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How to apply

Please note that these instructions are for international students only.


Step 1 – Choose your course

Start by browsing our courses on the website to find a short list of subjects that interest you. Then get in touch with us at so that we can help you pinpoint the best level, the right course and your immigration status.

Step 2 – The application form

Complete the International application form on your computer and return it to

Submit your supporting documents for processing (these can be scanned electronically):

  • Your previous educational qualifications (e.g. a clear copy of certificate(s) of qualification(s) and full transcript of results*)
  • A clear copy of your English language qualifications (IELTS Academic for UKVI is requested for applicants under Tier 4 General)(Government changes may be applicable)
  • A clear copy of your current valid passport and all previous UK visa (e.g. visa labels / entry clearances and biometric residence permit) and CAS
  • One reference letter

* Documents requested which are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. the translator’s credentials should be given, along with their official declaration that the translation is accurate.

Step 3 – Admission arrangement

Your application form with the other supporting documents will be processed and a SKYPE interview (if required) will be arranged.

Step 4 – Pay a deposit and show your evidence of money

Once you receive your provisional letter offering you a place on your chosen course, you’ll need to:

Evidence about the care arrangements for students aged 16 or 17 (e.g. letters from students’ parents or legal guardian) are also requested before a CAS can be issued.

Additional detailed guidance from the UKVI can by found by clicking here.

Upon receipt of your Tresham Bank Details and Notification of Payment Form, Acceptance & Financial Guarantee Form, payment of your tuition fee, the care arrangement (as applicable) and the verified evidence of money (which must fall within UKVI regulations – more information available by clicking here and here), a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) will be issued to you.

For more information about fees and payment please click here.

Step 5 – Arrange Accommodation

We understand that your accommodation plays a very important role during your studies, however, we do not currently have student halls of residence, but we will support you to make sure that should you require accommodation, the appropriate guidance is provided. Please click here for more information.

Step 6 – CAS issuing and Visa applying

Upon receipt of the deposit, a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) number will be issued.  Accompanied with the CAS number, Tresham will provide a letter which gives details of the course, start dates and the duration. The CAS number should be submitted to the British Embassy or High Commission when applying for a student visa. You will also need bank statements and proof that you can support yourself in the UK.

If you require advice on applying for visas, please contact the British Council Office in your country, whose staff will be most helpful.

To apply for a Tier 4 student visa please visit the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI).

Step 7 – Tell us when you expect to arrive

Please inform the International Team as soon as you get your visa and when your expected date of arrival is into the UK. Once you have received your visa, you will need to pay the balance of the remaining course fees prior to your arrival at Tresham. Please also send us a copy of your visa to

We will make arrangements to meet you or provide you with detailed directions to reach your accommodation.

Step 8 – Contact us once you arrive

Once you’ve arrived at Tresham, please contact the International Team to be advised of further procedures.

N.B. The College reserves the right to cancel any of the courses should the number of enrolments be insufficient.

Application form  Download our international application form to apply now. If you have any questions, please email us at