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Admissions Process


Students from a non-EU country require visas to study in the UK. The process of getting a visa involves an interview with an Entry Clearance Officer at their local British High Commission, Embassy or Consulate. In the interview they will need to show the following documents:

  • Student Passport
  • Student Academic qualification
  • Student Confirmation letter
  • Visa Application form
  • Evidence that student is liable to pay for their own expenses when arriving to London

The student will need to apply for a visa. Visit the UKBA / UKVI website for more information.

1. Choose the right course for you

Download the Application Form and select the correct course.Application forms can be emailed or posted to the college submitted with the following documents:

  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Passport size photograph
  • Proof of English Language efficiency –IELTS
  • 1 Reference.
2. Wait for an admin team for a response

The admin officer will contact you to arrange a skype meeting to assess your English and find out a bit more about you before confirming a place onto the course.

3. Wait for confirmation letter

Once we have assessed your application and the admin officer is happy to offer you a course, you will be sent a confirmation letter stating the course information as well as course fees. If someone from the UK is applying for the student, they should state this on the application form so we can also send them a copy of the confirmation letter.

4. Payment process

As soon as the student receives the confirmation letter the programme fees must be paid to the college. There are two standard payment systems: by direct bank transfer or through a UK sponsor. In the latter case, the UK sponsor needs to arrange an appointment at Radcliffe College.

5. Wait for Certificate of Registration Document

Once the programme fees are paid we will send the student a Certificate of Registration, which will include the CAS number; this must be presented to British Immigration authorities in their country. However if the application is rejected, the student will have the opportunity to appeal. If so, the admin officer must be contacted so the process can be explained.

6. Inform the college if accommodation is required

The college can provide hostel and student house accommodation, which have shared and single rooms. We also provide airport pick-ups, provided that the student contacts us in advance so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

7. Arrive in London to start course

Once the students have arrived in the United Kingdom, they will be required to show their Visa documentation to the immigration officers along with evidence that they have enough money to fund their study and accommodation

8. Appeals against admissions refusal

You can only make an appeal once you have been informed that your application has been declined. Conversely, you can make a complaint at any stage of the recruitment, selection and admission process. In order to lodge an appeal you must first e-mail the College ( informing us that you intend to appeal our decision not to offer you a place. We then respond within one week that we have received the e-mail and provide you with the relevant form to start the appeal. Once the form has been completed and returned to the College by e-mail, we have three weeks to consider the appeal internally. The appeal is considered by the Principal. The outcome of the appeal, whether it is upheld or dismissed, is final. You will then receive written reasons for the outcome of the appeal. An appeal will be accelerated to no more than one week for a decision to be reached where the student has a valid visa with at least two months remaining. This is because approximately four weeks is required to undertake detailed documentary checks before admitting a student.

9. Complaints

Complaints must be made in writing and submitted to the College by e-mail ( We will acknowledge the receipt of a complaint within one week by return e-mail and consider the complaint internally within three weeks. The complaint is considered by senior management. The outcome of the complaint investigation must be communicated by return e-mail to the complainant within four weeks.