it is also a dynamic venue for international organizations. In Vienna, Webster is housed in an excellent modern facility near the UN-City. Student Council activities, guest lectures, career days, and culture forums are some of the activities that support the classroom experience. The internship program in Vienna offers placements at more than 25 companies.
Degree Programs Offered Internationally
The following degree programs and majors are offered at the international campuses as indicated below:
In addition to the programs listed above, undergraduate courses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are offered as electives.
Minors are offered at each campus in any academic area in which a major is offered. Other academic areas in which minors are offered at the international campuses include computer applications (courses that carry a COAP prefix) (Leiden, London), art (Vienna), art history (Leiden), Web site development (Vienna), economics (Vienna), English (Leiden), philosophy (Leiden), and media communications (Leiden, London).
The undergraduate academic calendars of the international campuses are compatible with the undergraduate academic calendars at Webster University in the United States. Undergraduate courses carry semester credit hours. Undergraduate classes are normally taught in either the 16-week semester format or the eight-week term format. There are two eight-week terms in each semester. The summer session is one eight-week term. The University also offers some intensive study formats, such as study trips, workshops, and seminars. For current course offerings visit the campus Web sites.
Policies and Procedures
Operational policies and procedures at the international campuses normally follow those published in this catalog. However, local needs and conditions may cause the University to establish policies and procedures that are specific to a campus location.
Undergraduate students normally begin their studies at the international campuses in either late August, mid-January, or late May. Some students may elect to begin in either mid-October or mid-March. Application requirements can be found in this catalog under International Student Application. Contact the specific campus for additional information.
Tuition and Fees
The tuition for one undergraduate 3-credit-hour course at the international campuses for undergraduate students is listed below:
Full-time undergraduate students normally take five courses in each semester of enrollment. The approximate tuition costs for full-time study during the 2007-2008 academic year (late August through mid-May) are:
Minor fees are charged at each campus for application, graduation, laboratory use, special examinations, etc. A late registration fee may be charged. The tuition fees listed above do not include these secondary fees. The cost of books is not included in tuition.
Each campus has limited scholarship assistance for new and/or returning degree-seeking undergraduate students. Students should contact the international campus in which they are interested for details.
United States citizens and permanent residents who attend international campuses may be eligible for some federal and/or state financial aid programs. Additional information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.
Students who wish to pursue degree-seeking study outside the United States should request information by contacting the Admission Officer at the international campus they are interested in attending.
Students who wish to study abroad for up to one academic year and/or summer term should request information from the Director for Webster University Study Abroad Programs on the St. Louis campus.
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