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International Students

International Students

If you’re coming to Myerscough from outside the UK, then we’d like to wish you a particularly warm welcome. You’ve chosen an excellent College, with a friendly campus, quality teaching and superb job prospects. We’ll do all we can to make your stay here a happy and memorable experience.

Here at Myerscough we have a long tradition of welcoming international students. Above all, we really appreciate the contribution that students from other nations and cultures make to College life. In recent years our online part-time degree courses have also proved particularly popular with international students. We understand that settling in will be a busy time, with lots of new things to remember, but we’ll support you and make it as easy as possible.

A good starting point in planning your application is the British Council website www.educationuk.org. It provides excellent links to a variety of key issues, including the recently revised UK entry and visa requirements. It also provides information about living and studying in the UK. (They have an excellent ‘First Steps’ information booklet available to download from the website.) 

Overseas Qualifications

To be eligible for one of our courses you must be able to meet the entry requirements, with appropriate exam results and eligible qualifications from your country. ENIC is the national agency responsible for providing information and advice about how qualifications and skills from overseas compared to the UK's national qualification framework. ENIC can provide you with a ‘statement of comparability’ that is designed to assist you when applying for courses in the UK. This statement enables colleges and universities to make informed decisions about the suitability of your qualification(s) for the course for which you are applying.

For more information about ENIC please visit www.enic.org.uk or call +44 (0)871 330 7033

Alternatively, contact our Course Enquiries Team on +44 (0)1995 642211 or email enquiries@myerscough.ac.uk for more information. 

How good is your English?

You must be able to demonstrate proof of your English language skills, by showing that you have ‘intermediate’ level English.

If you will require a student visa to study with us, you must take a test from an approved provider of Secure English Language Tests (SELT) and provide a certificate to us that proves you have successfully completed test. 

Please ensure that the test you take is a UKVI test and not a standard test. You can book your test online using this link. We recommend that you take the Academic version of the test (if available). Your overall score must be at Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) level B1 (for anything below honours degree) or B2 for honours degree or higher and you must also achieve this level comparison in each of the 4 individual components. In most cases this will be a minimum of 4.5 (B1) or 5.5 (B2) if taking an IELTS test.  

How to apply to the College?

Further Education

You can apply for all Further Education, part-time and online courses by using the online application function linked to each course factsheet.

Higher Education

All full-time Higher Education applications should be made via the UCAS website: www.ucas.com/apply If you have any queries please contact UCAS on +44 (0)871 468 0468 or +44 (0)870 1122211.

Applications for part-time online courses should be made direct to the College .

We cannot accept international applicants for blending learning or part time study courses or course below RQF Level 3.

How much does it cost to study?

Further Education

The cost varies depending upon the course. Please contact the Finance Team at the College for the current fees. Fees must be paid prior to starting your course. You will also have accommodation costs and day-to-day living and travel expenses. The UKCISA website provides a lot of additional practical advice about studying and living in the UK.

You will also have accommodation costs and day-to-day living and travel expenses. Please see the life on campus page for more information. The UKCISA website (www.ukcisa.org.uk) provides a lot of additional practical advice about studying and living in the UK.

When to pay your fees

You must pay 50% of your fees before you apply for your visa and then the rest by the time you start your course. We need to receive your payment before 1st September of each academic year. Any other fees should be made payable to Myerscough College. You will be instructed specifically about how to make a payment on your offer email. 

Student Visas

Please remember the following when applying to study with us in the United Kingdom.

You will not be permitted to undertake paid work whilst studying in the UK at University Centre Myerscough. This is based on restrictions to work for applicants studying at a Publicly Funded College.

We cannot issue a CAS before 6 months prior to the course start date.

You should not apply for your visa any earlier than 3 months before your course start date.

Due to additional restrictions placed on small providers, Myerscough will request access to some of the documentation that you will be using to support your visa application, this may be sensitive information in relation to your personal circumstances or financial information in relation to you or your parent/guardian.  

You must accept your offer within 14 days of issue via the method explained in your offer letter. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.

In some instances, the course may only run subject to a viable number of applicants. If numbers are low upon submission of your evidence, a hold may be put on the application until we are confident that the course will be able to go ahead. If you are affected by this, we will contact you directly.  

Any qualifications you supply in support of meeting the entry criteria for your course will need to be accompanied (in most cases) by an ENIC statement of comparability (as stated above).

We also recommend that you investigate any additional charges that you may be subject to, such as the NHS surcharge and the cost of the visa itself, Student visa - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).  

Please note that this appendix of conditions was accurate up to the point of issue. If the UK Government place any further requirements on applicants or institutions between now and when your visa is issued, you will be required to comply with the changes.