Coming to Study in the U.K
Students from overseas (non-EEA) wishing to come the UK to pursue their further education need to obtain a Visa before travelling to the U.K.
The procedure to obtain this entry is first to be accepted by a College, who will inform the Student of the necessary documents needed to submit to the British Embassy for the Visa in their country.
Other than the required documents, Students need to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to support themselves while in the UK which is extra to their course fees.
It is important that Students understand that they need to provide their own textbooks and examination fees. When you commence your course, your lecturers will give you a list of recommended textbooks for the subjects you are taking.
Further information is found at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/
Arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick Airport, the two main airports in London, there are underground trains, rail services; airport buses, coaches and taxis, which all come into central London. From Heathrow you can take the underground Piccadilly Line, which goes direct to central London. Heathrow Express rail service to Paddington takes 15 minutes. The Airbus (A1 & A2) services run to central London and the West End. From Gatwick you can take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station.
Accommodation & Welfare
The College will assist students in arranging reasonably priced private rented accommodation. Students should note that accommodation in central London can be expensive and the cost varies according to its location and the amenities provided. The College organizes orientation activities for new overseas students so that they become acquainted with the College and life in the U.K. These usually include information sessions about the College and local facilities and provide the students with opportunities to meet with other students. The student adviser can help students with personal concerns or worries and provide information, help and advice on a wide range of issues such as accommodation, finances, medical and immigration. The College requires a minimum of two weeks’ notice to find and book an accommodation. Minimum rental contracts are for 6 months and cannot be cancelled. In the case of cancellation, the deposit is not refundable.