Riseholme College extends a warm welcome to applicants from overseas.
Before you apply, please research the course thoroughly and discuss your choices with those close to you. Check that you meet all the necessary entry requirements for the course and that you can provide the relevant paperwork as listed below.
You must apply for a course that is Level 3 or above.
If you are applying for one of our full-time degree programmes then you will need to apply via UCAS.
All other applications can be made direct to the college by completing our online application form.
To save time and to help us to make you an offer, please include the following documents with your application form:
- Proof of your immigration status
- A copy of the photo page in your passport
- A copy of your IELTS test certificate with a score of 6.0 (if available)
- A copy of any formal qualifications (if available)
- A statement as to why you wish to study at Riseholme College.
You will need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you are 16 or over. You will be able to do this once you have:
- Been offered and accepted a place on a course
- Provided the above documentation
- Provided evidence to support yourself and pay for your course*
- Have been given a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Number (CAS)
*In order to study in the UK, students must evidence that they have a certain amount of money in their bank account (or an account that will be used to support them, such as a parents account) for at least 28 days prior to their application. For students studying at Riseholme College this amount is £9207 (£1023 per month for nine months).
Confirmation of Studies Number
The College is your official student visa sponsor. We will supply you with a CAS letter which will contain a unique reference number that you need for your visa application. You cannot apply for your visa without a CAS number.
- We will not issue this more than six months in advance of your course start date as this is the earliest you can apply for your visa
- We will not issue you with a CAS number until you have paid your course fees.
Fees for September 22/23
The following fees apply to all courses for the first academic year, September 2022/2023. These fees apply to all those applicants classified as ‘international students’. This fee is tuition fee only, there may be additional costs for campus fee, materials and equipment needed for your course and for any trips/visits.
FE Course (Level 3) £7,679
Foundation Degree £12,782
Undergraduate (BA/BSc) £12,782
EU/EEA and Swiss students
Undergraduate and postgraduate students starting in 2021/22 onwards
EU students commencing their studies in 2022/23 will be charged overseas tuition fees.
Brexit support information from UKCISA: UKCISA - international student advice and guidance - Brexit - immigration
Gov.uk – EU Settlement visa: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Tuition Fee Payment
Students are required to pay their full tuition and any on-site accommodation fees in advance. For guidance in how to do this please contact the admissions team on email@example.com
By choosing to live on campus you will make friends for life and enjoy an experience that you’ll never forget. You’ll have access to free WiFi, laundry facilities, free gym membership and a range of evening and weekend activities. Contact our accommodation team on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The UK Visas and Immigration service does not let the college know the outcome of your application. Please keep in touch with us and let us know when you have received it.