Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply?

    To apply for a course, please complete and submit the application form through the following link: International Student Application Form.

    For a comprehensive overview of the application process, including additional details and guidance, please visit our dedicated Application Process page.

    If you have any further questions, feel free to contact international team for assistance.

  • What are the entry requirement?

    Entry requirements depend on the course you would like to study. Please, refer to our brochure.

  • When is the application deadline?

    The application deadline for the academic programme 24/25 is the 20th July 2024

  • What are the documents needed for application?

    NCC Application form
    This will be required in order to process any documents

    Valid passport
    It has to be your current passport with a validity of at least 6 months.

    Academic and English language certificates
    You will need to provide your:

    • previous school records and certificates.
    • Five or more GCSEs grades 9-4 including: English Language & Maths equivalent.
    • SELT (Secure English Language Test) with a minimum of 5.5 or B2 equivalent. Please see the link with more information on approved tests within the UK and outside the UK.

    Academic reference from your current or previous school/college/university
    In this academic reference we will also need the contact details of the referee and their relationship
    to you.

    Evidence of finances for living costs and fees
    For the financial proof you will need to show you have £1,334 per month for London living costs (for
    the duration of the course up to a maximum of 9 months – £12,006). If funds are in overseas currency,
    then you will need to do a currency conversion. If you have any unpaid tuition fees then you will need
    to demonstrate that you have this money in addition to the maintenance funds for the consecutive
    28-day period.

    If you are not using your own bank account as proof of financial, you can only use your parent(s)/legal
    guardian(s)’ account. In the event of using your parent(s)’ bank account as financial proof, we will need
    to receive a copy of your birth certificate. If you use your legal guardian(s)’ bank account as proof of
    financial, we will need to see a court letter confirming they are your legal guardian(s).

    The bank statements should be not more than 31 days old. You must show that the money has been
    held in the account for a minimum of 28 consecutive days. The account balance must not drop below
    the relevant amount during the whole of the 28-day period.
    Please see more information here.

    Cover letter
    In this letter you should include the reasons why you would like to study at NCC

    TB Screening
    In some countries you must show that you have been screened for Tuberculosis (TB). See the countries
    that required it here.

    Parental/legal guardian consent form
    Students under 18 years of age, or those relying on funds held in parent/guardian’s account will need
    to submit this form.

    Translation of documents

    If any documents are not in English, they will need to be translated by an
    official translator or a translation agency.

    If you have any further question, please do not hesitate to contact us via:

    Phone: +44 (0)2075 107 652

  • How long will it take to receive my application outcome?

    We aim to process your application in within two weeks. This may vary during busy periods, or if we haven’t received all documents required.

  • What is a CAS?

    A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is a unique number which confirms you have been accepted on a course of study in the UK. It is an electronic document generated using the Home Office’s system and is essential in order to make a successful Student visa application. You will need a CAS from the college in order to apply for a Student Route visa.

  • How much is the tuition fee?

    Fees differ depending on the course. For more details please see here for all fees.

  • What is the college refund policy?

    Refund Criteria

    A full or partial refund may be considered in the following circumstances on a case-by-case basis:

    • The college is unable to provide the academic programme originally applied for and the applicant does not want to take up a place on any alternative offered.
    • The applicant fails to meet the condition of their offer.
    • If the applicant fails to obtain a student visa (please see refusal section below)

    Further details can be found in the college’s Fees Policy, applicable to all students, and additionally in the Higher Education Refund and Compensation Policy, for students studying on an HE programme.

    Visa Refusal:

    A refund request can be made in the event of a visa refusal, provided the visa application was valid and submitted on time.

    An administrative fee of £250 will be retained in cases of visa refusal.

    No refunds will be granted under the following conditions:

    • Fraudulent application.
    • More than one refusal due to insufficient funds.
    • More than one refusal due to incorrect documentation.
    • Failure to attend your visa appointment, unless extenuating circumstances are present and can be substantiated.
  • Can I take a break during my studies?

    We understand that you may encounter exceptional circumstances which require you to take a break from your studies; if such a situation arises, please carefully review the following guidance to ensure that you fully understand the implications of taking a break.
    You will need to notify the International team on
    If you hold a Student visa, an interruption could affect your visa status in the UK.
    New City College will normally inform the Home Office within 21 days of your interruption, and this could lead to your visa being cut short. The International team will usually reach out to you if your interruption affects your visa status.
    If your visa expires in more than 60 days
    Your visa will normally be cancelled and your new expiry date could be 60 days after the date UKVI write to you via email.
    You should assume that you have 60 days to leave the UK from the date that we write to you confirming that we will be reporting your visa to the Home Office.
    If you do not receive an email from the International team about your interruption within 7 days of submitting your form, you need to contact us as soon as possible.
    If your visa expires in less than 60 days
    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) should let you keep your visa until it ends. You should make arrangements to leave on or before your visa expiry date if this applies to you.
    The International team will write to you at the point we notify the Home Office about your interruption to let you know, and so that you can make arrangements to leave the UK as soon as possible.
    Resuming your studies
    When you plan to recommence to your studies, you will need to re-apply for a new Student visa.
    Do not attempt to use your old visa as this will have been cancelled.
    You will need to request a new Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letter, and we will have to assess your eligibility before we can issue you with a new CAS.
    Email about 3 months before your planned return so that we can assist you with the process.
  • How can I attend my interview?

    International students have their interviews online. It is arranged on Teams or Zoom so students don’t need to attend in person. Once you have been invited for an interview, you will receive a link with the date and time of the interview. Please, make sure you have a microphone and a web cam available on the day.

  • Does the college provide accommodation?

    NCC works with accommodation organisations that provide student accommodation.

  • What methods of payment are accepted?

    Methods of payment accepted are: bank transfer and card payment over the phone

  • Can I study in the UK without IELTS/other English test?

    For courses under degree level you will need to provide a SELT (Secured English Language Test) from one of the approved providers. Please see more information here.

  • Can I work during my studies?

    NCC is a student visa sponsor with track record of compliance. Students on courses under degree level can work up to 10hours/week during term time, and full time during school holidays. Students on courses at degree level or above can work up to 20hours/week during term time, and full time during school holidays.