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Welcome

Moving overseas to pursue your career ambitions is one of the most important decisions of your life.

Only you can decide whether Croydon College, or Croydon University Centre, is the right place for you. To do that, you need to know what type of place Croydon College is, our values and, most importantly, how we can help you on to your chosen career path.

Croydon College is one of the largest providers of education in the South East of England and offers a wide range of courses including vocational programmes and undergraduate courses. Croydon University Centre delivers the College’s higher education courses in partnership with University of Roehampton.

We welcome students of all nationalities who have either settled in the UK or travelled to London specifically to study with us. You will learn alongside students from all over the world, and your time with us will be greatly enriched by this diversity.

Unlike at many universities, at Croydon University Centre you will be taught in small groups rather than impersonal lecture theatres alongside hundreds of other students. You will find that your tutors will know you personally, and they will ensure that your learning is tailored to suit your needs and ambitions.

The combination of high-quality, innovative courses and excellent staff-to-student ratios makes Croydon University Centre an outstanding choice for university education.

While your studies will be at Croydon University Centre, with all the advantages of individual attention and personalised learning, in most cases your degree will be awarded by the University of Roehampton, ranked in the top 10 Universities in London.

When you’ve finished your studies for the day, you’ll find that Croydon is also a great place to live. Our town-centre location is easy to reach and we’re at the heart of a thriving multi-cultural community with strong African, Caribbean and Asian influences and links to many other ethnic communities.

There are plenty of cultural opportunities, and the town’s nightlife buzzes with cinemas, theatres, bars and restaurants. You can also head into central London in just 15 minutes via fast, direct transport links.

If you’re still undecided, we are committed to providing free, impartial advice and guidance on the courses available to you as well as immigration advice, specific to your individual circumstances.

We hope that this personal attention will help you to make an informed decision. If you decide to join us here and – we hope you do! – we’ll help you through the application process and do everything we can to ease your transition into life in the UK.

We are confident that studying at Croydon College will be a richly positive and enjoyable learning experience that will set you on the path to achieving your academic and professional ambitions.

Email us at international@croydon.ac.uk or phone us on 020 8760 5925 to find out more.

We look forward to welcoming you to Croydon College!

How to apply

Applying to study overseas can seem like a complex procedure, but we’re here to make the process as straightforward as possible. Below, we take you through it step by step.

Step 1

You can apply for our courses at any time. The easiest way to apply is to download and complete our International Student Application Form . Then email it back to us at international@croydon.ac.ukalong with:

  • A copy of your current passport / all visas and travel documents.
  • Copies of international and UK qualifications, and English Language proficiency certificate (if required).
  • Copies of previous CAS’s assigned and used as part of the Tier 4 application(if applicable).
  • A reference from your current school/college/university/employer.
  • IELTS test report form (if required).
  • Completed Initial Tier 4 Questionnaire (only for Non-EU/EEA national students).

Alternatively, if you are applying for a Foundation Degree, BA (Hons) Degree or LLB Degree you can apply via UCAS. However, you will still need to provide our International Office with the following:

  • A copy of your passport and any current visa.
  • Copies of international and UK qualifications, and English Language proficiency certificate (if required).
  • Copies of previous CAS’s assigned and used as part of the Tier 4 application (if applicable).
  • A reference from your current school/college/university/employer.
  • IELTS Test Report Form (if required).
  • Completed Initial Tier 4 Questionnaire.

Step 2

Once we have received everything relevant from the list above, you will be sent an interview date. All Tier 4 students are required to attend an academic interview either in person or via Skype. If you are applying for a creative arts course, you will also need to supply scanned copies of your artwork / sketchbook / portfolio – or if you are attending an interview, you need to bring your sketchbook and / or portfolio.

If you meet all of our entry requirements, you will be sent an offer letter. In order to accept the offer you will need to provide the following:

  • 50% deposit.
  • Signed acceptance of offer.
  • Financial documents providing evidence of the UKVI required maintenance funds and tuition fees.
  • UKVI approved TB Health Screening Certificate (if we request this).

Step 3

Once we are in receipt of all of the above, and no more than three months before the start of the course, we will be able to assign your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). You will need to make your Tier 4 application to the UKVI within five days of receipt of the CAS.

Step 4

Please inform our International Office as soon as your visa is issued so that we can send you an enrolment letter. If you are currently overseas, before travelling you will need to inform the International Office of your arrival date and time.

You will also need to arrange local accommodation before your arrival in the UK. If you need a taxi transfer from the airport, this can be arranged at an additional cost.

Fees and funding

Our aim is to widen access to Croydon University Centre for international students by offering competitive fees, which provide excellent value for money.

Our degree course tuition fees start at only £6,995 per year and bursaries and scholarships are available for deserving students.

Download the Fee Chart or contact the International Office on 020 8760 5925 or email international@croydon.ac.uk for more details.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this website is correct and accurately reflects the College community’s experience and achievements. However Croydon College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details, including content, dates, times, venues, fees payable, concessions available, terms and conditions.

The College also reserves the right to close, or not to start any published course. Please note that fees may change each year – so before deciding on a course to study, you should contact us for the latest information.

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International office

We know that for those coming to study at Croydon from overseas, this may be your first stay away from home and we want to ensure you receive the support and guidance you may need. The International Office should be your first point of contact. We’re here to provide friendly expert advice about issues affecting international students, including orientation, immigration, and assisting students who need to apply for or extend their Tier 4 (general) visas.

In addition, the International Office is responsible for assigning Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS), which is a mandatory requirement for all Tier 4 students.

We’re open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (except public holidays and when the College is closed to staff and students).

You can call the International Office on +44 (0) 20 8760 5925 or contact them by email at international@croydon.ac.uk.

Accommodation

There are a variety of options available: we are happy to advise on which may be the best for you.

Homestay: this is for students who prefer to live in a warm, friendly family environment in someone’s home. We can put you in touch with families who welcome our students into their homes and will give you insight into the British way of life. All homestays comply with the British Councils Homestay Code of Practice.

Hostels: These are a great option for short-stay students who want to be in a central location and live independently.

Shared accommodation: The College can help you to find a flat or house that’s suitable for your needs.

Getting to the College: Airport pick-up

We can provide a friendly, efficient service for individual students and groups. Call the International Office on +44 (0) 20 8760 5925 or contact us by email at international@croydon.ac.uk to arrange pick-up.

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