International students and the procedure for visa applications
Applicants to our college are eligible to apply for a study visa. This means that providing you fit the criteria you can move to UK to study with us. The process requires you to submit a detailed application and pay substantial fees to the government so before applying please be sure you read all the information below and follow all the links provided.
To apply for the visa please go to the Government website.
If you are applying from outside the UK the current cost for the visa is £348 or £475 if inside the UK. These costs are made directly to the government.
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plus £2,000 non refundable fees for CICM admin costs. Please be aware if you are offered a place once your CAS number has been generated, you will not receive a refund if your circumstances change.
You will also need to pay a health surcharge which is approximately £2,000 depending on your country, age and considered health risk. This payment also goes directly to UK government.
When you can apply
If you are outside the UK you will be able to apply within 6 months before the course starts and you should get a decision within 3 weeks.
If you inside the UK you will be able to apply within 3 months and you should get a decision within 8 weeks.
You can arrive a month before you start the course and stay for up to 5 years. You are not able to work during this time.
To apply for a visa you will need an unconditional offer from us. You may need to get a TB test and you will have to give biometric information if outside the UK.
You will need to be able to:
Pay fees plus non refundable admin costs of £2000
Show bank statements with a balance of at least £12,180 (to demonstrate this for visa)
Read through all the documentation online and be clear what the procedure is for you and the costs involved.
Contact Karen Starr Vice principal if you wish to apply for a visa.