Details of entry criteria are given on the course factsheets and you should check the specific entry requirements for your chosen course.
Students applying from overseas will need to have the equivalent qualifications from their own country. We use UK NARIC for identifying equivalent grades/qualifications.
You can use UK NARIC (www.naric.org.uk) to compare your qualifications. It is a national agency responsible for providing information and advice about vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from all over the world.
|Level of English|
|UK Visas and Immigration Information|
|Home Office Information for Full Time Students|
To study on a course at Harrow College applicants are expected to have achieved the required level of English for their chosen course. You will need to provide copies of all relevant certificates.
If your level of English is not high enough for your chosen course the college will normally be able to offer you an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) course for either one term or one academic year, whichever is appropriate. After successful completion of the EFL course, you will be able to progress onto your chosen course.
The chart below explains the various form of progression.
Harrow College is registered with UK Visas and Immigration as a sponsor for overseas students coming to study with us. If you are a national from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) you must apply for a visa which grants you permission to enter the UK to study. Nationals from outside the EEA who are resident in the EEA must still apply for permission to enter the UK.
If you are under 18, you may apply to study on any full time course leading to a qualification. If you are over 18, the course for which you are applying must lead to a Level 3 qualification. You must apply for a full-time programme of study.
You will need to apply for UK Visa online (www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa). Your visa, if issued, is not transferable between educational institutions. Harrow College is required to report information about students who are sponsored to study in the UK to the UK Border Agency, including students who fail to enrol or students whos attendance drops below the required level.
When you enrol on your programme of study, you must present your passport, ID card and immigration status document. The College is required to keep copies of these documents. If you have entered the country as a dependent of another, we must keep copies of their documents.
You can view our courses for overseas students online by clicking here, but remember to search for a full-time course (You can do that by selecting 'Full Time' under Study Mode). Overseas students on full-time courses must study a minimum of 15 hours per week. The EFL Intensive course is 15 hours per week. Students studying A level and vocational courses at level 3 normally study at least 15 hours per week.