How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Leeds City College. We welcome applications from international students. Our next intake is September 2014. We are not processing new applications at this time, but we look forward to receiving new applications again from January 2014.
* Please note that Leeds City College enrols in September only. *
Click the buttons below and follow each step in turn to submit a successful application.
Step 1: Choose your course
- You are only allowed to study a full-time course.
- If you are 18+ years old, you are not allowed to study any course below Level 3.
- Please check the UK Border Agency Rules before you apply.
See Courses for more information to help you choose the right course.
Step 2: English language tests
Most school English exams. are not acceptable for visa applications, even if we accept them as proof of academic ability for entry onto our courses.
BEFORE YOU APPLY TO US:
Please see English Language for more information about this.
Every year, people are unable to take a place with us because they cannot obtain one of the right English certificates in time to apply for a student visa.
You may arrange a test date after you have sent your application to us. You do not need to wait for your test results before applying for a place on one of our courses.
Step 3: Check that you can apply for a student visa
Will you need a student visa?
This quick questionnaire will help you to decide: Do you need a visa?
If you do need a visa, will you able to apply?
Have you prepared to meet the financial costs? (Usually several thousand £GBP.)
The information in our website may help you to understand this process.
See Visa and Immigration Advice.
Step 4: Complete our application form
Deadline for applications for each academic year: 30 June.
If you are already in the UK, we will consider your circumstances and we may accept an application from you after 30 June.
Please pay particular attention to Section 4 (Work Experience) and Section 6 (Personal Statement) of the application form.
Work experience is often as valuable as educational experience. When a tutor is looking to make an offer, they often consider work experience, especially if it is relevant to the course.
Applicants must write their own personal statements. It is important to demonstrate your motivation (why you want to study this course) to the tutors. Handwritten statements are preferable. If we feel that an applicant might not have written their own statement, we are unlikely to make an offer of study.
We do not accept incomplete applications. Make sure you send us copies of everything requested on the form. The guidance notes at the front of the form will help you to complete it.
You can download our international application form here.