Guide for International Students
West George College works with a number of international agents overseas who can help you with the various stages of applying for a course at the College. They may also assist in helping you to acquire your visa to study in the UK (if one is required) and give advice on the visa application process Agents are able to give advice on what courses we have available, how to complete application forms and what additional information you will need to supply with your application.
They may also assist in helping you to acquire your visa to study in the UK (if one is required) and give advice on the visa application process. The College works with several agents throughout the World. Our agents will provide you with information about the College, the variety of courses, and they can offer practical assistance throughout the application process. If you are applying via one of the Colleges local agents in your country, please apply through just one agent. Multiple applications will delay your offer as we can only process your application through one agency.
UK student visas
As a non-EEA student you will need a visa to study at West George College. When you have made your application and have accepted our offer, you may apply for a visa using the West George College visa letter or Certificate for Application for Studies (CAS) which will be available from January 2010.
Applying for a general student visa under the Tier 4 Points based system is then a simple process and should be done in the country of which you are a national or a legal resident. You can apply for a visa by post, in person or online. For your application to be successful you will need:
- A current passport or travel document
- Your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) number from West George College
- Proof of maintenance funds (£5400 per year for outside London) with bank statements that are in your name and funds that have been in your bank account for 28 days before your visa application
- Evidence of any qualifications West George College will take into account when deciding to accept you for the course you plan to study
- Any other supporting documents relevant to your application
You will also need to make an appointment at your nearest visa application centre to provide your biometric details (10 digit finger scans and a digital photograph) as part of the application process.
Student visitor visas
Students looking to study in the UK for six months or less, and who do not wish to take any employment while they are in the UK, or to extend their stay while they are in the country, can enter the UK on a student visitor visa.
For more information on student visa products please visit: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/