Visa and Travel
Students wishing to apply for a visa must contact the British High Commission, Consulate, or Embassy to make an application. All such applications will necessitate a letter of acceptance onto a full-time course at The LCEM College, as well as a passport valid for at least 6 months. Applicants will also need to assure authorities that they will abide by the following rules:
- Non-EU students may only enrol for full-time programmes of study and are generally obliged to submit at least partial payment of fees in advance
- There are several visa requirements in relation to non- EU students, these are stated below and should be adhered to without exception. An explanatory guide on such matters, and other pertinent issues, will be issued to international students during induction week
- Non-EU students wishing to enter the UK must have obtained a visa permitting them to remain in the UK for a period of time sufficient to complete the chosen programme of study
- Students seeking a visa should contact the British High Commission, Consulate or the Embassy, allowing adequate time for their visa application to be dealt with. The college can provide proof of admission to a programme of study, but all other visa requirements remain the responsibility of the applicant
- Students must show documentation proving they have sufficient funds to support themselves throughout their programme of study
- All non-EU students must return to their home country upon expiration of their visa or completion/termination of their programme of studies
- A student wishing to remain in the UK post completion of their studies must apply to the Home Office (Interior Department) for permission to extend their stay.
- All of the above visa requirements also extend to Visa Nationals. Additionally, such persons may be required to attend an interview with an Entry Clearance Officer, upon which the College Student Welfare Officer may provide guidance. During this interview applicants should present themselves as well-spoken, and knowledgeable upon their chosen course of study. Above all else, the applicant should demonstrate that their only motivation for entering the UK is to study their stipulated programme of study, support themselves throughout their stay and leave upon termination of their studies.
- Student visa / entry clearance for study in the UK
- Check information and fees for your course and cost of living in UK
- If you have a disability, contact College for special arrangements
- Buy travel tickets
- Check your government's restrictions on taking money out of the country
- Check with your bank about regulations concerning transferring money to the UK
- Check your luggage weight against your airline's allowances
- Obtain travellers ' cheques and British currency for use during first few days or weeks
- Visit the dentist/optician as care can be expensive in the UK
- Photocopy the personal details pages of your passport and visa stamp and keep them in a safe place.
- Contact the college about your arrival date and time in UK and arrange for Airport Pickup if needed
- Wear Suitable clothes for the time of the year
- Telephone No. of your family
- Telephone No. of your contact in UK