How to Apply

It's never too early to apply

With competition for places on courses always a consideration, it’s never too early to apply for a course.

You can send off your application as soon as you’ve decided the career route you’re interested in but the best time is the autumn term the year before you leave school.


If you are not sure either which course is right for you, or what area you want to study then we are happy to meet with you for an informal chat. Parents are welcome to come along to this meeting as well. To arrange an advisory chat, either get in touch through our contact page or telephone the College on 01522 304600. Alternatively you can attend one of our Open Days.

Overseas Students

Riseholme College extends a warm welcome to applicants from overseas. Overseas students should make applications directly to the College. Your local British Council Office or British Embassy can provide you with further details and general advice. Where possible overseas applicants should consult the British Council's Education Information Service, which will give advice on courses and application procedures. A publication that can help with making informed choices about study in the UK is 'Studying and Living in the UK' by the British Council, available from all British Council offices worldwide,, Tel. +44 161 957 7755. Information is also available from UKCISA:

The Council for International Education, 9 - 17 St Alban's Place, London. N1 ONX Tel: 020 7107 9922

We will request different entry requirements for overseas students. You will need to show us that you have proficiency in English, and the qualifications that would be necessary to gain a place at a home university. We define proficiency in English as a minimum of 550 points in a TOEFL test, a minimum score of 6 in a British Council ELTS test, or a GCSE at grade C or above. The College asks that overseas students provide proof of sufficient funds to cover living expenses and fees before leaving their home country.

Please note: Riseholme College is unable to provide any help or assistance in obtaining a visa or sponsorship.