How to Apply (for International Students)

  • Check the most up to date information on the course you are interested in first!
  • Make an enquiry- email us at international@ hca.ac.uk and let us know:
    -The course you are interested in.
    -The year of entry (most of our courses start at the beginning or end of September).
    -Your name.
    -Nationality.
    -Your contact details.
  • Once we have received your enquiry the college will send you a short form to complete to give us additional information that will allow us to further investigate your potential application.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

If you are ready to apply for Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, please apply direct to us using our Further Education application form which can be downloaded below.

Click to download the application form: FE Application Form 2019-20

BA (Hons) & Foundation Degrees

All applications should be made via the Universities and Colleges Application Service (UCAS). This can be completed online at www. ucas.com. UCAS provide very good guidelines for international students on their website at www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/international

Postgraduate Courses (MAs)

For those students wishing to apply for a Postgraduate course (MA) please apply direct to the College on an MA application form.  Please note – we can only accept applications from EU or EEA students

The application form for 2019/20 will be available shortly.  Please contact registry@hca.ac.uk with any queries in the meantime.

As soon as we have received your application or enquiry we will get in touch with you to help you along each step of the application process. Don’t forget to email us with any questions you might have at: international@hca.ac.uk

Immigration & Visas

As a general rule the earliest date you can apply for a visa is three months before the start date of your course. You also need to receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from us. Please check the UK Government website at www.gov.uk/ visas-immigration and the UK Council for International Student Affairs at www.ukcisa.org.uk for the most up to date information regarding visas and entry into the UK as a student. There is also good advice available at the British Council website at www.britishcouncil.org

Please note that you will need to prove to UK Visa and Immigration that you have the ability to support yourself financially (this will include having access to funds to pay for accommodation, food and tuition fees). UK Visa & Immigration provide guidance on what evidence they accept as showing you have the ability to support yourself.

Entry Requirements

We understand that entry requirements may be a little confusing – here is some general advice to follow regarding our entry requirements.  Please email us at international@hca.ac.uk if you are unsure or you need any further assistance.

Academic Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate that they have reached the entry standard stated on the individual course page.  Equivalent qualifications from an applicant’s own country will also be considered as well as other qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate.

English Language Requirements

  • Applicants requiring a student visa whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of sufficient competence via an approved test. For more details on this please visit the Visas and Immigration website at https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/overview
  • There are also English language requirements specific to the courses which can be found on the individual course pages of the website.  They outline the overall IELTS Score that the course requires.

A portfolio of work

Either on CD/DVD or an online portfolio – click here if you need some advice on your portfolio

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed either in person or via Skype to ensure that entry requirements are met and that the course is suitable. Proof of existing qualifications will need to be presented at the application stage in order to comply with UK Visa and Immigration requirements.