Many students from countries outside the European Union will need a visa to study in the United Kingdom. Some students may need to apply for the visa before entering the UK. Others can enter the UK and then apply for a student visa once in London. Please check which category your home country falls into.
After receiving payment of all the requested fees the college will send the student a CAS Statement. This letter contains a unique CAS number, start date and duration of the course, expected arrival date in the UK (if applicable), the total invoice amount for the student`s programmed of study and the amount paid to the college.
Upon receiving your CAS Statement take it along with all relevant documents to the nearest visa application center in your home country or to the UK Home Office if applying after entering the UK.
Students cannot start their course until a visa has been issued so you must allow enough time for the application to be processed. For the latest information, visit www.ukvisas.gov.u
Life in London
London is a city of color and contrasts, of ancient history and 21st century modernity. It is a melting point for all world nationalities as they are all represented here. London has been one of the world`s great cities for much of its history. Over the centuries, London has been home to Shakespeare and Karl Marx, the Rolling Stones and Haydn, and hundreds of other renowned thinkers, artists, musicians and leaders.
Nowhere in the world can rival London as a place to study. It has a combination of academic excellence, a rich artistic and cultural heritage and is positioned at the center of global business. London also has a diversity and vibrancy that means that anyone from anywhere can feel at home here. This is the reason why more international students study here then anywhere else in the world, including other popular cities such as New York.
With over 300 hundred languages spoken here, there are very few communities that are not represented. As a London student there are many international festivals held, that you can participate in including Chinese New Year, Diwali and Eid. The city’s cultural richness means that whether your interest is music, art, film or sport, there is something for everyone.
Travelling around London is very simple. There are many forms of travel; trains, tubes, buses, coaches, river boats, taxis and trams. Transport in London is at the forefront of public services.
There are many interconnecting links, with many alternative routes to reach the same venue and it is virtually impossible to get lost in London. Transport is fast, clean and regular. The tubes start running at 6 am and finish after 12 midnight. Buses continue throughout the night. Coaches are a cheaper alternative for long distance travel particularly for out of London excursions. Ticket prices can be expensive, but there are many discounts available for various categories of travelers. Students are entitled to 30% discount on all public transport in greater London. There are also weekend travel cards and off peak prices as well as family discounts.
It is not advisable to travel by car in London particularly in central regions due to the large volume of vehicles within the city, in some cases journeys can take far longer than trains and tubes, it is also far more expensive.