International students who are non-EEA nationals wishing to study at CTC will need to apply for a visa under Tier 4 of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Point Based System. Potential students will have to satisfy the requirements of the immigration rules and also gain 40 points which are awarded as follows:
- 30 points will be awarded for doing an acceptable course with an approved education provider, who will issue a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Study)
- 10 points will be awarded for having sufficient maintenance/ funding for your course of study
The visa will be linked to the institution as well as the course of study. There are two types of student categories in Tier 4:
Also known as adult student for those coming to the UK for post 16 education.
For those aged between 4 to 17. Those aged under 16 may only be educated at independent fee-paying schools. Students aged 18 or above will apply as General students, those aged 17 or under-studying GCSE courses must apply as Child students. Those aged 16 or 17 studying A-Levels may apply as General or Child students. However, the College recommends this group apply as General students.
Once accepted onto a course of study CTC will issue a CAS which will need to be presented along with evidence of funds and any educational documents in order to obtain a visa.
CTC London is a Tier 4 Sponsor and can provide CAS for both Child and General visa applications.
A comprehensive guide to all the latest visa rules can be found in our Visa Guidance Notes
We are very happy to help with any visa questions and will do all we can to ensure your visa application is as straightforward as possible and the outcome successful.