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Applying for a course at City College as an International Student





Or you can download an application form here


If you would like a paper version please contact the International office.

Whether you apply in person or online, you will need to provide copies of the following:

• A copy of your passport

• Your academic transcripts and certificates (if you are applying for a vocational or Higher Education course)

• Proof of your English language level (if applicable)

• A copy of all your previous UK visas (if applicable)


When you apply online you will be asked to upload copies of these documents. If you apply in any other way you will be asked to email or post the copies.

Our Contact Details:

International Office 
City College Brighton & Hove
Pelham Street
East Sussex
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 667752
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 667715


If you have met all the entry requirements of your chosen course we will send you a conditional offer letter together with an acceptance form.

Please sign and return your acceptance form together with a deposit of £1,000 or full fees if you are applying for a Tier 4 visa. You must do this to secure a place on the course. We will only issue your visa support letter or CAS once you have paid your fees.
If you would like us to arrange accommodation and airport pick up you should also pay these arrangement fees now.
When making a payment you must always ensure the name of the student, the course they have applied for and their person code are on the transfer so we can trace payments.

You can send the deposit to us by one of the following:

• Credit card: we accept most cards except American Express, Electron or Diners Cards.

• Direct bank transfer (contact us for bank details).

• Through your local education representative/agent (if you are using one)

Please send the following information:
Name of Student
Person code
Full name of cardholder
Card number
Valid from
Expiry date
Issue number
Security code (last three numbers after the signature on the back of your credit card

You will get more information on this with your offer letter which you will receive after we have accepted your application.
If you have not met all the entry requirements of the course we may suggest alternative options or you can resubmit your application once you have met the necessary entry requirements. We will provide you with conditional offer until you provide evidence that the conditions have been met.


Once we have received your documentation and fees then we will send you your visa support documents. If you are applying for a Short Term Study visa we will send you a letter, Tier 4 applicants will receive a CAS statement. This is the document you will need to take to your nearest UK Visa office when applying for your visa.

Click Here for more information regarding the different types of visa you can apply for.

Applying for a visa can take time, so please make sure that you apply as early as possible. More information on visa processing times can be found here.


Please inform us as soon as you have received your visa to confirm your arrival date.
If you have requested airport pick-up please send us your full flight details.

As soon as we have had confirmation of your arrival we will send you more information about your first days in Brighton and at City College. If you have booked accommodation with us we will also send you the details of the arrangements we have made for your stay.

It is a good idea to pay the remainder of your tuition fees before travelling to the UK. If your tuition fees are not paid in full when you arrive at the college we will require the balance to be paid on the first day of your course. You will not be able to join your class until you have paid your fees in full.

Further information on preparing for your arrival at City College and in the UK can be found here.