Arrivals information

 

Before you arrive on campus

It’s nearly time for you to begin your studies and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Bellerbys College. Our campus is open and we’ll be here to support you with every step of your education journey with us.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you

We will be open for you to join us for your studies* and are looking forward to welcoming you to Bellerbys College.

You can choose how you study:

Whether you are getting ready to join us on campus soon, or you can’t wait to begin your studies but you have concerns about travelling to the UK, we will help you to get to where you want to be.

We are open for you to begin your studies in the College from the start of term*. In order to create the safest possible learning environment, and whilst social distancing restrictions are in place, you will benefit from a mixture of as many face-to-face interactions as possible, supported by online learning. You will also receive one-to-one support, giving you help and guidance every step of the way.

If you are unable to travel for the start of term, you can start your programme online from home with virtual teacher-led learning and join us on campus at any point during your programme. When you are ready to travel, our transition plan will ensure you have a smooth transfer to the UK and are fully integrated into face-to-face classes at the College with minimal disruption to your studies.

We expect and hope that you will be able to travel to the UK and study in the College with us soon. However, if you are unable to travel for the whole of your Foundation or Undergraduate Year One programme, you can complete your studies from home via virtual, teacher-led learning and progress to your chosen university as planned**

However you study, our experienced, specialist staff will be available to offer academic guidance, tutorial sessions, careers advice as well as personal and welfare support.

Students that start their programme from home will benefit from the expanded list of English tests we will accept for entry for online study, our 21 day money back*** satisfaction offer and updated visa refund policy.

*Subject to satisfactory completion of our detailed health and safety risk assessment.
**Bellerbys College Foundation and Undergraduate Year One programmes have been approved for online teaching and assessment, so if you are unable to travel for the whole of your pathway programme due to exceptional circumstances related to the pandemic, you can still achieve your academic goals.

Joining us?

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Find out everything you need to know about your journey to the UK and what to expect when you arrive on campus. 

Visa information

Two international students in the student accommodation at Bellerbys College in Brighton

Once you confirm your decision to study at Bellerbys College, you may need to apply for a visa. Use our information to discover which visa you need to study in the UK.

Online preparation

International students at graduation

Gain the competitive edge before you start your academic programme with our online preparation course. 

Admissions support

An international student with a teacher at Bellerbys College

Our free support service is here to help you through every stage of the application, from enquiry to arrival, and is available to you in more than a dozen languages.

Local support information for students

Question Answer

Is the Centre open?

Due to government guidance put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, we closed both Bellerbys Colleges and moved to teaching online in March 2020. While the campuses are closed, we are continuing to provide teaching and support services via our online learning environment (StudySmart), and other communication methods.

In accordance with current UK government guidelines and following consultation with our staff we have determined that all Bellerbys Colleges can safely open for all students to return to learning on campus with appropriate safety measures in place on 9th September 2020*^.

*Subject to satisfactory completion of a rigorous health and safety risk assessment.
^Information is subject to change. Government guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is regularly changing and therefore we will continue to review and adapt the measures that we’re putting in place to safeguard our staff and students as we plan to reopen the International Study Centre.

What facilities are available on campus?

While the campus is closed, all teaching and learning has moved online. Only staff carrying out essential activities and students living on site should be on campus.

When the campus reopens and whilst social distancing measures are in place, at Bellerbys College you will benefit from a mixture of as many face-to-face interactions as possible, supported by online learning. You will receive one-to-one support, giving you help and guidance every step of the way.

What should I do if I need support when I arrive in the UK?

We’ll ensure that you have all the information and support you need ahead of your move to the UK. We will provide you with tailored information to prepare you for your journey; including information about what to pack, planning for your arrival, and how to make the most of your time at the College.

If you need help with anything when you arrive, you can call your College’s Emergency Contact number for support:

Bellerbys College Brighton: +44 (0) 7774 272 599

Bellerbys College London: +44 (0) 7557 770 967

What should I do if I am in the UK and I need health advice or welfare support?

You’ll have access to a variety of counsellors to help with any problems you might have. We have a student counsellor in the College available to talk about day-to-day problems, as well as language advisors who can help with cultural problems. If you need to talk to someone outside of the school, we can put you in contact with an external counsellor.

If you show the symptoms of COVID-19 then you should follow official UK medical advice. You should also contact the College for further information.
View the government’s advice on what to do if you are displaying symptoms of the coronavirus.

View the government’s advice on what to do if you are displaying symptoms of the coronavirus.

 

Here to support you

From visa application through to booking your accommodation, we'll support you every step of the way. Our dedicated team will provide information including how to prepare before you travel, what to pack and what to expect when you arrive. 

If, due to travel restrictions, you are unable to travel to the UK for the start of the first term, you can start your studies online from home. You can arrive at the College at any point during the first term, and our transition plan will ensure you have a smooth transfer to the UK.

If you are enrolled on our Prepare for Success programme, you will receive guidance on what you need to do to get ready for your departure to the UK, or to start your studies online from your home country. Find out more about how we will support you

Key dates

Starting in September?

  • Term starts on Wednesday 9th September 2020.

Starting in January?

  • Term starts on Monday 4th January 2021.

Any questions?

Contact our Central Student Support Team by email if you have any questions about your arrival.

Studying with us?

Learn more about how you can choose to study with us.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.