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What do I need to consider before I apply?
Finding the best fit for your training
We encourage all overseas students to first think seriously about training opportunities available in their own country or on their own continent before applying to ICC. A helpful website to do that is BibleCollegeGuide.com
If you decide to apply to International Christian College, you will need to enclose a letter with your application explaining why you wish to study in the UK, rather than in your own country.
It may be however that you would like to consider studying at ICC through our Distance Learning programme.
While we are happy for international students to visit the college, we realise that this is not always possible and are happy to discuss your questions by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and telephone.
NOTE: BA in Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology – This programme is taught to specifically enable people to work in a UK environment and therefore may not be the best route for students from outside the UK. If you are interested in training for this kind of ministry please contact the college staff to discuss whether the programme will suit your training needs.
Visa requirements for study in the UK
You will require a visa to study in the UK. Non-UK residents will normally need to apply for a student visa in order to study in the UK
If you are already in the UK on a visa you will need to inform us what kind of visa has been issued to you. You may still need to apply for a student visa in order to remain in the UK or to commence study at ICC.
If you already hold a student visa you will be required to apply for a new student visa in order to remain in the UK and commence study at ICC. We are happy to advise you with regard to your personal situation.
The immigration authorities normally only grant visas for full time study in the UK.
Visa authorities will require written confirmation from sponsors and students that all costs can be covered without needing to work. This will include letters from sponsors with original signatures backed up with bank statements.
|The UK Border Agency uses a points system for overseas students who require a visa.
Students requiring a visa must score 40 points: 30 points from the Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies which the college issues when the applicant is offered an unconditional place; 10 points for Maintenance and Funds test, which proves the applicant has sufficient funds to cover all costs of living and studying in the UK.
As well as the cost of college fees, the UK Border Agency require that applicants must prove they have funds for living which amount to at least £800 per month for 9 months.
Full funding for college fees and living expenses will need to be available in the applicants own bank account at least 28 days before applying for a student visa. It is no longer be acceptable for sponsors to pay support costs in installments.
Written confirmation that these funds are available must be provided to both the college and the visa authorities in the form of a letter backed up by appropriate bank statements.
It is recommended that applications from non-UK citizens be returned to us no later than the end of March.
The estimated cost of studying at ICC for one year can be found at the bottom of this page, as well as details of the current fees.
Other Funding Sources
Most students raise funding through savings, or sponsorship from friends, church or a mission agency or similar organisation. Funding for the first year’s fees must be in place when a student begins the programme. It is a condition of your student visa that you have this money available. We therefore ask you to apply only when you know that you have some additional sponsorship.
The following may offer some help with funding:
- The British Council has advice about some scholarship programmes and funding, but remember International Christian College is a private independent college, not part of the state sector.
- A number of reference books such as The Directory of Grant-Making Trusts list possible sources of funding. Your nearest British Council office should have a copy of these publications.
- Directory of Social Change offers a searchable database of possible funders.
English Language Requirements
ICC welcomes applications from overseas students. Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not studied in the English medium, will have to demonstrate they have reached an acceptable standard of proficiency in both written and spoken English before entering a programme.
For undergraduate programmes a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 or overall TOEFL score of 87 is required.
For postgraduate programmes a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 or overall TOEFL score of 90 is required.
A detailed breakdown of our English language requirements can be found here.
Working in the UK on a Student Visa
If you require a tier 4 visa it is not possible to work whilst in the UK whilst studying at an independent college such as International Christian College.
You And Your Family
If you require a tier 4 visa it is not possible for you to bring your family with you to the UK whilst studying at an independent college such as International Christian College
The top floor of the ICC building houses 24 study bedrooms. Details of accommodation costs can be found on our Dates & Fees Sheets below.
We do not have any accommodation for married couples or families in the College however ICC holds a list of rented accommodation in the Glasgow area. Contact us for further details.
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