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New City College offers a range of courses for international students aged 16-18 and 19+.

International Course Guide

Study with New City College at one of our London campuses, close to the financial district of the City of London and Canary Wharf. NCC is one of the largest and most respected colleges in the UK, with some of the highest course pass rates in the country. You can choose to study a vast range of subjects from short IELTS courses to 1 or 2-year A level or vocational courses.

If you would like to find out more about studying at New City College, including accommodation support, work experience opportunities and university placement.

Please contact the International Team
020 7510 7652

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

Entry Requirement: Minimum Intermediate level of English (B1 in all skills) IELTS Preparation courses

  • IELTS Preparation courses
  • English Language Courses
  • IELTS preparation course
  • Location New City College campus: Poplar
  • Duration 1 term
  • Hours per week 5 hours and 15mins
  • Class size Maximum 16
  • Minimum age 18
  • Course information Focused practice of exam techniques to prepare for the IELTS exam and help you achieve the highest grade you can.

NCC offers a great variety of academic courses to international students.

  • A Levels
  • A Levels + English
  • Sports
  • Semester in London
  • Access to higher education
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (EU students only)
  • High School programme
  • Level 3 courses
  • If you would like to have more details about our courses, please visit our website:

Please, be aware that international students who require a student visa will only be able to apply onto Level 3 or above courses, as well as English language courses on a short term visa.

International Course Guide
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Our international admissions department will help you with your application. These are the steps you will have to follow in order to become a student at New City College:

1. Fill in the application form

Firstly you will need to go into the college website: Once you have selected your course, go to the checkout and complete the application form. The international team will get in touch with you once your application has been submitted, and will request the documents required to study at NCC.

Documents requested to international students:

  • Copy of main page of Passport
  • A minimum of one academic reference from current or previous school/college/university
  • Proof that you will be able to support yourself while in the UK (last three consecutive monthly bank statements)
  • A letter explaining why you want to study here
  • A copy of your certificates from previous studies
  • Certificate of English level 5.5 IELTS or Cambridge First Certificate grade B
  • Tuberculosis test (only for countries where you need a TB test to enter the UK) Check if you need it

Once you have sent all these documents, they will be meticulously checked, references might be contacted, and a panel will decide whether the student is suitable to study at NCC.

After a decision is made, you will receive an email with the result of your application. If your application is successful, you will be invited for an interview. However, if your application is refused you will receive an email explaining why it has been declined.

2. The interview

We will contact you to arrange an interview. This can be done online, or in person. Please, let us know if you are going to be in the country as soon as you know so we can arrange a meeting.

New City College can arrange accommodation for students who take courses at the college. This is organised by us through Britannia Student Accommodation, which is registered with the British Council (see their website for details:

Most students take homestay accommodation, which involves living as a member of the family with your own room. Please see below a list of prices for different Homestay accommodation in London Zones. New City College Poplar and Hackney campuses are in Zone 2. You can stay near the centre of London (Zones 2 and 3) or in the more relaxed and leafy suburbs (Zones 4 and 5) as you prefer.

Accommodation Fees - Homestays
(Rates per person per week 2020)

SINGLE BB/SC £160.00 £180.00 £210.00 +£25.00
TWIN BB/SC £145.00 / £155.00 £165.00 / £170.00 £185.00 / £195.00 +£25.00
SINGLE HB £190.00 £205.00 £245.00 +£25.00
TWIN HB £180.00 £195.00 £220.00 +£25.00

BB= Room & Continental Breakfast
HB= Room, Continental Breakfast and Dinner
SC= Room only with use of kitchen Superior supplement, all zones, per person per week – add £25. Private bathroom supplement per person per week subject to availability – add £15.

Special Diets: Students who need special diets will incur extra costs.
Please contact us for further details.

Please note that accommodation bookings are typically from a Saturday to Saturday.

The prices quoted are in GBP, British pounds. Course fees are provided as a guide only and you may be required to pay additional exam and admin fees depending on your course. All fees for academic courses are based on a per year cost and are exclusive of exams and resources unless otherwise stated.

International fees 21/22

Academic Courses International Fees EU/EEA Students
A Levels £7,500 £0*
A Levels + English TBC TBC
Access courses £7,500 TBC
High School programme (at Westbourne Academy Bournemouth) £2,950 £0*
Level 3 courses £7,500 £0*
IELTS preparation course TBC

All our English language courses fees are based on a 1 term cost and are exclusive of exams and resources.

*This is the expected fee for 16-18 EU/EEA students. However, it is subject to official confirmation.

  • When does the course start?
    September 2021
  • When is the deadline to enrol?
    July 2021
  • How much is my course?
    International students £7,200
    EU or EEA nationals £700
  • What are the requirements to join the course?
    * To be 16 to 18 years old on the 31st August.
    * To have an English level of 5.0 IELTS in all skills or equivalent
    * To have a video interview with an academic member of staff
    * Good school report or reference
  • What does the course include?
    Five mornings of English language and three afternoons working towards an internationally recognized vocational qualification.
  • Will I have any support?
    All students will have the support of a personal tutor to guide them through their studies and help with any personal or course-related issues.
  • Is this course for me?
    The level 1 Introductory Certificate in Business course is popular and highly relevant for those passionate about pursuing a career in business, or setting up their own business in the future.
  • What is the duration of the course?
    15 weeks
  • Where does it take place?
    The High School Programme takes place in Westbourne Academy Bournemouth
  • How many hours is this course a week?
    31 hours/ week
  • What qualification can I obtain after the course?
    Level 1 BTEC Award (Pearson)
  • What can I do after this course?
    You can progress to our Business Level 2 Diploma.
  • Where will I study? Havering 6FC
  • Havering 6FC A Level Page.
  • When does the course start?
    September 2021
  • When is the deadline to enrol?
    31st July 2021
  • How much is my course?
    From £7,500 per year*
    *Please, refer to the Course price list for the exact cost.
  • What are the requirements to join the course?
    * A copy of your current passport.
    * Previous academic qualification achievement.
    * Being able to attend an interview either online or face to face.
    * Credible reasons for you choosing the course/level of study.
    * Ability to pay your fees, as well as support yourself financially while studying in the UK
    * The ability to prove your English language level required for your course.
  • What does the course include?
    Please, refer to the course specifications
  • Will I have any support?
    All students will have the support of a personal tutor to guide them through their studies and help with any personal or course-related issues.
  • Is this course for me?
    If you are not sure whether this course is suitable for you, you can contact our advice team who will help you choose the best course for you.
  • What is the duration of the course?
    1 or 2 years, depending on your course choice*
    *Please refer to the online course guide.
  • Where does it take place?
    A Levels – Attlee Academy – NCC campus: Arbour Sq Level
    3 Diploma – NCC campus: Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge

Further Information

International Course Guide
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Payment Methods
Payment method New City College accepts the following payment methods
Bank transfer
Credit card

Please read carefully. New City College has a no refunds policy. This means that the students can only get a refund in the following circumstances: * If a visa is unsuccessful the fee will be refunded less £50 admin fee. (No refund will be made if the visa is refused due to fraudulent documentation).

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