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Courses for International Students

Are you a international student who wants to study in London?

At Capital City College Group (CCCG) we offer courses for international students including a wide range of A Levels, English Language and intensive Culinary Arts courses.

We are a diverse, cosmopolitan college, welcoming international students from across the world – our community includes students of over 60 different nationalities speaking over 55 different languages.

We welcome students of all nationalities who have either settled in the UK or travelled to London specifically to study with us. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and are a member of English UK.

Moving from abroad to study with us in central London can be both exciting and scary. Our international team are available to provide information and advice on:

  • Courses available for international students
  • Accommodation in London
  • Life in London and at CCCG colleges
  • The cost of living in London
  • How to open a bank account
  • Travelling around London – we can advise on the best and cheapest ways to travel across London as a student
  • Progression advice
  • Welfare advice – inclusive of care of under 18s

If you have any questions please contact

Application Process

Here is everything you need to know about the application process for international students

Overseas Agents

We work with agents overseas who assist International students with their applications to study in the UK. If you would like to become an International agent for our colleges please get in touch…

Course Fees

Fees for international students vary depending on the course and level – find out more here

Visas and Immigration

Read all the information you will need about applying for a study visa and other important immigration information

Care for Under 18s

To study A Levels with us you must be aged 16-18. We have outlined all of our safeguarding details here to ensure your safety while studying with us in London

A Levels

We offer over 30 A Levels at our specialist Sixth Form College, giving you one of the largest ranges to choose from in London. Subjects include: Art, Business, Drama, Geography, History, Media, Music, Psychology and more!

English Language Courses

Study full-time or part-time English language courses that will help you to improve your English and develop your language skills

Summer School

Apply for our summer school for international students, allowing you to explore and live in London while expanding your experience and confidence

Student Life

We want to enrich your life with more than just qualifications, we want you to develop workplace skills and have a great time. Find out more about student life at our colleges here

Support and Wellbeing

Our Learner Experience team are here to provide support, advice, guidance and encouragement to help you thrive whilst studying with us

Career Pathway Programme

Develop your communication, interpersonal and employability skills with support for getting a job and progressing in your chosen field

Projects and Partnerships

Find out more about our partnerships and international projects across the globe, including in China, India, Korea, and Vietnam

News and Updates

Find out more about CCCG by following us on social media and reading our good news stories, student testimonials, blog posts and media statements

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study with us?

We are a diverse, cosmopolitan college, welcoming international students from across the world – our community includes students of over 60 different nationalities speaking over 55 different languages. With plenty of study options to choose from and central locations in the heart of London, our colleges prepare students for progression to university or into skilled employment. 

Who can apply to be an international student?

International students from around the world can apply for our courses however you will need: 

  • To have completed education at secondary school level or higher
  • For most courses, you will also require an English language test certificate
  • International students will require an appropriate visa. Depending on their chosen course of study this could be a Student Route Visa, Visitor Visa or Short Term Study Visa. Youth Mobility Scheme Visa holders and Diplomatic Exemption Visa holders whose status is a child dependent aged 18+ are also categorised as international students. 

International students will require an appropriate visa (‘leave to remain permission’) such as the Youth Mobility Scheme visa, or a visitor visa.

All applicants will have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

Terms and conditions apply depending on the course selected.

What course should I apply for?

Depending on what subject you would like to study, we have a range of courses suitable for international students.


A Levels – You must select a total of 3 A Level subjects.

What can I do with my qualification?

Our courses are formal qualifications that allow you to progress onto further study (in college or university) or into a career in your chosen field.

What accommodation can I apply to live in?

We do not have accommodation at our college centres, but we do work closely with a number of accommodation providers and are able to provide information on accommodation options in London.

For student residences, take a look at Unilodgers or London Homestays. For short-stay options or further information, please contact

Do I need a visa to study at a Capital City College Group college?

If you’re not a national of the UK or a national of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, and don’t already hold a UK visa, you may need a study visa. You can check if you need a visa to study by visiting and filling in your details.


As part of your immigration application, you will be asked to pay for an Immigration Health Surcharge. To find out whether you need to pay an immigration health surcharge, and how much this will be, please follow the instructions on the online surcharge calculator.

Students wishing to study in the UK for a period of 6 months or less may do so on a Visitor Visa. Non-visa nationals can apply for visitor clearing upon entry to the UK, visa nationals should apply in advance. For English language courses of 6 – 11 months, a Short-Term Study visa should be applied for in advance of travel. Students wishing to study in the UK for a period of more than 6 months may study on a Student Route Visa. Further information on Student Route visas is available here or visit the GOV website

If you have any further questions please contact our International Team

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