Bishop Burton College and University Centre extends a warm welcome to applicants from overseas.
By choosing to study at Bishop Burton, you are choosing to be taught by industry specialists, who combine innovative technology and real working environments enabling you to develop the practical skills and knowledge needed for your future career.
Before you apply, please research the course thoroughly and discuss your choices with those close to you. Check that you meet all the necessary entry requirements for the course and that you can provide the relevant paperwork as listed below.
How to apply as an international student
We only accept applications from international students for courses at Level 3 or above.
If you are applying for one of our full-time degree programmes then you will need to apply via UCAS.
To save time and to help us to make you an offer, please include the following documents with your application form:
Proof of your immigration status
A copy of the photo page in your passport
A copy of your IELTS test certificate with a score of 6.0 (if available)
A copy of any formal qualifications (if available)
A statement as to why you wish to study at Bishop Burton
You will need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you are 16 or over.
You will be able to do this once you have:
Been offered and accepted a place on a course
Provided the above documentation
Provided evidence to support yourself and pay for your course*
Have been given a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Number (CAS)
*In order to study in the UK, students must evidence that they have a certain amount of money in their bank account (or an account that will be used to support them, such as a parent's account) for at least 28 days prior to their application. For students studying at Bishop Burton this amount is £9207 (£1023 per month for nine months).
Important information and contact details
Confirmation of Studies (CAS) Number
Bishop Burton College is your official student visa sponsor. We will supply you with a CAS letter which will contain a unique reference number that you need for your visa application. You cannot apply for your visa without a CAS number.
We will not issue this more than six months in advance of your course start date as this is the earliest you can apply for your visa
We will not issue you with a CAS number until you have paid your course fees and, if you are planning to live on campus, your accommodation fees
Tuition fees apply to all those applicants classified as ‘international students’.
For Level 3 qualifications, the fee for 2023/24 is £7,679 per year.
Do you offer any financial help for international students?
No, unfortunately, we are unable to offer any scholarships, bursaries or financial help for international applicants.
Bishop Burton has dedicated accommodation to make sure you have an experience you'll never forget. Find out more about our college-level and university-level accommodation.
I've applied for a visa. What next?
The UK Visas and Immigration service does not let us know the outcome of your application. Please keep in touch with us and let us know when you have received it, by emailing email@example.com